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Restaurants that set the standard for Creole dishes

Thanks everybody for all of the great information! Here's a revised summary of recommendations.

Turtle soup: Commander's Palace, Irene's (on Thursday nights), and maybe Mandina's. With lemon instead of sherry. See also: Turtle bolognese w/fried poached egg at La Petite Grocery.

Gumbo: Mr. B's on Royal St., Dooky Chase.

Etoufee: Bon Ton Cafe on Magazine, Jacques-Imo's.

Grits and grillades: EAT on Dauphine and Dumaine, Upperline, Coulis.

Removed from list:

Jambalaya
Boudin: Cochon, Cochon Butcher, Toups.
Shrimp and grits: Luke, Herbsaint.

So that's four meals if I go to one restaurant per dish. I'm not opposed to the idea of going to the same restaurant more than once, so I'll probably try other dishes on their menus.

Lastly, your thoughts on these additions?

Breakfast
Cafe du Monde: coffee and beignets.

Lunch
Cochon Butcher: bacon melt.
Central Grocery: muffuletta.

Aug 24, 2015
raizans in New Orleans

Restaurants that set the standard for Creole dishes

Really? Well, I can cross those off the list. What dishes should I replace them with?

Aug 23, 2015
raizans in New Orleans

Restaurants that set the standard for Creole dishes

I will be visiting New Orleans for five days next month, and I would like to focus on eating the best renditions, classic or modern, of some Creole dishes so that I have a good frame of reference for cooking them at home. Where should I go to taste the following dishes?

Etoufee
Gumbo
Jambalaya
Shrimp and grits, and grits and grillades
Boudin

I probably can't make turtle soup, but I'd like to try that as well. Are there any other dishes that you would recommend?

Thank you!

Aug 21, 2015
raizans in New Orleans

Does this look like a paella?

are there any farmer's market vendors that make paella?

Jul 28, 2015
raizans in Los Angeles Area

Rustic Canyon - good, but way too expensive!

order like a millennial: one starter, two entrees, water and two glasses wine, and share dessert.

Jul 21, 2015
raizans in Los Angeles Area

Knife Sharpening Where Should I Go?

Hitachiya in Torrance fixed up an old and nicked Japanese knife for me recently. $20.

May 06, 2015
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grilled fish sandwiches in LA like el pescador in san diego?

The Redondo Beach Pier really needs something like this.

May 01, 2015
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"Chef" The Film & It's Food

i finally watched it a couple days ago, too. I thought it was kind of boring. "the trip to italy" was more fun, and that's just sticking with newish releases.

Mar 26, 2015
raizans in Los Angeles Area

BBQ in LA

what kind of smoker do they have? all i could see were grills!

Jul 24, 2014
raizans in Los Angeles Area

BBQ in LA

i do that, too! yum.

Jul 24, 2014
raizans in Los Angeles Area

BBQ in LA

possibly. all they would need is sodium nitrate which is in meat tenderizer.

Jul 24, 2014
raizans in Los Angeles Area

Kyrgyz Food, Laghman, Plov, Manti

Afghan Express used to do that. It was awesome.

Jun 25, 2014
raizans in Los Angeles Area

Lunch near downtown Getty...

800 Degrees or Attari for cheap eats.

Jun 21, 2014
raizans in Los Angeles Area

TonyC's Definitive Guide To San Gabriel Valley Dining

I would retitle it the "Local's Guide for Non-Locals."

May 30, 2014
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SERIOUS BBQ COMING TO CULVER CITY

beg them to make eastern north carolina vinegar sauce and south carolina mustard sauce, pretty please?

May 19, 2014
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New to Hermosa/Manhattan Area

for me, going to mb is going out of my bubble.

Mar 23, 2014
raizans in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant in Redondo Beach?

arigato is just moving, or did something change?

Mar 20, 2014
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Exile Kiss Blog

going on a diet is more likely. too many burgers, had to trade them in for roasted chicken. he's probably working on an epic post on vegetarian food.

Mar 10, 2014
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Looking for Oyakodon Tonight

but the batter soaks up the liquid and it tastes so good! oh well, no use arguing...

Jan 19, 2014
raizans in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Oyakodon Tonight

oumi sasaya makes it with tempura chicken if you want to try something a little different.

Jan 19, 2014
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Why do bakeries that cater to white folks...

Blame it on Wonder Bread.

Food truck wedding at a beach?

food trucks are kind of slow, so you'd need a bunch of them for a wedding. i wouldn't recommend it.

Exile Kiss Blog

no, that's not it! "the exile kiss" is a cyberpunk novel by george alec effinger.

i'm guessing that exilekiss just got burnt out on blogging.

Nov 07, 2013
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Torrance/Lawndale Resturants suggestions

maybe el burrito jr. or nordstrom cafe.

Oct 27, 2013
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Finally Great BBQ in Orange County!!!!!!

what sides did you get? do they have collard greens?

Oct 24, 2013
raizans in Los Angeles Area

Ramen Festival Coming to Torrance

it was ok. the texture was not unpleasant or anything.

Sep 15, 2013
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Ramen Festival Coming to Torrance

ok, i partnered up with a couple more early birds and tried kitakata, orenchi, and ikemen's otafuku ramen burger. later, i swung by monta and tsujita which had very short lines.

the standouts were kitakata and tsujita. both had good noodles, chashu, and soup. the ramen burger tasted like okonomiyaki, and the "bun" was squishy. why is this thing popular?

getting in early helped a lot. kitakata was the only stand that had a long line once you got in, but the line outside went around the building to the tv station and it was barely moving.

Sep 15, 2013
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Ramen Festival Coming to Torrance

i'm making a day of it. 7am and nobody is here.

Sep 15, 2013
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Malbec in Pasadena: a short appreciation

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Did anyone try the Ramen Burger in Torrance today?

does anyone know what the ingredients were? i'm just going to cook it at home.

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