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Feb 10, 2011 04:50 PM

recommendations for a New Yorker, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Coming to New Orleans for a conference. I pretty much like everything and have a special love of offal (tripe, tongue, sweetbreads) in particular. Would like to spend no more than about 50-75 on any meal.

What would be the don't-miss ideas? One recommendation given to me was Cochon and their menu does look great.


930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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  1. Cochon is truly amazing. It was one of our favorite meals on the last trip. The brisket and potato salad was so good and giant portions!
    I myself have not been to Feast yet, but people seem to rave about it and that seems very much up your alley also.

    930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. Offal is not generally available but is getting more common in some of the Hispanic restaurants, like menudo. But a number of good New Orleans restaurants have great versions of sweetbreads. Clancy's is know for that and there is an outstranding sweetbreads app at MiLa

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      1. re: collardman

        Fortunately we've had the tongue taco in recent years...and I'd love to know whatever happened to the old breakfast favorite of scrambled eggs and just fell out of favor sometime in, I guess, the 1950's or 1960's. I love it.

        My boys at Galatoire's never stopped servign sweetbreads, long before the new foodies ever heard of it. Use to be able to get tripe at Antoines but that was long ago.

        Galatoire's Restaurant
        209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. re: hazelhurst

          Offal = Feast. Most obvious choice for that craving.

          1. re: sanglier

            Feast is a transplant from Houston. It got a great review from Frank Bruni in the New York Times a couple of years ago. He states that it has no peer in NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, or other cities in the US. Here is the link.


            1. re: James Cristinian

              My wife and I just got back from a meal at Feast this evening.

              The menu is certainly a bit less adventurous since the first time we were there, but what we had -- charcuterie plate, scallops, and cassoulet -- was all very good.

              They're worth a try.

          2. re: hazelhurst

            Some years back, our CC's new chef offered up a brains dish for a wine tasting event. Unfortunately, that morning's headline was of an outbreak of "mad cow disease... " Just bad timing.


        2. Cochon should have some of your favorites. Cochon Butcher is a good place for lunch. Go to the WWII DDay Museum and have lunch at American Sector. Go to Commander's Palace for their $20.00 lunch special and 25 cent marini's. Coquette is also nice for lunch or dinner. Galatoire's, Mr. B's and Emeril's are outstanding too.

          Cochon Butcher @ 930 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 588 - 2123.

          World War II Museum @ 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 528 - 1944.

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          1. re: Littleman

            I had the sweetbreads at Galatoire's a few months ago and they were very good!

            Galatoire's Restaurant
            209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130

          2. If you have a vehicle, Mimi's in River Ridge. Although an Italian restaurant, Chef Pete V is in the kitchen. His daily specials ( not necessarily italian) may be just the ticket.