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Baton Rouge to St. Louis, great road food recs?

texnosh Aug 7, 2006 02:40 PM

Driving from Baton Rouge to St. Louis, Would appreciate the names of great places to eat along the way. Thanks.

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    texnosh Aug 25, 2006 01:27 PM

    Any good place for breakfast in Jackson, Miss.? Not fancy.

    1. frankiii Aug 11, 2006 08:53 PM

      i would not have thought of it but Parrains is a great suggestion. Easy to get to and great food as well

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        frankiii Aug 13, 2006 10:51 PM

        Just so I didn’t sound like I was not behind Parrain's, I went today for brunch. My date and I both had the Eggs Benedict with a Cajun Smoked Bacon Hollandaise, served over crispy eggplant fritters and with a side of Cheddar Cheese Grits. The English Muffins was there mainly to wipe up the sauce and egg. Very Tasty. This was a brunch special, so you would have to visit on Sunday to get this sort of thing. They also were serving a Shrimp Omelet of some description and the more traditional Egg, Fried Pork Chop and Biscuit with White Gravy plate. Both as brunch specials. Just so you would not be totally flying blind, I got a regular menu item too. I am a martyr, I know. It was a cup of the Crab and Corn Bisque which while not doing anything remarkable or new with the Bisque formula, was still very good. The regular menu looked like it had plenty of good stuff on it, but I can only swear by the Bisque.

        That said, the owners of Parrain's have two other spots and one of them I am very familiar with. They have a very deft hand with traditional Creole food as well as bar fare. Best of luck.

        Oh yeah, the Bloody Mary was great too.

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          Leo in BR Aug 15, 2006 10:23 PM

          The Bloody Mary comment made me think of something you might want to grab for the road as you're passing thru B.R. - Zapp's potato chips have a new temporary flavor: "Spicy Creole Tomato" mad with Tabasco. Tastes like a Bloody Mary (without the vodka!). Might be a treat for others at your destination or home.

      2. Leo in BR Aug 11, 2006 02:57 AM

        Couple of on-the-interstate suggestions:

        In Jackson, Mississippi (and in Memphis as well) good, unique pizza (using cream cheese on some - verrrry good) at "Old Venice Pizza." http://www.ovpc.com/

        The Jackson one is right off 55 (directions on the website under contact info).

        In Baton Rouge, there's a good seafood place right off I-10 at the Perkins Road exit - "Parrain's" - http://www.parrains.com/

        Can come up with other B.R. suggestions if you have specific interests. Happy Traveling and Eating!

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          Matty Gras Aug 8, 2006 02:58 AM

          This is easy. If you leave Baton Rouge in the early morning, you can be in Memphis by lunchtime. I recommend you try Cozy Corner barbeque on N. Parkway in Memphis, just a few blocks from I-55 near downtown. Best BBQ pork sandwich I have EVER had, and a great BBQ joint atmosphere.

          1. frankiii Aug 7, 2006 09:03 PM

            are you looking for places in Baton Rouge or are you starting from there. If you are, what sort of thing?

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              texnosh Aug 9, 2006 03:37 AM

              Actually starting in Houston, so anyplace along the way would be great, including Baton Rouge.

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                frankiii Aug 9, 2006 10:45 PM

                what kind of stuff are you looking for? lafayette is also a great place to stop

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