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Stale muffaleta at Central Grocery

I did have them in a sealed plastic baggy. I still think I got day old bread. The best suggestion from hazelhurst is that I should have kept them and put them my George Forman grill and turned them into Cubans. Central is still at the top of my list. In 1965 I lived at 1230 Royal Street when I first got out of college. I ate a lot of muffs and I think the price was $1.25. I was working for a CPA firm, Campbell, Glade and Levy at 2218 Canal and was making the grand sum of $6,000 per year. I would ride the bus up Bourbon and then take a Cemeteries car to work. I drove by the 2218 address this past week and the building is gone. I think the location is part of the new VA Hospital. I should stop typing, this is way off the subject of muffs :-D

Jun 09, 2014
bg1811 in New Orleans

Stale muffaleta at Central Grocery

I did trash them. I like fresh bread. We have a deli in my home town that serves them "hot" and I personally like them "cold". Of course, the ones severed in my home town aren't nearly as good at the Central muffs. I have tried several places for muffs in NOLA and I always come back to Central and I will go back there next time, but, I'll make my purchase later. With the attitude the owners have I know I would be wasting my breath asking for "fresh bread".

Jun 07, 2014
bg1811 in New Orleans

Stale muffaleta at Central Grocery

I went by Central Grocery last Thursday morning about 10:00AM and purchased three muffaleta's (not for sure what the plural of muffaleta is) to bring back home to Kentucky. I had an ice chest. I got about two hours out of time and decided a fourth of a muffaleta would be good for lunch. So I pulled into a rest area and got one of them out of the cooler. The bread was STALE, so I tried another with the same result along with the third one with the same result. This experience makes me think that I got leftovers from the previous day.

Jun 07, 2014
bg1811 in New Orleans

Hubig pies - where to buy

I'm surprised someone hasn't posted that Hubig's bakery burned a couple weeks ago. They aren't in business at the current time. They plan to rebuilt and are looking for a temporary location at this time.

Aug 23, 2012
bg1811 in New Orleans

Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy in NOLA

I just read a review of Blackberry Farm and the price of a room is around $750 per night with a two night minimum. Do you have to get a bank loan to buy country ham and biscuits there?

Nov 04, 2011
bg1811 in New Orleans

Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy in NOLA

I had country ham and biscuits this morning. Good stuff. Here are a couple of good reliable sources in my area.. http://www.hamtastic.com/ and http://www.broadbenthams.com/

Broadbent has had the "champion" country ham at the Kentucky State Fair many times.

Oct 31, 2011
bg1811 in New Orleans

Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy in NOLA

I can't help you with your question, but, I can offer you this. My wife and I are coming to NOLA for Thanksgiving from country ham country central. I would be willing to bring you some country ham. Around here, Western Kentucky, you can buy slices, half hams and whole hams. Just let me know if you're interested in my offer and we'll make the arrangements.

Oct 24, 2011
bg1811 in New Orleans

Vacation questions for locals...

Stella is attached to the Hotel Provincial. You might kill two birds with one stone.

Dec 23, 2010
bg1811 in New Orleans

Tell me about Mahoney's Po Boys

We took a couple of out of town friends there last Wednesday. We ordered an assortment of po-boys and it took 1 hour and fifteen minutes to get our food. It was about 1 PM. This was my second and LAST visit. The next day we went to Parkway at noon. From the time we got in the ordering line to getting our food was seventeen minutes plus IMO the food is much better.

Sep 28, 2010
bg1811 in New Orleans

Thanksgiving

I have a Popeye's about two minutes away. I didn't know about the deep fried turkey during the holidays. I'll probably check that out, but, I don't think it will be the same as staying at the Hotel Provincial and waking around the French Market, getting fresh bakery goods just around the corner etc. Anyway, thanks for the tip. I lived for several years in the 1200 block of Royal St. I still miss New Orleans. My wife and I try to visit a couple times each year.

Jul 01, 2010
bg1811 in New Orleans

Thanksgiving

Last year my wife and I had Thanksgiving dinner at Copelands, 1700 Lapalco Blvd on the West Bank, 504-364-1575. Huge portions and the best deep fried Turkey I've ever had. It was so good that we are looking forward to going back there again this year, We have to drive 570 miles each way so we must have really liked it (LOL)!

Jun 30, 2010
bg1811 in New Orleans

Mrs. Grass Chicken noodle soup

Or you could do it the easy way (grin)
http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Grass-Chick...

May 25, 2010
bg1811 in New Orleans

Ricky P's Po Boys St. Pete -- Any good?

