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Jul 23, 2008 01:35 PM

Another Muffelata Question...

I just wondered where in your opinion the best bread and olive salad alone would be because I can't eat the meat... but, the salad looks amazing to me, and I really want to try it... also, I don't mind taking the meat off my sandwich- but, will I offend if I ask for it without meat? I'd rather not waste... although I'm not sure my boyfriend would allow that to happen... And what about Serio's? Thanks- I only wish I had found this board earlier- I leave tomorrow afternoon!

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  1. Why don't you go to Central grocery, buy a jar of olive salad and a loaf of Italian bread, and dive in.

    1. jfood would go to Central, buy a Muff, take the meat off your half and give it too your BF for a double thick piece of heaven.

      Enjoy NOLA

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      1. re: jfood

        That is a great idea. Wife cannot do scallops, oyster, and other bi-valves, so I get her share. She also does not like younger Bordeaux reds, so I get her share. Of course, if we're having big Cal-Chards, she expects me to reciprocate, but I do not - heck, she's my designated driver!

        Share that great food, that you do not do, and reap the benefits later, except for big Cal-Chards. No holds barred there...


        1. re: Bill Hunt

          that's why the 3-beignet plate at CDM is perfect. one for mrs jfood and two for jfood. Now if they just served tea, jfood could convince her to go more often.

          1. re: jfood

            Tea, eh? Well, when I was youngster, back before your parents were youngsters, they had chocolate milk. It was not until I was about 8, that my parents would let me have coffee.

            Tea, maybe not in MY lifetime, but you can still hope.


            1. re: Bill Hunt

              chockie milk or the hot chocolate if you are not a coffee person.

              or get a bag to go, but eat them while they're hot...good lard, nothing is sorrier than a old, cold beignet.

              1. re: Bill Hunt

                I think they still have chocolate milk.

                1. re: srr

                  Interesting. I had not noticed it on the little napkin holder menu, on my last visit, but guess I was not looking closely enough.

                  Wife & I just viewed a few of our WYES "New Orleans... the way it was," DVD's last night, and I found out (married for 38 years), that she also was a chocolate milk drinker in her early years at CDM. She'd usually go with her family, in her pajamas, and get one beignet and the little carton of milk, with a straw.


        2. Don't hesitate to ask for cheese and olive salad -- no meat. I've done it many times.

          1. Boscoli's olive salad is available at the grocery store.

            1. I appreciate your comments! We had a WONDERFUL time on our trip... I did try Muffelatas at Central Grocery, Serio's, and Frank's... thought the best bread/olive salad was at Central Grocery... I just ordered as it was each time and gave the meat to my boyfriend- but, not before trying one bite the real way... just to experience it...

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              1. re: ncveggiegirl

                Thank you for the review. It's been some time, since I did muffs, and by frame of reference has changed greatly. Still, I like someone, who goes out of their way to do a side-by-side-by-side comparisson. Only way to compete the assignment, would have been to try Napolean House's offering, though so many rank it way down the scale.

                CG still seems to be the consensus on this board, so you are not alone.


                PS Out of shear nostalgic curiosity, how was Frank's? My memories are from many decades, and cooks, ago, so I have no idea of how they might be doing it. Maybe I need to stop in and tell the youngsters to go back to their grandmother's roots and prep. As I watched them grow up, I feel that I can offer constructive criticism, for positive results. They were all there, as very young children, so they did get to exprience gandma's muffs. Maybe they are reaching too high. Still, thanks.