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Is Restaurant August the real deal or hype?

If I am not mistaken, wasn't the crabmeat gnocchi and truffle app also an amuse when August first opened?

Apr 20, 2012
koogle in New Orleans

Great gumbo at a hospital?

That's so funny, I always tell people the best seafood Gumbo I ever had was at the Clarion hotel and it was!!

Feb 17, 2012
koogle in New Orleans

Gourmet cheese shoppe?

St James Cheese has the best selection. Horrid staff though. I asked the expert staff to help with a blue cheese selection. She found out that I wanted about 1/4 pound of 5 different blue cheeses and proceeded to hunt for approximately 1/4 lb already wrapped. Unfortunatley she misunderstood, what I needed help with was cheese selection not 1/4 lb volume estimation. She was also put out when I asked the names of the cheese she brought to the counter. This is only one of the recent problems I have had with the staff. If there were another comparable cheese store in New Orleans I would never go back to St James. But for now, they are the only game in town.

Dec 25, 2011
koogle in New Orleans

How did the New Orleans chowhound recommendations fair?

A friend and Kansas-exiled native New Orleanian came in for a short vacation. I decided to try some Chowhound recommendations for our meals.
1. Charlies Seafood- Harahan Perfect stop for a Midwestern, seafood lover back in town--boiled crabs and shrimp perfectly seasoned and excellent fried shrimp. Great recommendation.
2. The Red Slipper- CBD cheap and good with an awesome Bloody Mary. Good recommendation
3. St James Cheese Company- wonderful cheesy food- service needs lots of work- Toss up
4. Restaurant August- Great food and service- Great recommendation
5. Johnny's Poboys- Excellent shrimp poboys- Great recommendation (The Spice and Tea Exchange of New Orleans next door, sells salts, peppers, herbs, and blends- awesome for the NOLA Foodie)
6.Palace Cafe-Horrible Food- returned 3 entrees- never again-Bad recommendation
7.Tommy's Cuisine - Really enjoyed Tommy's Great recommendation
Thanks everyone for their recommendations. You steered up in the right directions

Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Sep 26, 2011
koogle in New Orleans

Middendorf's Question

Actually, getting off I-12 to 55 to Manchac and Middendorf's takes about 15 minutes,it's an easy drive. Getting off I-12 to weave your way through Mandeville traffic and Louie's might take longer and is not an easy drive. I love both places.They are very different but I would have to try the thin catfish.

Jun 25, 2011
koogle in New Orleans

Clam Pizza at Domenica?

Has anyone had the clam pizza at Domenica? What do you think of the clam? I haven't had it yet.
I am a huge New Haven fan of both Sally's and Pepe's. Being from New Orleans, my answer to which is better, I say eat them both!

123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Jun 13, 2011
koogle in New Orleans

Andouille Sausage

By far the best, they sell it by the pound. There are two different Jacob's in Laplace. Wayne Jacob's is by far the best. Yes, it is smoked. I'd suggest you find out the best yourself. Jacob's, Bailey's and Wayne Jacobs are near each other. Try all 3 and chose to your liking. You might have to go 3 minutes further to Wayne Jacob's but worth it.

Dec 30, 2010
koogle in New Orleans

First time at La Boca-- What to order?

I am planning my first trip to La Boca. Any suggestions on what to order? There will be three of us ordering. Thanks, koogie

La Boca Restaurant
857 Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Nov 21, 2010
koogle in New Orleans

Best Crabmeat Au Gratin?

What are your opinions on Houston's best crabmeat au gratin?

Sep 19, 2010
koogle in Houston

Impastatos vs Sal and Judy's

Honestly, I think Impastatos beats Sal & Judy's hands down. You have to give Impastatos a try, you owe it to yourself. I am craving the crab fingers now. I can almost taste that lemony butter sauce!!!!!

Sal & Judy's Restaurant
27491 Highway 190, Lacombe, LA

Impastato's Restaurant
3400 16th St Ste A, Metairie, LA 70002

Jun 02, 2010
koogle in New Orleans

Best Gumbo to be had for Lunch??

Best Gumbo next to my mom's... Charlie's Seafood in Harahan I love when they add oysters.

May 19, 2010
koogle in New Orleans

A decent burger....

Try Mariner's Inn in Hammond- Like Port O Call and Lakeview Harbor

Jan 01, 2010
koogle in New Orleans


Been twice in the last 3 months. The meals were devine. Love the crabmeat canape and Fish Capri. Heard the Duck Tchoupitoulas and Veal Sorrentina are fantastic. Only problem I endured was a waiter that was hell bent on defining a speckle trout after I had already informed him that we were from New Orleans.

Oct 24, 2009
koogle in New Orleans

The Best Thing You Ever Ate: New Orleans

Restaurant August --- Lemonfish with Lobster Foam and Microgreens-- Simply Orgasmic

Oct 14, 2009
koogle in New Orleans

What Cut of Pork??

Does anyone know what cut of pork is roasted for the Tony Lukes, Johns and Tommy DiNics roast pork sandwich?

Jul 28, 2009
koogle in Pennsylvania

Soft shell crabs to go

I have recently seen soft shells at many of the areas seafood markets. Have her call around to the local live seafood places. I know the market in Mandeville has them and BJs in Hammond, right off the interstate. These are just the few I have been to this week

Apr 29, 2009
koogle in New Orleans

Mother's Day

Anyone have any suggestions for Mother's Day? Brunch and/or Dinner.

Apr 28, 2009
koogle in New Orleans

Tommy's Cuisine

I am having dinner next week at Tommy's. I love fish and seafood and don't eat much meat. Anyone have any favorites or suggestions? Thanks

Mar 12, 2009
koogle in New Orleans

Erik's Secret Goo

I think it is a mayo/mustard thing but there is something that I can't place either.

Dec 25, 2008
koogle in Home Cooking

Erik's Secret Goo

Does anyone have any idea what's in the secret goo?

Dec 25, 2008
koogle in Home Cooking

need a lil more help with gallatoires

To be honest, I think that Fridays are the worst day to experience Galatoires. I have only eaten there once on a Friday and swore I would never do it again. In my opinion, the customers were some of the most blantantly pretentious people with whom I have ever come in contact. For example, one well dressed woman ignored us while we were trying to squeeze into the corner table. She would neither move nor answer our, "excuse me, Please" However, she was also ignoring the conversation with her lunch date waiting for the right moment to look up and say to another woman, Alexis such a wonderful job you did at the film festival. I had to laugh, it was phony. The conversation are extra loud so that all can hear exactly how much they think of themselves. I never returned on a Friday again. The food is to good to have to compete with the loud, obnoxious voices and drunken behavior from the regulars. The food is fantastic just go on any day not Friday lunch

Dec 17, 2008
koogle in New Orleans

Sclafani's Salad Bowl

Back in the 1970s, I used to eat quite often with my parents at Sclafani's on Causeway. I remember the salad would be made at your table. They would rub the bowl with garlic, mash some anchovies and add the salad dressing. The Salad Dressing. Does anyone know what was in the salad dressing? I remember that it was almost pinkish in color. Does anyone know the recipe or even a good guess at it?

Dec 09, 2008
koogle in New Orleans

Soaked Salad

As a school kid in New Orleans, the cafeteria ladies would serve us a salad called "soaked salad" I remember it was soaked in dressing and wilted. The dressing was loaded in fresh garlic and I think basil. Does anyone remember this salad? What was the salad dressing recipe?

Dec 04, 2008
koogle in New Orleans