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Best Mexican food?

Had Fiesta Latina in Mid City last night, less mexican more central /south america, AMAZING. I had menudo rojo, perfectly cooked tripe and it had a beef knuckle in it. The broth was spicy and viscose from proper attention to the stock used. I can't wait to go back. The portions are huge!!!! Also had chicken tamales done in banana leaves with potato and chic peas, I am craving that this morning.

Nov 22, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Bread Pudding

Herbsaint recently had a corn bread pudding with creme fraiche and cherries

Nov 22, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

BYOB restaurants

Eat on Dauphine St (between St Ann and Duman) in the French Quarter. Really nice, clean space. Good food, GREAT brunch.

Aug 14, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Showdogs- Gourmet Hot Dogs

Tried this place yesterday really good, brand new and a great selection of local beer on tap.

1020 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102-3923
(415) 558-9560

Jul 17, 2009
cheesegrater in San Francisco Bay Area

What happened to the post regarding dress code in NOLA restaurants? - moved from New Orleans board

I think your point was great, I just didn't like the "yankeeland". It is not fair to just blame the "yankees".

I would like to bring up hats and ball caps as one of my personal pet peeves.

Jun 24, 2009
cheesegrater in Not About Food

Tomato / Seafood Festival

crab balls and fish tacos!

Jun 14, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Pork belly

cochon butcher, you might have to ask for it if you don't see it.

Jun 05, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Luke - John Besh

I would tend to agree JB and Luke are not all that. JB is a fine chef but I think that he has cultivated his "national ego" over his restaurants. I do want to say that there are much better charcuterie programs in New Orleans, come on he doesn't even make his own bacon that is pretty basic charcuterie. For better charcuterie programs check out Delmonico's, Patio's, any Link restaurant. I think that anderson was stretching it just a bit.

Apr 19, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

cochon's Butcher - take 2

I agree, AMEN for QUALITY ingredients. I challenge anybody to name a shop that is going out on this limb to provide house cured salumi and sausages at this quality and quantity. I think that we as a city should thank mr.link and his group for taking a chance to bring US something new and very sorely needed. I have had had a chance to try some of the sandwiches and where I do not find all of them to be perfect I do enjoy supporting artesian food producers. If you don't like the sandwiches, fine, but you may want to choose to get a selection of sliced meats from their counter rather than from Rouse's, Steins', or Whole Foods because they were hand crafted here in NOLA, and then you can make your sandwich at home and bring it to work. I also find it sad that we as a culture so many time confuse quality, quantity, and cost.

Apr 16, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Big Fisherman Cheap Easy Delicious

My husband and I usual like to boil our own crawfish but due to time and space we got a bag full from Big Fishermen with all the fixins, It was GREAT!!! And it was reasonable priced 3.19/#. All told we paid $60 for a boiled dinner for 4 people! Best deal going!

Apr 01, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Southern desserts you can't live without

I was thinking about old timey desserts the other day and wanted to know what "gramma" dessert you couldn't live without or don't see anymore. My would be raisin pie, kind of a shoe-fly with raisins.

Mar 20, 2009
cheesegrater in General Topics

Need Help eating myself to death in 2 days.

You should add to that list Boudin from Cochon Butcher, perfect with a beer!

Mar 02, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Amazing desserts?

I agree there are other desserts beyond bread pudding and creme brulee. At a recent dinner a Patois I had an amazing deconstructed s'more and the same can be said for the "root beer float" at MILA. I find sucre to be pretty but not great tasting.

Feb 19, 2009
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Where is the best lobster in NO?

I think that the point is that if you are visiting NOLA you might want to dine on the foods that it is known for, not on food from another state. We as a group do not know where secondspiz is posting from, it is not fair for us to judge the rec, I suppose until we know that information. But I will stand by my statement lobster(Maine) isn't in season right now so it is pointless to eat it. And FROZEN lobster is worthless!!!!!!

Nov 27, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Where is the best lobster in NO?

#1 You eat Lobster in Maine.

#2 Lobsters aren't in season in Maine right now.

#3 Eat some shrimp or oysters, you're in New Orleans.

Nov 25, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

1 Dinner in N.O. August, Cochon, Commander's, Jacques Imo's, Luke or Mr. B's?

Really????How is that New Orleans, even LA, it is more of a bastardization of french and some sort of "asian". I found Stella's to be a waste of time and a beautiful space.

Oct 11, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

1 Dinner in N.O. August, Cochon, Commander's, Jacques Imo's, Luke or Mr. B's?

cochon out of the list. but I had a great meal at K-Paul's the other night.

Oct 09, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

SF Hound Needs Advice/Critique of Food Itin

They have a bar menu.

Oct 05, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Best (or even good) Coffee or Espresso in N.O.?

Just found this company the other day at the mid city farmers market. Bean's Coffee Co. It is the first coffee that I have had in over a year that has been worth drink here. www.beanscc.com, they deliver and are a local small business.

Oct 04, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

SF Hound Needs Advice/Critique of Food Itin

Central Grocery closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Oct 04, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

HELP! Place for intimate surprise party for dad's 50th!

Herbsaint has a largish back room. August has a penthouse for private parties it is pricy but very pretty.

Oct 01, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Just One Lunch!

I agree with Bon Ton Cafe, and it has an electric feeling in it. Not to mention they have some good cocktails.

Sep 21, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Sunday Brunch

st james cheese co just started doing brunch.

Sep 19, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Desserts in the French Quarter

Bayona is putting up some good desserts in the quarter, the CBD is also offering up some good dessert. MILA, Cochon, Herbsaint, Delmonico, you also can't go wrong with Rio Mar's tres leche cake and flan.

Sep 11, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Rehearsal Dinner ideas

Herbsaint - St Charles/CBD
Bayona- Daulpine/french quarter
Rio Mar-CBD/Warehouse
La Boca-CBD/Warehouse
Geutiere(Spell?)

Aug 25, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Where to get boudin balls?

another good trek would be Bubba Frey's in Mowata, BEST EVER......

Jul 30, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Dinner for a large group of people

Herbsait, Cochon, Bayona, Delmonico

Jul 24, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Pie in Nola area

There is the "pie lady" who sells pies out of a shopping cart in the quarter. Very old school, you can hear her calling from blocks away. She has GREAT chicken pot pies, as-well-as fruit and cream pies.

Jul 14, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Chef Rene

I guess not.

Jul 11, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans

Chef Rene

I read today that Chef Rene was leaving Besh, any rumors as to why or where he is going?

Jul 10, 2008
cheesegrater in New Orleans