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Liuzza's by the Track?

CEfromLA Mar 20, 2008 10:58 AM

I've haven't been to this restuarant....yet!

When we're in town next month, I'm thinking we'll take the streetcar to NOMA and then walk to Liuzza's by the Track for some lunch.

OK, what should I get?

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    Hungry Celeste RE: CEfromLA Mar 20, 2008 11:19 AM

    Strawberry & portabello salad
    Garlic oyster poboy (fried oysters swathed in garlic butter)

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      JazzyB RE: CEfromLA Mar 20, 2008 12:12 PM

      Breath taking roast beef poboy with a bowl of gumbo.

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        rocuronium RE: CEfromLA Mar 20, 2008 01:43 PM

        Weird, I've been there 100 times and never even seen the above dishes.
        I always get a cup of gumbo and a BBQ shrimp po-boy.
        My wife gets the Ruben.
        They're all perfect and I look fwd to trying the other positions.

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          paz5559 RE: rocuronium Mar 20, 2008 04:23 PM


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          swampsue RE: CEfromLA Mar 20, 2008 10:06 PM

          Please don't be in a hurry, or expect fine dining service. It's neighborhood, for sure, but with that caveat, it's pretty perfect as neighborhood joints go.

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            debd RE: CEfromLA Mar 21, 2008 08:43 AM

            Best shrimp Po Boy in the world. A wonderful neighborhood joint with local musicians playing for tips, great beer and amazing food. Fancy? No. Great? Absolutely.

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              indiwaiter RE: debd Mar 21, 2008 09:25 PM

              I know they dont serve food during Jazzfest days. I am curious to know if they serve during the days between (M-W)? I am dying to have lunch there while im in town during jazzfest.

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                debd RE: indiwaiter Mar 24, 2008 11:42 AM

                Regular hours on non-Jazzfest days (M-W), take out only (limited menu) on Jazzfest days.

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              gumbo1963 RE: CEfromLA Sep 15, 2008 09:45 PM

              I have to 2nd the Gumbo and the Oyster Po Boy. The bartenders are wicked friendly too

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                JerseyNOLA RE: gumbo1963 Sep 21, 2008 12:16 PM

                Love the shrimp Poor Boy, but be careful - contents are slightly hotter than lava.

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                  roro1831 RE: JerseyNOLA Sep 21, 2008 04:06 PM

                  overrated IMHO. BBQ shrimp poboy is mediocre at best, not even real bbq'd shrimp, more like shrimp sauteed in a pan. The breathtaking roast beef is nothing special, but again, just my opinion, take it for what it's worth.

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                    mikemill RE: roro1831 Sep 27, 2008 09:03 PM

                    BBQ shrimp in New Orleans is NOT actually bbq'd. Misnomer. Look it up.

                    I would take your opinion with a grain of salt.

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                      Hungry Celeste RE: mikemill Sep 28, 2008 09:50 AM

                      Sorry, Mike, I agree with roro. The BBQ shrimp poboy from Liuzza's isn't all it's cracked up to be, mainly due to the small, obviously frozen, sorry shrimp used in it. They're sauteed in butter and seasonings, but the result is a wan imitation of BBQ shrimp. Sadly, I've been hearing lots of sub-par reports on LBTT....somebody tell me it ain't so.

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                        roro1831 RE: mikemill Sep 29, 2008 10:02 AM

                        I am fully aware of how bbq'd shrimp are prepared. My point was that, as Celeste says below me, they use inferior shrimp which are small and probably frozen and cook them in butter in a pan, instead of cooking them head on, the way bbq shrimp should be prepared.

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                          mikemill RE: roro1831 Sep 29, 2008 12:10 PM

                          Sorry. The first time I read your comment, I misread it as "they're so stupid! the shrimp aren't even really barbecued!"

                          I take back my comments. Except for take your opinion with a grain of salt, because I personally love the bbq shrimp po-boy. Whether it's properly made or not, I think it's good.

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                            roro1831 RE: mikemill Sep 30, 2008 05:59 AM

                            And such is the beauty of food, we all have things that we like or dislike and everyone can have their opinion.

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                              mikemill RE: roro1831 Sep 30, 2008 10:40 AM

                              very true.

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                  thevirginian RE: CEfromLA Sep 27, 2008 12:26 PM

                  BBQ shrimp poboy and gumbo! Great gumbo--they add the shrimp at last minute so they are fresh and juicy.

                  1. New Orleans News Ladder RE: CEfromLA Sep 28, 2008 01:31 PM

                    HA! Ya'gotta Love'em!
                    Is it me or is this not hysterical that New Orleans would be carrying on such a conversation after, oh, 6 (six count'em) Months from original posting? Jeez Louie?
                    Hahahahahaa Whew!

                    Yeah we back...
                    Editilla~New Orleans Ladder

                    1. mollymac RE: CEfromLA Sep 28, 2008 05:02 PM

                      I was advised by a local to try the Frenchalatta. It's doggy-bag-delicious. Way more food than one can eat in a sitting (or two or three even) but Yuummy! Since it's cut into 4 portions, we suggested that they label each with a day of the week for how soon they might be eaten.

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                        mrsfury RE: mollymac Sep 29, 2008 08:30 AM

                        That is not available at LBTT. Y'all are talking about two completely different restaurants. There is a Liuzza's and a Liuzza's By The Track.



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