Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

January 5, 2008


Filed under: Food and Drink,New Orleans — Tags: , — Morwen Madrigal @ 11:56 pm

I know New Orleans and Her businesses need the money, but I haven’t been able to go to the Starlight since 12/27. There is NO parking right now, and I’ll be damned if we walk from St. Roch to the Quarter late at night. (I may want to see friends and have a drink, but I’m not into getting blown away going to or from doing it. Where is NOPD around here?)

So during the madness of the Holidays we’ve been eating out (I have a roasted ham, a pork roast, and two corned beefs in the fridge as leftovers. *rolls eyes*) The fav this season is Little Tokyo on N. Claiborne… the sushi melts in your mouth. Such a wonderful collection of rolls… Y’all have no idea how much damage we did sitting at the Sushi bar. $$$
Christmas Eve saw us at Le Cote Brasserie on Tchoup.. Roasted potato soup, escargot that was green, spinach and romaine salad with an herb vinigrette along with walnuts and Maytag Blue (yes, I now like Blue cheese, but only this one.) The signature seafood platter saw us stuffed by the end of the meal. Our waiter from our annual visits over the last three of four years (couldn’t make it whilst in exile) was Max… great guy. $$$

I had a Jones for liver last week and found my fix at Nawlin’s Flava on Rampart next to the Starlight. Hard to chose between Joy and Sharon’s chicken livers or calf’s liver. I went for the latter and was not displeased. They also make their own meat pies (not the Sweeny Todd stuff), and they’ll deliver all dishes to the Starlight. Check ‘em out… great menu. $

We are looking forward to going to our beloved Cafe Degas on Esplanade once we get back into the house. I also want to give Peristyle on Dumaine and Rampart a spin. I’m also planning to search out good places on Magazine and explore the Uptown’s eateries. (You live without a stove in a severely electrical-challenged dump for 28 months… You’ll understand.) The little places are on my growing list.

So there you have some good places to eat since I couldn’t drink because of all the tourists. I decided to indulge in food porn. *Burp* You’ll will love these places.


  1. Yuck. GG, u eat some strange shit. I don’t see pizza, fried chicken, fried catfish or fried Twinkies anywhere on the stuff u eaten. What’s wrong with u?

    Also, I read all the fine print because of stuff I have sold people in the past and I wanna tell u that right above the “send” button, it says “Please not”:

    You spell like me. I think u wanted “Please note”:

    Fix it, it annoys me.

    Saying “you are quite welcome in advance” – D-BB

    Comment by D-BB — January 6, 2008 @ 10:38 am

  2. Oh yeah, Happy New Year!

    Comment by D-BB — January 6, 2008 @ 10:38 am

  3. Hey D-BB!

    If you’ve been in all the places around the world as I have been, you learn to eat many things. (Some Scottish dishes are deadly, so I stick with whiskey.)

    When we go out to eat all I want are different foods. The catfish, chicken, pizza, etc I can do from my kitchen, and I’m an excellent cook. The foods I mentioned above I can make in my true kitchen, but the place isn’t ready for us to move back in.

    I hope you will attend some of the parties we like to throw, especially the Housewarming coming soon (must coordinate it with the events of Carnival). There will be Creole dishes that have been dragged around the world, and I like to practice the art of Fusion cooking with them. There will also be fried chicken and catfish, along with Hush Puppies and standard fare, for those folk who are skittish about eating a Thai Jambalaya or crawfish Hot and Sour soup.

    Happy New Year to you too. Hope to meet you this year.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — January 6, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

  4. Apprently, Baru on Magazine is really good (we haven’t been there yet, but are planning to). Dan is now a die-hard ravin’ Mandina’s maven, and we still like Jamila’s on Maple Street for good couscous and lamb. Y’all be well, and Happy New Year!

    Comment by liprap — January 7, 2008 @ 10:02 am

  5. Yo there GG, I am glad to here that u ain’t one of them food snobs if ya know what I mean.

    Uh, as for the invitation, I appreciate it but there is so much paper work that needs to be done and permissions granted for me to go out after 6:00PM.

    Having said that, I have found that changing out the old transistor to the new transistor…that is from my old ankle bracelet to my new ankle bracelet does seem to work and shows me being a good boy at home while ratting the streets if ya know what I mean.

    Comment by D-BB — January 8, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

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