| O-T Lounge|| Going to Thailand - nikinik on 2/24/14 at 11:52 am|
I'm leaving for Thailand in 3 days. I'll be visiting Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Krabi.
Looking for restaurant recs. Can be upscale or hole in the wall. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| MoPho - Review - nikinik on 2/13/14 at 1:54 pm|
I was having a hankering for pho because it was a wee bit chilly outside.
Mopho is new, it's close to my humble abode, and it's on my way home from work.
First off, I love the name. What can I say? I'm a sucker for funny names of establishments.
The atmosphere is really nice. It's defin...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cane and Table - Review - nikinik on 2/10/14 at 12:24 pm|
After an unsuccessful attempt to get into Sylvain on a Friday night (chuckle chuckle), our group headed over to Cane and Table.
I really loved the atmosphere...dark, exposed brick and wood...just all around cool.
The service was fine. It didn't stand out to me as being great, but it didn't ...
| O-T Lounge|| T-Bois - nikinik on 2/10/14 at 12:21 pm|
Bought my tickets for T-Bois! :nana:
I didn't get VIP tickets since I've never been and didn't know if it was worth it....
| Food and Drink Board|| Lilly's Cafe - Review - nikinik on 2/3/14 at 12:08 pm|
Friday was an early day at work for me, so I headed Uptown for some Vietnamese grub with my gal pals. We decided to give Lilly's a try since none of us had been there.
The atmosphere at Lilly's is fine. It's a bright and airy place, and it felt welcoming. Upon arrival, my table was wobbly, but...
| Food and Drink Board|| T-Bois Fest Questions - nikinik on 1/2/14 at 10:11 am|
I know it's a ways away, but I'm really interested in going to this festival.
My question is...how good of a deal is the included beer and food? Does the beer run out, or do you truly have unlimited access to beer?
What about food? Is it really enough food? Do you eat at set times, or jus...
| Food and Drink Board|| One in the Riverbend closing - nikinik on 12/27/13 at 11:49 am|
| Movie/TV Board|| Watch Downton Abbey Season 4 Online - nikinik on 12/13/13 at 2:12 pm|
Please recommend a legit site (that won't give me viruses) to watch DA Season 4 online....
| Food and Drink Board|| Top 13 Beers for Louisiana - nikinik on 12/13/13 at 12:22 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| Namese Vietnamese Cafe - Review - nikinik on 12/6/13 at 7:52 am|
If you live anywhere near mid city, you know the options for good Vietnamese food is pretty dismal. I can't put into words how excited I was to see a Vietnamese cafe opening within walking distance to my house! The pho gods are smiling down on me!
I was super excited to try Namese and it didn...
| Food and Drink Board|| Most Delicious Grilled Cheese Recipes - nikinik on 11/8/13 at 11:34 am|
Some of these look amazing!
| Food and Drink Board|| Ba Chi - No thanks - nikinik on 10/31/13 at 5:02 pm|
I went to Ba Chi a couple of weeks ago and I gotta say...it just wasn't good...at all.
I had the pho. The broth wasn't really flavorful and the meat was very tough.
My friend had char-grilled chicken and she said it was overcooked and almost too salty to eat.
I don't see me ever going back...
| Food and Drink Board|| Need Pho! - nikinik on 10/7/13 at 11:28 am|
This weather has me wanting some pho. Is there anywhere near UNO that has good pho?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Review - Mondo (UPDATED) - nikinik on 9/25/13 at 3:01 pm|
It was my lovely friend Beth's birthday, so we headed to Mondo for some happy hour drinks and food.
Mondo has o.k. happy hour specials with 3 wines offered at $5.00, and also their specialty drinks and sangria. But they don't offer any food happy hour specials, so there are a lot better choices ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Best brand of ricotta cheese - nikinik on 9/11/13 at 7:17 pm|
I'm going to be cooking up some lasagna this weekend. Anyone have a particular brand of ricotta that they think is the best?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Review - Mellow Mushroom Oak Street - nikinik on 9/5/13 at 8:26 am|
I had been hearing a lot of great things about Mellow Mushroom, but for some reason, I never think to go there.
