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Dick & Jenny's, Drago's and Jazzfest report

festivarian | Apr 26, 2005 12:26 PM

We ate at D&J's last Thursday night and Drago's last Saturday night. Dick & Jenny's was as great as everyone has said, definitely one of our favorites in NO. For an appetizer I had the crawfish-andouille cheesecake, which was amazing. For an entree I had the soft-shelled crab in Thai curry broth, which included mussels, shrimp, etc., also snow peas. Delicious, and the crab was huge. My husband had the something squared, forget the name but it had a filet mignon, brisket, garlic mashed potatoes, and potatoes au gratin, plus fresh asparagus. It was also excellent. My daughter, 8, had noodles with butter and cheese, and the noodles were cooked just right. For dessert we had the Chocolate Tchoupitoulas, a chocolate mousse pie that was extremely chocolaty, and the ice cream sandwich sundae, which has 2 homemade chocolate cookies and hot fudge. It was all really good. Also, the atmosphere was really nice and the wine list had a lot of interesting selections--we went with an Oregon pinot.

Drago's was OK. I went mainly for the charbroiled oysters, which were as good as posters have indicated. I had the soup sampler, and would advise just going with the gumbo. The other 2 don't eat seafood, but my daughter liked her fettuccine alfredo and my husband liked his chicken breast, although it was advertised as blackened and was not spicy at all. I wasn't crazy about the atmosphere, but I'm more of a roadhouse type. I would rather go to Mosca's than here.

Our other meals were at Jazzfest. I stuck with my favorites: crawfish strudel, oyster po-boy, crawfish, oysters, pheasant, quail & andouille gumbo, spinach and artichoke gratin, Williams' sweet potato pies -- and was not disappointed. A word on the sweet potato pies: they ran out Sunday, went and got more, and ran out again, so get them when you see 'em.

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