I had lunch there last week. The red beans and rice and bread pudding. Both were up to New Orleans taste standards. I brought a muff home with me. It was as good as one from Central Grocery. If he had the Central Grocery bread, he would have it dead on. My wife had the shrimp po-boy and found it to be as good as one from Parkway Bakery. I even worn my Hubig Pie sweatshirt to add to the event! We going back today for lunch.

Feb 18, 2010
bg1811 in Florida

Mahoney's Po-Boys on Magazine

Simple, when I (and others) went to the counter to order, we were told it would be a two hour wait to get our orders and it was two hours before we got our order. We waited only because we had nothing else planned. I agree, a poboy is not worth waiting for two hours. I would think this type of service will ruin their business.

Dec 21, 2009
bg1811 in New Orleans

Mahoney's Po-Boys on Magazine

I was in there on the Friday after Thanksgiving. We had a two hour wait. The price of two poboys, one small fry, and two diet cokes was $32.00. The food was good, but, not worth the price or wait, IMO.

Dec 21, 2009
bg1811 in New Orleans

I'm looking for a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving

My wife and I are going to be in NOLA during the Thanksgiving holiday. We're not really chow hounds, we're more blue plate special types (grin). Anyway, we'll be staying in the FQ, but, we'll have a car. Suggestions? I looked at Broussard's, but, the $42.50 per person didn't really get my attention in a positive way.

Oct 14, 2009
bg1811 in New Orleans

deanie's service...unbelievable?...

Maybe I missed it in this discussion, but, what did the friend get to eat since you ate the friend's gumbo?

Sep 01, 2009
bg1811 in New Orleans

"Rules" at Central Grocery

I'm not aware of any "rules" as others have posted. There are a couple of items that you need to know. As you enter the front door you'll be faced with going to the left or going to the right around a display of food items. You'll want to go to the left and to proceed to the end of the display and then make a right turn up to the counter to order. You should have already decided when you get to the counter if you want a whole or half muff. All the muffs are wrapped to go so you don't have to ask about that. You don't order soft drinks at the counter, they are in a drink machine in the back of the store. The owners are not very friendly, but, they sure do have good muffs.

Nov 11, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans

Muffelata Sandwich...

I've been reading the muffelata post for a long time. Nor Joe's in Metairie keeps coming up for muffs. I finally took the time to drive out to the store and purchased a half muff. I was really disappointed. IMO, it does not compare to Central's. The service was good and it is an interesting store. I think the thing that tanked it IMO is the bread. I took a couple of bites and it went in the trash. I'm going back to Central and put up with the "attitude" of the owners.

Jun 26, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans

Galatoire's Waiter

If you'll go to www.switchboard.com you'll find a telephone listing for a Francis Bege in NOLA. Maybe you could call him and ask.

Apr 08, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans

NOLA resident - where do you eat?

Do you think since the place was packed and you had a 20 minute wait says something? I just eat plain dishes there like spaghetti and meatballs, house salads, and pizza. After you finish, if you have room, you can walk about a 1/4 block to Angelo Brocato's Ice Cream Parlor. I think you should give them another try.

Mar 18, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans

Rehearsal Dinner for 75. FQ or Uptown Not too pricey

I would also recommend Cannon's. Especially if price is a factor.

Mar 18, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans

Large crowd in Quarter

Brennan's is a block away. Bacco's is a block away. I enjoy both.

Mar 18, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans

FQ "picnic" options?

There is a restaurant near Central Grocery (sorry, I can't remember the name) that has a big pot of crawfish in an open window on the street. If the French Market has reopened from their remodeling, there is a crawfish stall there.

Mar 18, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans

MUFFALETTA

I would have to vote for the muffalettas at Central Grocery. The price keeps going up and has jumped a lot since Katrina. I used to live on Royal St. in the 1960's and used to go to Central. I think the muffs were $1.25 in those days.

Mar 18, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans

NOLA resident - where do you eat?

I eat (and have for many years) at Venezia's on Carrolton. You can ride the "City Park" streetcar out Canal Street. It will make a right turn onto Carrolton Ave. and Venezia's will be in the first block after the turn. Very convenient.

Mar 18, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans

Restaurant for 35 near Sheraton

How about having your group dine on the Steamer Natchez. If is a short walk or streetcar ride from the Sheraton. They take group reservations plus you would get a cruise on the Mississippi. All of this should be within your budget.

Mar 18, 2008
bg1811 in New Orleans