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Fiorellies shrimp poor boy & trip eating summary

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  • Ruby Oct 23, 2001 02:28 PM
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Got back from NOLA a week and a half ago and have to say the best meal I had was at Fiorellies (Spelling?)across from the French Market. Shrimp Poor boy & an order of fries split 2 ways.Total price $9.50 including tax.That was our meal for the whole day as it was huge and just as good as my visit 9 years ago.I have had many a dream about thoes shrimp poor boys as they are not to be found here on the west coast.Never made it to Uglishi's so I was just wondering if I really missed out by not going there or if the sandwhiches at this funky little spot even come close to the place everyone raves about on this page ? We ate lunch at the Royal Cafe(we had a buy one get one free coupon to intise us in) and my friend had the Pasta Jambalaya - which was very good but I had the Shrimp and Crab etouffe which was not anything to write home about (tomato - rice soup basicly). Since it was only half price I wasnt to disappointed but if I had paid the full amout I probably would have been unhappy.Then one day we tried Mr.B's - this time I had the Pasta Jambalaya which was no where near as good as the Royal Cafe and my friend had an appetiser of the Catfish fingers which she loved.Strike 2 for me. We also ate at a place called Feelings and had just appetisers as it was late the day we arrived. We shared The crab cakes(3-not very good and very very small about the size of a silver dollar )BBQ Srimp(4-again not very good and mushy in texture).Then Shrimp En Brochette(3- tiny tiny & we both commented that these were simalar to what we eat in Mexico but no where near as good ) .We did however have 1 of the best Martini's either of us have ever had. Total price of this snack and beverage for 2 was about $37.00 with tip.Way to much $$$$ for what was served.All in all we never seemed to eat as much food as we wanted and were faily disappointed in our choices but were looking for the homestyle/diner type food rather than the dress up kind of places and didnt find anything to fit that bill. Money wasnt really an issue it was finding a casual comfort level that kept us out of a few of the places recommended here for good eats and since we were staying a little ways out of the Quater we usually stayed out checking things out all day & evening and were not dressed to go to the fancier places.A good time was had !Love that city. Oh yeah- split a Club Sandwich at The Clover Grill in the wee hours of the morning just like we did 9 years ago and by golly it was just as good and just as fun !!!

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