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... Best meal I had in New Orleans. Now, I've only been there once, but I tried some classics -- Galatoire's, Mothers, Cafe du Monde... A little off the beaten path in the prettier sections of the French Quarter (read: away from Bourbon), Coffee Pot is run by a group of charming older ladies. Service is SLOW, so don't have any important appointments waiting. Waiting to order takes forever, and silverware is an afterthought. But once you do get your food, YUM. Don't come here to order something "normal" like omelettes or a salad -- those things are perfectly fine here, don't get me wrong, but it's the regional fare that sings here. Lost Bread is a requirement. Like a beignet, but made with Po Boy bread and probably the most delicious thing I had on the trip. Also amazing are the The roast beef Po Boy is to die. Meat is tender, bread is crunchy enough to hold up to the sauce, and the sauce is a perfect mix of tangy and sweet. Also amazing are these rice and cinnamon cakes -- can't recall the name, but so good. Go and spend some time!
I am very happy to report that I was personally contacted by the owner Giselle who remembered the transaction and extended a store credit on the erroneously purchased dress! So, I retract my review on Yelp and YP. She does have some cute clothing. The only reason this place gets a 1 star is because I cannot leave a review without clicking on a star. Don't go here. The owner will talk your head of to the point of distraction. I mistakenly purchased a sale item that the owner acknowledged did not fit when I tried it on before checkout. I realized my error immediately and contacted the store. I did not request a refund but only store credit toward an immediate purchase of 2 additional non sale items. Apparently this chatterbox would rather have a one time $60 sale to a patron who will NEVER SHOP THERE AGAIN than have my immediate additional sales and continuing business. Its her loss. There are tons of shops on Magazine. I'll shop elsewhere from now.
Owner chefs Craig and Kim Giesecke have taken the pub food menu to a place only New Orleans could accomplish: haute cuisine with a beer on the side, eaten at a bar stool. There creative use of fresh and local ingredients with unbounded imagination takes the idea of comfort food and turns it into bliss food. Whether your have something as simple as Kim's handmade guacamole at the World's Best Fish Sammich (a title that would easily stand any challenge from Brownsville to Key West) or something like the amazing St. Chuck Duck (Cabernet sauteed duck with currant tapenade, cheddar and blue cheeses and Granny Smith Apples on grill sourdough) or the Buddha's Temptation appetizer (blue cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped fried apricots), this is the kind of food that you live in or visit New Orleans for, and well worth the trip to it's off the beaten path Broadmoor location. Isn't finding places like this why you bought that I-Phone or Android?
While on a trip with my Religion In Primative Societies class down to New Orleans to study Voodoo, we ventured into the Acme Oyster House one evening to dine on some authentic New Orleans food. The atmosphere of this place is exceptional. The food at this place is out of this world! I'm not much of an oyster person. So, I dined on Jambalaya and Hush Puppies. I absolutely fell in love with both of these items. I had honestly never had Jambalaya before but after eating it at the Acme Oyster House, I'm addicted. Also, the Hush Puppies were outstanding. Being from Tennessee, I'm used to these big fried balls of cornbread mixture with onions in it. So, it was just delightful to receive a bowl of these small fried balls with onion and green peppers inside with a sweet yet almost savory flavor. I look forward to returning to New Orleans hopefully in the near future just to eat at the Acme Oyster House.
My new favorite place. I've been to Lakeview Harbor many times in the past and have usually had a good experience. Food was pretty good and the atmosphere is for the most part upbeat. I recently heard that the owners made some changes to management and wanted to see what the buzz was all about. I have to say that the place seemed different in a much better way. The service, including the hostess and waiter were great. Although the place was busy we were seated quickly and our orders were taken faster than I ever remember. Better yet, the food came out in about the time I expected. Ever better yet, it was delicious. I even had some guy named Gene come by and ask me if everything was OK. I later learned he was part of the new management. Great experience. Great meal. Great time. See ya soon Lakeview Harbor
There are great deals to be had at this nice hotel, which is undergoing renovations as of March 2012. The rooms and bathrooms are actually bigger than those in the fancier Hyatt Regency New Orleans, and the free wifi was MUCH better and less complicated to access than the sort-of-free-in-very-restricted-areas wifi at the Hyatt. The folks at the front desk were invariably kind and helpful, although I didn't have any real problems to deal with. The entire hotel is non-smoking, but one of the rooms I was in had a very faint odor, like some old men had been smoking cigars and arguing about monetary policy in there 50 years ago. I'm quite sensitive to smoke residue, but the odor didn't bother me at all once my nose adjusted to it. I'd gladly stay here again if I return to the Big Easy.
By far the best brunch in the city!! And dinner is great too!! The bloody Mary bar is heaven!! Their mix is the perfect blend of spices. Highly recommend any brunch item including a poached egg, especially the eggs louisianne.. Served on top the largest crabcake I've ever seen. Also, their duck confit hashbrowns with blackberries, mango, and poached eggs are amazing!! Best grits too! As far as dinner, we had the shrimp and grits and crawfish stuffed flounder. Both dishes had great flavor. Highly recommend the red velvet cake for dessert. It was dense but still airy and the cream cheese icing was perfect! And the decor has great southern charm and the staff is very welcoming. All in all everytime I've been I find one more reason to be in lust with this place!!
I would travel back to New Orleans from Tennessee just to spend another evening at the Funky Pirate. The drinks are awesome! While here be sure to order yourself a Hand Grenade. It's a drink that you'll definitely never forget. If you're a music lover, make plans to visit the Funky Pirate and enjoy the sounds of Big Al Carson. He's an amazing blue singer with an amazing stage presence. His music is sure to get stuck in your head and put a smile on your face. The atmosphere at the Funky Pirate is great. When you're there, you feel like everyone's your friend. Hmmm...maybe that's the Hand Grenade. Whatever it is, it's worth making plans to spend an evening or even just a couple hours with Big Al Carson and everyone else at the Funky Pirate.
The Ruby Slipper Cafe is one of the busiest, friendliest and most delicious little cafes in our fair city. The Chef turns out great traditional breakfasts and lunches, but keep an eye out for the very creative daily specials. I adore the chunky chicken salad sandwich, to say nothing of the "endless" cup of java served in one of those big french coffee cups. Love it! Tucked off Canal St. behind Mandina's, I've always found parking close by, even on Sundays, which can bet busy after 10:30. Just put your name on the guest list and stroll around the sweet Mid-City neighborhood. Remember to check back, the line moves quickly. Treat yourselves to a trip to The Ruby Slipper Cafe, you will not be dissapointed!
If you love the true French Quarter flavor or want to experience it for the first time, then this is a must. Anytime the sun is shining I get "Pat O" fever. The open air court yard is absolutly beauuuutiful! It will bring you back to another place and time. The fried shrimp is melt in your mouth delicious. The staff is always exceptional, welcoming and friendly. Of course, you have to try a traditional Pat O Hurricaine while you are there. But be careful, only one, that's all you need. This is my all time favorite fun, fun, fun resturant. Love, Love, Love this 'have to go to' place!!!