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Cochon Butcher

debra1234 Dec 10, 2013 12:12 PM

Hi New Orleans Chowhounds.

I'm going to be in New Orleans the last week of December and want to go with my 14-year old son to Cochon Butcher. Any strategies for getting in lunch-time on a Fri/Sat/Sun? If I don't get there until 12:30 or 1, will the wait time be unbearable?

Also, what are the foods I shouldn't miss?


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    Hungry Celeste RE: debra1234 Dec 10, 2013 12:24 PM

    The wait times to get food won't be unbearable, but you may not have a seat at peak hours. So if your hotel is nearby, you might want to plan for a picnic if you can't get their early or late.

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    1. re: Hungry Celeste
      roro1831 RE: Hungry Celeste Dec 10, 2013 03:03 PM

      When are they going to be done with the expansion?

      1. re: Hungry Celeste
        debra1234 RE: Hungry Celeste Dec 10, 2013 06:14 PM

        I am hoping to eat there rather than take out. Am I being unrealistic?!

        1. re: debra1234
          shanefink RE: debra1234 Dec 10, 2013 10:04 PM

          No. It’s just one of those places where you order at the counter and wait for someone to get up. Just depends on your patience and your timing. Worst case scenario, you can sit on the curb out front and enjoy an ice cold bottled soda with your sandwich (I recommend the roast beef & arugula).

          1. re: shanefink
            roro1831 RE: shanefink Dec 11, 2013 02:48 PM

            The muffuletta is great and the side of brussel sprouts were excellent

            1. re: roro1831
              debra1234 RE: roro1831 Dec 11, 2013 05:07 PM

              I am always up for brussels sprouts. Thanks.

            2. re: shanefink
              debra1234 RE: shanefink Dec 11, 2013 05:06 PM

              Ah, I understand now! I'll definitely take my chances then. (and likely get the roast beef...totally up my alley!) Thanks

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