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Sunday around Magazine

Planning on spending my first Father's Day in NO, but instead of the Quarter, roaming around Magazine. I've seen some interesting places, but any rec that are stroller friendly? Any tips are welcome.

Jun 19, 2010
RobandLot in New Orleans

Great Chicago Pizza and other goodies?

I will be in Chicago with my dad in July, and will be staying near the John Hancock Center. Last time I was here was a long time back, and I admit I wasn't paying attention to where I was eating then either. I love Chicago pizza, and would like to take him to one good spot in between baseball games. Any tips on good local palces to eat would be appreciated as well. We're from Louisiana, so different and/or spicy is always welcome as well.
Thanks in advance,
Robert

Jun 23, 2009
RobandLot in Chicago Area

Ft Walton & Destin

Nancy gave some great advice, but I am hoping for a few more tips, just don't want to miss out on anything we might love...

Jun 13, 2008
RobandLot in Florida

New Orleans Ice Cream Company

If it was something like a single bad batch (which as someone who used to work in the food business, I know it can happen), and you have had a good Creole Cream Cheese, Tchoupitoulas- I'm willing to give them another shot. Let you know after the weekend.

Jun 11, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

New Orleans Ice Cream Company

Bought some of the Creole Cream Cheese a few weeks ago and was sadly disappointed. Almost acidic taste, barely touched it. Very different from my previous purchases.

Jun 10, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Ft Walton & Destin

Thanks for the tips so far- going to be doing some websurfing tonight to get addresses, etc....

Jun 10, 2008
RobandLot in Florida

Ft Walton & Destin

Will be splitting time between the two from Saturday to the following Saturday (Ft Walton until Wednesday, Destin the remaining time). Looking for some suggestion in the area. Not looking for anything fancy (unless it is really fantastic) mainly trying to avoid the chains and the alluring but awful spots ("But it looked so nice from the road...). Any help would be appreciated.

Jun 09, 2008
RobandLot in Florida

Romantic(ish) Lunch in the Quarter?

My "To be tried soon" list so far is the following (in no real order)
Bayona
Herbsaint
Cochon
Jacques-Imo's
Commander's
Galatoire (been loving the Baton Rouge Version)
Luke
and now adding Cuvee

May 27, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Romantic(ish) Lunch in the Quarter?

We went to August, and I have to say it was one of the best dining experiences I have had. We may not do the fine dining thing very often, and this made us look at each other across the table when we were done and say "We really should do this on a more regular basis."
My wife started with the organic greens with pumpkin brittle (I had to keep stealing pieces of the brittle, very yum), while I had the warm spring vegetables with a slow poached egg. I have to say that the pacing of everything worked really well, and we never felt hurried at any point. We then had the trout, and the crawfish entrees. I know I should have paid a bit more attention to the description of these dishes, but I thought I would have been able to look up the menu when I got home, but please just take me at my word that everything was wonderful. The service was tops, and we enjoyed having John Besh come out, greet everyone and wish my wife a happy birthday.
All in all, a wonderful time, and I highly recommend August to anyone looking for someplace special in New Orleans.
Thanks to everyone who gave tips, and we already have picked out the next few places we want to try.

May 27, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Romantic(ish) Lunch in the Quarter?

Right now I am leaning towards August- but keeping Bayona on top of the 'next time' list, along with a few others.

May 22, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Buy and run - best food to bring home from New Orleans

I would like to mention Hubigs as well, but they never seem to be able to make it home for me- but that's a will power thing more than anything else. Zapp's chips- Cajun Craw-tater is a must.

May 22, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Romantic(ish) Lunch in the Quarter?

So far, anytime I have asked for recs on this board, y'all have come through in droves. Taking my wife to NO Friday for her birthday, and looking for something a bit special. Actually doesn't have to be in the FQ, but we are going to end up there and walk off a bit of whatever we eat for lunch. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

May 21, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Vegetarian @ Jazz Fest

Thanks for the reviews of Bennachin- My wife is a selective Veg. and so we are always looking for good spots with multiple choices when we hit the Quarter

May 07, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Frenchmen St

Great ideas so far- we're going to see MIA at 619 Frenchmen (I think I have the number right) which seems to be in the middle of things, but I wasn't sure. Adolfo's looks great, as does Marginy Brasserie. Always trying to keep an eye out for something new and fun.

Apr 30, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Frenchmen St

Might be going to a concert Sat night so I am looking for advice on a good spot to eat, and also if anyone knows about how safe it is late night in the area. Usually by midnight - 2 AM I'm on the other side of the Quarter or out by Tip's.

Apr 29, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Veggie options downtown

Just went to Mona Lisa on Good Friday, really enjoyed it. Good food, great service.

Apr 08, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Maybe Impossible

I know I was opening myself up for sarcasm. Maybe I should have said "something different", or something along those lines.

Mar 20, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Maybe Impossible

Looking for a place in or near the Quarter for a somewhat light meal. Plan on some walking around and will be eating in NO for dinner as well, so don't want to overdo lunch.

Mar 19, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

The Pleasure of Getting (and Being) Drunk

When I think of tying one on, my mind tends to wander to Raymond Carver. Then to cheer myself up, the "Thin Man" movies.

Mar 18, 2008
RobandLot in Features

Ft Walton & Destin

My wife and I will be in the area in the middle of June. I'm kind of familiar from past trips with the chain places, but want something more local and of course, yummy. We live in Baton Rouge, visit New Orleans often, and like everything from hole in the walls to fancier style places. Any tips?

Mar 07, 2008
RobandLot in Florida

Near Tip's Uptown

These have been some great ideas- thank you to everyone who has given advice.

Jan 30, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Near Tip's Uptown

should be okay since it's Friday night...

Jan 28, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Near Tip's Uptown

I've never been to Dick and Jenny's (and they are closed this weekend anyway), but kicking myself for forgetting about Casamento's- Thanks for the tips so far

Jan 28, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

Near Tip's Uptown

Looking for a good place to go Friday night before a show at Tipitina's- nothing too fancy, but nice...

Jan 27, 2008
RobandLot in New Orleans

The very BEST King Cake?

Amen- Ambrosia even makes my 'Yat Mom happy.

Nov 12, 2007
RobandLot in New Orleans

The Classy side of New Orleans

A great morning brunch is at Court of Two Sisters- it's a must for me and my wife anytime we stay the night in NO.

Nov 12, 2007
RobandLot in New Orleans