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NYE dinner ideas in the quarter

We will be in NOLA with another couple (all early 30's) for NYE. We are looking for something nice but fun/festive in the FQ for dinner. We want something that takes reservations and that has some New Orleans charm. We are considering Kingfish, GW Fins, NOLA, KPauls. Any suggestions /advice? I have eaten at NOLA, GW Fins, and have had drinks and KIngfish.
Thanks in advance!

Dec 03, 2013
missylee in New Orleans

[DFW] Best Soups?!

Just wanted to add my favorite
Spicy Chicken Soup from Mai's on Bryan St. Soooooo good!

Aug 13, 2009
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Sandwich in Dallas

Just saw this and realized I never replied. The cheese tasted similar to a gouda so maybe it was Queijo Minas that Lewisvillehounder mentions. He did actually use a ripe sweet banana not a plantain but that might of been because we didn't have a plantain. Thinking about it now they probably use fried ripe plantains in Brazil.

Mar 03, 2009
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Crab/ crawdad boil in or around dallas

I did a little research. I wasn't aware of the large vietnamese population in N. O. I also learned that most have adopted the cajun style of cooking most seafood. I guess I just had a server that was new to the country (maybe a relative or something) and hadn't learned the language yet. I will try them again. I just wish the atmosphere was a little more "cajun" as well (they were playing 80's rock muscic) . I didn't mean to imply that the service was bad when I went. Everyone was super polite...just a language barrier.

Mar 03, 2009
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Crab/ crawdad boil in or around dallas

I actually tried going to this place yesterday. Have they changed owners recently? I went in and the server didn't speak English and couldn't understand when I asked if they were open (the place was empty). All the workers were Asian. I asked if it was BYOB and the server politely replied that he did not understand. I asked if it was okay to bring in alcohol and he still didn't understand. Finally I gave up and asked for tea. When I looked at the menu it did not match (in name or content) what was written on the blackboard menu in the restaurant. When the server got back to take my order I asked for boiled crawfish and he replied that they do not have crawfish (a big neon sign was flashing boiled crawfish in the window). So weird. I just excused myself and left. It seemed like maybe an ownership change to me. Anyway, I ended up at Adairs and had some good crawfish (FREE!!!) and a good time.

Mar 02, 2009
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Crab/ crawdad boil in or around dallas

You are a wealth of knowledge! Thanks for the help. Looks like Im going on a road trip!

Feb 25, 2009
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Crab/ crawdad boil in or around dallas

Growing up in on the Oklahoma/ Arkansa border we used to go to a cajun restaurant where you could order a crab boil that consisted of crab legs, crawdads, shrimp, corn on the cob, new potatoes and sausage. They would bring it out in a big silver bowl and throw in on the table which was covered in white butcher paper. Is there anything like this in or within an 11/2 drive from dallas? If not then does someone have a great recommendation for Houston or Austin for a fun, Cajun place with live music (I'm might be up for a roadtrip, but then I would require music too:) The places I have tried already in Dallas are as follows:
Aw Shucks
Shuck and Jive
Dodie's (which I like but...no crab boil)
Pappadeauxs (yea, yea, I know)

Any suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks

Feb 24, 2009
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas party of 6-8 seeks round table, quiet place

Royal Thai on Greenville (if you like Thai food ) might be an option.

