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Croissant D'Or - Was wonderful, now only good.

They used the microwave for certain thingd...when Maurice owned it....

I still like it. I can't figure out who the owner is....there were 2 vietnamese bakers who were making the croissants since 1981.

I always feel hesitant to suggest any place for dining even though I do. Taste is so subjective. I often cringe at places others rave about (and vice versa I'm sure)....

Jul 01, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Port of Call and other questions

Bon Ton, downtown on Magazine, is classic cajun cuisine in an old school atmosphere, excellent crabmeat au gratin, well worth a visit...

http://www.thebontoncafe.com/

Casual New Orleans neighborhood po boys, seafood N.O. Italian Mandina's on Canal St in Mid City. Brocato's (mentioned in another post) just a few blocks away.

http://www.mandinasrestaurant.com/

I think Mr B's is mediocre at best....

No longer wat beef, but I thought Port of Call went way down the last time I went, some years ago dry hard potato, just icky Maybe it has improved...Have heard quite a few friends rave about the hamburgers at Yo Mama's on St Peter....

http://www.yelp.com/biz/yo-mamas-bar-...

Galatoire's is a must, it's a total New Orleans experience food and atmosphere.....

(Obviously these are just my opinions and am only speaking for my own likes, experience etc

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Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Brocato Angelo Ice Cream & Confectionery
214 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Yo Mama's
727 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Jul 01, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Croissant D'Or - Was wonderful, now only good.

Maurice French Pastries in Metairie is owned by Jean-Luc Albin.

Maurice Delechelle owned La Marquise and Croissant D'Or in the French Quarter but retired and sold the business in 2003 (I believe he still owns the building but not sure)....

Jul 01, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Great breakfast in French Quarter?

Yes, have had Croissant D'Or in the past week or 2.

( It was never as great as when Maurice Delechelle owned it)

Gerard Marchal sold Croissant D'Or?

Jul 01, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Trip Report June 2011

Glad you had a great trip. Since you love snoballs, put Plum Street Snoballs on your list, for next time, you will NOT be disappointed!

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Plum St. Snoballs
1300 Burdette Ave, New Orleans, LA

Jun 29, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Local asks: where can I find "heart healthy" lunches?

Having to dine out 5 days a week for lunch seems like a challenge.

Salads with dressing on the side or adding your own olive oil and vinegar may help (the salt, fat etc comes in with meats, cheese and heavy dressing IMO). There are innovative non boring ones out there... I think it may be a bit hot to dine outdoors midday right now IMO (I've lived in N.O.my entire life and the heat is something one tolerates. HA) but later in the year would work.... Little Tokyo is my favorite for Japanese, good choice as was suggested. Some of the vegetable/avocado rolls perhaps with soy paper. I often don't use soy sauce it can drown out the taste. re the HBP, lots of water, herbal tea green etc (iced) eliminating or decresing alcohol and caffeinecan help....I'm not a Dr or nurse, but your BP may or may not be hereditary/stress related from personal experience, diet may not have a big effect...

While it may be the sign of the apocalypse for some, I really like the veggie delight sandwich from Subway on the grain/oat bread, even w/o cheese and a splash of oil and vinegar (it can be as a salad w/o bread). I've made it at home, but not the same.

Depending on how far you'd travel, Lebanon on Carrollton would have somewhat friendly choices for you.

Mandina's has grilled shrimp or chicken salad (as well as a grilled chicken sandwich) I'm sure you could get it with light seasoning they are usually accommodating as is Five Happiness which has brown rice as an option over white.

The Bean Gallery on N Carrollton has/had some simple somewhat healthy limited choices (I could be wrong)

http://www.thebeangallery.net/

(The above is just my opinion and I'm only speaking for myself

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Lebanon's Cafe
1500 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Five Happiness Restaurant
3605 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Little Tokyo
310 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Jun 29, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Great breakfast in French Quarter?

Glad you enjoyed it!

Jun 29, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Is there food for me too?

R&O in Bucktown (Metairie) has stuffed artichoke as well as Liuzza's on Bienville (I've had the one at R&O but not Liuzza)...

