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Last meals in NOLA - with transportation restrictions.

pouletsecret Jan 27, 2010 04:49 PM

I'd like to start by thanking the many knowledgeable and gracious posters who make this city such a welcoming place to visitors like myself. Thank you. (You know who you are!)

I've been here since the cold snap earlier this month, and have eaten at (in approximately chronological order:

Café du monde, Café Amélie, Joey K's, Mr. B's (x2), Two Sisters, Cochon,
Acme, Cochon Butcher, Luke, Boulangérie, K-Paul's, Bozo's, Antoine's, Red Fish Grill, Commander's Palace, Lucky Dog, Stanley, Parkway Bakery, Rivershark Tavern, Walker's Southern BBQ, Today's Ketch, Ignatius, Herbsaint and Camellia Grill.

I'm here until Sunday, but Thursday and Friday will be my only two real eating days. That said, I'd prefer to eat lunch someplace that is open for lunch (this has proved challenging!) and off the beaten path (I'm tooling around by bicycle), and I'd like dinner to be accessible by bus or streetcar. I was looking at maybe Elizabeth's and Liuzza (either) for lunch, and Brigtsen's, Mila, August, Clancy's or ... for dinner.

Of course, as with the rest of my trip, I expect my plans will fly out the window and I'll wind up playing everything by ear, but I thought I'd solicit a few thoughts.

Any takers?

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  1. carolinadawg Jan 27, 2010 04:56 PM

    Sorry I can't be help to you, but I'd love to hear your thoughts on Acme, Luke and Red Fish Grill! What did you have? How was it? Thanks so much!

    1. texasredtop Jan 27, 2010 05:38 PM

      How did you miss Boucherie? If I only had one meal in NO, I think that would be my choice.

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      1. re: texasredtop
        edible complex Jan 28, 2010 04:27 AM

        that was my first thought too.

        8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

        1. re: edible complex
          uptownlibrarian Jan 28, 2010 05:33 AM

          That was my first thought too, for your off the beaten path lunch OR for dinner. Although I called for a reservation there yesterday for Friday night, and all they had available was 6:30 or earlier. Do check it out for lunch though.

      2. FoodChic Jan 27, 2010 07:39 PM

        Highly recommend lunch at August!

        1. edible complex Jan 28, 2010 04:29 AM

          Clancy's does lunch on Fridays and possibly on Thursdays too.
          Patois does Friday lunch.

          Clancy's Restaurant
          6100 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70118

          6078 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 70118

          1. h
            hazelhurst Jan 28, 2010 07:24 AM

            Wel, Galatoire's is open all day today, starting at 11:30--go at 2:30 or so and relax. Don't wait until tomorrow

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              pouletsecret Jan 28, 2010 10:14 AM

              Lordy! I'm afraid Galatoire's will have to wait until my next trip (and yes, of course there will be many, many more), because I've just eaten (and Fridays seem a little overwhelming).

              Thanks for the Boucherie tips - is that somehow related to the purple truck? I did hear about that, but somehow Boucherie was completely off my radar.

              Silly me, I did Liuzza's at the Track today - but there's no racing on Thursdays. Oh well. The price you pay for disorganization, I suppose.

              I probably should also have mentioned that I'm a solo traveler, and for me personally, slightly more informal dining (or bar seating) is always more fun. Can anyone tell me what Clancy's menu is like?

              Thanks again! You've been stellar. When my trip is over, I'll provide a highlights version of my eating experience here.

              1. re: pouletsecret
                hazelhurst Jan 28, 2010 10:43 AM

                Oh dear..too bad...it would have worled nciely if you'd flip-flopped qnd got racing tomorrow. You still could do it tomorrow but go afteer 300--even 4:00 but then that crosses into dinner plans.

                I alway eat at the bar at Clancy's and have a fine time. They have all the classics.Chat up the bartender and see what the opinions of others are as to what to have. Very relaxed place, lots of fun.

                1. re: hazelhurst
                  pouletsecret Jan 28, 2010 01:21 PM

                  HH - Yes, it would have been perfect (but even still, things here in your lovely town, even when things haven't worked out perfectly, they've been lovely enough as to make no nevermind!). I think I'll try Clancy's tonight, Boucherie for lunch, and ??? for dinner tomorrow.

                  Wish me luck!

                  1. re: pouletsecret
                    edible complex Jan 29, 2010 06:09 AM

                    last night Boucherie had a small plate special of pork belly w/kimchi glass noodles. if they have it today, get it! the meatball amuse needs to be a menu item.

                2. re: pouletsecret
                  texasredtop Jan 28, 2010 12:03 PM

                  Boucherie - yes the purple truck. We were there the first or second week they opened the new place and the purple truck was parked in their driveway. I imagine by now they've moved it somewhere else because they probably need the parking places.

                  1. re: texasredtop
                    pouletsecret Jan 29, 2010 08:36 PM

                    I already know I have to come back, but missing Boucherie nailed it for me. FYI, I supped at (of all places) R Bar tonight (Friday), where they had an amazing jambalaya (of the tip what you want variety). Highly recommended, though I don"t know if it's jambalaya every week.

                    Thanks again for your help! I'll post some reviews when I get home.

                    1. re: pouletsecret
                      texasredtop Jan 30, 2010 06:00 AM

                      It's probably all the better you didn't make it to Boucherie. You'd be craving the boudin balls every day until you can get back. I speak from experience.

                      1. re: texasredtop
                        edible complex Jan 30, 2010 09:12 AM

                        they are memorable. I had boudin for brekkie; comfort food.

                        1. re: edible complex
                          texasredtop Jan 30, 2010 12:07 PM

                          I don't know if you've seen it there but in Texas we eat boudin biscuits. Just boudin slathered on a hot biscuit. Yummy!

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