1512, 2014

Killer Poboys | New Orleans, LA

By |December 15th, 2014|Food, New Orleans, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

we heard that the shrimp poboy here was out of this world.  we made sure we tried this bad boy during our trip.

Killer Poboys New Orleans

  • verdict:  we thought it was just ok.  since everyone was saying that this sandwich was freaking amazing, we were expecting some sort of flavor explosion (nope) and amazing bread (not really).  the sandwich came with 3 jumbo shrimp, which we thought were rather bland.  the bread was meh.  not soft (like fresh bread) but not crunchy either (like a toasted baguette).  if anything, it was kind of reminded me of stale baguette?  ouch.  for $15 a sandwich (shrimp poboy based on market price), we find this pretty expensive.  call us crazy but we have had better. way better.
  • ambience: killer poboys is tucked in the back of the erin rose bar (yep, where you get the frozen irish coffee).  super dark.  grungy looking. two high tables (we took our sandwiches to go).
  • service:  just ok.  don’t expect a happy, friendly conversation.  they are busy making your sandwich (which takes them awhile).
  • overall:  we really wanted to love this place but thought the sandwiches were just okay.  nothing mindblowing. with that said, we understand why many people do (our friend mark is a huge fan). this place could’ve been such a gem.  i) location behind a bar…hole in the wall (literally).  ii) small, focused menu. iii) twist on a classic (banh mi)  too bad we didn’t fall in love.

tip: bring yo cash.  this place will not accept cards.

Killer Poboys
811 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

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912, 2014

Domenica | New Orleans, LA

By |December 9th, 2014|Food, New Orleans, Restaurants, Travel|1 Comment

Domenica New Orleans

we had domenica on our radar but were on the fence about coming here because we had so many other places to try.  our friend recommended only coming here for happy hour (2pm-5pm) since all their pizzas are 50% off! we’re in!

we ordered:

  • margherita pizza – tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella
  • tutto carne pizza – bacon, fennel sausage, salumi, prosciutto cutto

all wines by the glass, beers and certain cocktails are also half-priced.

Domenica New Orleans

pizzas are pretty big and with 50% off, they run about $6-8! we ordered two for the four of us and it was plenty!  awesome deal, right?

the pizzas are tasty!  the crust could be a little crispier but still good.  we liked the marg but liked the fennel sausage even more!

Domenica New Orleans Domenica New Orleans Domenica New Orleans

  • atmosphere:  beautiful, modern space.  high ceilings, dark accents with great light fixtures.
  • service:  our waitress was great! extremely friendly and helpful!
  • overall:  come here for happy hour and eat a ton of pizza and drink a lot of bellinis!

Domenica
123 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

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812, 2014

Erin Rose | New Orleans, LA

By |December 8th, 2014|Food, New Orleans, Travel|0 Comments

one of my favorite things during our new orleans trip was this little frozen irish coffee from erin rose (pretty much a dive bar)! yep. favorite.

it is pretty magical.

Frozen Irish Coffee Erin Rose

  • frozen irish coffee:  it’s perfect. unsuspecting. cheap. delicious. refreshing. (should i continue?) i can drink a toooooooon of these.  think milkshake meets booze.
  • ambience:  small bar.  oh! this is the bar where you will find killer poboys in the back room (review to come).  pretty good combo if you ask me.
  • tip: they don’t advertise this gem.  we only knew about it because our friend lives in nola and is a bartender. good thing, you have such a good friend like me to keep you informed.

Erin Rose
811 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

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712, 2014

Coop’s Place | New Orleans, LA

By |December 7th, 2014|Food, New Orleans, Travel|0 Comments

surprisingly, it was day 3 into our 5 day trip and we weren’t seeing a lot of jambalaya on menus and the ones we did try weren’t anything special.  we had plenty of gumbo.  plenty. it felt like every where we went, we were eating gumbo.  it was now time to shift the focus to jambalaya.

after doing some researching and looking at tons of photos, we decided to go to coop’s based on photos of fried chicken and jambalaya (reviews were lackluster but we didn’t care).

Coop's Place New Orleans

since we were on an eating adventure, we just ordered the three-piece cajun fried chicken, which comes with a side of jambalaya and coleslaw ($11.75).  we shared this one order among the four of us! yep. sizable portions!

so, the fried chicken was bomb! moist, flavor-packed and great crunch.  the jambalaya tasted great but was on the mushy side.  coleslaw, we thought, was awesome! andrew doesn’t even like coleslaw and liked this one!

Coop's Place New Orleans

  • ambience:  dark interior.  limited seating inside.  your basic hole-in-the-wall joint.  (that’s where all the best food comes from).  we came here at an off-peak time (3pm on a sunday) and were seated right away. i can see this place getting packed with some sort of wait time.  so just be prepared.
  • service:  service with a smile.  oh, and very fast!
  • overall:  nothing fancy but delicious food. we are definitely fans.  do yourself a favor and give the fried chicken a try.  no regrets.

Coop’s Place
1109 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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512, 2014

Cafe Beignet | New Orleans, LA

By |December 5th, 2014|Food|0 Comments

Cafe Beignet New Orleans

the obvious choice when you come to new orleans is cafe du monde for beignets.  what you don’t realize is that there is a better, less touristy option!

enter: cafe beignet!  after trying the beignets at cafe du monde, we wanted to know if those were indeed the “best beignets.”  after some searching, we found that cafe beignet was featured on “the best thing i ever ate” as alton brown’s favorite.  umm… we love that show.  we obviously had to try it.

Cafe Beignet New Orleans

here’s our verdict:  we completely fell in love with these beignets!!!  the difference is that the beignets at cafe beignet are flatter and more uniform in shape.  since they are smaller, they are a lot crispier than cafe du monde.  also, they came out hotter.  who doesn’t appreciate these things? we thought so.

Cafe Beignet New Orleans

after trying these beignets, we had to go back to cafe du monde just to make sure we were making the right assessment (we ate beignets pretty much every day on our trip).  yep. our vote is with cafe beignet.

ps. one order comes with three beignets ($3.99 per order). we had one order between the two of us.

Cafe Beignet New Orleans

  • ambience:  the ambience is much cuter than cafe du monde.  small, quaint.  some awesome outdoor seating in the patio.  think cute cafe.
  • service:  nice. you aren’t going to get the ridiculously long lines like cafe du monde.  that is a definite plus.
  • overall:  excellent beignets.  these were our favorite! fresh, hot, crispy…#winning.  oh, and make sure you get a cup of coffee for the full experience.

Cafe Beignet
334 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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