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Casual Restaurants/Bars

places i think you could slide by well fed...Jacque imo's, the Butcher (next to Cochon) the Country Club (be gay friendly!-I mean, really in general, but especially here) Crecent pie and sausage company, Liuzzas, maybe MAYBE Boucherie, the Joint, Coops...ahhhh...that should get you started...

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Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar
3636 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Country Club
634 Louisa Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Apr 13, 2011
hottdish in New Orleans

Healthy NOLA?

i absolutely agree...but there are other things on the menu that are well worth the dough. don't throw the baby out with the overpriced fresh squeezed bathwater...

Dec 27, 2009
hottdish in New Orleans

Healthy NOLA?

i live right around the corner from satsuma...on dauphine and louisa. The food is wonderfully healthy and more often than not locally sourced. They make really yummy fresh squeezed juice. it's not over-the-top expensive either, though sometimes the portions seem a little small. The quality makes it worth it, and i always feel satisfied in the end. How much does one really need to eat, anyway? plus the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable and casual and pretty and the staff is really nice. i feel really lucky to have such a good healthy option so close! check it out!

Dec 19, 2009
hottdish in New Orleans

Breakfast

cake cafe and bakery on charters and spain in the marigny has a good cheap fast breakfast sandwich for six bucks! get it on the home made bagel....yummy, plus you can grab a pastry to tide you through any potentially lenghty meetings...

Dec 04, 2009
hottdish in New Orleans

Fried Chicken! I'm looking for a little hole in the wall .

for an honest to goodness hole-in-the- wall revelation inspiring fried chicken, try the mardi-gras truckstop on elysian fields right past the I-10 near lowes. best chicken ever.

Oct 05, 2009
hottdish in New Orleans

thanksgiving dinner?

right, just noticed that, sorry, i'll try and remove this one...

Nov 25, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

thanksgiving dinner?

so, some dear old friends of mine are coming to town for thanksgiving. unfortunately, i cannot dine with them but i would love to send them someplace wonderful to have their holiday dining experience. any ideas for places that will be open and family-friendly?

Nov 22, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

Looking for T-Day fried turkey

i saw a sign about smoked fried turkey at the joint. i can only imagine that it would be sublime...miles and miles above a (shudder) popeye's turkey.

Nov 19, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

Great bakery that will deliver or very easy to get to?

definitely the cake cafe, though they usually don't deliver. they are pretty easy to get to from the quarter...just a few blocks past esplanade in the marigny. just be sure and call in advance to order your cake. their red velvet is divine, probibly their most popular cake.

Nov 13, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

i have a vision...

thanks folks! i love el gato negro, but it's a little high in the price range for what i'm talking about...fine for me but hard to convince my cheap-@% friends. their margaritas are divine though. yummy. the other suggestions are intriguing...i'll have to check it out. i used to live in asheville, n.c. and these places were a dime a dozen. guess you don't know what you got till it's gone.

Aug 27, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

i have a vision...

of cheap, resonably eatable, mexican food with... and here's the important part...a patio and cheap pitchers of magaritas. It doesn't have to be fancy...at all, but friendly and a good place for me and my sweet but rough-edged friends to hang out on an early late summer evening. there are a million places out there like it, but i have yet to find one in new orleans...HELP! oh, and if you tell me tomatillo's...well...just don't. that place is a nightmare of overpriceyness.

Aug 26, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

Donuts on N Broad St

yeah, i'm guessing it was tastee...but i gotta say, the best donuts i've ever had ever ever were from henry's on st. claude (i think the cross street is madeville) i'm downright religious about donuts and this place gave me a case of the hallelujahs.

Aug 26, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

Any suggestions for cajun/creole vegetarian?

well, i never follow a specific recipe when i make red beans and rice for my vegetarian friends but i can give you some tips...use the richest veggie stock you get your hands on (make it yourself and throw in a couple of porcini mushrooms for "meatiness") and remember that butter is your friend. unless you're going vegan. i always add a good amount of red wine and a couple of dashes of liquid smoke and you have my permission to make it a little spicier than usual.

Aug 26, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

Sandwiches? (Not po-boys)

cake cafe and bakery makes really great sandwiches and they bake their own bread too. (no french at all!) the grilled crab sandwich with brie bacon and spinach is dreamy. it's in the marigny on charters and spain. also, mona lisa's makes some pretty hearty subs, also on their own bread...nothing over the top original but honest and straightforward.

Aug 26, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

New to Nashville...ethnic? off the beaten path?

o.k., i might get in trouble for this...but if you want a special dining experience, check out sams sushi on 3rd and church. it is truly a "hole in the wall" type place but i can honestly say there is no-one in the world quite like sam. the sushi is basic and reasonably good but mostly it is absurdly inexpensive.i trust sam on quality, that is not how he cuts corners...he does this by doing EVERYTHING himself. this makes him endearingly cranky and eccentric. go by yourself or with one other person, he gets edgy if you show up with too many people. you fill out your order yourself and try to have exact change (once he made me ring myself up so he wouldn't get his hands dirty) and he doesn't allow you to tip him so don't even try. go, really, it's awesome. you wont spend over 10 bucks and you will leave with leftovers.

kafir lime leaves

does anyone happen to know where i can get some in the city or reasonably nearby? i've tried hong kong market already and no dice. they are a staple for much of my cooking. at my old place i would buy them frozen in a zip lock. i would even be exited about buying my own little tree.

Jul 27, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans

Quick Marigny Suggestions?

go to the cake cafe on the corner of charters and spain (towards the bywater) great lunch and breakfast and most items are under $10. it has nice atmosphere and a really cute $1.00 cupcake special with your meal. also, don't miss the verdi mart for po-boys. it's in the quarter, but pretty close to the marigny just over esplanade on royal. on the same block is my another one of my favorite, benechin, which serves tasty "homestyle" african cuisine. these folks have a great grasp on the art of the plantain. down in the bywater on dauphine and france i think is a little bar called sugarpark that has really great pizza including a shrimp and andouille one thats mighty tasty and if your feeling adventurous i hear the food at the "country club" on louisa and dauphine is really something, but i havn't been there yet to find out.

Jul 10, 2008
hottdish in New Orleans