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New Orleans

Beignets, crawfish, po' boys, and more! Chowhounds tell us where to eat, drink, and experience the best in local culture down in the Big Easy.

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Bywater Bakery King Cake

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by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Today's Easter Sunday and I'm just getting around to looking at my photos from before Lent. I was gifted a frozen quarter of King Cake from NOLA's Bywater Bakery. For Mardi Gras breakfast out h...

A glorious week in New Orleans

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by mrshoho 2 months ago

Since we're working remotely during Covid, my husband and I decided to rent a shotgun house off St. Charles in the Milan area, and work from Nola for the last week of March. Since we've been spend...

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How do you mark Fat Tuesday, 2/16?

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

It's Mardi Gras time! Fat Tuesday is on Feb. 16th, right after Valentine's Day! Don't know if I can handle all the excitement, but will definitely give it a shot. Good eating and imbibing at a favo...

Noodle salad at Hana?

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by jmorri26 9 years ago

I know this is an oddly specific request, but does anyone know what type of noodle salad it is they make at Hana Uptown? I've googled everything and can't find much off of my memories of what it ta...

Lost Restaurant New Orleans

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by usmcbrutus 6 months ago

I was stationed in New Orleans in 1988-90. My first restaurant meal was on the West Bank at a small rather indistinct place. It had an Italian theme and I believe it was fairly well respected. ...

Wise Cafeteria

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by Argol 7 months ago

Does anyone have recipes from Wise Cafeteria? I have given up hope that a cookbook would be written, so I am hoping there are a few recipes out there.

Mystery bakery

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by Mike 17 years ago

Can anyone tell me the location (and whether it is still in business) of the bakery mentioned by the late Justin Wilson in his book "Homegrown Louisiana Cookin'" Quote: "Mary & Larry Larrieu bak...

My burger drought, 3 favorite experiences ending at The Royal James

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by Torpedo 9 months ago

I gave up eating beef many years ago, but I still crave a great hamburger and a side of fries. I admitted to friends that I would only eat a beef burger again in only 3 places. One of those b...

BBQ Road Trip

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by delight64 1 year ago

Howdy Hounds I am taking my 18yo son on a BBQ road trip of the Deep South ( Austin, Memphis, various smaller cities in Mississippi and ending up in NOLA ) As we are from Melbourne Australia ...

Help locating coconut cake for my birthday

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by honeybrook_99 9 months ago

Several years ago I had the most wonderful multiple layer coconut cake at Dickie Brennan’s steakhouse. I was told by the GM it was made for them by a local bakery. We are headed back for my birthda...

Does anyone remember Turci's?

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by oneromanticgirl 12 years ago

Hi, I was born and raised in New Orleans. I am now 47. I grew up going to a restaurant almost weekly with my family called Turci's. It was down in the Quarter, very small and quaint. It was ow...

How about some feedback (chuckle) on local takeaway menus

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by collardman 1 year ago

Things have been way too quiet here, for obvious reasons. But our great restaurants are still putting our food. You can go to many of the micro breweries and buy direct, putting the money in the br...

Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion

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by honeybrook_99 1 year ago

We will be in NOLA for my 37th birthday and also for our 14th anniversary. I’m looking for restaurant recommendations for dinner for those two nights- somewhere that makes you feel special and not...

New Orleans Questions

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by EdwardTeach 1 year ago

Hi! I'll be visiting NOLA at the end on March. Have most of my meals planned, but need help with a couple. Would like to go to Coop's Place on Saturday, March 28th. Since they don't take reserv...

Cajun Stuffed Pistolettes

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by Becky 18 years ago

Where can I find Cajun stuffed pistolettes - the kind with crawfish or shrimp and cheese, etc.? Also, does anyone know where or when they originated? Thanks.

Calas/Callas?

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by marquisem 1 year ago

Hello! When I was a kid, my Mom made calas (callas?), a fried yeasty dough with rice in the batter. I was vaguely aware that they were from New Orleans. I'm going to NOLA in March and would love...

New Orleans in March - Dinner Decisions Help!

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by hchambers86 1 year ago

Hi Chowhounders! My husband I will be making our first (and way too short) trip to Nola in March. I'm a restaurant owner in NY and given it's our first visit, want to focus on having true New O...

McKenzie's King Cake

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by 3StarsFoodie 1 year ago

Where can I get a king cake like McKenzie's? No filling. No heavy icing.

McKenzie's Lemon Meringue Pie

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by sweetladyfavorite 10 years ago

Hi There! My husband and his family are all from New Orleans. My father-on-law is coming to visit and has requested that I make him a Lemon Meringue Pie. He always mentions McKenzie's, but I kn...

New Orleans in January

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by jcmods 1 year ago

I haven't been to the NOLA since 2004 and am staying 5 nights (Thursday thru Tuesday morning Jan 7....hence I will be there for the 1st Day of Mardi Gras. Not sure if that is a big deal or not, bu...