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serious foodie traveling to n.o.

I concur - skip Mother's and Deanies. Parkway's seafood poboys are also good - the roast beef is excellent! I also concur that BBQ shrimp from Mr. B's or Pascal's is the only way to go!!

Jan 14, 2010
mississippigirl in New Orleans

Four meals decided, but one bourbon-fueled wild card left

I will second or third Mr. B's! Enjoy Parkway - It is excellent!! They have a bar with televisions so you may consider watching the game there.

Jan 14, 2010
mississippigirl in New Orleans

New Orleans: 4 days of New Orleans Dining (Long) - August, Luke's, Cochon, Central Grocery, CP and Acme

I am sorry that you were dissapointed with you CG experience. You should not feel as if your muff wan't "made to order" it was likely made just prior to your order as the place often has a very long line. Clearly they often make a few up to keep up with demand. IMHO the CG muff is the standard by which all others are measured.
thanks for your visit and review!

Jan 14, 2010
mississippigirl in New Orleans

Good cajun and/or creole restaurants near the Superdome

I don't know of any cajun buffets - much less a good one. Luke on St. Charles is great, and within walking distance. Don't limit yourself to walking distance though - eat great food and take a taxi to the Dome. Are you looking for po-boys, red beans, jambalya, fried seafood???

Jan 06, 2010
mississippigirl in New Orleans

Sunday Brunch or Lunch before the Saints Game

Thanks for the suggestions! Our guests wanted to walk around the FQ so we went to the Coffee Pot! It was excellent. I had the Eggs Jonathan, and even though they forgot the hollandaise they were very good. The lost bread looked interesting, but i didn't taste. My husband had the Creole Eggs and they were devine.

AND we were serenaded by one of the waitresses! We will be back!

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Coffee Pot Restaurant
714 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Nov 10, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

Sunday Brunch or Lunch before the Saints Game

We are bringing friends over for the game this weekend, and they have not spent much time in New Orleans. We want to have a casual, low key lunch/brunch before the game. What do y'all suggest?

Nov 06, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

Boston hounds descending this week - Please comment!

Cafe du Mond is touristy but worth it - try to sit close to the outside and you'll get a show with your breakfast.

Central Grocery is muffalettas and more muffalettas - they don't do ANYTHING else,

If you like oysters and seafood, try Felix's Oyster bar or Acme on Iberville, Friday night. I haven't made it to Green Goddess but hear good things.

I responded to this post primarily to steer you away from NOLA. I personally do not like NOLA, of his restaurants it is my least favorite. I have been several times and would describe all the meals as less than memorable. Others love it, i do not. I also don't think it is anything remotely close to "classic" new orleans fare. I would recommend Tommy's, Irene's, and if you really want "classic" NO fare and dining experience try Galatoires - no reservations sit downstairs. Tujaques or Herbsaint -

On Saturday - i agree with Charlie H - try Joey Ks and Mr. Bs for gumbo ya ya and bbq shrimp. Or stop in the Gumbo Shop on St. Peter - very afordable!

Enjoy your visit!

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Galatoire's Restaurant
209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Herbsaint
701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

Joey K's Restaurant & Bar
3001 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Green Goddess
307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

Nov 02, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

WHAT ABOUT TOMMY'S?

Tommy's is great!!! The duck is spectacular, and it is exactly what savory south said - perfect for pleasing a crowd. You can't go wrong.

Oct 26, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

New Orleans Food Plans

I agree that you should try to work in Cassamento's for lunch. I dream about the loaf all summer. I prefer Felix's over Acme and you should stand at the bar and have an Abita with your oysters!

My husband LOVES Jacques Imo's - i think if will fit your critera well. I think some may be missing your point about avoiding first class restaurants - it is not always about the cost, but simply a preference. Enjoy!

Oct 22, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

steakhouse

I really like Charlies on Dryades - but be warned the menu is Steak - with a few sides. If you are looking for other offerings you won't find them at Charlies.

