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Trip Report Jan 11-14

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Well this quick visit prior to departing on a cruise had it's hits and misses.

Mr. B's-- after having discovered BBQ shrimp at EATS on a previous visit, I was all jazzed up
for this version. I left a bit underwhelmed, shrimp just didn't taste like they had been cooked
properly or were of lesser quality. After being seated at the Reagan table, we quite quickly had
our newbie asst server dump the water all over the table, us and our belongings. Accidents happen, especially on the 1st day, so not the end of the world from my viewpoint and also apparently those of
management as hardly an apology or offer. Quickly cleaned up and everyone pretended it never occurred. Did not see the young lad the remainder of the lunch.

Bloody Mary's hit the spot and I wish I had ordered the gumbo.

Napoleon House--the second on the to do list of places not previously visited and the quest was for the Pimms Cup and the muffaletta.
Strike 2, sandwich was dry, little olive salad and the meat scarce. We have much better here in Dallas.
Pimms Cup was refreshing and was likely a one time been there and done that drink.
Huge disappointment in the sandwich.

Parkway Bakery--The 3rd to do finally produces a hit. Took the streetcar up Canal and made the brief walk down the street. Having early dinner plans, I only ordered the regular Shrimp poor boy.
Delicious and one could almost make a meal out of the shrimp that fall off the sandwich.
Could have eaten the large. Wife ordered the Roast Beef and i found it somewhat boring and could never imagine it being my top choice not with shrimp and oysters available. Different strokes

K-Paul's--Being old enough to remember cooking shows prior to the Food Network, Chef Paul was someone that had made New Orleans a place I knew I had to visit.
We had a great dinner upstairs with a very knowledgeable waiter. Great service!
I had the twin beef tenders and the wife had the blackened drum and both were quite tasty.
We both devoured our apps, fried oysters and green tomatoes.

They also make great Sazeracs, a drink that I will definitely have again.

All in all, a nice time but I thought the entrees were a bit overpriced.

Three Muses--This was our choice for 2 nites. Good music and maybe better food.
Lamb sliders and fired pork belly are top choices.

Already looking forward to the next visit.

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  1. Good report. I think the napoleon house muffaletta is a matter of preference. I prefer the smaller portions of olive salad and meat on the sandwich, and I like that they melt the cheese a little. Much better than the Central Grocery monstrosity that you then have to figure out where you're going to eat it since they have no seating. LOVE Parkway! I've been meaning to get to Three Muses.

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    1. re: pizzajunkie

      Don't know why Napoleon House is famous for their Pimms Cup. Had theirs been my first, it would have also been my last.