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Jan 19, 2013 08:56 PM


I was good at keeping up till recently, but there are so many, I need your help. What have you tried, and which are your favorites?

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  1. Anytime I see NOLA Smokehouse anywhere I pay attention. They're at The Bricks on Wednesdays. Have not tried but want to: We've Got Soul in the Marigny on Friday and Saturdays and Dim Sum And Then Some at the Joint on Sundays every once in a while (will be there tomorrow as it happens.

    Pete Vasquez's "Hush Supper Club" operating out of Stein's on Sunday nights is some of the best food I've ever had. You order ahead of time and pick up everything to heat and eat at home. Tsai is always at the OCH Market and still does house parties as well.

    My current favorite food trucks are Empanada Infatada and Fat Falafel.

    You really need Twitter for everything.

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    1. re: noradeirdre

      Went to Fat Falafel last night at Publiq House, and thought it was terrific (esp their garlic fries)

      Went to Salty Swine last weekend at Vega, and really enjoyed their stuff.

      Have been to We've got Soul, and love what they do.

      Went to Dim Sum and Then Some last time, and plan on trying it again tonight. Thought it was OK last time, hoping it gets better.

      Liked some of Pete's stuff, others were just ok when he was serving at Stein's - have you found his quality has improved now that he is preparing his menu items in advance?

      Haven't tried Tsai or Kukhnya yet - would love to hear reports.

      Twitter is great once you know about these places, but I am still looking for a resource to keep track of all these places.

      1. re: paz5559

        Omg, Kukhnya! I go to Siberia early on Saturday nights just to get my hands on Matt's chicken paprikash. I love his pierogis, too. I highly recommend. Good place to take vegetarians too.

        Tsai does really innovative takes on Taiwanese vegetarian food with local seasonal produce. I think their food is creative and terrific.

        I would definitely say Pete's consistency has improved greatly since adopting the "to go " model.

    2. Mondays at Martinique
        Next Monday, a well-established Houma restaurant will begin making a weekly visit to New Orleans, in the style of a pop-up, but this bayou country standout isn't known for its gumbo or etouffee. Rather, Cristiano Ristorante (724 High St., Houma, 985-223-1130; is an upscale Italian restaurant, founded by Cristiano Raffignone and Kelly Barker in 2000.

      1. NOLA Smokehouse at The Bricks courtyard bar & grill
        Wednesdays, 5pm till Sold Out

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        1. re: paz5559

          Note: he's usually sold out early, like by 7:30, so go early if you can.