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nanallenwe Jan 14, 2007 11:07 PM

Flying into New Orleans to work on a Habitat house, but first going to Mobile to visit. Where can we eat near the airport at about 7pm that won't take us too far away from our highway to Mobile??

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    Isabella RE: nanallenwe Jan 15, 2007 07:21 AM

    FISHERMAN'S COVE is a seafood market, which supplies it's sister restaurant, The Harbor, which is next door. Hence, reall fresh seafood.

    Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar
    3203 Williams Blvd
    Kenner, LA 70065-4506View Map
    (504) 443-6454

    Fisherman's Cove
    3201 Williams Blvd.
    Kenner, LA 70065
    504-443-3474 voice
    504-443-2214 fax

    We have gone there on the way to & from airport pickups.
    It is a joint. Nothing fancy at all & near the airport.
    Basic boiled & fried menu.

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      Frolic RE: nanallenwe Jan 15, 2007 01:31 PM

      Fiesta Latina is pretty solid Central American restaurant.

      1924 Airline Dr., 504-469-5792

      It's only about 5 minutes from the airport.

      1. Bill Hunt RE: nanallenwe Jan 15, 2007 11:11 PM

        I would stongly suggest that you look into La Parvenu, (504-471-0534) 509 Williams Blvd in Kenner. You will exit the airport on Airline (US-61), in lieu of I-10 (highway to Mobile, if it's open) head East for about 2 miles to William's and turn right (toward the River). Drive over the RR tracks and look to your right - low LA plantation-style building. Very good "local" food in a nice setting. It's mid-end, in my $book, and well worth the $. Once done, you can backtrack on William's Blvd (toward the Lake) and pick up I-10.


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          Hungry Celeste RE: Bill Hunt Jan 16, 2007 01:37 PM

          Right near Le Parvenu on Williams is Restaurante da Piero, northern italian. A mile or two from the airport on Roosevelt just of Vets (just east of the intersection of Williams & I-10) is Madrid--spanish food (paellas, etc).

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          wagsjeff RE: nanallenwe Jan 16, 2007 03:40 PM

          try calas bistro and wine cellar at 910 west esplanade . about 10 minutes from the airport. take williams towards the lake to west esplanade and make a right . about five minutes down on the right side just before chateau . contemporary louisiana food .

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            bbares81 RE: nanallenwe Jan 17, 2007 12:45 AM

            I would reccomend Sandro's, a great cheap Italian joint (its in a strip mall, but don't be fooled)....its right off the Veterans exit which is one exit toward the city from Williams.

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              Hungry Celeste RE: bbares81 Jan 17, 2007 03:21 PM

              And in the same strip mall as Sandro's is Siamese Thai, better-than-decent thai food with an inexpensive lunch special.

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              MakingSense RE: nanallenwe Jan 17, 2007 01:25 AM

              As long as you are going to be heading East on I-10, you could get off at Veterans and Causeway and find Drago's or Bozo's in Fat City, close to Lakeside Shopping Center.
              Drago's is known for their Char-Broiled oysters. Lots of other good eats.
              Bozo's has terrific oyster po'boys and oysters on the half shell.
              Get café au lait and beignets for the road at Morning Call coffee House.
              You can easily get back on I-10 and be on your way to Mobile.

              1. GroovinGourmet RE: nanallenwe Jan 17, 2007 05:10 PM

                MakingSense is making sense. I'd put Drago's at the top of the list. Not only are the charbroiled oysters unbelievably good, they were serving free meals to Katrina survivors. They deserve the support.

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                  Isabella RE: GroovinGourmet Jan 18, 2007 11:26 AM

                  I would put Drago's on the top of the list too.

                  But here comes the big BUT . . . .

                  none of us asked nanallenwe what they wanted to eat. Like a dummy, I assumed seafood in a typical New Orleans fashion, REALLY close to the airport & someplace they could just get in & out because I read more into the post than what was there. Sorry folks, I usually never do this!

                  So, nanallenwe - here are my questions:

                  Whatcha wanna eat?

                  How much time do you have?

                  And what is "not too far"?

                  Sorry I didn't ask these questions in the first place.

                  A friend called me this week, a native now living in CA, said they would be in Metairie this week & where could he go to lunch - something he is not going to get in CA.

                  I immediately said Drago's. What to get he said? My advice, get a dozen charbroiled & split with your dining companion. Then get a lunch platter of fried oysters & split that. If you are still wishing you had more charbroiled oysters, go for another dozen.

                  They did & said it was perfect! And it was not an unbelievably long lunch.


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