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K-Paul's -- 3/20/08

It's like many french quarter restaurants, it lives off of its reputation rather than providing a great meal every night. Like you said it's not bad but it certainly isn't putting out the food that other restaurants through out the city are providing.

Mar 24, 2008
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

French Quarter restaurant suggestions?

EAT on the corner of Dumaine and Dauphine. It's not touristy by any standards- the service is friendly and the food is fresh and reasonably priced (dinner entrees run $10-$17). They don't serve alcohol so bring your own.

Coop's Place (1000 block of Decatuer). Let's face it it's a dump of a bar with great food. You don't have to worry about too many tourists stumbling in.

Adolfo's - It's right out of the quarter on the 600 block of Frenchman. Prices are a tad higher but they have great creole inspired italian.

Feb 05, 2008
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Looking for Shrimp and Grits

As another South Carolina transplant, I must point out that shrimp and grits aren't traditionally a breakfast item.

Jan 30, 2008
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Dinner at Brigtsen's

I agree with Blumie on the seafood platter, it's a must not miss.

The pork and pepper jelly appetizer is unique and worth trying.

Jan 29, 2008
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Herbsaint's lunch prices

Can anyone comment on Herbsaint's lunch prices?

Dec 15, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Cheap Eats

Eat on the corner of Dumaine and Dauphine has great fresh food in a clean and comfy atmosphere. The most expensive item on the menu is $17. It's one of my fiancee's favorite places. They're brunch on Sat/Sun morning is the best thing they do and it is equally as inexpensive.

Dec 08, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Honeymoon in NOLA

Yeah I have knocked Commander's back to lunch. I've heard mixed reviews but still want to go. I thought lunch would be a good compromise.

Dec 07, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Honeymoon in NOLA

Blumie,

Where would you suggest if we cut any of the ones you recommended we cut?

Dec 06, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Most overrated NOLA restaurants

I've eaten at Basil Leaf about 10 times, tried 5-6 dishes and have never had anything with pineapple.

Dec 06, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Sunday evening recs in the French Quarter

The ribs at the Joint are good. The chopped pork bbq is a little salty for my taste but good. The mac and cheese is their best side, but their sides aren't anything to write home about.

Dec 06, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Honeymoon in NOLA

I live in New Orleans and we plan to honeymoon here. It's a chance to save some money for a big trip in a year but also eat at all the places we've wanted to. I have a working list and want to ask your advice. First, I'd like to know which restaurants you would kickto the curb and which ones you may want to add. Second, I'd like to know which ones you'd suggest for lunch or for dinner. I'm not necessarily looking for the most upscale meals, I'm looking for the best food in places we can dress up and dress casually. The dates will be from Dec 21-25/26 or until we run out of money. Thanks everyone.

-Brigtsens'
-K Paul's
-Herbsaint
-August
-Commander's Palace
-Stella
-Dick and Jenny's
-Delmonico's
-Broussard's for their German Christmas meal (she spent time in Germany growing up)

Dec 04, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Sunday Evening Meal

So I was planning on taking my fiance on a date to Cochon tonight, but then I discovered it is closed on Sunday's. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced, fun place? - anywhere in the city.

Nov 04, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Wisconsin boy's NOLA guide for his friends - Critiques welcome

I'd pass on Brennan's and Remoulade. Both are overated, by tourists, who haven't expanded their palette outside the Quarter.

Nov 02, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Engagement Dinner

I love both Adolfo's and EAT but they're not exactly what I'm looking for. I thought about Cochon, but I think it maybe too adventerous for some of my party. I'm considering NO Food & Spirits - what's your opinion, how hard will it be to seat 15-17 people there?

Nov 02, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Engagement Dinner

I just got engaged and want to have a dinner to celebrate my engagement with friends, mostly who are in grad school. There will be around 15 of us and I'm looking for a place where we can get entrees for $15 - $23. I'm not looking for a rowdy place, but I would like a place that is fun and certainly not stuffy. I consider Jacques-Imo's (a personal favorite) but I'm afraid it may be a little pricy for some.

Nov 01, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Group of 10 wanting something fun and casual

I was thinking about taking everyone to Jacquimo's tomorrow night, but the only times they had available were 5,9 and 10. So I'm considering elsewhere. I've heard great things about Dick and Jenny's but I'm worried about taking a group of 10 on a Friday night at 6 pm. Anyone have any suggestions - past experiences at D&J's or another suggestion?

Mar 22, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

Fun, Great Food

I second Jacques-Imo's, it's one of my favorites

Feb 15, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans

2500 block of St. Charles restaurants

Planning to hit up 2500( 2nd/3rd st) block of St. Charles with friends for the parade tomorrow. Anyone know of a good, reasonably priced ($8-$15) meal?

Feb 15, 2007
blake wilbanks in New Orleans