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Lunch at Franky & Johnny's 4.11.2010

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zin1953 Apr 15, 2010 07:03 AM

So Lynn and I have been joined for the past couple of days by Shotaro Kamio, executive chef of Yoshi's in San Francisco, and his wife Monica. One of Sho's strongest memories of being in the Crescent City some 10+ years ago was a crawfish boil, and so we headed over to Franky & Johnny's for lunch . . .

This is a WONDERFUL neighborhood dive, and honestly, I wouldn't change a thing . . .

The Abita was cold; the fried pepper rings and boudin balls were hot and delicious; and the crawfish was wonderful . . . six pounds and a few beers later and we were all happy campers! What's not to love???

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Franky & Johnny's Restaurant
321 Arabella St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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    underworld gourmet Apr 15, 2010 12:14 PM

    And inthe old days--back, say to the early 70's or so--there were plenty of places like F & J's, and to tell you the truth, many were better

    But now F&J's ought to be preserved--of a wonderful past long gone.

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      joedontexan Apr 15, 2010 04:46 PM

      ditto

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      BrooksNYC Apr 17, 2010 08:41 AM

      F&J's is an old, old favorite of mine — a real neighborhood "jernt." I usually get crawfish and beer, and a big, messy stuffed artichoke.

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