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  • Newly re-opened hot dog spot on Broad and Gentilly. https://www.nola.com/entertainment_l...c989ea36b.html

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    • Originally posted by chazmo View Post

      Life is a costume party, what are you going to wear?
      I love this. I'm going to use it as I approach each day, chazmo!

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      • Originally posted by funkkjunkie View Post

        I love this. I'm going to use it as I approach each day, chazmo!
        Thank you. The other one I like is, "Getting dressed is a form a of entertainment."

        Sorry for the thread drift.

        I think our best "new" (new to us) restaurant experiences were at Peche (super tasty food, but the service was a little scatter brained), and Superior Seafood (Our first time, with a large group. Great food, reasonable prices, great service. My only complaint is that it was LOUD)

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        • Originally posted by chazmo View Post

          Thank you. The other one I like is, "Getting dressed is a form a of entertainment."

          Sorry for the thread drift.

          I think our best "new" (new to us) restaurant experiences were at Peche (super tasty food, but the service was a little scatter brained), and Superior Seafood (Our first time, with a large group. Great food, reasonable prices, great service. My only complaint is that it was LOUD)
          My wife and I visited Superior Seafood for the first time, I believe last year during a non-fest visit. Perhaps the year before. It was an "oh well, might as well try" experience. We were way pleasantly surprised. Have been there three times now. It has worked for us. Not "fine dining" per se but the staff treated us well, and our experience was enjoyable.

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          • Originally posted by 20/20 View Post

            My wife and I visited Superior Seafood for the first time, I believe last year during a non-fest visit. Perhaps the year before. It was an "oh well, might as well try" experience. We were way pleasantly surprised. Have been there three times now. It has worked for us. Not "fine dining" per se but the staff treated us well, and our experience was enjoyable.
            We go there a lot for Happy Hour when I am around as it is a short stroll from where Lisa resides..

            Staff are generally very good, even to casually attired Aussies.

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            • Anyone know how far out Brigstens begins to except reservations? All I could find online was 60 days, but that was a post from 2004. Thanks.

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              • You could call and ask. They only take rezzies by phone.

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                • Originally posted by Jim175 View Post
                  Anyone know how far out Brigstens begins to except reservations? All I could find online was 60 days, but that was a post from 2004. Thanks.
                  Brigtsen’s (note the correct spelling) usually sets a specific date on which they open up reservations for all of JazzFest. But as noted you need to call and ask.
                  Blumie
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                  Last edited by Blumie; 03-15-2020, 05:41 AM.

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                  • New York Times named these NOLA restaurants: "The Food desk dispatched critics, reporters and editors around the country to find the 50 most vibrant and delicious restaurants in 2021. They’re not ranked, but together they reflect the rich mosaic of American dining..."

                    Writeups by Brett Anderson

                    Brigtsen’s

                    Last year, Frank Brigtsen self-published two slender cookbooks. Each offered sage instructions from one of the most experienced practitioners of New Orleans cooking. For some readers, the books also had the effect of intensifying their longing for normal service to resume at Brigtsen’s. The chef and his wife, Marna, opened the restaurant inside a modest cottage in 1986. Mr. Brigtsen’s rabbit-andouille gumbo, roasted tripletail amandine, and pork chops with tasso-sweet potato hash are still-vibrant artifacts from a fading era when chefs merged Cajun cuisine with the urban Creole cooking of New Orleans. What was once a radical fusion tastes today like it springs from Louisiana’s wetlands.
                    brigtsens.com

                    Lengua Madre

                    Ana Castro’s tasting menu at Lengua Madre doubles as a story about the food that shaped her. Each carefully rendered course carries a plot point: a demitasse of heady Gulf shrimp bouillon reminiscent of a favorite dish from the Mexican coast, or short ribs cooked like the barbacoa she first tasted as a child in Mexico. With her co-owner, Michael Stoltzfus, Ms. Castro has created something truly unusual: a prix-fixe place with the approachable air of a neighborhood cafe. It closed to repair damage from Hurricane Ida, but will reopen Oct. 15.
                    lenguamadrenola.com



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                    • The remodeled St. Vincent's on Magazine has a Vietnamese inspired boulangerie on site called Elizabeth St. Cafe. Monday - Friday from 3 to 6 the appetizers and bahn mi sandwiches are half price, bringing them down to $5 to $7. Yeah, you could go up the street to Lily's but this food is a bit elevated. They make their own baguettes, for one thing. I enjoyed a fantastic birthday meal there recently. Really good deal...

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                      • Check out Ray's on The Avenue.

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                        • Originally posted by teetertotter View Post
                          Check out Ray's on The Avenue.
                          For the food or the music ?

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                          • Took my girlfriend to Shaggy's NOLA Crawfish King place on Franklin Ave. last week and she loved her Neville sandwich, a house-made hot sausage with a Sriracha sauce and pickles, based on Ivan Neville's favorite sandwich. I had the pulled pork and it was so tender and smoky and good.

                            Shaggy has come a long way from his start as a backyard crawfish boiler, he put a lot into this brick and mortar operation (basically take out with some picnic tables on the side if you can't wait to get home) during the pandemic and it is a nice spot. He is a big supporter and friend of the musicians here, what with his Festival during Jazz Fest and all, and we all hope he does well, which he seems to be doing. He deserves his success as he is a hard working guy.

                            He was on CNN on NYE outside the Howling Wolf throwing down a pot of crawfish for Don Lemon. Nice to see our boy go nationwide!

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