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Is Martin's Uptown ever coming back?

Saw on Lorin Gaudin's FB page that a new specialty butcher shop is to open later this year on Baronne in the 3900 block, the next block uptown from where Martin's once was. This again got me asking myself, so what is the deal Martin's? They tore down the old store and a bunch of nearby houses, poured a foundation, then appear to have abandoned the project. Every time I have asked Cedric and others at the store the last few years I have gotten a different answer, none of which ended up being correct, so I quit asking there. Would like to see the project finished.

Jun 19, 2012
gourmondo in New Orleans

places to get yakamein

Eat Well Market at Canal & Broad.

Oct 18, 2011
gourmondo in New Orleans

best fried chicken, right now...

Mandina's has very good fried chicken, cooked to order.

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

Oct 18, 2011
gourmondo in New Orleans

Moon Lake, MS

Thanks for the info, gentlemen. I have a special interest in the Delta since my father was raised there (Tunica). We still have farmland on the Ark. side of the river and it was always fun visiting the Delta and the farm just to hear the old stories from my Dad about growing up there in the 1920's and 1930's. Now that he is gone, that entire generation of my family has passed on. To a southern boy like me, food is about people and recipes and heritage; visiting places such as those you've mentioned are one way of maintaining a connection with a place and the past. Those days are gone forever along with those we loved, but sometimes, like some old home movies I have of the place in Tunica, a plate of collard greens, fried chicken and creamed potatoes can take you back, if just for a moment......I hope you have an opportunity to share a wonderful meal this holiday season - Merry Christmas!

Dec 21, 2010
gourmondo in Central South

Moon Lake, MS

Thanks for the tips. I tried to book at the Alluvian on my last trip during the summer, but it was booked out. I did manage to take a cooking class across the street at Viking and had a great time. My cooking partner was the dialect coach on "The Help", which was filming there at the time. Later on the trip, I picked up a copy of the book at Square Books in Oxford and also got a copy of "Mississippi: State of Blues" which has a pic of Po Monkey's on the cover. Had a great meal at the City Grocery on the square. Looking forward to my return to the Delta and some damn good pie at the Blue & White!

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Blue & White Restaurant
1355 Highway 61 N, Tunica, MS 38676

City Grocery
152 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655

Dec 20, 2010
gourmondo in Central South

Moon Lake, MS

Many years ago I was taken by a cousin in the Delta to a restaurant on Moon Lake. I do not remember the name. Does anyone have an idea of what the name of the place may have been and whether it is still around? I seem to remember the front door was kept locked speakeasy style or something like that. Maybe it was a private club? This was probably a good twenty years ago (if not longer). Will be making a trip to the Delta in the spring and am trying to put together a list of places to try and just remembered going to Moon Lake. Thanks.

Dec 20, 2010
gourmondo in Central South

need recs for anniversary

Stella and Cuvee are a couple of other nice options for an anniversary.

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Cuvee Restaurant
322 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Jul 25, 2010
gourmondo in New Orleans

Chicago Area German Deli and Grocery Store

I have been looking around the country for years now to find a substitute for Meyer's on Lincoln Square and have been very disappointed. I used to have a variety of brats, wurst, leberkaese, etc. flown in from Meyer's for Mardi Gras grilling every year here in New Orleans. Flavor and service were always great. Does anyone know if Gene's or Lincoln Quality Meats ship? Can't tell from what I've seen on the web. I'm also open to other suggestions. Tried Paulina once and they didn't meet my expectation. Never tried Stieglmeier.

Jan 31, 2010
gourmondo in Chicago Area