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Brunch with cheap drinks

Thanks. Some great suggestions. :-)

Mar 06, 2009
justmoi in Manhattan

Brunch with cheap drinks

I'm looking for a good, reasonably priced (under $20) brunch place that either includes a drink with brunch or has good brunch drink specials. I've had a tough week, and need to indulge in some good brunch food and good bloody marys without spending too much. Open to suggestions just about anywhere in Manhattan.

Thanks in advance.

Mar 05, 2009
justmoi in Manhattan

Fresh calamari at JJ Garden?

Thanks, Janie.

Not the fried calamari, Mike. I wouldn't order that for takeout. IMO, fried foods need to be eaten right away. They have a bunch of fresh calamari dishes on the menu. I'm assuming they're sauteed.

Apr 27, 2008
justmoi in Outer Boroughs

Fresh calamari at JJ Garden?

Has anyone had any of the fresh calamari dishes at JJ Garden? They sound good, but I'm afraid of getting a container of rubber bands.

Apr 27, 2008
justmoi in Outer Boroughs

Solo female diner needs suggestions and encouragement

Thanks, kevin. My best friend ADORES coconut cake. It's not my thing. (So you can have my share at K-Pauls.) Chocolate is usually at the top of my list. I made the Red Fish Grill's chocolate bread pudding for Christmas. (I just changed the sauce, I made a Bailey's Irish Cream sauce, but I think next time a vanilla creme anglaise.)

BTW, I think you're right about K-Paul's. I think 2 appetizers could leave me stuffed. How's their turtle soup?

Feb 26, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

Solo female diner needs suggestions and encouragement

kevin, what are your recs at K-Paul's and Emeril's? I would love to go to Brigsten's, but it just doesn't feel right going alone on a Fri. or Sat. night. I'll save it for another trip.

Mmmmmmmm, Cafe Du Monde! My vow is to NOT finish an order of beignets. 1 1/2 or so hits the spot, then save room for other foodie adventures!

Might have to check out Chris Mcmillan's Library Bar. Is he always there?

Feb 26, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

Solo female diner needs suggestions and encouragement

Thanks, JerseyNOLA. So, brunch on Frenchman St.

Feb 26, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

Solo female diner needs suggestions and encouragement

Thanks, SonyBob. What are your favorites at Bayona?

Feb 26, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

Solo female diner needs suggestions and encouragement

Thanks, mrsfury. I'd take you up on the invite, but I'll be arriving Friday afternoon (3/7). Too late for lunch, so figuring on an early dinner I'm hoping it won't be crowded if I get there shortly after they open for dinner.

If you'd like to join me for an early dinner or just stop in for a drink and help me decide what to order, that would be great.

So, what do you order when you go?

Feb 26, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

Solo female diner needs suggestions and encouragement

Does the Bon Ton Cafe have a bar I could eat at? Do they serve an appetizer portion of crawfish etouffee? If they don't, I might have to make an exception here, as I really want to try it.

Feb 23, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

Solo female diner needs suggestions and encouragement

I will be in NOLA March 7-9. I have been before for weekends on my own, but this time I’d like to try some more high end places to eat. My last trip I had a delicious brunch at the bar at the Palace Café. I felt comfortable at the bar and want to push myself to do it more.

Now first of all, I cannot eat the multi course meals I read about on CH. I would explode. Years ago a date took me out to a multi course meal (pre courses, palette cleansers, etc.), and even though it was delicious, and the portions were not big, it was too much food for me. I was up more than half the night with heartburn. On the other hand, I could nibble all day. My idea was to wander around (opportunity to walk off calories) and have a drink and appetizer at various places. I have many ideas of where to go, and I’m sure I’ll just make a dent in the list. I’d love to hear from CH as to their favorite apps and/or cocktails at these places, which restaurants are more conducive to this, which are not, etc. Also, which of these places has a knockout dessert that I might stop in for instead of an appetizer.

My list (in no particular order)
Nola
Emeril’s
K-Paul’s
MiLa
August
Bayona
Luke
Stella

Also, since I really enjoyed that brunch last time, I’d appreciate suggestions of nice places to have brunch at the bar on Sunday. I enjoyed the Palace Café, but would like to try something different. Can I get brunch at the bar at the Marigny Brasserie? Their Jazz brunch sounds great. What about Mr. B’s?

Since my time is limited, other than possibly taking a walking tour of the garden district on Saturday afternoon, my plan is stick to the fq, cbd, and Frenchman St, so I can walk everywhere and not waste time traveling.

Feb 23, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

French Fry Po Boy????? Please explain. In detail.

Okay, this french fry po boy I've read about in a few posts both intrigues me and frightens me. Kinda like the idea of deep fried candy bars.

Can someone please give me a detailed description of this carb on carb sandwich?

Is the Verti Mart THE place to get one?

Feb 22, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

Fried Chicken - Fiorella's or Coop's or ?

Cool. Thanks.

Feb 22, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

Fried Chicken - Fiorella's or Coop's or ?

I will be in NOLA March 7th-9th. My last visit I had the fried chicken at Fiorella's. It was delicious, but a little bland. Does the fried chicken at Coop's have more seasoning? How do they compare? Any other fried chicken suggestions?

Feb 19, 2008
justmoi in New Orleans

good take-out near hosp special surg/E 70

Just talked to him. He wants McDonalds.

Whatever!

Jan 28, 2008
justmoi in Manhattan

good take-out near hosp special surg/E 70

Thanks for the quick replies!

MMRuth, thanks for the link. It was foot surgery, he'll be able to eat! :-) Just checked Orsay's menu online ... too pricey!

fein, we like most anything. Maybe comfort food? Any good pub food? Shepherd's pie or something?

offthebeatenpath1, I'm skeptical. I think it might have been the lack of food for so long.

Jan 28, 2008
justmoi in Manhattan

good take-out near hosp special surg/E 70

Hi all,

My honey had surgery this morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery (70th and York). I want to bring him dinner so he doesn't have to eat the hospital food. I really don't know the upper east side well. Any suggestions would be welcome. TIA!

Jan 28, 2008
justmoi in Manhattan