Restaurants & Bars

Weekend visit

LowerGardenDistrict | Jun 7, 2006 06:39 PM

Last weekend, I moved a load of stuff back to my place in the Lower GD; I move back for good next week. Here's some chowish news; more to follow when I get back.

Tried Cochon on Saturday night. I had pork and black-eyed pea gumbo (very good) and fried catfish with sauce piquant (also very good). My date had the roasted oysters (the best dish of the night) and the rabbit with dumplings (good). We had an Oregon Pinot, and for desert we split a pineapple upside-down cake with coconut-lime sherbert, which was amazing. The cake was almost like cornbread and contrasted wonderfully with the pineapple. The check was less than $100 (not including tip). Service was great, and the room was crowded--I was glad we had a reservation. My only complaints are minor: the menu is kind of short short, and I was hoping for choices featuring pork--love the pig.

I ate at Juan's Flying Burrito on Magazine twice, and it was pretty much just like I left it in August, a big relief to me since it's a staple of my diet.

There's a new place on Magazine called Jackson, at the former location of Sugar Magnolia. Two different people recommended their brunch. Anyone been?

The Moonlight Cafe is closed. It reopened after Katrina, I'm told, but was pretty dysfunctional for some reason. I thought it had gone downhill before Katrina....

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