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kingrmking Feb 17, 2009 03:29 PM

Seeking a place (or a couple/few places) within walking distance of Snug Harbor Club for a Wednesday night dinner around 6:30 in mid-March. Entrees not to exceed $15 and we'd like some local cuisine to be on the menu. Recommendations welcome!

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    rueann16 Mar 27, 2009 09:23 AM

    I recommend a place called "13." The prices are extremely ecconomical! I get the crostini everytime! It is the best I've ever had! They have a pretty nice beer selection too. One can definitley make it a night for under $15...

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      betheroo Feb 27, 2009 03:17 PM

      You could also try Fiorella's, on Decatur between Ursulines and Gov. Nicholls. Or take out from Verti Marte, on Royal at Gov. Nicholls.

      1. edible complex Feb 18, 2009 09:03 PM

        there's the bar menu at Marigny Brasserie, if you want to do small plates and keep in your budget.

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          kibbles Feb 26, 2009 12:30 PM

          the bar menu is no longer. was in this week.

          MB has been changing chefs lately...think their on their 3rd in two years; this one was the chef from the Country Club. theres one menu, w/ sections for Entrees, Appetizers, and Small Plates (more appetizers).

          kinda a bummer, MB used to have one of the best happy hours -- $2.50 drinks, and cheap eats.. the batter fried crawfish w/ aioli sauce was like popcorn! grill avocado was good too, and for serious fun the french fries w/ blue cheese & bacon sauce was killa!!

          i tried the burger this week. at $10 id expect cheese to be included, but it was damn tasty -- blue cheese smear & excellent bacon...was excellent.

          1. re: kibbles
            kingrmking Feb 27, 2009 03:09 PM

            Any other thoughts for that Snug Harbor/Frenchman 'hood? We're a group of 50 and will need to split up for dinner before Jazz night at Snug. We seek good local cuisine, nothing fancy, but hopefully no long waits.

            1. re: kibbles
              CheBeret Feb 27, 2009 04:01 PM

              We had the crawfish boil from them on Fat Tuesday and were rather pleased. Could be because I faded into a fugue state and ate three pounds of em', though...

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            A2fay Feb 18, 2009 08:30 PM

            entrees not to exceed $15.......WOW!!!......it IS 2009....i just mean, is that extra $4 or $5 gonna kill you?????i dont make a TON of money but i NEVER lock in to the cheap stuff cuz id rather have a happy and full belly then a happy and full wallet, u dig??Either way good luck with that tho.....try Coop's straight up Decatur from Frenchman, it will fit your bill for the most part

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            1. re: A2fay
              kingrmking Feb 26, 2009 09:33 AM

              We're a group of 50 coming down to help with Katrina clean-up. We're on a budget. Any direction you can provide within the $15 limit would be helpful.

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              adamshoe Feb 17, 2009 04:26 PM

              The Praline Connection!! Black owned and pretty darned good soul food and N'awlins cuisine. No atmosphere to speak of; the crowd IS the atmosphere. Adam

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              1. re: adamshoe
                kibbles Feb 17, 2009 05:05 PM

                ive only been to Prailine once, about 3 years ago, the winter after katrina. i found it was not so hot... has it gotten better?

                as for the OP, Adolfo's is worth mentioning. nola-italian, lots of seafood. not for everybody, but i enjoy its small-time & funky atmosphere. try the "Ocean Sauce" which they can put on many of the entrees (tomato + cream sauce w/ shrimp, crawfish, crabmeat -- love it!!)

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