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Jul 27, 2009 04:51 PM

?????? About Brigstens!

Can someone please tell me if the menu at Brigstens changes or is it the one that is online? Also what do you recommend eating there, what are your favorites. I have reservations ther next week and nothing is really catching my eye.
Thanks and good eating

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  1. changes for seasonal items.
    start w/sweetbreads, rabbit tenderloin, and shrimp remoulade. if the oyster rock soup is on, get it!
    I could make a meal of all apps and be happy.

    1. My question would be, what do you like?

      Your tastes might differ greatly from mine.



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      1. re: Bill Hunt

        Reading your posts I think we have similar tastes for food. I love Stella's and August, those are probably my top two restaurants in N.O. I tend to stay away from Chicken and traditional seafood as my main course, when I eat out. I do enjoy eating Oysters and Crawfish when in N.O. I love anything Foie Gras, Kobe, and all unusual chef creations.

        1. re: Bayareafoodiei

          The duck at Brigtsens is wonderful, as are the sweetbreads.

          1. re: Bayareafoodiei

            We are close. Now, I am a fan of local seafood, as I grew up in the area, and fresh Gulf seafood is just something that I do not get in London, Tokyo or Paris. [They could well take lessons!]

            There are many oyster dishes, that I like, and the same for crawfish. However, if you ask my wife, she'd say that unless she peels my crawfish, I am a lost cause.

            Now, I have only met two foie gras dishes that I did not love. My cardiologist talks to me about this.


        2. It's a seasonal menu, but it looks like there are some staples to it. If you enjoy seafood in the slightest, go for the "Shell beach diet"- either as an entree or to split up as an appetizer. As mentioned before, the duck's great, too.

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          1. re: rock0052

            Thanks all, I will report back after my trip. I have a long list of eating set for this weekend:

            Dinner-Open, thinking somewhere casual, any help would be great, preferably in walking distance to the Ritz

            Breakfast- Stanley
            Lunch- Rest. August
            Dinner- La Boca

            Breakfast- Elizabeth's
            Lunch- Central Grocery or another suggestion if you would

            Brunch- Commander's
            Snack-Cochon Butcher

            Lunch- either Parkway again or Coop's, How is Coop's?

            And inbetween all that I will be eating Snowballs and Cupcakes, any bakery Recs? Am I missing any must haves?
            Fly out at 7:00pm Monday night.

            1. re: Bayareafoodiei

              For Thursday, you may want to try Mandina's. It is not exactly walking distance from the Ritz, but could be if it is still light outside. You could fit half of a muffaletta in as a snack or try Napoleon House. They have hot muffaletta's that a lot of people love and the Pimm's Cup is a must try. Coops is a great value. The food is good (and cheap) and it is a great spot for lunch or a very casual dinner. Try the Jambalaya. For snowballs, try Hansens. You will probably have a small wait, but soooo worth it. Angelo Brocato's in Midcity is a great Italian bakery. It is a streetcar away from the Ritz. Instead of Parkway (which i love) you may want to fit in a RB poboy from Parasols in the Irish Channel or check out any number of other po boy shops for a comparision. Best of luck!

              1. re: ScarlettNola

                You may want to re-check that comment about Mandina's being walking distance from the Ritz. Unless I am mistaken, Mandina's is still in Mid-City, correct?

              2. re: Bayareafoodiei

                I'd skip Coops. Go to Emeril's or Cuvee for lunch.

            2. Took my family there Saturday (25th) night...if the soft shell crab is available, do not miss the opportunity for something really special. The restaurabt also serves an entree Seafood Platter with small portions of Shrimp cornbread, grilled Drumfish, Baked Oysters Bienville, etc. My family enjoys sharing, so I ordered this dish as an appetizer for everyone to taste.