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Jun 17, 2009 05:13 PM

Personal NOLA challenge

After reviewing my ccard statement I realized that we eat at the same 5 or 6 places all the time. With so much out there to chose from I couldn't believe my statement looked like this:

Kim Son
Little Tokyo

I admit to loving the bar at Riomar but enough already! I challenge us all to try one New Orleans restaurant that we haven't been to since the storm. My personal challenge is 5 new restos before labor day. I'll review every meal as I hope everyone else's time to get some new chow on this board! Formal or casual, local or off the island, any ethnicity goes ~ just pick a place you've never been.

My first picks are Cote Sud and La Cote Brassierie...I'm feeling French this week!

Happy chowing!

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  1. do yourself a favor and get the lasagna at Cote Sud.

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    1. re: edible complex

      I saw that! I was thinking, lasagna- yeah right!! Definately will try - thanks for the tip!!

      Hoping to make it Friday if I don't burst into flames on the way over~ damn it's hot.

    2. Chef,

      I too found myself in a dining rut - always returning to the same places because of (a) fear of the unknown, (b) laziness to pick a new place, or (c) the fact that "I know I what I like and I like what I know."

      But ever since taking on what I have dubbed "The Challenge," I have expanded my culinary horizons immensely.

      OK, maybe not everyone is willing to eat at their favorite places only once per year. But I think that even an abbreviated challenge (such as yours) will help you appreciate both the culinary diversity of our city and the fact that your favorite places do such an excellent job.

      Good luck.

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      1. re: Bocuse NOLA


        I think the biggest contributing factor to me realizing I was in a rut was all of the "first timer" posts on the forum. People are so excited about trying everything the City has to offer...I wanna be them for a day! (guess there are worse problems!!)

        1. re: chef4hire

          Any suggestions? Game. set, match? Green Goddess is my first choice...kinda lost as I have been to soooo many places.