Where to in New Orleans

Discussion in 'Restaurant Reviews' started by margcata, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. margcata

    margcata Banned

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    1) For French Creole we went to: Antoine´s

    2) For Italian Deli Sandwiches / Heroes we went to:  Central Grocery Company

    3) For Cafés on side walk Café we went to:  Café du Mondo

    4) For Landmark Dining Special Occasion we went to: Galatoire´s on Bourbon St.

    5) Gerard´s : New Orleans local cuisine

    *** Please note: that due to consecutive hurricanes, please check the websites of these establishments for their status and reservations
     
  2. shroomgirl

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    Margcata, 

    when were you last in New Orleans?  it's been numerous years since Katrina wiped out a bunch of the city......

    There are some incredible new places.....

    August, one of John Besh's places

    Couchon....all about the pig

    Progress Grocery, great for muffs next to Central Grocery

    Still loving Cafe du Monde's chicory coffee and beignets

    Mardi Gras parades should be rolling about now.
     
  3. margcata

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    I had gone to New Orleans the summer of 2008. To my recollection, from friends there had been more than just one hurricane ...

    Anyway, it alot of fun.

    Enjoy ur trip. Carnival time.
     
  4. gonefishin

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          Hi Margcata!

         I just love New Orleans!  My wife and I would love to rent a house there for a few months a year once the kids are grown.

      Gumbo - I'll walk around and pop in nearly every place to try a cup of gumbo, they're all so good!  My favorites, K-Paul's and  Chartres House Cafe.

        Beignets -Cafe Beignets inside Legends Park.  Some nice music, drinks and some beignets with a nice delicate center (same mix as everywhere else, just not overcooked)

     Breakfast - in the quarter I liked Oceana's.  Outside of the quarter...Elizabeths Restaurant (loved this place)

       August is nice, as is Domenica...Cochon was heavenly (ask for the chefs table with a view of the kitchen)...Commanders was okay.

     If you go to Pat O'brien's you may want to turn the glassware in to get your deposit back.  

     Be sure to go to M.S.Rau Antiques on Royal St., this place is a hidden gem...hidden in plain site.

       Take a cab to The Joint, it's a small little wonderful bbq place.  Great Bbq, I'd recommend the sampler and a side of their chaurice sausage.

      For music, you can go around the quarter for an enjoyable night of music.  When you're ready, head to Frenchmen Street.  This is where all the musicians went, filled with great music...and plenty of locals.  You'll also find some nice places to eat around there...this is really a great street for music and food!

      If you take the trolley you can head to Magazine street and walk around the Antique shops and small taverns.  We also just loved the live oaks in Audubon park...another must eat at is Sucre, sooooo good!

    I could go on and on ;)

    Have a great time!

    Dan
     
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  5. margcata

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    @ Dan Gone Fishin,

    I would have to spend a month in New Orleans, eating around the clock to sample all of these goodies. However, it was actually Durango Jo or Shroom Girl who wanted this info. I had been to New Orleans in 2008, and unfortunately, it was a very quick stop ( 3 days 2 nites ).

    If I come to the USA in 2012, I shall have to see if I can return to New Orleans as I have saved all your wonderful suggestions. I love jazz and blues --- and I enjoy French Creole ( interesting cuisine ), Cajun and Gumbo too ...

    You have written about New Orleans, like I write about Tapas in Spain ... I feel the sensational enchantment you have for this city.

    How old are your children ? Little ones ? Teens ? University age ?

    I have two married grown gals, Naia and Nathalia and Nathalia lives in Zürich and Naia, in Wellington, South Island, New Zealand. We had a new grandson, Anthony on 12 / 12 and were in Zürich. Naia flew over with her two, a boy and a girl ... so it was real nice.

    Well, off to write some emails to the gals.

    M.C. Kindest.
     
  6. chefedb

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    I used to go to Commanders Palace and sit in the courtyard. Antoines, 3 Sisters, Brennans. Cafe .This was well before Hurricane don't even know if they are still there?  Tried K Pauls, you can keep it. not orth the wait on line, to commercial and they rush you in and out , so as to turn tables over.
     
  7. shroomgirl

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    nope, I lived in Baton Rouge & New Orleans for 15 years......been a while since I've been down, but I keep up with places in N.O>
     
  8. mrmexico25

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    Ive been pre and post Katrina, and the best places Ive been to are Dragos (char grilled oysters....soooo god damn good) and Mothers (amazing po-boy call the Ferdi)

    Makes me want to drive 9 hours to go get one...Damn, now Im hungry!
     
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    Oh, and of course Cafe Du Monde.  I cant eat about 14 of those damn binegts!
     
  10. gonefishin

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      Hello Margcata!

    I'm sorry for the delay getting back to you.  I had a complete hard drive failure and it took me some time to get the new drive and re-install everything.  Yes, there is really something about NoLa...that's for sure.  This will be the first year I'm not going to visit the fine city out of the last three :(

    Your family sounds lovely, congrats on your grandson!  My wife and I had kids a little later, we have our daughter Emelia (9), Dominic (6) and Jenna (5).  They are so different from one another it's a constant source of entertainment/wonderment /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif

    I lost all of my current pictures to the hard drive failure, I will be backing up more often!

       Have a great day!

    Dan
     
  11. shroomgirl

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    ferdis @ Mothers.....you are talking my kind of talk......they have great blackened ham biscuits first thing in the morning.  
     
  12. mrmexico25

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    Ive only been once and had the ferdi.  It was amazing though.
     
  13. shroomgirl

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    all in the debris