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Mar 4, 2010 02:10 PM

Good place to eat within walking distance of Rock 'N Bowl?

We'll be there in April for FQF and want to go to RNB. We won't have a car, so we'll be cabbing it.
Any suggestions as to where to have dinner?


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  1. Ye Olde College Inn is right there. It's a neighborhood joint with italian food, poboys and a few New Orleans only specialties. Not bad at all.

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    1. re: lawstudent

      ...and it keeps the $ in the family

    2. I know that Rock n Bowl serves food.
      I think Juan's Mid-City location is across the street-ish from Ye Olde College Inn too. I prefer Juan's to the Inn.
      I can't think of any other places in that vicinity.

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      1. re: Annasta

        Juan's is a very long walk from Rock n Bowl, not one I'd want to make at night although it is a very busy street. Even in daylight, it's not a very pleasant walk for much of the way, as it involves getting past the busy I-10 intersection and going through the underpass. Closer and on the R n B side of the interstate is Mikimoto (a very decent Japanese place) and Five Happiness (Chinese). But as lawstudent notes, College Inn is right there.

        1. re: nomadchowwoman

          Boucherie and Lebanon's Cafe are 15 blocks towards the river on Carrollton from Rock & Bowl.

          Perhaps Annasta did not know that R & B moved?

      2. I think the College Inn is the only place I would walk to from there--that or Popeye's across Earhart.

        1. I could be wrong, but didn't they used to give you a discount at the door at RNB if you presented your Ye Olde College Inn receipt showing you ate there before the show? It would make sense to do that and as HH stated, it keeps the money in the family.

          1. Not that there is much to add, but in case CEfromLA gets the wrong impression, there is nothing wrong with College Inn, and yeah its next door to Rock'n bowl, in fact they share the same parking lot. Collegee Inn makes great onion rings, their oyster loaf and shrimp po'boys are as good as anyones. The veal cutlet with gravy is a classic and their take on shrimp remoulade and fried green tomatoes is fine.