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who loves verti marte?

hartly Feb 13, 2007 06:03 PM

who loves verti marte?

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    Tonto RE: hartly Feb 13, 2007 07:43 PM

    what is it? green what?

    1. ldixie RE: hartly Feb 14, 2007 05:27 AM

      It's the best. I haven't been back since Katrina, but this convenience store makes some great food to take back when you don't really want to go out for dinner. Their creamed spinach still brings a smile to my face. It's truly a place for the locals, but don't let that stop you!

      On the corner of Royal and Gov. Nicholls.

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        hartly RE: hartly Feb 15, 2007 09:23 AM

        they have great poboys, especially of the fried seafood variety, if you get a dinner with 2 sides you pay 7 or so dollars, and your to go box will weigh 2 and a half pounds.

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          RoxieB RE: hartly Jun 7, 2007 08:07 PM

          Jeff Hilgenberg

          1. debradoherty RE: hartly Oct 29, 2009 10:32 AM

            Me! Best ribs i've ever had in my life!

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              JazzyB RE: debradoherty Oct 29, 2009 02:59 PM

              Cheap but nasty. You can keep the "dirty"marte.

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                pinkbayou RE: JazzyB Nov 3, 2009 08:11 AM

                I second the "dirty marte" comment. Too, too, gross. Even when I lived a block away it was a no-go. And, I am a broke college student who will eat anything. I prefer Quarter Master.

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                  kibbles RE: JazzyB Nov 3, 2009 08:42 AM

                  interesting. im as comfortable in Parasol's as i am Commander's, and havent seen anything particularly unusual about VM. cramped, to be sure, but just seemed pretty much identical to Quarter Master, Frady's, or any other convenience store deli counter.

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                    pinkbayou RE: kibbles Nov 6, 2009 11:13 AM

                    In my opinion it's just dirtier and one is much more likely to get a stomachache eating their greasy poboys with "special" sauces. I don't know why I feel that Quarter Master is better. Just a better track record with it I guess.

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                Demi Monde RE: hartly Oct 29, 2009 03:00 PM

                After lurking for months, I had to register to reply to this thread. I LOVE Verti Marte. It's my morning stop for the New York Times and sweet talk from the proprietors, and my late-night stop for ridiculous pork ribs, cheesy potatoes (the garlicky ones in ball shape are really good, too) and crisp-tender green beans. I only wish they had fried chicken with the bone in -- those little boneless strips hardly qualify as fried chicken, in my book.

                Verti Marte
                1201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA

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                  mcegielski RE: Demi Monde Oct 29, 2009 05:49 PM

                  the verti mart does make one of the best shrimp po-boys in the city. the shrimp are larger than what you would find at other places and there are enough of them that they fall out of the sandwich. verti mart is really a good old fashioned french quarter corner store! i love it.

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                  bronwen RE: hartly Nov 16, 2009 08:18 AM

                  I do. Their bread pudding is fantastic, as is the chicken cordon bleu which will do you for two meals. A Quarter staple, this place, that's for sure.

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                    coffeebeanz RE: hartly Nov 20, 2009 02:08 PM

                    Where I used to work - we would have Verti Mart delivered all the time for lunch. From the loaded baked potatoes that were almost the size of footballs to all the sandwiches and specials we thought it was great.
                    I have not ordered anything from Verti Mart since I saw the inside of it and the area where the food was served/prepared. I miss it still - lol. Indeed sometimes ignorance is bliss!

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