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looking for great soul food near french quarter

foodmor Jun 14, 2008 06:32 PM

i'll be staying near the french quarter and do not have a car. i would love to get some recommendations of a great soul food place. eat in or take out is ok.

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    Big Easy RE: foodmor Jun 14, 2008 10:18 PM

    I'm not sure what you consider to be soul food, but Verti Mart at the corner of Royal and Gov. Nicholls does a great job with down-home takeout food. Very popular with the locals.

    1. Panama Hat RE: foodmor Jun 15, 2008 04:35 AM

      The Praline Connection in the Marigny on the corner of Frenchmen and another street. About 2 blocks down Frenchmen from Esplanade. Kind of famous for their soul food.

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        babstrains RE: Panama Hat Jun 23, 2008 03:25 PM

        We just returned from New Orleans Saturday, Pracline connection was they best we have ever had. My Dad is 75 and swore it was the best he had ever had and he was raised in the south.

        Can anyone tell me where we can get the recipe?

        I called the restaurant and of course they won't give it out. They did tell me they use clear fry oil, season and flour it.

        I have checked copykat.com.

        By the way, I'm new to this site, can anyone tell me how to start a posting?

        Thanking you in advance...

        1. re: babstrains
          Fydeaux RE: babstrains Jun 24, 2008 07:03 AM

          Hi Babs, and Welcome.

          Recipe for what?

          As for starting a thread, go to the board you want and click on "Start New Topic".

      2. edible complex RE: foodmor Jun 15, 2008 05:25 AM

        Li'l Dizzy's Cafe 610 Poydras. 212-5656.
        Li'l Dizzy's Cafe 1500 Esplanade Ave. 569-8997
        Two Sisters Kitchen 223 N Derbigny. 524-0056
        Olivier’s Creole Restaurant 204 Decatur. 525-7734
        Creole Skillet 200 Julia. 304-6318

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          mrsfury RE: edible complex Jun 15, 2008 09:14 AM

          I like Lil Dizzy's and Creole Skillet. Lil Dizzy's IMO would be the perfect place for soul food, other than Dooky Chase.

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          Hadacol RE: foodmor Jun 15, 2008 04:33 PM

          Willie Mae's Scotch House, Lil Dizzy's and Two Sisters would be my picks, though I like the Praline Connection alot.

          1. sirvelvet RE: foodmor Jun 16, 2008 08:03 AM

            I second Lil Dizzy's and Two Sisters.

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              Chartresboy RE: foodmor Jun 16, 2008 01:31 PM

              Dooky Chase does take out lunch...or have the hours changed?

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                puma RE: foodmor Jun 16, 2008 09:44 PM

                I just want to give a rousing second nomination for the Praline Connection. A short walk across Esplanade from the French Quarter, in a great neighborhood with lots of great stuff to do (The Marigny). The Praline Connection does not disappoint. Try the collard greens for sure.

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                  foodmor RE: puma Jun 18, 2008 12:51 PM

                  Thank you everyone for your recommendations. it will help out alot. i see there are 2 Li'l Dizzy's Cafes. is there a difference between the 2? also does anyone know the hours? i don't get in until 2pm. it seems past most lunch hours at table service resturants. are theses places open later?
                  thanks again for all your tips.

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                    mrsfury RE: foodmor Jun 18, 2008 04:15 PM

                    I have only been to the one on Esplanade. The one on Poydras is probably easier to walk to from the Quarter. Looks like they close at 2.

                    You can check this out:



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                      Hungry Celeste RE: mrsfury Jun 24, 2008 11:49 AM

                      The Esplanade location has a buffet, the Poydras location doesn't.

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