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Apr 2, 2002 11:14 PM

Prepared hot food counters in grocery stores.....

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Also.....I am looking for any little known secret grocery stores.....that have a talented cook in the back making daily specials.
Does anyone have ANY suggestions for the Metairie/Kenner area.
I have already stumbled on a few the dirty rice in the cafe at Dornignacs (sp?) Food Market.
Any help would be most appreciated.


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  1. Go across the street to Foodies on Veterans. Another good option is Robert's at Transcontintal and W. Esplanade.

    8 Replies
    1. re: Shelby

      Thanks, I have been to both these places and they are good. I am fishing for yet more.
      Thanks again.

      1. re: Evangeline

        This is in NO, which may be out of your way, but Zara's on Prytania (by upperline) has some good stuff. Great po-boys too!

        If you don't want to go to NO, and live close to Kenner, you should consider Norco. Take Airline towards Norco, go past the airport, and make a left on Apple (?) towards Norco. You can't miss it, it is a huge supermarket in a hangar like building. Great cajun food.

        1. re: Nazerac

          OK.....I give up. I have searched the yellow pages for NORCO.....what is it ??
          I see nothing realted to food.
          Can you tell me what this place is ???
          Is it listed by another name ???

          1. re: Evangeline

            Allegedly it stands for New Orleans Refinig Corp--it is a burg of tanks and pipelines on Airline Highway (US 61) on the N.O. side of the Bonne Carre Spillway. LaPlace is on teh other side of the spillway.

            Take that 310 split to Airline and head north.

            1. re: Hazelhurst

              If you're travelling on I-10 at night and are approaching Kenner, when you're at the last bridge, by the lake, look west to see the refinery's flare glowing in the darkness of the Bayou. What started as NORCO (New Orleans Refening Co.) is now owned by Shell and some other petroleum giants. The town of Norco was therefore created. In my previous post, when mentioning Norco, I meant the town not a store name.

              I will get you the store name and directions from some friends who work at the refinery. If the food is good enough for the cajuns who work in the oil industry, I am sure that it will be good enough for most of the people on this board.

              1. re: Nazerac

                Yes that would be GREAT ! Thanks so much, I'm sure it will be fantastic.
                Just get me the name and directions and I'll get out there ASAP.
                Since I live in Metairie it shouldn't be far.
                Thanks again.

                1. re: Evangeline
                  Isabella Maja

                  Thanks, I'd like to know too! I have never heard of this store and have lived in New Orleans all my life!


                  Oh! and I like the prepared foods at Lakeview Fine Foods. It's in Lakeview on Harrison Ave. Get the already packaged vs the hot line.... much better!
                  I usually get my fried turkey for holidays here.

                  Also, MeMe's which is on Canal Blvd @ Robt E. Lee... they do some really nice prepared things..

                  I know that is not in Metairie or Kenner, but if you are in the neighborhood stop by..... you won't be disapointed.

              2. re: Hazelhurst

                You know ???
                After I posted that I remembered NORCO.
                Can't believe I forgot it.

      2. food already prepared at Economical, corner Vets and Transcontinental. I've only tasted their lasagna, and it was 'licious.