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Degas
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Hidden Gems

Crawford's Two comes to mind.

Two defunct restaurants that I dearly miss are Ronnie's Ribs (sort of a misnomer because I never did have the ribs there) and Montana's for their Bandeja Paisa platter.






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Kajungee
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Can you say where the new location would be?
Government near BRCC






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Shasta McNasty
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I went to La Reyna once and personally I didn't care for it. I mean it was OK, but I wouldn't go back. Never cared for Dim Sum, either.

On the other hand, went to La Morenita earlier today and holy crap, those were quite possibly the best tacos I have ever had. I ordered 3 and added some of the toppings from the salsa bar, and got a lime Jarritos to wash it down. Talk about good. I might even go back tomorrow.

As for Viet food, my favorite in town is Dang Cafe. The banh mi are on-point, as is the spicy bun (#45) and whatever #48 is (noodles w/ beef and grilled onions - similar to pad thai).


I'll add Pappa's Soul Food, Dixie Maid Drive-In and Cafe Express



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Joshjrn
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Government near BRCC








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TIGRLEE
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Used to be Tony's tavern.
Don't know anymore.






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Dice410
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Cafe Delphi





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brbengalgal
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Not a restaurant but I went to AZ International Fine Foods today for the first time. (first time making chicken tikka masala and I needed tandoori spice)I have passed this place zillions of times and never went in. It has a great selection of things you don't see anywhere else.


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Degas
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It has a great selection of things you don't see anywhere else
This.

English optional however.






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andouille
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I am not a Seinfeld-level germophobe, but there is a class of restaurants I stay away from, I know what I have seen, and it does not exist in all restaurants as some people will say.

Favorite hidden gems:
Thai Chili on Coursey
Curry & Kabob
Jasmines






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Joshjrn
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I don't see Red Stick Spice mentioned on here often. Not technically food, but a great little shop for spices and loose teas.





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brbengalgal
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I always forget about these places. They should advertise so that they can remind you that thwy exist.





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heypaul
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i follow your B&B website pretty often, and you've really covered a lot of great spots...

you should check out a great little Italian place in Denham Springs called Randazzo's






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TigerstuckinMS
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Can you say where the new location would be?

Government near BRCC



AW HELL YEAH. That's way closer to me than their tiny place down Florida.

Also, please, please, please do a big piece on Omi's Chinese menu. It's not hidden because a huge portion of this city's population are mouthbreathers and drive past it every day, but just ignore it in favor of Chili's or Applebee's.

Omi really needs big exposure because most of Baton Rouge would rather eat dog shite before supporting a really good restaurant. The rest of us should know about that place, though.

Omi's Chinese menu. Do it.



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Joshjrn
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I always forget about these places. They should advertise so that they can remind you that thwy exist.


I feel that way about a ton of restaurants






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LouisianaLady
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One of the employees children, in diaper only, climbed up in a chair - then onto the tabletop & sat down. Employee did not remove child until she got up and asked them to do so. The poor child was not clean, and my wife did not believe the diaper was, either. She will not go back.



Those people do not own the place anymore.

I didn't like the children running around when the old owners had it either. I don't do well around children and they can sense that I have no idea how to talk to them. When they don't speak English, that vibe is tenfold.






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LouisianaLady
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Also, please, please, please do a big piece on Omi's Chinese menu. It's not hidden because a huge portion of this city's population are mouthbreathers and drive past it every day, but just ignore it in favor of Chili's or Applebee's.

Omi really needs big exposure because most of Baton Rouge would rather eat dog shite before supporting a really good restaurant. The rest of us should know about that place, though.

Omi's Chinese menu. Do it.


Agree.

Breaks my heart every time I go in there and it's empty.

The Garlic Sauce Eggplant might be one of the best things I've ever eaten anywhere.

More people need to know about this place.. and NOT order sushi rolls.






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Joshjrn
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Omi really needs to put descriptions on the Chinese menu. I don't let it stop me from going, but having to call over the owner to explain the menu to me every time I want to try something new gets old.





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LouisianaLady
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Omi really needs to put descriptions on the Chinese menu. I don't let it stop me from going, but having to call over the owner to explain the menu to me every time I want to try something new gets old.



Yeah, I agree with that. If you want people of BR to experience real Chinese, you have to reach out to them with some effort. They need some advertising.. something that finds a tactful way of letting people know it's not run-of-the-mill Americanized Chinese food. And then they need to put descriptions on the menu because "Ants Climbing Trees" tells me nothing. I've Googled anything I've ordered there.

I sent my mom there, who rarely tries new places, and she adored the food. But she'd have never gone had I not convinced her.






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TulaneUVA
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because "Ants Climbing Trees" tells me nothing.








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HeadSlash
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And word is Anthony's may not be hidden much longer. I hear they may be building a new location soon.



That's a fact. The plans came across my desk a couple weeks ago.



Where they moving too?






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