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Menu Standouts? - Little Goat, Balena, The Gage

Thank you! Going tonight and may give the Poutine a try. Had lunch at Little Goat today and got to meet Stephanie, which was amazing. Dinner at Balena last night was one of the best meals I've ever had. Our favorite items were by far the orecchiette and the chicken thighs. That food was transcendent.

Apr 07, 2013
atticushaines in Chicago Area

Menu Standouts? - Little Goat, Balena, The Gage

I'm going to be in Chicago this weekend and am planning meals at Little Goat, Balena, and The Gage. Can anyone recommend exceptional items from these menus?

I'm also interested in finding a good Thai restaurant near River North or the Loop.

Thanks!

Apr 01, 2013
atticushaines in Chicago Area

Mayhaw Jelly

Thanks, culinas. Good to know. That's actually where my husband is eating lunch today, so I'll ask him to look there.

Jun 04, 2012
atticushaines in New Orleans

Mayhaw Jelly

Thanks. I checked at Rouse's in the French Quarter. No luck there, either. I think I'll go with pralines to take back for family.

Jun 03, 2012
atticushaines in New Orleans

Please Advise on My Upcoming Trip Picks

Awesome. Thanks, Bill!

May 31, 2012
atticushaines in New Orleans

Please Advise on My Upcoming Trip Picks

My husband and I will be in New Orleans this Saturday through Wednesday. I've researched the boards and my picks are as follows:

Dinners -
Restaurant August
Green Goddess
Domenica

Lunches -
Herbsaint
Stanley
Cochon Butcher
Willie Mae's Scotch House

I'm debating on whether or not to get the degustation menu at August or to choose from the regular menu. I'm particularly interested in the gnocchi, crab tempura, the lamb, and the blueberry pavlova. Can anyone make a recommendation here? Any other standout dishes?

We'll probably do the happy hour pizzas from Domenica for a late lunch/early dinner on one of the days.

I'm really tempted by all the discussion about the deliciousness of Mr. B's barbequed shrimp, but I'm a little intimidated by unshelled shrimp with heads. I wouldn't even know where to begin with how to eat those.

We will also be hitting The Old Coffee Pot for bourbon pecan pie, Leah's Pralines for pralines, and Central Grocery for muffs to take home with us.

I'd love any comments and specific dish recommendations on my picks. Am I going wrong anywhere here? Anything else I should consider?

That's a lot of questions! Thanks!

May 29, 2012
atticushaines in New Orleans

Mayhaw Jelly

Thanks, all!

May 29, 2012
atticushaines in New Orleans

Mayhaw Jelly

My father-in-law has requested that I pick him up some Mayhaw Jelly when I visit New Orleans next week. I've never heard of this before. Does anyone know where I can buy some there? Thanks!

May 28, 2012
atticushaines in New Orleans