Great food near the airport?
Hi all! Will be spending a long weekend in NOLA this coming weekend and Monday my husband and I will be switching to a hotel near the airport for our Tuesday flight.
We will not have a vehicle but are happy to take transit. Just looking for some delicious local food recommendations in that area - somewhere along the Veterans Memorial Hwy I believe? or in neighbouring areas?
Price range would be mid to low range - we'll have hit the big indulgences while in the FQ!
Has Stingray's improved since changing management a year or so ago? I was there under the last management and it was an all aroud terrible experience - slow service, bland food, soggy and cold fried food, frozen shrimp, and very dirty. It was like a Red Lobster gone bad. Hopefully they've changed. I'd like to give them another chance.
If you're hading all the way to W. Esplanade, I'd try Zea. They have great ribs and rotisserie chicken. The duck empanadas are pretty good too. Plus, they brew their own beer.
I haven't been to Siamese recently but it was a good place for Thai food in Metaire, although local food may refer to "native" food and not good food that is local to the airport area.
Zea's is a decent source for dependable food at a good price. Lunch at Zea's on a Mardi Gras parade Saturday is a great deal.
Not quite on Veterans, but you might try Charlie's Seafood on Jefferson Hwy in Harahan. Great New Orleans food at neighborhood prices. Owned by the Brigtsens of Brigtsen's Restaurant Uptown. Everything form boiled, fried, and grilled seafood to po-boys and daily specials. Should be a relatively modest cab ride from the airport area.
Two that have worked for us are:
Come Back Inn on West Metarie Road
Le Parvenu on Williams Blvd. in "downtown" Kenner.
PS - Interesting that Come Back Inn showed as Williams Blvd, Kenner. Maybe they have moved?
Come Back Inn
3826 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065
Le Parvenu Restaurant
509 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062
re: Bill Hunt
Come Back Inn in Kenner is just north of the airport on Williams. It's almost to the lake near the intersection of Williams and Vintage (3826 Williams). I believe there's another Come Back Inn in Metairie.
Also Le Parvenu has been closed since early summer. Chef Hutley closed it to take a job as head chef at Chateau Country Club. It used to be a favorite of ours, but our final dinner there last March was disappointing to say the least.
Here is a late-breaking hot tip: po' boys from Check In Check Out Deli at 404 Veterans Hwy (@ Loyola Drive) in Kenner, about 5 mins from the airport. I was at Parkway this evening with a local chowhoundette who recommended Check In Check Out for best po' boys in Jefferson Parish. Have not been there yet myself - the shrimp at Parkway more than sufficed for today - but CICO gets very favorable reviews online. I believe the deli is part of a gas-station complex, so jacket and tie are likely not required. And I am sure the price is right.