I know I'm not the only one using Ponderosa as an excuse to spend a long weekend in New Orleans.
This will be my third visit to town this year and I can't wait to do some serious eating.
Casamento's, the 1919 era oyster house is reopening just in time [ Tuesday Sept.14th ] and I'm wondering where they'll be sourcing? Did P&J get back up and running? Are y'all getting any out of Apalachicola?
Joe Sepie's: This place has been on my radar for a little while and I'm curious. Is it worth the trip out from the Marigny where I'll be staying?
Tag's Meat Market and Deli: Reading online about the history of hog's head cheese in New Orleans piqued my interest in this old school [ 1948 ] joint. Any hounds out there recollect Taaffe's and Treitler's? How're the sausages at Tag's?
Hated to hear about Minnie's Catfish Corner closing. Where are y'all getting your catfish these days? Last visit we couldn't believe how good the catfish was at Mr. B's of all places . The waitress told us the owner has a secret source.
Chicken Sue's: Been hearing that this is a good spot to get big plates of soul food. How's the fried chicken?
I'll be doing the lion's share of my drinking at Tonique on Rampart and Evelyn's Place on Chartre but am curious about Sweet Lorraine's. Is there live music there? How're the drinks?
What's the skinny on The King Pin bar at 1307 Lyon's street?
I love Kermit Ruffins and can't wait to visit his bar Sydney's Saloon at 1200 St. Bernard Avenue. Who's been? What's the scene like there?
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
203 W Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
4402 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121
820 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116