Thanks Littleman, Yes, I was born, raised, lived and worked in NOLA until just a few months ago. Wife got a job offer she couldn't refuse, so now we are Memphians. Nice city. I don't miss too much from NOLA, except for the restaurants of course. I am always lookinf for a nice seafood place. I am pretty much constrained to Bonefish here so far for my seafood fix. So any help there would be appreciated. I am gonna look up their menus (I love the internet) and we will go from there. Thanks for your reply.
My wife and I are venturing to Tunica for a quickie weekend and we are looking for the best place to eat. Money not an object, but want to receive what we pay for. Please help, I have never been to Tunica before as we have recently moved to Memphis. Thank you for your help.
I agree completely, the original location is the one to attend. I have been there the last few times between 10 and 1030 and my waits for my wife and I have never been more than 15 minutes. But when we go with this couple the 4 person wait can be substantially longer. Basically, in my experience, for every person you add to your party over 2 you can add 10 to 15 minutes to your wait. Is it worth it? Yes. Unless you have 10 people.
Well Kibbles, First of all, Rips has been around seemingly forever, although the building is only about 3 years old. (Katrina reduced the former building to 4 corner posts and half a roof) Lunch and dinner there are average to above average, except for soups and gumbos. Mostly fried fare, but when they do grilled fish specials at lunch don't pass them up. My main rave for Rips is breakfast (only on sunday) and the lunches. (except saturday lunch) There is a gentleman that works in the back named Harry. Harry is in his late 60's and cooks because he loves to. You can tell by his food. His soups are extraordinary. (especially his turtle and soft shell crab soups) The grits and Grillades are for lack of a better word, "perfect". He has been cooking for more than half a century and he specializes in the southern classice. He can be a little gruff at times but no one can touch him in the kitchen. Harry is not one of those "super creative" chefs, he takes basic ingredients and layers flavors on top of one another to make the "simple" dishes taste extraordinary. His entrees are very straight forward, fairly priced, filling, and just good eating. Dont waste your time with desserts, average. Bread pudding a little above. But if you get there between 10 and 11 on Sunday you can order of either breakfast or dinner menu. PS- If you have ever eaten at Annadelle Plantation the menu there was basically done by Harry and Pat Gallagher, and Harry still makes the soups for Pat at his new restaurant "Gallagher's Grill", which is another one of my northshore favorites in Covington.
Easy, you get whomever brought the lush to the party to remove the lush from the party, simple as that. If you go to a party and bring a guest you are responsible for that guest. Period. If I get loaded and act like a douche at my wife's Xmas party I deserve a swift kick in the ass, by her, as I am her guest. Why are you people making it more difficult than it actually is? Boot his/her ass!
Lunabug, If you have not yet made a decision about breakfast on Tuesday, I would love to suggest my favorite breakfast spot, Surrey's. On Magazine Street, Surrey's creates everything in house from scratch, including their bagels. Now I wouldn't suggest a bagel to a NYC'er. But as a breakfasat sandwich or just as the side bread they are wonderful. What is exceptional are the juices (fresh squeezed, usually a selection of 7 to 10) the Bananas Foster French Toast (3 large slices of french bread, stuffed with their banana caramel cream, then cooked in a traditional egg-sugar batter) Traditional Shrimp and Grits, and their Crabmeat and Avocado Omellette (jumbo lump and beautiful avocado with 4 different cheeses) I have never been to a better breakfast spot in the city. It was featured on that show Diners drive ins and dives but dont let that keep you away, it truly is a wonderful place to have an exceptional breakfast, I have been in the restaurant business for a long time in this city and I do believe that your husband (as a chef) and yourself (as the wife of a chef) would thoroughly enjoy Surrey's. For less than half of the gratuity you gonna pay at August. (By the way, a fine choice. I worked for John for a year at La Provence in Lacombe)
Surrey"s on Magazine. I am amazed that no one has suggested Surrey's. Everything is made from scratch in-house. The breakfast sandwiches are the size of a softball. (made on home made bagels-6choices) There are 4 words that turn my wife to butter - Bananas Foster French Toast - They take 3 large slices of french loaf stuff them with a homemade banana caramel cream and then cook them in a traditional egg-sugar french toast batter. I love their shrimp and grits, but I have trouble always deciding between that and the crabmeat omelette with avocado. They make their own breakfast sausage for god's sake. They were featured on Diners Drive ins and Dives a couple of years ago, but don't let that scare you off. If you show up 10 strong, dont expect to sit together. Their biggest table seats 6, and there is only one. I have been in the restaurant business for 25 years in NOLA and this is my second favorite breakfast place in town. Number one is across the lake in Mandeville, a good 45 minutes from downtown. Rip's on the Lake, Sunday breakfast only.