Showing posts with label Cajun / Creole. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cajun / Creole. Show all posts

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Gumbo at Dooky Chase's airport location in New Orleans

Gumbo at Dooky Chase's airport location in New Orleans
Gumbo at Dooky Chase's airport location in New Orleans
The last time we spent Thanksgiving in New Orleans, we enjoyed the brunch at Dooky Chase's. When we had to fly back home, we noticed there is a new, second location at the Louis Armstrong airport. Turns out this is about as good as any airport food you are likely to have. 

Be sure to check out my review of the brunch at the original Dooky Chase's location.

Okra, greens, and green beans



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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Southern cooking at Cafe Dauphine in New Orleans

Cafe Dauphine in New Orleans serves southern cooking in upscale digs helping to bring business back to the Lower 9th Ward.

Eggplant stuffed with crab meat


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Crab at R & M's Boiling Point in New Iberia, Louisiana

Crab at R & M's Boiling Point in New Iberia, Louisiana
If you're out in the Acadian bayou near the Tabasco Tour on Avery Island, be sure to stop in for fresh boiled (or fried) seafood at R & M's Boiling Point in New Iberia, Louisiana. They've got crab, crawfish, catfish, shrimp, frog legs, and po boys too. They are super friendly so you will have a great time along with delicious food.


Messy hands after eating all that crab?
The sinks are right in the dining room!
Grab some seasoning so you can get the R&M taste on your crab at home.
They also sell Swamp Dust for a crawfish boil.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fried Shrimp Loaded Potato at Cou-Yon's Cajun Bar-B-Q

Fried shrimp loaded potato at Cou-Yon's in Port Allen
Fried shrimp loaded potato at Cou-Yon's in Port Allen (across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge)
I walked into this barbecue joint in Port Allen (across the Mississippi from Baton Rouge) and said I didn't feel like barbecue. What?? Hey, I just had the worst BBQ in Texas last night at Rudy's, so I asked the nice lady at the counter what else did she suggest. She said they also have seafood (and lots of it). I was a little dazed after the hot drive through the bayou, and she could tell from the blank look on my face that I still couldn't decide what to get. She said, "Get the loaded potato. It's got fried shrimp on it. You'll love it. That's what I always get." But how is a potato supposed to be dinner? The other lady at the counter laughed and said, "Don't worry -- it will fill you up." Find out how I liked the loaded potato in my review of Cou-Yon's Cajun Bar-B-Q in Port Allen after the break.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Commander's Palace: The Best Meal She Ever Ate

Commander's Palace Restaurant in the Garden District of New Orleans
Commander's Palace Restaurant in the Garden District of New Orleans
Friday night we ate dinner at Commander's Palace in the Garden District of New Orleans. It is a highly-rated restaurant known for its famous chefs including Emeril Lagasse. The TV food show where I saw Commander's Palace was Best Sandwich in America with Adam Richman on The Travel Channel.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dooky Chase's Restaurant lunch buffet in New Orleans

Dooky Chase's Restaurant in the Treme district of New Orleans
Dooky Chase's Restaurant in the Treme district of New Orleans
Yesterday we took the streetcar up Canal Street and jumped off at Galvez in the Treme district for the short walk over to Dooky Chase's Restaurant on Orleans Ave. in New Orleans. We got there a little early for the lunch buffet, and at opening time the front door was opened by none other than Dooky Chase himself. He thanked us for coming to his restaurant.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Court of Two Sisters: affordable elegance in the French Quarter of New Orleans

The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter of New Orleans
The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter of New Orleans
My family and I spent a very Happy Thanksgiving yesterday at The Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter of New Orleans. My wife had called in advance to make courtyard reservations for the jazz brunch, and the weather was nothing but beautiful blue skies. We were in for a treat.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant in New Orleans' French Quarter

Old Coffee Pot Restaurant in New Orleans
Continuing on our walking guided food tour yesterday with Tastebud Tours, our next stop was The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant in New Orleans' French Quarter.

Courtyard at The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant in New Orleans
Courtyard mural
There is some covered seating, and a patio courtyard further back with murals of the history of the French Quarter and New Orleans.

Gumbo with shrimp and sausage at The Old Coffee Pot in New Orleans
First up was a sample of gumbo. (Please note: we were on a food tour, so this was a sample, and I'm sure if you visit this place you will receive a larger portion with your order.) It had shrimp and sausage, and was a little spicy. I liked it.

Jambalaya at The Old Coffee Pot
Then we got a sample of jambalaya.

Our tour guide told us the breakfast is even better, and that Old Coffee Pot makes a good stop if you need a quick bite after wandering around the French Quarter with one too many plastic cups of Hurricane.




Tastebud Tours guided walking tour of New Orleans' French Quarter



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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ignatius Eatery on Magazine Street in New Orleans

Ignatius Eatery in the Garden District on Magazine Street
Ignatius Eatery is a fairly-new Cajun / Creole restaurant in the Garden District on Magazine Street in New Orleans. It is named after the main character in the very funny and witty book A Confederacy of Dunces. There are quotations on the walls, although most of the place and none of the tables are decorated.

Fried green tomatoes at Ignatius Eatery
We started with appetizers, including fried green tomatoes. They were fine but not over the top.

Shrimp ad grits appetizer at Ignatius Eatery in the Garden District
The shrimp and grits, however, was excellent. Tasty, creamy and with just the right amount of heat.

Boudin meatloaf
Boudin meatloaf has pork mixed in. It's heavier than a typical meatloaf, and pretty delicious.

Crawfish etouffe
The crawfish etouffe was really delicious. The portion was a tad on the small size considering the price, but the flavor and freshness were excellent.

Shrimp remoulade salad at Ignatius Eatery in New Orleans
The shrimp remoulade salad was not over-priced and the shrimp were fresh. The shrimp sit on a bed of lettuce covered with remoulade sauce. A very good salad.

Perhaps a little over-priced, and not all of the dishes where top-notch, but we really enjoyed a few of them and Magazine Street makes for a fun stroll with its shops and food.

For a themed restaurant, it would have been fun to see more decorations and items related to the book, and for the staff to be more knowledgable about it.

The food show where I saw it was on Chuck's Eat The Street. That show was only on for a short time, and I suspect it was because it tended to focus on very new places which had not yet established themselves. Ignatius Eatery probably needs to kick their game up a notch to survive in foodie town such as New Orleans.



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