Oct 16, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

Your ideal meal at Galatoire's?

I always start with the fried eggplant and souffle potatoes (my mother started this tradition) - however, the crabmeat maison is my husbands favorite. I really love the crabmeat sardou, and my husband highly recommends the lamb. We rarely have dessert but instead opt for cafe brulot or an aparatif ~ Enjoy!

Oct 12, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

grillades and grits

I also have to recommend EAT! The grits and grillades are excellent!

Sep 14, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

Three days is not enough time!!!

Cuvee is great. Last time we were there they had a trio of foie gras that was outstanding!

Aug 18, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

Best Brunch / Jazz Brunch in NOLA?? Need Help

Palace Cafe!

Aug 18, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

First Timers to NOLA rate my plans so far.

I definitely suggest Mother’s for a roast beef po-boy. It is absolutely delicious. Mother’s is touristy, but the “debris” po-boy is worth the wait. It is the debris that falls off the roast while it is cooking. You won’t be disappointed.
I also have to recommend Brigtsen’s for dinner, possibly Friday night. Other options are Pelican Club, Galatoire’s (one of my personal favorites), Jacques-Imo’s and Cuvee.
I think your anniversary dinner at Commanders is a lovely idea. I think you will also enjoy Luke. Looks like you have a nice weekend planned. laisses le bon temps rouler!

Aug 18, 2009
mississippigirl in New Orleans

27 Avenue Bistro Gulfport

27th Ave. Bistro would not be my first choice. I love both Confusion, and Vrazels! The BayView House in Ocean Springs is great as well. Also if you are interested in Ocean Springs - there are several great restaurants in OS - Phonecia, Manhatten Grill, Chef Scotts Sushi, and Fantz. McElroys in Ocean Springs is good for breakfast.
Enjoy!

East Carolina Style BBQ???

We stopped at A & M grill, since Nunnery Freeman was closed. First, Mebane is a beautiful town and the dogwoods were in full bloom this weekend -WOW!!! The BBQ- was pretty good. The flavor was good, but David was initiall disappointed because it is served with a tomato based sause on top - but was plesently suprised at the flavor!!!
Thanks for the tip!!

Foodie heading to Jackson, MS this weekend

Glad you enjoyed!! Next time you are in Jackson and looking for Breakfast on Sunday Morning - Broad Street Bakery is an absolute MUST!!!

Foodie heading to Jackson, MS this weekend

I can't really tell a difference- I just think that it feels different. And I adore the fried pickles!!! OH - it is brown bag also. They serve beer and you can bring your own -whatever.

Foodie heading to Jackson, MS this weekend

I have to agree with the others - Walkers is a MUST!! I also prefer the Mayflower to the Elite. Chimneyville is decent BBQ, but they close at 2 or 3 in the afternoon so it is lunch only! I wasn't very impressed with the farmers market cafe, but Chimneyville is just across the street and they do good veggies from the farmers market.

I also really like Bill's Greek Tavern (but it's not downtown) it is a good seafood joint and you can take a bottle of your favorite wine! Don't forget about the Cherokee - it is a Jackson classic, even though the new location is not quite the same!
Enjoy ~

East Carolina Style BBQ???

But is it "east carolina style" -

East Carolina Style BBQ???

Thanks Bob - we have already planned a stop at the Varsity, I have never been and am really looking forward to it. I appreciate your suggestions. I am already saving my calories for the BBQ feast to come!

East Carolina Style BBQ???

Yes, we are driving all the way through NC on i-85. Is Nunnery-Freeman BBQ that "east carolina" style chopped, with the vinegar based sauce??
Thanks!!

East Carolina Style BBQ???

HI -
We will be driving through North Carolina on I-85 next week. My Husband LOVES Parker's BBQ in Wilson, but unfortunately that is out of our way. Any suggestions on where we can find something similar along our route???
Thansk