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Where are the crawfish boils 2012

Rivershack is Sundays 4-8pm.

Mar 02, 2012
mollymac in New Orleans

Where are the crawfish boils 2012

So, who's holding boils this year?

I know Mid-City Yacht Club is doing Fridays (6pm) - don't know the price.
Lucy's Retired Surfer Club is Fridays 4pm, $5/lb.
Carrollton Station will be having a boil next Friday 3/9.
Rivershack does Sundays (not sure time or price).

Who else? Is R Bar back this year? What about in other parts of the city - Bywater? Westbank? New Orleans East?

I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of dem 'bugs!

Mar 02, 2012
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

I believe there is a boil going on right now at The Kerry on Decatur...

May 02, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Best place to eat crawfish

I have a running thread about which bars/restaurants are holding boils on which nights during crawfish season - feel free to check it out...
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/774408

Apr 10, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

I thought this used to be free, but I guess this year it is $10 pp all you can eat (long lines, but they move fast).

Apr 10, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Asian- or Vietnamese-Cajun Crawfish?

Got as far as Manhattan Seafood, but the gentleman at the counter said his boils are standard boils: 8 different spices and standard ingredients (potatoes, sausage, etc).

Apr 10, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

Just heard that Dino's is doing boils Wednesday afternoons/evenings in the CBD, but do not have any details...

Apr 10, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

Cool info! I actually have a separate thread asking about Vietnamese-style boils!
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/704720

Apr 01, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Good Hangs Near Tips and Howlin Wolf

I second 45 Tchoup! They cater to the pre- and post-Tips crowd, being just a block or so away.

Mar 31, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Good Hangs Near Tips and Howlin Wolf

That's Vic's Kangaroo Cafe - probably too small for this group. Lucy's has lots of space.

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Vic's Kangaroo Cafe
636 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Mar 31, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

Hey, this should probably be a new thread, but here's another thought: What's your favorite uncommon (or less common) thing to find/put in a boil? That means, anything besides sausage, corn, potato and garlic.

Mine is pineapple!

Mar 31, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

I fully intend to report back, but know that I am really not very discriminating about my crawfish unless the boil is absolutely god-awful (I had one that was super duper salty rendering my beloved mudbugs almost inedible).

Mar 31, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Asian- or Vietnamese-Cajun Crawfish?

cảm ơn bạn!
(thank you!)

Mar 30, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Huevos brunch surprise

Well, that was the best one I'd ever had, and was only used as the opposite extreme for comparison. The one at Huevos was pretty skimpy for the price. On the other hand, my boyfriend's tamales were pretty tasty. I am not a Huevos hater, just disappointed with the option I picked.

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Huevos
4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA

Mar 29, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Asian- or Vietnamese-Cajun Crawfish?

Okay, the season is here and I'm back on the hunt. I met a Vietnamese guy in a bar one night and he said some place on Manhattan Blvd in Harvey. Anybody know what he was referring to? Anyone ever had these? Know where to get them? I *will* find them this year, if I have to learn how to speak Vietnamese!

Xin vui lòng chia sẻ con tôm của bạn với tôi!
[thank you, google translate]

Mar 29, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Huevos brunch surprise

Wanting to try something different for brunch, looking for low-key, tasty and affordable, I decided to give Huevos a go. I had heard good things, and when I checked Urban Spoon, the menu prices posted there were totally reasonable: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/57/141999...

Word to the Wise: Those are not their current prices. Everything except the Blue Jay Special is at least a dollar more than this menu says. It must be out of date.

Still, the prices were fair, and I was still game for something new. My boyfriend got the huevos con tamal, which he thought were better than pretty good, but not eyes-roll-up-into-the-head delicious. I was feeling a little lunchy myself, so I got the BLT and boy, was I disappointed. I'd have been okay with a $9 sandwich if it were hearty and delicious, packed with ingredients and bursting at the seams. A little Indian lady in my hometown used to make BLTs on squishy white bread that were at least 3" high with bacon, where the bread didn't even reach around if you stretched it thin. This was it's diametric opposite, it's arch nemesis, it's mirror reflection, a meager, loose-fitting, sad excuse for a BLT. My sweet little Indian lady's were $3.50, if memory serves, and were 10x the sandwich that this was.

My main point is that the menu posted online is inaccurate, so keep that in mind as you make your brunch plans. But when you go, if you go, on my advice, skip the BLT.

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Huevos
4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA

Mar 29, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

The Lucky Ladle

I live around the corner and venture in periodically for Sunday brunch. It's relatively no-frills, decent food, decent service. Nothing for me is really outstanding about it, but it does the job nicely, I would say. Simple, straightforward menu with eggy stuff, waffly stuff, soupy-sandwichy stuff and the standard brunch sides. Their menu is on UrbanSpoon: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/menu/1533060?p=0

Another review was recently posted on this blog, and they were wild about it (gave it "5 bacons"):
http://eatwithjesse.blogspot.com/2010...

