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Jodie Aug 13, 2007 09:40 PM

Where's the place for good walk around drunk food in the quarter? Does anyone remember Takee-Outee? Or am I aging myself. Thanks!

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    mar52 RE: Jodie Aug 13, 2007 09:52 PM

    Can't answer your question as it's been a few years, but sure do remember the Takee-Outee.

    I've never seen such large egg rolls.

    Oh, Can you walk around eating a muffaletta? If the answer is yes then my answer is The Central Market on Decatur.

    Have one for me, please.

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      Blumie RE: mar52 Aug 14, 2007 08:33 AM

      It's awfully difficult to get a muffeleta at 3am. I think Central Grocery closes at 5 or 6.

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        KOK RE: Blumie Aug 14, 2007 09:10 AM

        Perhaps they're drunk at 3pm : )

        Kevin

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      lealers RE: Jodie Aug 14, 2007 05:59 AM

      My last trip to NO a few weeks ago, we went to Clover Grill late night and had the BEST burger! bacon, cheese and a fried egg. It was LOVE!!!

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        Hungry Celeste RE: lealers Aug 14, 2007 01:43 PM

        That's my vote: Clover Grill. Or Port of Call.

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        redjen RE: Jodie Aug 14, 2007 06:24 AM

        Verdee mart!! Best late night food and lots of colorful people too.

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          bronwen RE: redjen Aug 14, 2007 08:29 AM

          It's Verti Mart and yes, their food is wonderfully caloric stuff.

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            liveforfood RE: bronwen Sep 6, 2007 03:05 PM

            I used to love Verti Mart's lasagne or mac and cheese when I was a grad student at TU. Fried chicken was tasty and greasy, too. Its great drunk food--and some you can walk around with, if you choose carefully. I say ditto to the Clover Grill. Also, La Peniche is fantastic for late night eats or take out--you can get po'boys there, too.

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          Blumie RE: Jodie Aug 14, 2007 02:18 PM

          There's always a Lucky Dog. Some have lived to tell about it.

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            kevin RE: Blumie Aug 14, 2007 03:02 PM

            or rather the ingatious special. esp, if you can down a half dozen of those lucky dogs.

            but then again afterwards you might not feel so lucky.

          2. funkjester RE: Jodie Aug 14, 2007 05:51 PM

            yeah, gotta say Clover Grill, mushroom cheeseburger and a vanilla milkshake at about 3:30 in the morning sitting at the counter is the shizzy, but Verti Marte late night is always a good bet, too--Philly Cheesteak with jalapenos, yeah you right!

            Very overlooked by most but not by locals in the know is the Quartermaster Deli, further down on Bourbon, but just AWESOME grub. Kitchen is open 24/7.

            And there's always a great greaseburger at Checkpoint Charlie's, on Esplanade and Decatur/Frenchmen, also always available 24/7.

            The Alibi on Iberville just off of Bourbon has great late-night burgers, and plenty of strippers eating and doing shots next to you as they get off of work as well.

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              zach623 RE: funkjester Aug 15, 2007 04:59 AM

              I second the Quartermaster Deli for sure! Great rueben's and burgers and you meet the craziest and nicest people while you're waiting in line to order.
              We've been to tha Alibi and number of times also and it too is an experience not to be missed. Does anyone know if Frankie the bartender is back? The last time we were there someone said he had left.

            2. jamielynn RE: Jodie Aug 15, 2007 08:46 AM

              No Question - Verdi Mart (24hrs) Royal St.
              Other ideas:
              Angeli's on Decatur (late night)
              Clover (Bourbon st.- late night)
              Acme (Iberville St.)
              Decatur Club (across from HOB) for late night pizza
              Copper Monkey (conti right off of Bourbon st. late night)

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                Robert Peyton RE: jamielynn Aug 15, 2007 01:01 PM

                La Peniche, on Dauphine in the Marigny is open late.

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                  yehyourite RE: Robert Peyton Aug 18, 2007 03:24 AM

                  I had heard that La Peniche is not open late any more, anyone know for sure?

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                  funkjester RE: jamielynn Aug 15, 2007 03:15 PM

                  yeah, Decatur Club actually does make a pretty damned good NYC-style thin-crust pizza.

                  forgot to mention earlier that Clover Grill ALSO does GREAT Pecan Waffles, but I so often order the mushroom cheeseburgers that I might only eat the waffles once or twice a year.

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                  yehyourite RE: Jodie Aug 18, 2007 03:27 AM

                  Take-Outee Yuuuck! :) Just a step out of the Quarter, Monaghan 13 on Frenchmen is open until 3:30 a.m. Eggs, sandwiches, vegie options are the rule, very casual, nice relaxing atmosphere.

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                    LittleSteve RE: Jodie Sep 5, 2007 03:31 AM

                    Agree about Verti Mart and QuarterMaster. Both are great. One note, however, is that Verti Mart has not been open 24 hours since the storm. I think it is now midnight that they close.

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                      SkippyT RE: LittleSteve Sep 5, 2007 12:51 PM

                      Right next to Pat O's is Ali-Baba's Gyros... Phenomenal... Especially at 3am...
                      They also have the big sized Steak Fries..

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                        jamielynn RE: LittleSteve Sep 6, 2007 02:50 PM

                        really....i know Verti changed there delivery route...but wasn't sure abt times
                        www.vertimarte.com
                        says 24hr on there...but not sure how updated that is

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                          SkippyT RE: LittleSteve Sep 7, 2007 12:30 AM

                          Is it Verti or Quartermaster that has the sandwich "All that Jazz"?
                          I still have dreams about that sandwich!!! Unfortunately, since it is in the category of "Good Drunk Food" I couldn't tell you whats in it... haha...

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                            jamielynn RE: SkippyT Sep 7, 2007 09:31 AM

                            haha...It's Verti

                            All That Jazz
                            A medley of grilled ham, turkey & shrimp, swiss & american cheese accompanied by grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, on grilled french bread with our original "Wow Sauce"

                            The Royal Feast is killer too
                            But my personal fav, the over stuffed shrimp poboy with cheese

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