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Feb 26, 2010 11:57 AM

Authentic, Foodie Hole in the Wall

hi all! i'll be in new orleans this weekend for the marathon (my brother is running. i however, will be focused primarily on eating and drinking...). would really appreciate suggestions on authentic, go-to hole in the wall restaurants for dinner on saturday night. we're staying in the french quarter and would prefer not to drive. suggestions on good, consistent new orleans/cajun food in the price range somewhere between maspero's and upper line?? thanks in advance!

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  1. How about Creole/Italian? Adolfo's. Tiny place "hidden" above the Apple Barrel bar on Frenchman St.

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    1. re: BayouTeche

      That's a good idea...I was thinking most responses would be Coop's or Port of Call (which is not exactly a hole--in-the-wall). Rocky's came to mind, as well. So many joints in Bywater are gone, though, and that would have been the perfect hunting ground in days of old

      1. re: hazelhurst

        La Peniche (not a hole in the wall, but cozy)
        1940 Dauphine at Touro.....!/LaPeniche2...

        (ex) Thursday specials on their facebook page:
        an early sneak peak at tomorrows specials! start with fried green tomatoes, gator & green onions tater skins, and for lunch; stuffed portabella sndwich with fried. for dinner, with soup or salad, italian pasta casserole, aunties peppered pork loin with wild rice, chicken & broccoli wild rice casserole, and creole beef stew with rice.

    2. We were at the GG recently and while it wasn't traditional NOLA cusine it was fantastic!

      Green Goddess
      307 Exchange Place, New Orleans, LA 70130

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      1. re: jbyoga

        I went to the GG for lunch recently and cannot stop obsessing about the Cuban sandwich I had. Really great. Go on a sunny day so you can sit outside.

        1. re: midcity

          OMG I adore the Cuban (fresh pineapple, peppers, what's not to love?), and the lump crabmeat sandwich.

          1. re: mrsfury

            lump crabmeat sandwich? im there...

            speaking of which, im gonna try the AYCE King Crab special at Red Maple tonite.

            1. re: kibbles

              ayce king crab at the red maple? where did you hear about that?

              1. re: mcegielski

                someone on here, think it it was mrsfury. i called them last nite and confirmed, tho i bailed w/ all the rain.

                1. re: kibbles

                  They were great, as usual. Also...we ate there last Thursday for the oysters and my husband decided to order a steak. It was the WORST steak we've ever eaten. The waitress was a nightmare When we complained about the steak she asked if we had a dog we could bring it to. I'm not joking. Since she didn't seem to care or call a manager over, I wrote a letter.

                  1. re: nikinik

                    Just curious, why didn't you ask for a manager? (A letter is always a good idea)

                  2. re: kibbles

                    Hmm all I know about the Red Maple is the chef that used to be there is at Frenier Landing, and Maple can have him back, we don't want him anymore.

        2. Casamento's, Charlie's Seafood, Coop's, Liuzza's, Mandina's, Manale.
          I know most of these are out of your quarter-centric request but I don't think Casamento's or Mandina would be too terrible of a cab ride and it is a far more authentic local experience.

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          1. re: bodie

            not in the Quarter but the authentic hole in the wall IMO is Liuzza's by the Track!

            1. re: stvtunlvzn

              Well jbabcock83, where did ya end up going???

            1. re: nikinik

              I'm confused, nikinik, are you saying that is where the original poster went?

              1. re: Suzy Wong

                I don't believe it was in response to your question, if it was a direct response to you it would have been indented under your post, like this one is offset under your post.

                1. re: Suzy Wong

                  yeah Suzy, not sure if youre aware, but on CH each message has its own "Reply" link. clicking it will add a reply to *that* message. in this way CH supports nested conversations, which it indicates visually by indenting the "child" posts under the "parent" message they are in response to.

                  this is different than a website that simply lists all the posts in a "flat" list, which has no hierarchy or relationship between the messages. its actually better, since the hierarchy allows more detailed, albeit splintered, conversation.

                  1. re: kibbles

                    kibbles, I appreciate the two tutorials, I might be able handle it from here on out.

                    I didn't quite get the reply "Lola's!" since the weekend is over the first poster was refering too and didn't quite seem New Orleans or cajun..Maybe I'm dizzy, literally....No biggie....

                    1. re: Suzy Wong

                      you got it! :)

                      yeah Lola's isnt exactly an authentic FQ hole in the wall. which im starting to believe are becoming rare.