Just got back from a great long weekend in NOLA. We were able to hit some new places and were completely thrilled...
Cooter Brown's: Went to watch Sunday night football and were disapointed that they were out of oysters. However, we shared shrimp and alligator sausage po'boys that were fabulous! And I have to say that we met the nicest people in there. Great service behind the bar.
Frankie and Johnys:On Arabella it was the real deal! Talk about a greasy spoon worth every little penny. We had crawfish pie, gumbo, oyster po'boys and shrimp salad... it all makes my mouth water just thinking about it. It made us feel a little "local".
A block away is Dos Jeffes cigar bar. What a cool place. A really nice atmosphere with small tables and a bar on the lower level and pool tables and some couches "upstairs" (all three of them)The two nights we were there the music was great... mandolin and fiddle one night, dixie jazz the next. They pour a great drink and had a nice selection of local beers. We also had oyster po'boys here and while maybe not what some would call "authentic" they were on good fresh herbed bread. The oysters were fried just right. We were really happy to be staying within walking distance, because we spent A LOT of time there.
And quickly, we ate at The Bourbon house for lunch one day. I have to say that my gumbo was very good and the redfish bisque that my fiance ate was superb. Nice spice and texture, sorta like a creole bouilabaisse. I know that's spelled wrong. Anyway, can't wait to come back!