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Looking for the best pork belly dish

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We will be in New Orleans next Monday and Tuesday night. Curious to try pork belly since it's not a dish ever featured around southwest Florida where we live. Is there anything that is just absolutely mouthwatering delicious?

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  1. Herbsaint's is excellent.

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    Herbsaint
    701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    1. re: JazzyB

      OK, here's a sleeper for ya: a "BLT" at Lilette on Magazine Street. Lunchtime item, a sandwich consisting of crisp pork belly (instead of bacon), roasted tomatoes, crisp lettuce and a homemade mayo. With chips. Oh my, what a sandwich! Keep it in mind...

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      Lilette
      3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

      1. re: JazzyB

        Herbsaint is already on our radar. Since their open Mondays, that just maybe the one......BLT's are my husbands fav sandwich, may have to sneak him back one since he's at a conference through the daytimes.

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        Herbsaint
        701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. re: Melissssa

          Melissssa (lotta s-es!): bring him one of those bad boys, you'll get a shiny new ring!

      2. I really enjoyed the one I had at Feast -- Crispy Roasted Pork Belly, Potato Cake and Red Cabbage
        with Apples.

        And if you want general all kinda porky goodness (ribs, bellies, ears, tongues, sausages, etc.), check out Cochon for lunch or dinner or Butcher for lunch or snacks one day.

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        Cochon
        930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. Thanks for the feed back this site is amazing!

          1. Emeril's offers a house made Porchetta sandwich on their lunch menu.

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            Emeril's Restaurant
            800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

            1. Try the pork and peach appetizer at Commander's Palace, it could be one of the best things I've eaten that isn't Texas BBQ. If you want a pork belly dish that makes you want to drive 9 hours back to NOLA just to taste it again, then you want to try this one.

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              Commander's Palace Restaurant
              1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

              1. Thank you everyone for the suggestions. At our first stop, Commander's Palace for brunch, we had the pork and peach appetizer. It was AMAZING! Absolutely melt in your mouth deliciousness.
                On the second night we went to Herbsaint. I must say after reading the glowing reviews we couldn't wait. What a disappointment! The pork belly dish failed in comparison to what we'd eaten the day before. The meat was tough and tasteless. Nothing on the dish even seemed to compliment each other. I'll put it off as an off night for them I guess. Having worked in restaurants a good part of my young adult life I know Mondays are not usually staffed with top notch talent. The other dishes we tried there, a short rib appetizer that was great, a shrimp and grits app that was okay, and the duck leg confit entree that was very tasty, made up slightly for the bad dish we had chosen the restaurant for in the first place. Until the taste of the duck came back to visit me throughout the night.. not pleasant. Needless to say as excited as we were to try the BLT sand which at Lillette, we decided we'd had enough pork belly for one trip- hopefully it'll still be there when we return. It does sound delish.

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                Commander's Palace Restaurant
                1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

                Herbsaint
                701 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130

                1. Three Muses has a pork belly appetizer...runs around $9...