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Dec 30, 2010 03:57 PM

Take Out For New Years Eve

Renting a house in the Garden District during the holidays at the last minute and missed out on New Years Eve reservations, so thought we'd pick up some seafood and cook for ourselves. So the question is... where can you find some good takeout to fill in the meal? Was looking for gumbo, red beans and rice, dirty rice, decent bread, etc. Have a car, know the local transportation and willing to drive to the suburbs for something special. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I really like Sammy's Deli on Elysian Fields, but they close at 5pm on usual days. Maybe call ahead to see if they are open. They have some great daily specials as well.

    1. St. Charles Tavern is open 24/7 and they have gumbo. They also deliver. They have a big menu but they probably don't have everything you want. You can ask though. Joey K's has gumbo and red beans and rice for take out.

      St. Charles Tavern @ 1433 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 9823.
      Joey K's Restaurant @ 3001 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 891 - 0997.

      1. I suggest going to Langenstein's Uptown at 1330 Arabella Street. (Open until 6 pm today rather than their usual 7.) They have a freezer case full of gumbos, bisques, jambalayas, etouffees and more. Also great appetizers. I rely on them, as do many locals.

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        1. re: erikschwarz

          Thanks Erik... Langenstein's is great! Apparently everyone else in the neighborhood thinks so too... it was packed... but packed full of goodness. Thanks again.

          1. re: wmkwhite

            You are most welcome. Bonne annee et bonne sante!

        2. I've never asked about take-out but Cafe Reconcile has good versions of what you want. Since they also cater I would guess they could do take out. If you have a larger group the web site shows the size/cost of their catered dishes

          Cafe Reconcile
          1712 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

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          1. re: collardman

            Great place with a great mission, but unfortunately they stay closed Dec 23-Jan 2.

            Cafe Reconcile
            1631 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

          2. Hobnobber's has just what you want and they deliver.

            Hobnobber's Variety Bar and Restaurant @ 139 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 5428.

            Hobnobber Cafe
            5928 W Metairie Ave, Metairie, LA 70003