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Jackamo's Restaurant

waitress Jul 5, 2007 05:59 AM

Help, is Jackamo's still open? Where is it? I tried google search, can't find it.. I ate there one time and it seems to be blur in my mind, I don't know why (teehee). But I do remember it being great...

Also, any other off the beaten path restaurants around New Orleans?

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    Blumie Jul 5, 2007 05:49 PM

    FWIW, I think the place is overrated, but I'll admit to being in a distinct minority. (BTW, there's only one hyphen in the name: Jacques-Imo's.)

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      Frolic Jul 5, 2007 06:42 PM

      You may be in the minority, but you're not alone. I don't think much of it either.

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        kanksh Jul 6, 2007 07:34 PM

        wow..then what do you guys like? jacque-imo's is like, the only restaurant in new orleans that i think is amazing. looks like i'm missing out on a lot. i fear i might just have a lack of appreciation for fine cuisine, cause im a cheap asian/spicy ethnic food fanatic from ny,,would love to find some great eats in nola tho (since i live here now), i just dont seem to like what most people rave about in this city..

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          JGrey Jul 8, 2007 11:07 AM

          There's a wide range of opinions on Jacque-Imo's, I happen to be one who likes it, but I still don't put it in the top tier of what the city has to offer. It's got great food (I'd stop short of amazing), and it's a really good time.

          For amazing, try Iris.

          Have you tried places like Mandina's, Cafe Degas, Taqueros, Martinique, Cote de Sud, Jamila's, Coop's Place? What are the things you don't like that people rave about?

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            localfoodie Jul 13, 2007 12:52 PM

            If you like resonable asian food you should try five happiness or the Asian Cajun both are great

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              Hungry Celeste Jul 16, 2007 07:14 AM

              Try K-Paul's; chef Paul is still cranking out good, cajun-inspired food without being a caricature of himself. Have you been to the Bon Ton? Also worth a visit.

              As for cheap asian, we have a wealth of vietnamese food in NOLA. Try the salt & pepper crab at Kim Son, or get a bunch of bahn mi from Dong Phuong, or eat your way through the soups at Pho Tau Bay.

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                JGrey Jul 16, 2007 08:04 AM

                And Tan Dinh! Still my favorite, though I've yet to find Dong Phuong.

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                  Hungry Celeste Jul 16, 2007 08:10 AM

                  Ah, that was a setup for the new places feature, right? In words: take I-10 east to I-510, exit south. Proceed past the defunct, drowned Jazzland amusement park, exit onto Chef Menteur highway, turn left/east. Proceed about 3 miles east; Dong Phong is on the left, past Michoud but before you get to Alcee Fortier. Opens at 8 am on Saturdays.

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                  Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery
                  14207 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129

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                    Frolic Jul 16, 2007 10:20 AM

                    FYI, it's closed Monday. We tried to go recently and ended up at Pho Bang, which wasn't so great.

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