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New Orleans, LA, FOOD

King Cake, Leidenheimer, Acme Oyster, Mother's, Domilise's, Drago's, Central Grocery, Johnny's Poboys, more

On thing New Orleans is known for is FOOD: pictures and more FOOD!

Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations) visited here on one of his shows: Domilise's

The New Orleans Zoo is world class: Audubon Zoo

to be continued...

Going to be staying here pre and post cruise:

http://www.ibervillesuites.com/

Looking forward to some excellent New Orleans food for some pre-cruise stomach stretching exercises!

Thursday Night (Feb 5) will be: Deanie's, Deanie's, Deanie's!

http://www.deanies.com/restaurants/

Friday Night (Feb 6) will be one of my personal favorites, Galatoire's!

http://www.galatoires.com/

Thursday Night (Feb 12) will be another favorite, Drago's! (original and still best charbroiled oysters)

http://www.dragosrestaurant.com/

Some time, we have to find time for Cafe du Monde. And perhaps Johnny's Po-boys.

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What to do when traveling with a King Cake:

King cakes, filled and plain, can be brought through the security checkpoint.

But, please be advised that king cakes are subject to additional screening.

Other Mardi Gras Items:

Rubber tipped spears and Zulu coconuts will be allowed through security and may be subject to additional screening. A number of places do deliver.

http://www.mannyrandazzo.com/

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The New Orleans Airport (MSY) has Free Wi-Fi

http://www.flymsy.com/airport_facilities.htm#wifi

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I realize perhaps some people don't know what a po-boy is. Basically it is a sandwich, but so much more. Other areas might have similar looking sandwiches and call them various names - submarine, hoagy, grinder, etc.

Unfortunately, even in New Orleans, you can find some of the impostors, but there is No SUBstitute for a New Orleans Po-Boy.

First, there is the bread. Eating real New Orleans French Bread is like eating air. A perfect, thin, crusty outside and the inside little more than pure goodness. Ideally from Leidenheimer or one of their brands.


Leidenheimer Bunny Matthews Deliver Truck

Then the rest of the sandwich. There are all kinds of choices from hot roast beef with gravy, ham, shrimp, oyster, etc. etc.

"Dressed" in New Orleans generally includes lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. Some might use shredded cabbage and at least one doesn't use tomato - helps keep the insides of the sandwich inside.

If the sandwich you order has gravy, be prepared to use lots of napkins. Only an expert such as myself can get by without.

Now some samples:
 

http://www.acmeoyster.com/

From the Baton Rouge Acme Oyster Location...

Poboy at Acme Oyster, Baton Rouge location
Poboy at Acme Oyster, Baton Rouge location

 

Poboy at Acme Oyster, Baton Rouge location

Poboy at Acme Oyster, Baton Rouge location

Oyster Loaf at Acme Oyster, Baton Rouge location
Acme Oyster, Oyster Loaf


Domilise's, New Orleans

Some assembly required (Domilise's - not downtown)

Domilise's, New Orleans

Domilise's, New Orleans
Domilise's, New Orleans


It doesn't get any better. Yum! A Domilise's Roast Beef poboy and a Barq's

A Domilise's Roast Beef poboy and a Barq's, New Orleans


 

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Charbroiled oysters. What the heck are they. Well, kind of what they sound like, but oh so good!

They were invented at Drago's. Now there are many imitators, but Drago's still has the best. Drago's does have a Riverside Hilton location.
http://www.dragosrestaurant.com/

Don't want them to cook too fast...

Drago's Charbroiled Oysters, New Orleans


Adding some deliciousness

Drago's Charbroiled Oysters, New Orleans


So good I can't stood it!

Drago's Charbroiled Oysters, New Orleans


Acme Oyster has their version:
http://www.acmeoyster.com/
 

Acme Oyster Charbroiled Oysters, Airport, New Orleans

One for the purists...


Raw Oysters, Drago's, New Orleans

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Ok, what the heck is a muffuletta? Another delicious New Orleans invention. If you don't like olives, well, maybe not.

