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Top Five Dishes

fl bob Jul 16, 2006 10:04 PM

What are the top five dishes in N.O.? Any type of food that is the best of its kind qualifies. I submit:

Galatoire's Oysters Rockefeller
Brigtsen's Seafood Platter
Palace Cafe's Crabmeat Cheesecake
Anything Susan Spicer Does With Sweetbreads
Galatoire's Hot Crabmeat Ravigote

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    Hungry Celeste RE: fl bob Jul 17, 2006 01:21 PM

    Hansen's Sno-Bliz lemonade flavor
    Brocato's LA strawberry ice & blood orange ice
    Commander's turtle soup

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      sivyaleah RE: Hungry Celeste Jul 20, 2006 04:56 PM

      Oh, how I love that turtle soup!

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        jan262 RE: Hungry Celeste Aug 27, 2006 07:36 AM

        After my husband ate Commander's turtle soup, he went on a quest in N.O. to find the best. It was Commander's hands down! We've also enjoyed Galatoire's wonderful, long lunch hours. The trout almandine is sooooo delicious. Mother's also makes a great debris sandwich!

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        Tonto RE: fl bob Jul 17, 2006 09:30 PM

        Did you ever have the sweetbreads at 1179? They were my favorites.
        crabmeat au gratin at the Bon Ton
        wild mushroom crepe at 7 on Fulton
        White gazpacho at Lillette
        Lental soup at Civello
        Reuben sandwich at Stanley's

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          Spencer RE: fl bob Jul 17, 2006 11:50 PM

          1. Any kind of oysters at Casamento's
          2. Brennan's Brunch
          3. Commander's Gumbo
          4. Muffs at Central
          5. Any kind of oysters at Casamento's
          And if I had an extra to chose- Any kind of oysters at Casamento's

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            UptownKevin RE: fl bob Jul 18, 2006 12:52 AM

            Ok, I'll play - I believe everyone's favorites probably have a lot to do with where they are from.

            Mine, in no particular order:

            Soft Shell Crab topped with Crabmeat - Bon Ton Cafe

            Char-Grilled Oysters - Drago's (even though it is almost a cliche.)

            Fried Oyster Po' Boy - Mandina's

            Crabmeat and/or Shrimp Maison - Galatoire's

            Savory Crab and Sausage Cheesecake - Dick & Jenny's or Jacques-Imo's


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              mikey RE: fl bob Jul 20, 2006 04:54 PM

              These are always so hard since I forget about many things but my top 5 are:
              Oysters Mosca/ chicken a la grande TIE- Mosca's
              crabmeat maison- Galatoire's
              Baked alaska-Antoine's
              duck confit- Herbsaint
              fried eggplant with crabmeat- Vizard's.

              1. bodie RE: fl bob Jul 24, 2006 07:42 AM

                1) Hansen's Sno-Bliz mix of Cream of Nectar and Cream of Ice Cream
                2) Parasol's Roast Beef Po-Boy
                3) Lilette Goat Cheese Quenelles with Poached Pears
                4) Fried Chicken Livers with Pepper Jelly at Cochon
                5) Pommes Souffles at Antoines

                *) raw oysters at Felix or Casamento's (when in season)

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                  Crepe Suzette RE: fl bob Aug 2, 2006 05:34 PM

                  1) Bread Pudding Souflee at Commander's
                  2) Fried Shrimp po'boy at Domilise's
                  3) Grits at Clover Grill
                  4) Central Grocery Muffaletta

                  and for drinks:

                  5) Monsoon at Port of Call

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                    Boatman RE: fl bob Aug 17, 2006 07:24 PM

                    Butternut Squash Shrimp Bisque (Brigtsen’s)
                    Chargrilled Oysters (Drago’s)
                    Chicken Mosca (Mosca’s)
                    Filet Bernaise (Galatoire’s)
                    Roast Beef Po-Boy (Rocky and Carlo’s)

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                      hrhclairecm RE: fl bob Aug 24, 2006 07:38 PM

                      Jacquesimos Fried Chicken
                      Goat Cheese stuffed Lamb at Bayona
                      Half and Half po-boy from Guys
                      Better Cheddar from Langensteins
                      Boiled seafood from bucktown- anywhere!

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                        Tchoupitoulas RE: fl bob Sep 13, 2006 03:26 AM

                        Anything from Bon Ton, mainly the side salad or crabmeat au gratin

                        Crispy spinach with chicken and pine nuts from Asian Cajun

                        Trout almondine from Mandinas

                        Oysters Bienville from Antoine's

                        Filet from the original Chris' (half of that has to go to ambiance)

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