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Old 12-12-2017, 11:10 AM   #16
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For the record, I really like Bojangle's and Popeyes's.
Cool, that's great, cause there's one just a block from my hotel and I noticed the prices were a bit more reasonable than those of the Commander's Palace.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:14 AM   #17
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^^^yup. think of it as "buy one, get 75 free." And no jacket required.
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I think I went there, had buckets of mudbugs, loved it but I bet there are many places like that

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I've only been a couple times and am not too knowledgeable about the restuarants, but one of the best meals I had was at a place we just ran across and didn't really look like a restaurant at all - broken screen door, no sign, etc. We were curious, looked inside, saw tables, and went in and sat our arses down and proceeded to eat an incredible meal. So go there and you'll be glad you did.
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This is all walking distance in The French Quarter

Get a muffuletta from Central Grocery or Johnny Po Boys
Go to Café Du Monde for beignets
Go to Deja Vu on Dauphine St - order the alligator balls (this place is a dive but it's open 24/7 and the drinks are CHEAP!)
Coop's is good for lunch
GO TO MOTHER"S FOR BREAKFAST - This is the only place I go for breakfast (not in the Quarter but I would crawl on my hands and knees to get there - it's a couple of blocks in the CBD)

This is my first 24 hours when I get there. Thank me later.
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Thanks all, just for the record, I'm well aware that Bojangles is a chain; however, I did discover another local restaurant that is famous for their fried chicken called Popeyes. I haven't been there yet, but figured I should give it a try.

Despite nobody mentioning Popeyes yet, I did get some excellent advice and know because I did try a few places mentioned already, including Mother's, Cafe du Monde, and Central Grocery. Anyway, I'll see how many of these other places I can squeeze in. I'm also at the conference center during the day. I noticed there is the Ugly Dog Saloon and BBQ just two blocks away. Is this ok for a quick lunch?
Yes, go to The Ugly Dog Saloon. The locals go there for lunch and the BBQ is decent. Cochon is across the street. If you go to Cochon, get the fried alligator with chili garlic mayonnaise. I would eat my shoe if it was covered in that chili garlic mayonnaise . Cochon is Donald Link's restaurant and he is a legend down there.
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Fried chicken in New Orleans. Willie Mae's Scotch House by all accounts or Dooky Chase Restaurant.
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Brother's Fried Chicken... yes, the fried chicken from the gas station. Way better than Popeye's if you are going for that spicy type.
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Thanks for this thread.


I'll be there in about 14 hours or so.


Unfortunately, Gore left us hanging on what he ended up trying.


I know Cafe du Monde for beignet's is on the list, as is the obligatory OBriens for a Hurricane. Reservations at Muriels as well


Not clear on whether Muriels has a dress code.



Maybe he's still there and I'll run into him.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:46 PM   #24
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Hey Bill, LuzziAnn has been there many times on business. She can tell you for sure.


Hi Bill, Luzziann here. Mike said you wanted to know about restaurants in New Orleans. I have some favorites to give you.


Drago's - located in the Hilton Hotel on the Riverfront. They have wonderful Cajun and French dishes. My favorite is Charbroiled Oysters. They have many other dishes, such as, Crawfish Etoufee, Trout Almadine with a wonderful sauce.



Another restaurant favorite is Palace Cafe located on Canal Street not far from Harrah's Casino. It is part of the Brennan Family restaurants.



You will want to go to Cafe DuMonde for beniets (puffed pastry coated with confectioners sugar).



There are so many other restaurants with great food. You may find ones you prefer. Have a great time!



Mike back now. When we drive down we park and Uber everywhere. No ride too short. Hope y'all have a good time.
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I was there this week and had the char grilled oysters. I’ve never liked oysters, but these were incredible. If I were there, I’d go to Dragos and get some.
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you will want to go to cafe dumonde for beniets (puffed pastry coated with confectioners sugar).

oh yea!!!!!! Little pillows of melt-in-your-mouth heaven.
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Thanks again for all the tips!

Some in the group went to Drago's and they loved it. I happened to go in another direction that day. That group also hit Willie Maes mentioned above

I'll try to remember them all but the short list was:

Mr. B's for BBQ shrimp and gumbo
Napolean House for Pimm's Cups, red beans rice/andouille, muffaleta, boudin
Kingfish for shrimp/grits, pork crackling nacho's, blackened snapper
Laffite Blacksmith Bar (from 1772, oldest in US) for a hurricane
O'Brien's for a hurricane
Muriel's, scallops and potato/andouille soup (scallops were best ever tasted)
Mother's, ham lunch
Bar MariLou, very interesting cocktails, hidden in an old speakeasy
French market was nice

Sunday was Jazz night:
Bacchanal (charcuterie board)
Maizon and two/three other places on Frenchmens street
Café Dumont for beignets at about 12:30am
Deanie's seafood for lunch, bbq shrimp, gumbo, fried shrimp/oysters

All of it was top notch and would go back to each in a heartbeat, except maybe Mother's. That was just okay.

There was a chicken festival in the park by the river which I stayed away from on purpose. One person in the group didn't and OD'd on chicken, layed her up for a day. That would have been me.

Multiple multiple local beers and sazerac's, about 7 miles of walking a day, a tour of Houmas plantation, one person won $600 at Harrah's my bride won $100 (I don't gamble), I look forward to going back.

Great place to go with a small group to get easier tables. At our height we were a group of 8.

I want to go when some other seafood is in season to expand my horizons a little.

Food was always buttery and good, and I didn't have any ill effects.

8:10pm flight, Midway by 10:30pm, hit White Castle on the ride home, in bed by 1am and out to work at 5am Tues.

Never got to try the chicken, which they have a ton of places. Looking forward to that.
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Sounds like a filling trip! I went to Deanines for dinner on Monday, we really enjoyed it.
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Sounds like a filling trip! I went to Deanines for dinner on Monday, we really enjoyed it.

Surprise hit for us.


This got added to the list after 3 Uber drivers all named it.


Bonus: the bread service.


Every place we went to seem to have the same baker (all excellent) in white bags. Muriels was the exception, they had their own.


But Deanie's "bread" service was a bit different. They brought us a bowl of what looked like well done hush puppies. It was noon, but it was our breakfast/lunch as we were out late at the music clubs noted above. I actually thought it was little doughnut balls.


The "bread" as it turns out, were very small, round, red potatos (I think they were reds, but had a brownish hue to them) which were probably boiled in with some of their seafood and Old Bay type seasoning, and then a little dry seasoning added in the holding pan.


These were scooped up by the waiter and served as you sat down and looked at the menu.


We had second's, but the seconds was actually a pile. We scarfed them up with the butter served with them like little bread rolls.


Fantastic surprise!
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A great review Bill, thanks.
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