Restaurants & Bars 2

Trip Report

Chas | Nov 11, 2002 08:35 PM

Okay, I was in NOLA from 10/26 - 11/2, let's see what I can remember.

10/26
Dinner at Lola's. Bought a bottle of Pinot Grigio at the grocery across the street. Had cerviche, a bowl of gazpacho, and the combination paella. The cerviche was good, but I had to gag down the gazpacho. The rice in the paella was sticky and the chicken was dry. To top it off the waitress was surly which equaled a very, very small tip.

Thumbs down.

10/27
Breakfast at Easton House B&B. Nice place - highly recommeded.
Dinner at Irene's. Had paneed oysters, black drum with muniere sause, and bread pudding. Excellent meal.

Thumbs up.

10/28
Lunch at Mulate's. Crawfish etoufee amd oyster po-boy.

Thumbs up for etoufee, thumbs down for po-boy. Can't you make French bread in NOLA?

10/29
Lunch at Bonton Cafe. Had the lunch special. Soup, gumbo, black drum (again), and bread pudding.

Thumbs up.

Dinner at Clancy's. Had fried oysters, salad, soft-shell crab and lemon ice box pie.

Thumbs up.

10/30
Lunch at Rio Mar. Had cerviche and Spanish muffuleta.
The muffuleta is served warm and is very tasty.

Big thumbs up

Dinner at Brennan's. Had the early bird special. What a bargain at $16.99. Had oyster and spinch soup, chicken, and three scoops of home made ice cream.

Big thumbs up.

10/31

Lunch at Rio Mar again. Had the seafood extravagnza.

Thumbs up.

Dinner at Jacques-Imo. Had seafood cheese cake (quiche), paneed rabbit, and their signature desert (I forgot what it was. Washed it all down with a few Abita Ambers.

Okay.

11/1

Buffet lunch at Praline Connection.

Okay.

For dinner, washed down two dozen raw oysters at Acme with Abita seasonal beer. After digesting a bit, headed over to Napoleon house for Boudin (no beans) and a muffuleta. If I hadn't had the muffuleta at Rio Mar, I would have thought it was great. By comparison, it was okay.

11/2
Grabbed a Ferdi special from Mother's for the plane ride home.

Had diarehea for the next 4 - 5 days. I suspect the sandwich. Won't be going back there soon.

Had breakfast several times at Cafe du Monde at the Riverwalk. Beignet's just don't taste as good as the Cafe du Monde on Decatur.

All in all, I'd say that Brenan's, Clancy's, and Irene's were the highlights. I'm no muffaleta expert but that bad boy at Rio Mar was damn good.

I'd stay away from Lola's and Mother's.

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