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dmscheum Apr 20, 2011 01:31 PM

I recently watched a movie that had an adorable outdoor cafe situated on what looked like a bridge. It had little wrought iron tables and chairs and served fresh coffee and beignets. The actors referred to it as Cafe Du Lac (Lock), Anyone ever heard of it or know what or where I am talking about in New Orlean's? We would love to visit when we are done in October.

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  1. N.O.Food Apr 20, 2011 07:42 PM

    Never heard of it. The name's probably made up. There is a Chateau du Lac, but it's on Metairie Road in Metairie. And they don't serve beignets. Which movie was it? It might be a real restaurant with the name changed.

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      dmscheum Apr 21, 2011 08:42 AM

      The movie was called 'My Future Boyfriend" on the ABC Family channel. They were denfinately on a bridge because you could see a thick cement railing rounded out like an overlook behind them with a narrow body of water in the background. It was very charming.

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        hazelhurst Apr 21, 2011 08:56 AM

        Well, this is not really dispositive but IMDB said the thing was filmed in Atlanta and Savannah...maybe someone who saw it can help out. (I've seen Toronto sub for Boston..well, _try_ to sub...)

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          dmscheum Apr 21, 2011 09:04 AM

          WOW! I was so convinced they were actually IN New Orleans. Thanks for "debunking" that for me. How disapointing, though!! What a bummer. They talked up New Orlean's the entire movie. What a total shame they didn't actually film there. N.O. could not only offer the great scenery, they could use the free press after Katrina. Thanks again. I guess when we swing through Savannah we'll have to keep an eye open to see if we spot the locale.

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            hazelhurst Apr 21, 2011 09:14 AM

            Well, as I said, that is not necessarily proof positive they were never in New Orleans but not having seen the thing I cannot hazard a guess...all of us remember the gaffes and goofs in "The Big Easy", such as a cajun village on the outskirts of town. Hurts to think about that one, even all these years later.

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              FoodChic Apr 21, 2011 09:56 AM

              Probably was Savannah. River Street has an area that can easily be passed off as part of New Orleans on film. The brige was most likely the Talmadge Memorial Bridge that crosses over to South Carolina.

              My guess is it was filmed at Huey's on the River, as it's a "cajun" joint that serves beignets.

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                hazelhurst Apr 21, 2011 09:59 AM

                I figured SOMEone would know. I have not been in Savannah in forty years..my own damn fault.

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                  FoodChic Apr 21, 2011 10:04 AM

                  Savannah is lovely, but it doesn't hold a candle to New Orleans! :-)

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                    dmscheum Apr 21, 2011 11:13 AM

                    Thank you EVERYONE gor your sleuth work. Awesome job and now I have extra info the stop-over in Savannah. Have a great Easter.

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              noradeirdre Aug 4, 2011 07:53 AM

              Well, New Orleans is certainly not hurting for movies being filmed here, for sure. Folks are filming all over the place!

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        hlee49 Jul 30, 2011 06:32 PM

        Hey I actually just watched the movie on Netflix today.
        and I was like wait a minute I recognize the place! lol
        It's a bridge / gazebo on Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA.
        Not an actual restaurant.

        http://www.piedmontpark.org/restorati...

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