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Jun 23, 2009 06:15 PM

Li'l Dizzy's - PLEASE!

We ate at Eddie's years ago, and have tried ever since to find fried chicken that good! I hear Eddie's son has opened Li'l Dizzy's Cafe and I'm hoping some of you can tell me if it's worth eating at? I'l be coming to NOLA soon and am taking notes!!! THANKS!

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  1. Their brunch is good as is the chicken, but I prefer McHardy's or Popeyes. I would still recommend Lil Dizzys for brunch, wholeheartedly.

    1. try fried chicken at Jacques Imo's and Mr. Ed's on Live Oak.

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      1. re: edible complex

        Used to loved JI's fried cicken. Very disappointing last month. Has anyone tried Austin's? Heard they are using Austin Leslie's recipe.

        1. re: JazzyB

          Had brunch at Lil Dizzy''s in Treme a couple of weeks ago. We don't eat chicken unfortunately because the fried chicken on the buffet looked and smelled amazing. It was damn tempting! Definitely give it a shot.

          I will say that the mac n cheese was unbelievable, as were the grits, seafood gravy, and pretty much everything else.

          1. re: kukubura

            Lil dizzys at the old bank lobby the whitney I believe is one of the coolest locations for a restaurant that Ive ever been too.

            1. re: joedontexan

              Have you eaten there though? We poked our heads in for brunch and it was kind of depressing looking. The vibe was just not right. The live "jazz" was more like really sad sounding classical. And no one looked like they were enjoying themselves. We hopped in a cab and headed to the Treme one and had a grand time. And Wayne Baquet was cooking the omlettes up himself.

              1. re: kukubura

                I had lunch at the one at the Whitney last fall and it was delicious. I had an oyster po boy so stuffed that I got to eat half the oysters with a fork. I dont know about 'brunch', but please dont write them off without giving the place an honest try.

                1. re: Fydeaux

                  Fair enough. But the Treme one will be a regular stop of mine, for sure.

          2. re: JazzyB

            if you are referring to Austin's in Metairie, owned by Ed of Mr. Ed's, then no I have not tried the fried chicken at Austin's, only Mr. Ed's. I'm more a fan of Mr. Ed's than Austin's. two very disappointing meals at Austin's won't get me back there. I will however always go to Mr. Ed's. have not tried his Creole Grille yet, so no opinion there.
            not aware of Chef Austin Leslie lending any recipes to Austin's in Metairie. he did cook in Lakeview on Argonne just off Harrison before his stint at Jacques Imo's then Pampy's.
            RIP Chef, you are sorely missed.

            1. re: edible complex

              Maybe JazzyB was referring to Chef Austin's Creole Kitchen, nee Pampy's? It was written up in the Gambit this week.


              1. re: uptownlibrarian

                well that makes sense. but still confusing if you know of both "Austin's".
                thnx for the link. nice ink.

                1. re: edible complex

                  It is confusing. I am really looking forward to trying CACK fried chicken for lunch soon. If anyone goes, please report!

                  Mr. Ed's chicken is awesome! One of my faves. And it's fun to go there for a late lunch and wind up overlapping with the early bird dinner crowd.

                  1. re: uptownlibrarian

                    Wow you chowhounders are awesome! I can't wait to go eat great food in New Orleans! I really appreciate all the feedback - and while it'll be a while til I make it down (September) I will certainly post my food choices!