Central Grocery Co., New Orleans, The Original Muffuletta

Central Grocery Co., New Orleans, The Original Muffuletta


THE Muffuletta Recipe consists of Imported Salami, Ham & Cheese, Mortadella, "Our Special Olive Salad" on Italian Bread


THE Muffuletta Recipe consists of Imported Salami, Ham & Cheese, Mortadella, "Our Special Olive Salad" on Italian Bread

Central Grocery Co., New Orleans, The Original Muffuletta

Central Grocery Co., New Orleans, The Original Muffuletta

The missing quarter leapt into my stomach before I could take the picture...

Central Grocery Co., New Orleans, The Original Muffuletta



A variation from Napoleon House:

http://www.napoleonhouse.com/


Napoleon House Bar, New Orleans
 

Napoleon House, Half Muffuletta, New Orleans

Napoleon House, Half Muffuletta, New Orleans



Here is a better article than I could ever write:

http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/2008/01/27/otb-classic-for-the-love-of-the-muffuletta/

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I like Johnny's. Inexpensive and not the lines you will find elsewhere.

http://www.johnnyspoboy.com/default.aspx


Johnny's Po-Boy Restaurant, New Orleans

Established 1950


Johnny's Po-Boys Restaurant, New Orleans

 

Johnny's Menu


Johnny's Po-boys Menu, New Orleans

 

Johnny's Menu, New Orleans


Johnny's Poboys Menu, New Orleans

Johnny's Menu, New Orleans


Johnny's Po-boys Restaurant Menu

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I know a lot of people like Maspero's (or Cafe Maspero - not to be confused with The Original Pierre Maspero's on Chartres) but there is too much good food for me to stand in that line.

Not sure if you still can do, but I used to bypass the line, sit at the bar and order. Everyone seems to want to wait in line for a table.


Cafe Maspero, New Orleans


I figured everyone must know about Cafe du Monde, but maybe no.

http://www.cafedumonde.com/

Hard to get to on New Year's Eve!
 

Cafe Du Monde - The Original Coffee Stand, New Orleans


Cafe Du Monde - The Original Coffee Stand, New Orleans, New Year's Eve

Cafe Du Monde - The Original Coffee Stand, New Orleans

Cafe Du Monde - The Original Coffee Stand, New Orleans

And some pralines...

http://www.auntsallys.com/

Aunt Sally's Pralines !

Aunt Sally's Pralines, New Orleans

Aunt Sally's Pralines, New Orleans

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While on dessert, a place not everyone might know, is Angelo Brocato

http://www.angelobrocatoicecream.com/

It is on a spur of the Canal Street streetcar line, but not far from Canal Street either.


Angelo Brocato, New Orleans

Oops, before I forget again, there is a Cafe du Monde location in the Riverwalk mall:

Cafe du Monde, Riverwalk, New Orleans

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Here is some more on Mother's (which is open for breakfast!)

http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans


Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans




Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans


Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Red Beans and Rice, Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Red Beans and Rice,  Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

 Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

 Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

 Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

 Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

 Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Famous Ferdi Special Poboy, Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

Famous Ferdi Special Poboy, Mother's Restaurant, New Orleans

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For those looking for, um supplies, there is no shortage in New Orleans.

A couple of stores perhaps of interest in the French Quarter:

Formerly an A&P, there is a Rouses Market (perhaps the worlds tiniest supermarket, including width of aisles) at 701 Royal.

http://www.rouses.com/

Rouses Market, French Quarter, New Orleans

Rouses Market, French Quarter, New Orleans

Rouses Market, French Quarter, New Orleans

Rouses Market, French Quarter, New Orleans

Rouses Market, French Quarter, New Orleans


Of course, Walgreen's at might be more convenient. There is a very interesting one at 900 Canal Street (Baronne and Canal). there is also one at 134 Royal Street.

Walgreen's French Quarter,New Orleans

The Royal one is also a good location to locate a Lucky Dog.

Lucky Dogs, a New Orleans Tradition


I HIGHLY recommend (I really do) one of these gut bombs after a night of drinking. They seem a perfect ending to a night of debauchery,

Lucky Dogs, a New Orleans Tradition

 

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