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Mexican Bridal Shower

I'm trying to plan a very small dinner (5-8 people) in honor of my friend's upcoming wedding, and I'm looking for good Mexican restaurants in the city. My old standby is Mexican Radio and there is always Rosa Mexicana, but I'd like to hear other people's suggestions. Price can be from moderate to slightly expensive, and I'm open to locations all over the city. Thanks!

Apr 24, 2009
Weeone in Manhattan

New York chowhound in New Orleans

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. Let me tell you the places I ended up hitting during my time in NO:

Mother's- At the recommendation of the guy managing the line out front, I got the debris po' boy with melted swiss. What a good way to start off the trip.

Coop's-I had the jumbalaya with shrimp, crawfish, and tasso..yuuuuuuum.

Mandina's- Sadly, they were out of softshell crabs that night, but I had grilled shrimp along with several Abita beers. Tasty.

Commander's Palace-The turtle soup au sherry was delish, but one of my pieces of speckled trout was a bit too dry. The bread pudding with whiskey sauce was fantastic.

Acme Oyster Bar- Really enjoyed my raw oysters here.

Brigtsen's- Oh, mama, that was a good meal. i started with the butternut shrimp bisque, made my way through the roast duck with tart cherry sauce, and finished up the meal with blueberry shortcake

Original Pierre Maspero's-I just stopped by here for a quick dinner before a concert at Preservation Hall. Not amazing food, but the soft shell crab po' boy was pretty decent.

A lot of your suggestions came in after I left for my trip and was without internet access, but now I have so many more places to try when I make my inevitable return to your city. Can't wait!

May 31, 2007
Weeone in New Orleans

New York chowhound in New Orleans

I'm going to be in New Orleans on a business trip next week, and I'm reaching out to my fellow foodies for some good recommendations around the town. I've already been instructed to go to Mother's for a debris po' boy. What are some of the eateries that should not be missed on my first trip to the city? I'll be staying in the French Quarter but am up for roaming around a bit.

Thanks!

May 25, 2007
Weeone in New Orleans

A lengthy dinner on the UWS

I should have specified that the budget didn't include alcohol..I know we'll be shelling out more for wine and cocktails.

Thanks for these suggestions! I've been meaning to check out West Side Brewing Co. Ouest, and Cesca for awhile, and now may be just the time.

May 21, 2007
Weeone in Manhattan

A lengthy dinner on the UWS

I'm looking for recommendations for a late weeknight dinner in the west 70's, 80's or 90's. This group will be made up of big foodies, so an excellent quality of food is a must. Our price range is $30-$40 a person, and the ambiance should be such that our loud, boisterous conversation won't bother our fellow diners. Does anyone have any suggestions for a laid back restaurant that serves up some tasty grub?

May 21, 2007
Weeone in Manhattan

Alta, Boqueria or Tia Pol on a weeknight?

Just wanted to concur that Las Ramblas is an excellent place. However, it is tiny as well and fills up very quickly. Try it when you are with a smaller party and stick with Alta this time.

May 21, 2007
Weeone in Manhattan

Allentown vittles

My sister goes to Muhlenberg, and I'd like to take her someplace other than Pistachio Grill next time I go for a visit. Do any locals out there have suggestions for alternatives?

Apr 29, 2007
Weeone in Pennsylvania

Up-uptown burger

My friends and I took over a booth at Piper's Kilt in Inwood last night for a pre-Blades of Glory meal and had a fantastic time. I opted for the Bronx Bomber Burger (BBQ sauce, grilled onions, and melted swiss cheese). Go check out this place if you haven't already. The quality of the meat is excellent, similar to Corner Bistro. The bun held up to this monumental burger and contained the flavorful juices very well. If you normally go for medium rare, bump it up one notch to medium. Good services, decent selection of beers, and killer onion rings. If you don't mind riding the A train to the end of the line, you should definitely make the journey and see how this burger compares to your city favorites.

Plus, the jaunty little man in the kilt on the front of the menu started our night off on a gleeful note!

Apr 11, 2007
Weeone in Manhattan

Spaghetti and meatballs?

Try Pisticci on Lasalle and B'way. Their version is fantastic and cheap.

Apr 09, 2007
Weeone in Manhattan

Manhattan Fondue

I agree with the La Bonne Soupe suggestion. Both the cheese and the chocolate fondue are excellent. Also, there are excellent other alternatives if someone does not feel like fondue, such as crêpes (my personal recommendations are La Paysanne and La Fermière) and a killer french onion soup.

Apr 09, 2007
Weeone in Manhattan

Tapas

awesome, i'll look into it. thanks!

Apr 09, 2007
Weeone in Manhattan

Tapas

I'm searching for a new place to go when tapas are the order of the evening. I've been to Las Ramblas, Tia Pol, and Divine Bar West, and they've all been good times. Can anyone add to this list?

Apr 09, 2007
Weeone in Manhattan