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chung006 | Oct 5, 2013 11:28 PM

Hey everyone,

I got a few amazing suggestions from this board so wanted to post a review and summary of my food adventures. NOLA is really a food paradise....

1) NOLA (Emeril Lagasse)
- Smoked duck was awesome.
- Stuffed Chicken was another high light.
- Shrimp & Grits- was tasty.
- Dirty rice was awesome...
- Other stuff we had was ok to good. Rated about 8.5 out of 10

2) Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse -
- Turtle soup- too salty, so were the veggies (to a point we couldn't eat it)
- Duck and egg sandwich - ok, nothing special
- My cowboy rib eye - nothing special.
- Other people got the prime rib and they loved it.
- Rated this 6.5 out of 10.

​3) Cafe Du Monde -
- Beinets - awesome!!! so good, went back 3 times.
- Coffee- basic but awesome!
- For a cheap place with so much history- a MUST - Rated 9 out of 10.​

4) Brothers Chicken -
- Fried Chicken- awesome late night eats after the bar.
- Cheap Fried Chicken w a hint of spice- can't be beat.

5) Galatoires -
- Institution in N.O. Old school and cool setting but none of the food was amazing.
- A jacket a must, they can provide you a jacket to wear.
- Rated this 7.5 out of 10.

6) August -
- Prawn w ravioli like pasta... seriously the best ravioli I have ever had... we ordered an extra dish.
- Duck w dirty rice- Asian influence - like Korean hot bowl rice. excellent.
- This was the place that everyone agreed we had the best meal.
- Rate this one 10 out of 10. Freaking amazing...

7) Royal House Oyster Bar -
- Someone else picked this place.
- Hush Puppies; Crawfish Ravioli - both ok, nothing special. Edible meal.
- The only stand out was the redfish beinet - that was pretty good.
- Rated 6 out of 10

8) Parkway Bakery -
- Roast beef w gravy po boy, not bad. Good basic eats.
- Lots of history, good to try it out.
- Rated 7 out of 10

9) Cochon Butcher -
- Buckboard Bacon Melt- damn... one of the best sandwiches I have had. top 10.
- The sweet potato hot sauce is also excellent.
- Chocolate cookie & bacon praline - good, above average.
- Rated 9 out of 10

10) Taceaux Loceaux -
- Anthony Bourdain visited this food truck on his layover
- Braised short rib taco - excellent - perfect street food for right before the game.
- Had this at the Saints vs. Dolphins game- food cart - rate this 8 out of 10

​11) Coquette -
- Cured meat w soft boil egg - very tasty
- Soft shell crab - pretty good, but didn't blow me away.
- Rate this 8 out of 10​

12) The American Sector -
- Go for happy hour- 75cent pulled port sandwiches!
- Fries w Italian sausage and barrata - not that good- too soggy.
- Lump crab meat salad - not bad, but not amazing.
- Duck wings- heard it is awesome- was hoping to try but sold out.
- Great place to eat when you are checking out the WWII show - rate 7 out of 10.

13) Phil's Grill -
- Check out the menu- you build your own burger
- For $10, best burger I have had at that price. Unlike in Canada you can order your burger medium rare!
- Rated 9 out of 10

14) Dat Dog -
- Had the Duck Dog - really good, but I think they put bacon in the dog for the fat content.
- Tasted good but would have like more duck taste.
- Rated 8 out of 10

15) Willie Mae's Scotch House -
- Was shown on Food Network as America's best fried chicken
- It was above average but definitely not the best.
- Skin had too much batter and too greasy
- Rated 6 out of 10

16) Central Grocery -
- Suppose to be the original Muffuletta
- Super busy- went to store 4 X before getting one. 1- store close at 5pm. 2-store close on Sunday. 3- sold out by 4pm. 4- finally got one!
- A lot of hype and it was good but not worth the line up and waits.
- Rated 7.5 out of 10

17) Santa Fe -
- Crawfish empanada - pretty good.
- Fried whole fish - very tasty.
- Rated 7.5 out of 10

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