Category Archives: New Orleans

Galatoire’s, New Orleans LA

Galatoire’s Warm Bread and Butter French 75, Pimms’ Cup, Classic Daiquiri Souffle Potatoes – Crispy Puffs, Béarnaise Sauce Fried Eggplant – Eggplant Sticks, Italian Breadcrumbs, Béarnaise Sauce, Powdered Sugar Oysters en Brochette – Fried Oysters, Bacon, Meuniere Butter Duck and … Continue reading

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Domenica, New Orleans LA

Domenica Wheat Bread, Chili Pepper Olive Oil Soppresatta di Toscana, Biroldo, Duck Prosciutto with Mustard and Torta Fritta Tagliatelle – Slow Cooked Rabbit, Porcini Mushrooms Margherita – Tomato, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella Banana Zuppa Inglese – Banana Cake, Crema Cotta Mousse, … Continue reading

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Josephine Estelle, New Orleans LA

Josephine Estelle Stumptown Coffee Pecan Croissant Chicken Biscuit – Calabrian Honey, Buttermilk Biscuit, Fried Breast Scarpinocc – Roasted Pumpkin, Walnuts, Brown Butter, Sage, Orange Rigatoni – Pork Shoulder, Collards, Pancetta, Garlic Peanut Butter Pie Budino – Caramel Ganache, Graham, Pretzel, … Continue reading

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Café Beignet (Rue Royal,) New Orleans LA

Café Beignet on Rue Royal Pecan Pie Black and Gold Palmier Praline Beignets Considered by some to be the city’s only real competition to Café du Monde, locations on Bourbon Street and Rue Royal both making New Orleans signature fried … Continue reading

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The Buttermilk Drop Bakery & Cafe, New Orleans LA

The Buttermilk Drop Bakery & Cafe Vanilla Custard Filled Powder Apple Fritter Raisin Square Buttermilk Drop Red Velvet Drop Located at 1781 North Dorgenois Street and the sort of place where a homeless man as well as the Sheriff may … Continue reading

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Blue Dot Donuts, New Orleans LA

Blue Dot Donuts Holes – Plain, Powdered, Cinnamon-Sugar, Apple Fritter Chocolate Dough Peanut Butter and Jelly S’mores Sour Cream Old Fashioned Blueberry Cake Red Velvet A small shop serving locals on Canal Street, the sort of place where visiting for … Continue reading

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Boucherie, New Orleans LA

Boucherie Grit Cracker with Almond Butter Boudin Balls with a Garlic Aioli Charcuterie Plate: Chicken Liver Mousse, Bourbon Cured Foie Gras, Fried Chicken Skins, & Blueberry Jam Blackened Shrimp & Grit Cake with Warm House Cured Bacon Vinaigrette Crispy Skinned … Continue reading

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The Creole Creamery, New Orleans LA

The Creole Creamery Samples: Red Velvet, Lavender Honey, Gorgonzola and Candied Walnut, Petit Four, Nectar Sherbet, Salty Smoky Chocolate Almond, Creole Cream Cheese Black and Gold Crunch (Chicory French Vanilla, Oreo Cookies, Chocolate Chips,) Pumpkin Praline, Café au Lait, Steen’s … Continue reading

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Shaya, New Orleans LA

Shaya warm pita with olive oil and za’atar baba ganoush – creamy eggplant, green garlic, olive oil tershi – pumpkin spread with crispy garlic and chili oil ikra – paddlefish caviar spread with shallots hummus – lamb ragú, crispy chickpeas … Continue reading

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Camellia Grill, New Orleans LA

After a late night in the quarter and some sluggish traffic on the way back to Metaire I decided to sleep in…until a whopping 6:00am. With my plane leaving en route for O’Hare at 11:20am and my car due back … Continue reading

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Restaurant August, New Orleans LA

Great parades, great people, amazing food – really, the most “fun” I’ve had on a trip in the past year…and to cap off a wonderful visit to New Orleans I wanted to do something special – to go out on … Continue reading

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Luke, New Orleans LA

…the Zulu parade went well – almost too well. I met some great folks, learned a ton about New Orleans culture and the Zulu parade…and being up front, tall, and mobile I caught (or was handed – thank God they … Continue reading

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Clancy’s, New Orleans LA

Intentionally parking South of the parade routes due to my dinner reservations I did a lot of walking after lunch at NOLA – I wandered the Riverwalk and watched some Jazz provided by the Zulu folks, I went to Harrah’s … Continue reading

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NOLA, New Orleans LA

…so it turns out I’m one of the few gourmands who loves Emeril Lagasse…to quote Kurt Vonnegut, “So it goes.” In reality my love of the “BAM” dates back to late 2002 (before I started this blog and before I … Continue reading

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Brennan’s, New Orleans LA

Lundi Gras began on a sour note – I’d slept great after my meal at Commander’s and opted to skip my morning run because the temperatures had dipped below freezing in order to get to downtown early so I could … Continue reading

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Commander’s Palace, New Orleans LA

…and on Valentine’s Day evening Bacchus rolled, Drew Brees threw, and the city of New Orleans went crazy… fans and celebrators standing shoulder to shoulder at least 10 deep lining every inch of St. Charles Avenue…even New Years Eve in … Continue reading

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The Kupcake Factory, Mr. B’s Bistro, Sucre, New Orleans LA

After a decent time at the Aquarium of the Americas and Riverwalk and a great time at the Okeanos parade my fair skin was getting quite red, my throat quite dry, and my belly quite hungry. With most restaurants having … Continue reading

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Arnaud’s, New Orleans LA

My parents always used to tell me that if I couldn’t say anything nice I shouldn’t say anything at all…well, if I chose to follow that advice 24/7 I wouldn’t even be writing my review of Arnaud’s “Jazz” brunch that … Continue reading

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Cafe Du Monde and Croissant D’Or, New Orleans LA

With my circadian rhythm still set to life as a resident I awoke early – really early given the difference in time zone. Lacking a gym in my hotel I got up for a run around Metairie just before 4am … Continue reading

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Brigtsen’s, New Orleans LA

To cap a day that had begun at 3am EST I watched the Tucks parade in the Garden District and then made my way back along St. Charles to watch the first half of Endymion near the end of the … Continue reading

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