(I've eaten them my entire life, my grandmothers being perfect. I made one for the first time a couple of months ago. Very good, but too tedious!)

To the OP, there are many!!! options from ultra casual to upscale that don't involve shellfish or pork at restaurants all over and across town. Most (not all) have an online menu..Italian/pasta dishes, po boys etc to name a couple.

Jun 27, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Great breakfast in French Quarter?

Not sure if you're looking for upscale or casual but,

French pastry and coffee, espresso etc at Croissant D'Or on Ursulines...

Stanley on Jackson Square (casual brother to Stella!), classic New Orleans breakfast with a twist...

Le Cafe in The Monteleone. Buffet and a la carte quite good...

The Old Coffee Pot
http://www.theoldcoffeepot.com/

Great choices IMO...

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Stanley Restaurant
547 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA

Croissant D'Or Patisserie
617 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA

Jun 26, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Leonardo Trattoria does not serve ice water!

califkatie the forum I mentioned in an earlier post explains the GM's response, Tom Fitzmorris Forum:
http://www.nomenu.com/talkfood/viewto...

Jun 26, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Leonardo Trattoria does not serve ice water!

Oh, it's the place with the flat screen tvs playing mob movies....

Jun 26, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Leonardo Trattoria does not serve ice water!

Paz posted on Tom Fitzmorris' forum that he called the restaurant and asked and they serve filtered water for a $1.00....

Perhaps everyone should jump on the locavore bandwagon and pledge to only consume water from the Mississippi River...

Never heard of this place until now....

Jun 26, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Any restaurants that regularly have fried green tomatoes on the menu?

Not a restaurant, but Whole Foods Uptown and Metairie has a fried green tomato po boy with remoulade sauce (goat cheese, red onion) that is quite good! IMO

Jun 26, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Need Shrimp Creole for Tomorrow Lunch... Please Help

A day late and a dollar short, but Antoine's used to have it at lunch but have not been recently.

Can't go wrong with Mandina's. IMO same now as it was when I was a kid....

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Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Jun 26, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Visiting Nola in August, looking for Boudin, and Muffelatta

Galatoire's classic fine dining, old school creole New Orleans cuisine and Stella! modern with local ingredients executed in the best of ways, taste and visually...

re muffaletta, Central Grocery has the love or hate club. Maspero's on Decatur not chartres is a very good choice as well)...IMO

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Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Maspero's
601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Jun 26, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Lunch at Bon Ton or Galatoires?

I never noticed a spanish omlette. Oddly I love eggs sardou but don't like omlettes...

May 19, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Best Vietnamese Resto?

IMO people are usually loyal to vietnamese restaurants just as much as Japanese ones. That said, hands down my favorite, food, atmosphere, service is Ba Mien

http://www.bamien.com/

Dong Phuong (restaurant and bakery) is quite good as well and you have the connecting bakery with a wide variety of banh mi, pastries etc

Pho Bang has a much smaller but strong menu.

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Pho Bang Restaurant
14367 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129

Ba Mien Restaurant
13235 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129

Orient Dong Phuong Restaurant
14207 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129

May 19, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Itinerary for budget-minded vacationer-Galatoire's vs. Commander's Palace

If your wife is interested in lighter fare a salad and an appetizer is the way to go IMO A few of their salads are like a meal as well.....

May 19, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Lunch at Bon Ton or Galatoires?

I think it can be done. Get the small shrimp remoulade and a small salad Bon Ton which is tossed in a tangy ish vinaigrette....Or the shrimp remoulade appetizer and a green salad at Galatoire's.

Ordering a couple appetizers or a salad and an appetizer is a lighter way of eating as well IMO and one still gets to have a great experience and taste.

May 19, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Good, local spot for group seafood boild?

NOT trying to be Debbie downer, but With the uncertainty of the waterways issue,and being out of season, have you thought of another unique to New Orleans idea?

Obviously a restaurant is out, you are looking for a catering company that would boil on site?

PS Al Scrumuzza is still around....I think he's in his 80's...