Feb 24, 2009
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

N.O. Trip report

Just got back from NOLA and have just enough time to post a quick report.
Saturday: came in early and went to Cafe Du Monde for coffee but the line was super long. We went to Napoleon House instead right as it was opening. I had the muffaletta and hubby had gumbo. Both were just okay, however we enjoyed the atmosphere and would return for that and the drinks (Pimms Cup).
Next we walked around and bit and headed back to Cafe du Monde where the line was much shorter. I had iced cafe au lait and beignets which were AWESOME as always.
We went on the cocktail tour and it was soooo much fun and full of interesting info. We went to the following bars and had the following drinks:
Tujague's-Tujague's lemonade (tart/ refreshing)
Laffites Blacksmith-hurricane
Laffite in exile-(not going to say the name as it is inapropriate)
Muriels-Pimms Cup
Pirates Bar-green fairy
French 75- Sazerac
I would definitely recommend this tour. I plan on doing it again next trip. They say that it is different every time. After that we staggered back to the hotel to get ready for dinner
Dinner at Cochon. We had Fried Alligator tail, deviled crab, and ribs for appetizers. Of the 3, the crab was my favorite with the ribs coming in 2nd. The alligator was disappointing, all you could taste was the fried breading and sauce. I really don't know why I expected anything different as everytime I have eaten fried gator all I taste is breading but oh well! As an entree I had the oven-roasted gulf fish which was very good.
Sunday-
We had brunch at Muriels which was great, poached eggs on andouille and sweet potato cakes w/ tabasco hollandaise. A perfect combo of sweet and salty.
For a late lunch (after doing a Hurrican Katrina tour) we stopped by Johnny's Po-boy and had a Roast Beef, Salami, Ham Poboy. It was perfection with tender meat, just enough au jus, and fresh bread...KILLER.
Dinner that night was supposed to be at Galatoires but I am ashamed to say we walked around on Bourbon, found a great Zydeco band, and had too many beers to feel like going back and getting dressed for dinner. We opted for a lucky dog and late night snack of oysters and catfish at Felix. I have BIG regrets about missing out on Galatoires,...next time I guess. My poor hubby kept hitting himself on the head and asking "how could I have chosen a lucky dog over Galatoires, stupid, stupid, stupid" (no offense to lucky dogs or Felix because both were great!)
Monday- Cafe du monde again for coffee then on to Lukes for lunch. This was really our favorite of the trip, such a great place!!! We started with P&J oysters, littleneck clams, and mussels....delicious and fresh. I had the cochon de lait sandwich which melted in my mouth and was enough for 3 people. The fries were perfectly hot and crispy. My husband ordered the white bean and duck cassoulet slow cooked with pork sausages, smoked bacon and duck confit. Another winner. We both ordered the house brewed beers which were perfect with the meal. My only regret was that I couldn't eat more!
All in all, it was a great trip and I cannot wait to come back. I bringing my brother next time for his Senior trip/ 18 birthday and we will definitely be hitting Galatoires then!!!

Jan 25, 2009
missylee in New Orleans

Going to Cochon! What should I eat and what should I wear?

Please someone answer. I want to know too! Come on...it's Friday, everyone should be wasting away the rest of the workday on the internet!

Jan 16, 2009
missylee in New Orleans

New Orleans Report 2009

Please tell me what you ordered that was so goo at Cochon! I'm going there for dinner in a few days.

Jan 16, 2009
missylee in New Orleans

Cibus at NorthPark Mall

Wow, I was just there Dec.29th. We had a party of 9 and were the only table there. I guess I would have had the foresight of a closing then if I hadn't drank so much wine beforehand at Cru;)

Jan 12, 2009
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Cibus at NorthPark Mall

When did Pescabar close???

Jan 12, 2009
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Jazz Brunch

I'm going to count up the votes and see who wins. So far (as I have searched the boards) there doesn't seem to be a restaurant that seems consistently recommended for jazz brunch other than Commanders. Just thought it would be interesting. Please vote! Remember...it has to be jazz brunch, not just brunch!

Jan 11, 2009
missylee in New Orleans

N.O. restaurants, please help fill in the blanks

Thank you so much. This is exactly the type of advice I was wanting. This looks perfect, I didn't realize Adelaide and Commanders are owned by the same family.

Dec 29, 2008
missylee in New Orleans

N.O. restaurants, please help fill in the blanks

Okay after more research and reading I have changed up my plan somewhat but still have a few decisions to make (***help me decide). Also please let me know if I should switch up anything based on location or similar food on same day. Here's the plan so far:
Saturday:
B. café de monde then on to Napoleon House (Muffalettas)
L. Mr. B’s or Palace Café ****
D. Cochon
Sunday:
B. hotel
L. Lukes
D Galatoires or ???(***other suggestions)
Monday:
B: ???
L: commanders palace
D:cafe Adelaide(int. house)
Thanks for all your help!!

Dec 23, 2008
missylee in New Orleans

N.O. restaurants, please help fill in the blanks

My husband and I are going to N.O. for a romantic weekend in January. We have been once before and LOVED it. We want to try restaurants that we haven't been to before (even though we had no disappointments.) We live in a city with great upscale dining and so would like to stick to Cajun, Creole, Southern or just totoally original restaurants while in New Orleans.
We had breakfast at cafe du Monde and Court of Two sisters (fun atmosphere food so, so). For lunches we ate a Johnny's Po boys. We are not big fans of breakfast foods (eggs, sweets, etc) so we'd rather just have coffe and have a great lunch so no brunch reccommendations unless there is more "lunch" type options on the menu.On our last trip we ate at NOLA and Commanders Palace for dinner and loved the combination having both traditional and more modern N.O. cusine and are looking for that combination again.
Here is what I have planned so far:
Saturday:
Breakfast- café de monde, then to central groc for muffaletta (early 1st lunch:)
2ndLunch- ????
Dinner. Cochon

Sunday:
B. ???
L.???
D Bayona

Monday:
B: .??
L: commanders palace (open to new suggestions)
D:cafe Adelaide (suggestions??) flight leaves at 9PM

Thanks for your help. Im open to all suggestions, changes and advice.

