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Authentic, Foodie Hole in the Wall

jbabcock83 Feb 26, 2010 11:57 AM

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. BayouTeche RE: jbabcock83 Feb 26, 2010 12:17 PM

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

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      hazelhurst RE: BayouTeche Feb 26, 2010 12:22 PM

      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

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        Suzy Wong RE: hazelhurst Feb 26, 2010 12:32 PM

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

        (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. jbyoga RE: jbabcock83 Feb 28, 2010 01:52 PM

      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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        midcity RE: jbyoga Feb 28, 2010 05:06 PM

        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.

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          mrsfury RE: midcity Feb 28, 2010 05:44 PM

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

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            kibbles RE: mrsfury Mar 1, 2010 08:49 AM

            lump crabmeat sandwich? im there...

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

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              mcegielski RE: kibbles Mar 1, 2010 02:54 PM

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

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                kibbles RE: mcegielski Mar 2, 2010 10:04 AM

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

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                  nikinik RE: kibbles Mar 2, 2010 10:36 AM

                  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.

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                    Suzy Wong RE: nikinik Mar 3, 2010 07:54 AM

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

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                    mrsfury RE: kibbles Mar 3, 2010 06:34 AM

                    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. bodie RE: jbabcock83 Feb 28, 2010 03:31 PM

          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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            stvtunlvzn RE: bodie Feb 28, 2010 07:40 PM

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

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              Suzy Wong RE: stvtunlvzn Mar 1, 2010 09:12 AM

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

          2. nikinik RE: jbabcock83 Mar 1, 2010 10:34 AM


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              Suzy Wong RE: nikinik Mar 1, 2010 11:17 AM

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

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                roro1831 RE: Suzy Wong Mar 1, 2010 11:48 AM

                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.

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                  kibbles RE: Suzy Wong Mar 1, 2010 02:52 PM

                  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.

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                    Suzy Wong RE: kibbles Mar 1, 2010 03:16 PM

                    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
                      kibbles RE: Suzy Wong Mar 2, 2010 10:06 AM

                      you got it! :)

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

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