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Jan 9, 2008 02:54 PM

Liuzza's v. Liuzza's By the Track

Are these restaurants related at all? Their websites look completely independent of one another so I woudl guess no.... Is one better to try than the other? I think I've seen more comments about Liuzza's by the Track but I have a weakness for fried pickles and fried green tomatoes (both of which I see on the Liuzza's menu).

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  1. Liuzza's is pretty darn good. They make great red beans & rice, the po boys are great (I've had the roast beef and the infamous french fry po boy), lasagna, pickles, sweet potato fries, and the good frosty mugs.

    1. Never been to Liuzza's but LBTT has wonderful gumbo, shrimp creole and poboys.

      1. they're completely different. too different to merit a comparison, really. but both are worth trying out. liuzza's is a classic new orleans italian joint with solid pasta dishes and fried seafood dishes. they're famous for their frozen schooners of draft beer. also worth trying is their frenchuletta, a muffuletta on french bread, heated. it's a darn good sandwich and big enough for two.

        liuzza's by the track doesn't have the italian credentials that liuzz'a on bienville has. but they've got some good stuff, too. their bbq shrimp poboy is out of this world, as is their roast beef poboy and their gumbo. they also make a mean bloody mary, which is a pre-jazz fest tradition of mine.

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        1. re: Shiloh

          Shiloh's got it pegged; they're two very different places with a similar name. Liuzza's on Bienville is more of an old-school neighborhood restaurant, while LBTT is hipper, with a few more trendy offerings (like the portabella salad w/strawberries). I'm a sucker for the frozen Bushwackers at Liuzza's on Bienville, and it also has a fried chicken liver poboy w/brown gravy. LBTT's garlic oyster poboy is another standout---fried oysters tossed in garlic butter piled onto french bread. Both have bars, both are worth a visit--you can decide which one suits you better, or which one suits your mood on any given day.

        2. As a fried pickle connoisseur, I can tell you that my favorites are at Rivershack. They travel pretty well so you can get a box to go on your way out to Spahr's on a Sunday afternoon while listening to the Saints on the radio.

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          1. re: uptownlibrarian

            What library are you at. I was a school librarian in NOLA before the flood.