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Lunch recs near convention center

chowmac Jan 30, 2010 08:05 AM

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

  1. BayouTeche Jan 30, 2010 08:15 AM

    Rio Mar


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    1. re: BayouTeche
      collardman Feb 1, 2010 12:47 PM

      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
        nikinik Feb 8, 2010 01:06 PM

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

      2. edible complex Jan 30, 2010 08:38 AM

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

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          bonesrus Feb 1, 2010 12:41 PM

          Cuvee is within walking distance or short cab ride.

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          1. re: bonesrus
            chowmac Feb 6, 2010 09:09 AM

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

          2. Niki in Dayton Feb 8, 2010 05:42 AM

            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
              mrsfury Feb 9, 2010 01:09 PM

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

              1. re: mrsfury
                Niki in Dayton Feb 10, 2010 07:13 AM

                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: Niki in Dayton
                  uptownlibrarian Feb 10, 2010 07:47 AM

                  Must have been a Hubig's.

                  1. re: uptownlibrarian
                    Niki in Dayton Feb 10, 2010 09:04 AM

                    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
                      roro1831 Feb 11, 2010 06:23 AM

                      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
                        mrsfury Feb 11, 2010 07:02 AM

                        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
                          roro1831 Feb 11, 2010 07:37 AM

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

                          1. re: roro1831
                            uptownlibrarian Feb 11, 2010 08:39 AM

                            They do:


                            1. re: uptownlibrarian
                              roro1831 Feb 11, 2010 08:43 AM

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

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                                mrsfury Feb 11, 2010 11:56 AM

                                Cool! Thanks!

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                JazzyB Feb 9, 2010 12:10 PM


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