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I wholeheartedly agree with the other posters: these are not good places.

For crying out loud, you'll be in New Orleans, one of the best food cities in the country, if not the entire world! You can find great food at other places and it will likely be less expensive than at the places you mentioned.

Some ideas for you in the FQ/Faubourg Marigny:
Bacco (Italian)
Praline Connection (soul food)
Bayona (good lunch specials)
Central Grocery (home of the muffaletta)
Mr. B's
Snug Harbor

If you're willing to drive/take a cab:
Juan's Flying Burrito
Dick and Jenny's
La Crepe Nanou

Feb 14, 2008
hellsbelles in New Orleans

Big B'ham Weekend

My husband and I are both vegetarians. When we're in Bham (and yes, I occasionally vocalize that) we enjoy:
1. Chez Lulu (1911 Cahaba Road)-French/Continental. Amazing baked goods and many veg options
2. La Paz (99 Euclid Ave.). Good Mexican place; a good number of tasty veg options
3. Surin (1918 11th Ave. S.) Thai; A few good veg options.
4. Dave's Pizza (1819 29th Ave. S.); Wonderful pizza place with a large number of veg pizzas

10 Best Southern Hotdogs?

Another place I discovered recently is Easy Dogs in Gretna, LA. They even offer tofu dogs w/ veggie chili, but their regular dogs are supposed to be good, too.

Nov 02, 2007
hellsbelles in Southeast

10 Best Southern Hotdogs?

Chris' Hot Dogs in Downtown Montgomery, AL has some of the best hot dogs I've ever had. It's a favorite of the AL state legislators (don't let that deter you), and I could just drink their sauce! It's been open for something like 80 years, and the decor is a time warp.

Nov 02, 2007
hellsbelles in Southeast

Any tried Val's Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe?

We just made it tonight, with some modifications.

1. We halved the recipe, so if we didn't like it, we wouldn't be stuck with a huge dish of leftovers. (Luckily, this is not the case.)

2. We used low-fat Ranch and cream cheese. We used the cream cheese from the tub, but not the whipped kind. It worked well.

3. We're vegetarians, so obviously the chicken in the recipe wouldn't fly (pun intended) for us. We purchased 2 bags of Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chick'n Strips and shredded them with a food processor and by hand.

Given all that, it turned out quite well. If you halve the recipe, be sure to watch it in the oven because it will burn quickly. Cut the time by half, or perhaps more.

We will definitely be making this again. It was absolutely incredible! I can't believe people said it was too heavy or not good. We scooped it up with white corn tortilla chips and celery sticks, and both were really good.

Sep 16, 2007
hellsbelles in Home Cooking

Visiting Atlanta in 2 weeks

Can't help you on the BBQ, but you should try the Varsity. You can't go to Atlanta without eating there at least once.

Two weeks in New Orleans

My lord, you ate well! You really covered it all, from Bayona all the way down to Central Grocery.

May 09, 2007
hellsbelles in New Orleans

vegetarian in new orleans

Praline Connection over on Frenchmen Street has some good down home veggie dishes. I eat there almost every time I'm down that way. A lot of the nicer places will accomodate vegetarians, and it's way easier if you eat seafood (I don't).

May 09, 2007
hellsbelles in New Orleans

Cairo - HeliĆ³polis

If you want really good food, catch a cab and go to Zamalek. You'll find a lot of upscale places there and some good shopping, too.


If you're out towards the Pyramids, I recommend Andrea's (on Giza Rd., I believe) Best grilled chicken you'll ever eat! I've been a vegetarian for a few years now, but I'd "cheat" for some Andrea's chicken.

There's a shawerma stand in Dokki (neighborhood in Giza) called Abu Ramses. Pretty good.

Try's everywhere, cheap, and delicious. I ate at one particular place in Tahrir Square that was good, but you can't go wrong (and it's vegetarian, too).

In the Khan-al-Khalili souk there's a place called Naguib Mahfouz (named after the author) that has some good food. Try the bamia (okra w/ meat in tomato sauce) or any of the appetizers.

Oddly enough, in the Cairo Marriott, there's an American style restaurant (think Cracker Barrel) with good food. It's the only place I was able to get real American brewed coffee (rather than Turkish coffee or does get old after a couple weeks).

Be adventurous and have fun!