May 18, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

French Quarter suggestions with 4 year old

How late? If you wanted to go to Galatoire's, I'd say go. it's not an adult only crowd by any means from my observation...Unless you wanted something more casual?

Napoleon House isn't too far:
www.napoleonhouse.com

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Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

May 18, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Asian market?

99 Supermarket is an asian market with produce as well. In the Vietnamese community of Eastern New Orleans on Chef Hwy next to Ba Mien Restaurant...

4646 Michoud Blvd # D
New Orleans, LA 70129-1816
(504) 254-0040

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Ba Mien Restaurant
13235 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129

May 18, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Itinerary for budget-minded vacationer-Galatoire's vs. Commander's Palace

As a native and lifelong resident of NOLA. I say skip Mr B's altogether (but that's just speaking for myself), don't skip Mandina's it's a true neighborhood New Orleans bar/restaurant in evry way that is great, Rocky&Carlos is good and very unique, but I assume you have a car? It's nowhere near the F.Q. or Downtown...

I strongly suggest you consider Bon Ton weekdays lunch or dinner, for classic cajun cuisine in a great old school atmosphere. excellent crabmeat au gratin and bread pudding and I normally don't like bread pudding:

http://www.thebontoncafe.com/

Galatoire's and Commander's Palace are both superb for dining and atmosphere. Hard to choose.....

If you are not drinking alcohol that always lowers a bill. I'd go over the menu's to give you a general idea, again IMO depending on what one orders it does not have to be pricey.

http://www.galatoires.com/

Summer lunch menu:

http://www.galatoires.com/html/summerluncheon.html

http://www.commanderspalace.com/

I'd order less and go to more places if that makes sense? Just to have a taste and the experience itself. Have a safe and wonderful trip!

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Bon Ton Cafe
401 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

May 18, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Sunday in New Orleans

Here is a list from a long time local food writer, Tom Fitzmorris that names restaurants open on Sunday for dinner by neighborhood:

http://www.nomenu.com/joomla1/index.p...

Food or drinks most places both, El Gato Negro, Port of Call, Cafe Degas and Mandina's in mid city are very good choices (IMO of course)....

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Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

El Gato Negro Mexican Rstrnt
81 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

May 18, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Please: Help me find five great meals on a budget in NOLA

Not sure about Buffa's if the group is highschool age....

May 18, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Please: Help me find five great meals on a budget in NOLA

Maspero's on Decatur (NOT Chartres)...New Orleans food, genrous portions, and good.

Mandina's mid-city (large portions that can be split between 2 people IMO)...

Johnny's Po boys like Mrs Fury suggested...

Two Sisters Kitchen
223 N Derbigny St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Mena's in the F.Q.
http://www.menaspalace.com/Lunch.html
(504) 524-0056

Verti Marte (to go) Wide variety, tasty as well....

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Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Verti Marte
1201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Mandinas Restaurant
4240 Highway 22 Ste 2, Mandeville, LA 70471

Maspero's
601 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

May 16, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Oyster prognosis?

Sunday 5/15/11 Times Picayune by Brett Anderson re oysters/Sunseri's of P&J:

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spi...

May 15, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Vegan eating in NOLA

Not sure if this was mentioned, Satsuma Cafe in the marigny has vegan options....

3218 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 304-5962

Surrey's and

Slim Goodies as well....
3322 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115-2411 - (504) 891-3447
6am-3pm

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Surrey's Juice Bar
1418 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

May 12, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Sunday in New Orleans

Casual? Formal? Reservations, walk in? etc

May 12, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans

Looking for quick tips for this weekend in the French Quarter

I didn't read the above links so these places may have been mentioned:

re classic N.O. cocktails, The Carousel Bar in The Monteleone Hotel is a must, as is The Sazerac Bar (restaurant as well but I'm refering to the bar) in The Roosevelt Hotel...French 75 Arnaud's bar with lighter dining....

http://www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/fren...

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Monteleone Hotel
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Rue Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

The Sazerac Restaurant-Roosevelt Hotel-New Orleans
123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112

May 12, 2011
Suzy Wong in New Orleans