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Best Dishes at Mexique

Thanks! I'm between this dish, the betabel, and the trio of sopes.

Apr 08, 2011
squeakypeaches in Chicago Area

Best Dishes at Mexique

Thank you, nsxtasy!

Apr 08, 2011
squeakypeaches in Chicago Area

Best Dishes at Mexique

Thanks! It's between this one and the avocado cream and strawberry compote. I think the chocolate is going to win.

Apr 08, 2011
squeakypeaches in Chicago Area

Best Dishes at Mexique

I'm visiting Chicago this weekend and have reservations at Mexique on Sunday evening. I've checked out the menu and am already torn between several dishes. Can anyone comment on what you think are the can't miss dishes at Mexique?

Thanks!

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Mexique
1529 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Apr 07, 2011
squeakypeaches in Chicago Area

Pie in Nola area

I love the bourbon pecan pie at the Coffee Pot.

Jul 14, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

My French Quarter Plan - Am I On Track?

Well, we don't have any major plans for the few days we are there (except eating!). Maybe I will make that trip to Brocato's, as it has also been a desired destination for me.

Jul 08, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

My French Quarter Plan - Am I On Track?

Cochon, Herbsaint, and Coop's have been on my list for forever, but I haven't made it around to them. I was actually debating Coop's over Central Grocery for that meal. If I go to Coop's, what should I order? Other restaurants on my list include Irene's, August, Lilette, Martinique, and Brigsten's, but I'm all about prix fixe and cheap for this trip.

Jul 07, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

Chefs

Ahhh...very good...I'm from Northwest Oklahoma and I work for OSU.

Jul 06, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

Chefs

We get MOJO as one of the HD channels through our cable company here in Oklahoma. *edited because I didn't see the hulu link above*

Jul 06, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

Chefs

It's on the MOJO HD channel. I dined at Stella! the night the show was shot back in January. Everything was tiptop when we were there and Chef Boswell greeted us at the door. It was a fantastic evening!

Jul 06, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

My French Quarter Plan - Am I On Track?

Can anyone comment on breakfast at the Coffee Pot? I read some decent reviews and it was recommended to me last year by a friend who is a NO native (I stopped there then for that delicious pie).

Jul 05, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

My French Quarter Plan - Am I On Track?

I checked out the menu and that whole place sounds really good. Arghh...the budget! I'm so tempted for us to have dinner there instead of Central Grocery on Thursday. My husband loves a good steak. Is the rest of their menu as good as the desserts?

Jul 05, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

My French Quarter Plan - Am I On Track?

I have to say that Central Grocery is the one place on my list where I have previously eaten. I've traveled with their muffalettas before and they are good later. Maybe I'll save those for the road trip home and choose another place for dinner on Thursday (still sticking to our budget!).

The bread pudding and profiteroles sound good. I also forgot about how much I love the bourbon pecan pie from Coffee Pot, so I am going to have to work that in somewhere, too. Still taking dessert recs...

I can't wait! Thanks for the suggestions!

Jul 05, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

My French Quarter Plan - Am I On Track?

My husband and I will be visiting New Orleans for a few days at the end of the month and we are wanting to have some great food while staying within the French Quarter and sticking to a budget. I would love to have some opinons of my plan so far:

Wed. Lunch - Port of Call (Burgers)
Wed. Dinner - Cafe Adelaide (Prix Fixe Menu)
Thurs. Lunch - Cuvee (Prix Fixe Menu)
Thurs. Dinner - Central Grocery (Muffs)
Thurs. Dessert - ???
Fri. Breakfast - Coffee Pot

I'm thinking this will only cost about $300 in total for what I'm hoping will be some delicious meals. Any comments or additional suggestions?

BTW, we have already been to Stella!, Bayona, K-Paul's, Muriel's, and Cafe Du Monde (we are trying to not repeat where we have eaten before).

Jul 04, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

Stella! Menu Offline...Help!

I'm having dinner at Stella! tomorrow night and I'm trying to plan what I want to order. For the past few weeks, I have checked the restaurant website for the menu, but it is under construction.

I see that many people on the forum have mentioned the gnocchi, the risotto, Iron Chef prawns, and the Duck Five Ways.

I want to get the tasting menu, but I don't think my whole group will go for it. So, what are the best dishes? I think I'll be ordering an appetizer, entree, and dessert.

I'm kind of leaning toward the gnocchi and the Duck Five Ways.

Suggestions, please...

Jan 23, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

Cheap and Delicious in the Quarter?

Thanks for the suggestions! A lot are new to me, so that's great! I will definitely check some of these places out.

I always go for a muffaletta at Central Grocery and I've had a delicious Pizza Tuscano from Remoulade (haven't tried anything else from there, though). I went to Petunia's on my last trip, but thought it was just so-so.

Anyone have any comments on the 7 course tasting at Stella!? I'm hoping it's worth it. I'm still considering a meals at Herbsaint, Cochon, and Irene's. So much for my budget trip.

Jan 19, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

Cheap and Delicious in the Quarter?

I'll be in New Orleans next week and I'm looking for some recommendations for where to get some great, cheap meals. We are splurging on the 7 course dinner at Stella!, so we have to be very budget conscious for the rest of the trip. I'm looking for specific meals/restaurants in the $10 to $15 dollar range and completely within the quarter.

We are staying at the Chateau Le Moyne on Dauphine St.

Please help!

Jan 17, 2008
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

best place for pralines

Leah's Pralines are my favorite so far. I haven't tried Loretta's, though. I'm going to have to check those out...

Dec 29, 2007
squeakypeaches in New Orleans

Dining in New Orleans for One

I'll be visiting New Orleans next week for a few days and will be dining alone for maybe two lunches and three dinners. I love to check out the best restaurants in each city I visit. However, I'm not too excited about planning an extravagant meal and spending much time eating by myself (especially at dinner). It just seems kind of awkward.

In spite of that I'd like to have at least a few great meals. How can I pull this off?

The restaurants I'm really interested in are:

Stella!
Herbsaint
Irene's Cuisine
Cochon
Luke

In a previous visit with my husband, I got to try Bayona, K-Paul's, and Muriel's. I've also already done the Cafe Du Monde thing a few times.

Along with the more expensive places, I'd like to grab a couple of delicious, inexpensive meals.

I'm up for some suggestions. I'll be staying in the French Quarter/Downtown area.

Oct 26, 2007
squeakypeaches in New Orleans