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Tom Jan 20, 2002 12:22 AM

I have meetings in the NO area the week of January 28 and this time staying and dining across the pond in Slidell. I have a place to stay and due to scheduling can't get to NO for lunch and prefer not to for dinners. I would appreciate thoughts for both and being I also need to be in Mandeville, North Shore restaurant suggestions beyond Slidell would be great.

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    chumley RE: Tom Jan 21, 2002 10:04 AM

    Mandy's, right over the bridge in Mandeville serves great food, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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      Tom RE: chumley Jan 21, 2002 10:10 AM

      What type of food does Mandy's have and being I will be the area for four to five days, do you have additional suggestions.

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        Jambalaya RE: Tom Jan 21, 2002 01:27 PM

        Since I'm not a native and not too familiar with directions around Slidell I may be sending you out of the way, still I think this is in the general area. Try Middendorf's, good crabs when they are in season and I am told good fried catfish that is sliced very thin. Check further down on this board for more info on that restaurant.
        Good Luck

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          silver queen RE: Jambalaya Jan 23, 2002 08:18 AM

          Middendorf's is in Pass Manchac, which is to say the exact opposite direction. Decent catfish, though.

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          Chumley RE: Tom Jan 22, 2002 11:58 AM

          I'm also a non-native that happened to make one quick trip to the North Shore two years ago. Correction, Mande's is breakfast and lunch only.

          I had gumbo and catfish for lunch, and I remember it being simple, but pretty good. It looked like it would be a good breakfast spot too. The place looks like a local hangout/glorified diner where one could pick up on the gossip of Mandeville.

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        Sarah C RE: Tom Jan 21, 2002 01:09 PM

        Check out the discussion of Artesia under the "Mike's on the Avenue" thread. Abita Springs is sort of between Slidell and Covington/Mandeville. The Abita Brew Pub (casual) and The Dakota (Covington) also seem to have lots of fans -- I haven't been to either. Other popular restaurants in that area are La Provence and Sal & Judy's in Lacombe, also between the two more highly populated areas. I can only help you by reputation on this subject.

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          Assunta is wonderful RE: Tom Jan 23, 2002 09:56 AM

          It is between that highway that runs between Slidell and Mandeville. I am from the Southshore, so can't remember the name.

          It is the same one that La Provance and Sal & Judy's is on.

          I have not been to La Provance in a while, but I have been recently to Sal & Judy's and to Assunta. Both are Italian, and the food is excellent.

          Yvette

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