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Jan 30, 2010 08:05 AM

Lunch recs near convention center

Will be in town for a conference - what is not to be missed for lunch?

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    1. re: BayouTeche

      I agree on Rio Mar. Also, Bon Ton is not that far if you are in the downriver sections (A,B,C)

      1. re: BayouTeche

        +1 Rio Mar My good friend is the tapas chef.

      2. a Mano is now open for lunch.
        Cochon and Cochon Butcher

        1. Cuvee is within walking distance or short cab ride.

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          1. re: bonesrus

            thanks for the recs - should be fun next week especially if the saints win!!

          2. Nola Grocery, next to Cochon Butcher, made a great crawfish po boy when I was there last April. We ate the sandwich and shared a bottle of champagne in the lovely park across from the convention center; it was one of the nicest meals that week!

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            1. re: Niki in Dayton

              Nola Gro now has a handful of tables & has expanded. I did see a sign for the crawfish poboy last week.

              1. re: mrsfury

                They were in the process of expanding when we were in town over Christmas. We stopped in after lunch at Cochon just to show our friends another good food place, but the only thing we bought was some kind of fried pie that a local friend had recommended. I don't remember the name of it, but it's a commercial product, and our friend says it's what Hostess fried pies WISH they could be...and she was right!

                  1. re: uptownlibrarian

                    I think that was it. We got chocolate, sweet potato, apple, and peach (one for each of us) then nuked them back at the condo for bit as a late-night treat. They were pretty good!

                    1. re: Niki in Dayton

                      Those are definitely Hubig's flavors. Just polished off the last one I brought home after the Superbowl. Tried the pineapple, which I don't recall from when I was a kid, didn't have much pineapple taste. But the rest where everything I remember and I always get at least one when I am in town.
                      If you are there in season, the strawberry and blackberry (maybe raspberry) are good.

                      1. re: roro1831

                        Hubig's blackberry pies are seasonal. HU-DAT is stamped on the wrapper right now. I don't know how long they will be doing that.

                        1. re: mrsfury

                          That what I meant by being there in "season". They need to put the Hu Dat on their t-shirts.

                            1. re: uptownlibrarian

                              Nice shirt and I may have to purchase one before the NFL clamps down as they use the Saints logo on the shirt. lol