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Not Leaving Empty Handed (Southern Food Items Needed)

I really liked Praline Connection on our last visit. We had 6 people. Lots of different ordering going on. Alot of us had the daily special of fried chicken. i was wowed. It was really good. Now, that said, the service was a little confused and slow. but once we had our cocktails, we just sipped and talked and laughed at the service problems.

Jun 22, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Looking for a great steak!!!

What do people think about Crescent Steak House out in Mid-City on Broad? I have never been but it sounds good.

Jun 22, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

LA Hound returning for annual visit, advice sought.

we'll be there around 8.leaving now for airport!

Jan 16, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

LA Hound returning for annual visit, advice sought.

we are looking at Thursday. we have no other reservations., we like to eat the bar of places, and usually during slow periods, we don't have any problems. but for upperline, i'm going to call.have a great trip!

Jan 15, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

LA Hound returning for annual visit, advice sought.

sounds like a good itinerary. we'll be there, too.

Jan 15, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Suggestions for a Foodie's First Trip to NOLA

laura, thanks for the thumbs up on upperline. will be going next week. so sorry about brennans. please tell us more about your trip.

Jan 14, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

What do you think of Mojitos Grill and Bar?

I have not eaten there but i spent a few nights in June enjoying music in their courtyard.

Jan 10, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Frist timer looking for help with dining strategy for 2.33 days!

I love the Swizzle Stick Bar.Ms. Lu Brow is a great bar manager. very sweet.They've had a chef change, i hope the food is still as good, though i suspect it is as they tend to promote within.

Jan 10, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Frist timer looking for help with dining strategy for 2.33 days!

don't forget some big ziplocks to pack your food.. they can be messy.

Jan 09, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Commander's Palace or Gautreaus?

Gautreau's is a great restaurant with a very good chef. It is not particularly "New Orleans Cuisine", it is food you can get in any semi large city in America.Go to the website and check out the menu.

Jan 08, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

King Cake

Thanks, i'll have to get one sent out to me.

Jan 06, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Quick thoughts on this Itinerary - much thanks

Friend had the burger in the restaurant part of Snug Harbor and proclaimed it better than Port of Call. (he lives there and eats at these places regularly)

Jan 06, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Need a venue for a crawfish boil for a wedding reception

You have had a lot of help. One more caterer for you is Wendi Smith 504-495-4816. She did the food for scenes in the movie, and cast and crew catering for my friend, Helen's movie- Flood Streets. If all else fails, she may be able to help you.

Jan 05, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

NOLA Restaurant Report

Thanks for taking time to report.

Jan 04, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Put on yer reading glasses! It's Kukubura's trip report! (Mr. B's, Commander's, Gal's, Dante's, Dizzy's, Green Goddess, more...)

Great photos. you and your wife, eat and drink like me and my spouse.

Jan 04, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Galatoire's POOR service and CANNED Peas!

Well, I was going to post about 100 responses ago. I think a well-behaved 4 year old, in her own world with her head phones and ipad is delightful ( i have no kids of my own by the way). She was probably better behaved than most adults. Her mom freaking out about their meal is another story, though. $17 for chicken is actually cheap for an entree at Galatoires. And what's wrong with ordering an Ala Carte veggie for the table, like every one else in the joint? huh, mom? Now, i feel bad you didn't know that the chicken dish had (god forbid) canned peas in it. It is winter after all, no fresh peas till spring, mom. Even then hardly anyone uses fresh peas these days. Just push the peas to the side for gosh sakes. And as for the dress code, it is on the website and it is discussed all over here. I really don't have an opinion about those T-Shirts, I live is L.A. nuff said, have to see that stuff all day. I eat at Galatoires twice a year, never,ever had bad or rude service.

Jan 04, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

You are one crazy cat!

Jan 04, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Recommendations for October visit to New Orleans, please

Well, same for me. i have restaurants like this in Los angeles, so, when i come to town,i want something more regional.

Jan 04, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

LA Hound returning for annual visit, advice sought.

Thanks, i appreciate it. We are coming to town on the !6th.

Jan 04, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

LA Hound returning for annual visit, advice sought.

Have you been to Upperline lately? i wanted to try it on my trip this month, would love to hear from someone who has been recently.

Jan 03, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

Thanks for the clarification. Will be there this month, can't wait!

Jan 03, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Recommendations for October visit to New Orleans, please

Head over to Tripadvisor.com/new orleans forums for hotel/ B&B advice, and tour advice.

Jan 02, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

Well, the bar next door is my husbands favorite bar( ms. maes club house), they just had a change of some sort (owner? not sure) so we were shocked, i mean, shocked when they doubled their prices. Instead of $1.00, the drinks are now $2.00!!!! No, really we love this dive bar, but never go there at night when it is frat city. Stoly rocks only $3.00, got to love it.

Jan 02, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

Well, you better call, because i looked at 4 sources and they were all different.

Jan 01, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

checked it out. they are open till 7 p.m.. I would feel safe taking a taxi, and i am sure they are used to calling one for people when they are finished eating as it is not transit friendly where they are.

Jan 01, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

only been to Cochon, but the Butcher gets good reviews. I am going to Upperline for my "uptown dinner" this trip. the owner is so friendly, but i want to check out her new chef.

Jan 01, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

check the times for Willie Mae's. may only be open for lunch.

Jan 01, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

yes, we always pick up our food before we leave for the airport.

Jan 01, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

also, you are aware that Verti Marte is just a small store with take-out only?

Jan 01, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans

Taxi worthy restaurants? Help with trip planning!

You could take a taxi to Willie Mae's, then taxi over to Angelo's for dessert, then the Streecar back to the Quarter.Get the cannoli.

Jan 01, 2012
califkatie in New Orleans