Dec 22, 2008
missylee in New Orleans

[DFW] Nonna: I surrender

I happend to agree with most of the posters and LOVE Nonna. The lobster agnoloti and well as shrimp agnoloti is one of the best meals of my life with perfect portions, flavors, and presentation. I think of this as a cozy restaurant that just happens to do everything right. I was very surprised that people think of it as pretenctious. I am a 20 something and I have had great service and a friendly atmosphere every one of the 10 or so times I have been there. BTW, I am not a Parkie

Oct 17, 2008
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

[Dallas] Good Risotto Places

Cafe Italia on Lovers has an AMAZING risotto. It is not an authentic recipe but the flavors are a great mix...smoked gouda, roasted chicken, asparagus, and spiced pecans. I get it every time I go there, very original!

Oct 17, 2008
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Which Caribbean restaurant to take hubby for date?

I want to thank everyone for their help! We started of the date with some frozen cocktails and reggae music at home, then we went to Taste of the Islands. We started with the meat patties (very tasty, we ate them with the wonderful hot sauce that was on the table) and a couple of Red Stripes. We also ordered the oxtail stew (good), jerk chicken (loved it, just the right amount of spice, very tender) and stewed chicken (great sauce.) Our entrees were served with cabbage (yummy) and rice w/ pigeon peas (a little too spicy for me but good.) The ambiance was that of a little restaurant on the islands. The owners were super nice and helpful and we ended up talking and making friends with some other customers from Jamaica and going out for drinks afterward. All in all it was a great date with good food and a perfect casual/fun ambiance.

Jul 12, 2008
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Sandwich in Dallas

This is kinda random but I used to date a Brazilian who would make a grilled sandwich of cheese, slice banana, cinnamon, and sugar. Sounds weird I know but the combination was AMAZING! Perfect mix of sweet and salty. He said it was a common sandwich in Rio.

Jul 12, 2008
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Which Caribbean restaurant to take hubby for date?

Awesome, I'm not a big fan of buffets! I know at least one of us will get jerk chicken, and at least one of our appetizers will be meat patties. Any other "must haves" as far as another entree and appetizer? I see that the entrees are served w/ rice or roti so I guess we'll order one of each.

Jul 08, 2008
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Which Caribbean restaurant to take hubby for date?

I looked at the website online for Taste of the Tropics and was wondering if the restaurant serves buffet/ cafeteria style at night or just at lunch? And also if they have any sort of music?

Jul 08, 2008
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Which Caribbean restaurant to take hubby for date?

Thank you so much for all the info! I think I will drive by Elaine's for lunch this week with a friend to get a feel for the place and see if we would be comfortable going there at night (my hubby is from Caracas which isn't considered one of the safest places itself!) Taste of the Islands definetly seems to have the atmosphere I'm looking for. Thank you again for keeping me so well informed!

Jul 08, 2008
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

Which Caribbean restaurant to take hubby for date?

My husband and I are heading to Jamaica for the 1st time, I thought it would be fun to suprise him with a caribbean date Friday night to get us ready. We are both in our 20's , adventurous eaters, and like hole in the wall places. I am considering Elaine's Kitchen but am weary of the area on a Friday night, has anyone been there on a Friday night? The other choices I'm considering are Taste of the Islands, Texas Caribbean Foods, and Scarlet Ibis, however Elaines for some reason seems like the best.
Also, does anyone know about the drink policy at any of these places (are any BYOB or serve Red Stripe?) I look forward to hearing suggestions and any ideas for add ons to this date (places for Jamaican cocktails etc.!) Thanks in advance for your help!

Jul 08, 2008
missylee in Dallas - Fort Worth

One night in Manhattan where to dine?

My husband and I will be staying at the Soho Grand Hotel on west broadway next weekend for a wedding. We will only have one night to go out for dinner and probably lunch Saturday and Sunday. We are in our late 20's and would like rec's for some fantastic food in a restaurant that isn't to stuffy (looking for something more hip but we amazing food!) We love to eat and get dressed up! Keep in mind we are going NEXT week (may 9-11) and have not made reservations so would like to hear of places that don't require too much advance notice on reservations. Would love to hear any advice! Thanks!

Apr 28, 2008
missylee in Manhattan

Seriously Folks, Any Good Pizza?

Coal vines is good but not neccesarily NY style, I like their Pizza Bolognese. I really I think the best NY style pizza is at Joe's Pizza in Carrollton...no atmosphere but the pizza is worth the drive. Also Campinia by West Village is good but just 2nd place compared to Joe's IMO.

Oct 21, 2007
missylee in Texas

sushi in DFW?

I can't believe no one has mentioned Yutaka off Mckinney. Its awesome and has ruined me for all other sushi. They have a great bento box lunch for $13 and for those who don't like sushi their black cod is to die for...I could it there everyday..and practicaly did last summer.

May 07, 2007
missylee in Texas