Mar 29, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

Nice!

Mar 29, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

I know the R Bar usually has them Friday evenings (free) - Have they started up again this year? Anyone?

Mar 28, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

Thursdays at Maison on Frenchmen:
http://www.maisonfrenchmen.com/?p=961
$5/lb and $5 pitchers of High Life and Abita, plus live music...

Mar 28, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

Actually, both Friday and Sunday, but a whopping $12 a platter! Ouch! (although that didn't stop me yesterday afternoon)

Mar 28, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

Also: Sunday Funday 4 pm @ Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar: Crawfish Boil $4.99 per pound comes with potato & corn cob...

Mar 25, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

And the Tulane Crawfish Fest is scheduled for April 16th. Don't get there late - they had run out by the time I arrive mid-afternoon last year!
http://www.tulane.edu/~crawfest/

Mar 25, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Crawfish Boils This Weekend 2011

I saw this on the Austin CH discussion, and thought it was totally appropriate for the NOLA board, too. Let's keep a running tally of where the boils are happening every weekend this spring. Everybody knows when their own neighborhood joint is doing a boil - Share the good news here!

I had a huge, steaming, spicy pile of red beauties at Carrollton Station last Friday night. And everybody knows that Yo Mama's in the Quarter is already boiling up the mudbugs every the weekend.

This weekend is the Chalmette Crawfish Fest where I'm sure the 'bugs will be plentiful:
http://www.louisianacrawfishfestival....

Any options for this weekend here in town?

Mar 25, 2011
mollymac in New Orleans

Where could I track down a vintage Carbur's menu?

For those that remember Carbur's in Burlington, VT... That menu was so hilarious, so enormous, and was the building block of so many fabulous memories. Anybody know if those menus are still floating around somewhere? I would love to get my hands on one. I checked eBay to no avail.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Feb 08, 2011
mollymac in Northern New England

The family convenes in Charleston for some great food!

Thank you for all the ideas! How to ever choose? The only one I'm not so sure about is Hyman's - I heard it was highly touristy and not the quality you'd hope for (we have lots of those places here in NOLA, too). We may seek our oysters at one of your other preferred locations.

The NOLA Chow board is really helpful - Definitely consult it. Some personal favorites of mine are:
Boucherie (on Jeannette in the Carrollton neighborhood) http://www.boucherie-nola.com/ - Southern/NOLA contemp cuisine with a twist; very fair prices and copious deliciousness.
Cochon (on Tchoupitoulas in the CBD) http://www.cochonrestaurant.com/ - A Don Link restaurant (local celeb chef) - Creative and classy Cajun cooking
Coop's Place (on lower Decatur in the Quarter) http://www.coopsplace.net/ - One of the lowliest places with the best jambalaya in town!

Nov 16, 2010
mollymac in Southeast

The family convenes in Charleston for some great food!

Thank you very much for your input! Recs well taken, and I will take it up with Dad...

Nov 16, 2010
mollymac in Southeast

The family convenes in Charleston for some great food!

Dad just turned 70, I'm turning 40, and the whole gang (parents, 2 bros w/S.Os and me & my boy - adults only) are all meeting in Charleston for a birthday weekend of food & fun & family. Dad & I get to pick the Saturday night birthday dinner location, and he is more familiar w/Charleston than I am. His suggestions:

Anson Restaurant - Carolina's - 82 Queen

Our backgrounds: Dad is a Vermont farmhouse-style foodie, a localvore (or locavore) with shortage of super-fresh seafood in his life. I live in New Orleans, where the seafood is swell (albeit a little oily this year) but anything that comes near a fryer gets battered & thrown in.

So, different backgrounds, but we both love fresh (be it veggies, fish, whatever) and both love seafood and both love trying cuisines that we can't find done as well back home. Oh, and did I mention oysters? We all love oysters.

Thoughts on Dad's picks? Other recommendations? I have heard very good things about the Peninsula Grill (mostly very general positive reviews) and McCrady's, though McCrady's sounds like the kind of place we could find in the fine dining scene anywhere. I have read most of the key posts on the fine dining scene here, but, knowing our divergent food perspectives, I wondered if anyone could give more specific recommendations.

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McCrady's Restaurant
2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401

Peninsula Grill
112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

82 Queen
82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Nov 16, 2010
mollymac in Southeast

Bakery on Maple Street

Nice article in the TImes Pic - Check the pastry-making video at the end:
http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/...

Sep 25, 2010
mollymac in New Orleans

Best "hole in the wall" type place in Boston?

Anchovies on Columbus (#433) in the South End. Stick-to-your-ribs Italian, large portions, reasonable prices and a cozy, neighborhoody, old-school style.

Jul 31, 2010
mollymac in Greater Boston Area