It was Monday night. It was Labor Day. This was a double whammy when trying to find an open restaurant. Then MM popped into my head. I was sure they'd be open...and they were!
| Food and Drink Board|| Southern Tier Pumking Ale - nikinik on 9/3/13 at 1:49 pm|
Anyone see this stuff anywhere around New Orleans. I've heard it's awesome, but don't know where to get it....
| Food and Drink Board|| Review - Criollo (Hotel Montleone) - nikinik on 8/30/13 at 2:13 pm|
I just had the pleasure of having lunch at Criollo in the Hotel Monteleone, just in time to take advantage of their Coolinary offering!
The Hotel Montleone offers garage parking for $3 after validating your ticket.
The atmosphere at Ciollo is bright and pretty, without feeling too stuffy.
| Help Board|| Site Suggestion - My Posts - nikinik on 8/22/13 at 7:52 am|
I'll often go to the "My Posts" page so that I can click directly into my posts to see if there have been any replies to it.
It would be REALLY helpful if you could add the "Replies" and "Last Post" columns to this page, just as they are on the main lists for each category.
That way one woul...
| Food and Drink Board|| Review - Emeril's 5 Course Summer Tasting Menu - nikinik on 8/22/13 at 7:29 am|
It's Summer in New Orleans! Yes, it's hot as all get out. Yes, you needn't worry about fixing your hair because it will be a hot mess 10 minutes after you walk out the door. Yes, there aren't many festivals because it's so damn hot. BUT...it's Coolinary time!
Due to the heat, Summers in New O...
| Food and Drink Board|| Review - Oak Win Bar - nikinik on 8/22/13 at 7:11 am|
I've been to Oak Wine bar a few times, but I'm finally getting around to writing a review. That is fortunate for Oak because my review for this visit is the most favorable!
Oak is a nice wine bar on the ever growing scene on Oak Street.
I really love the atmosphere at Oak. There are tables o...
| Food and Drink Board|| Review - Eat - nikinik on 8/15/13 at 8:51 am|
Red Dress Run day is a day that starts early, and goes long...with much drinking and debauchery in the middle. Knowing that I'd be drinking for what would likely be 12 hours straight, I needed to have a good breakfast.
With red dresses on and good parking spots secured, some friends and I met up...
| Food and Drink Board|| REVIEW - Magasin - nikinik on 8/9/13 at 11:52 am|
My friends and I had a long evening of crafting planned to get our outfits ready for Red Dress Run, so we were looking to pick up some food close by.
My friend suggested Magasin. I had heard pretty good things and had been looking forward to trying it, so I was on board.
Even though I was j...
| Food and Drink Board|| Rare Cuts Private Dinner Review - nikinik on 7/31/13 at 9:55 am|
Groupon in hand, me and four friends headed to Rare Cuts for a private dinner. Although Rare Cuts is an Uptown high-end butcher shop, they also hold private dinners in a room next to the shop. These dinners are an opportunity to showcase their amazing, high quality meat selection and also the tale...
| Food and Drink Board|| Rare Cuts - Private Dinner - nikinik on 7/30/13 at 11:27 am|
Headed to Rare Cuts (Uptown) for a private dinner tonight. Has anyone done this before? It's VERY pricey, but we have a Groupon. With the Groupon, it will run about $70 per person. I like that we bring our own wine. We got to build our own menu. Downside is that everyone has to eat the same th...
| Food and Drink Board|| Mondo Review - nikinik on 7/26/13 at 8:40 am|
After being a do-gooder at the American Cancer Society's Belles & Beaus Patron party, my group headed over to Mondo for drinks and dinner.
I don't know why Mondo falls off my radar because I have had consistently great experiences there. The food is really good, the service is great, and the pri...
| Food and Drink Board|| Atchafalaya Review - nikinik on 7/25/13 at 4:27 pm|
After tacky pub crawling my way through Uptown redneck style the night before, I was ready to hit up some brunch Sunday morning!
Atchafalaya is my favorite brunch place in the city! It's a perfect mix of great food, reasonable prices, quaint atmosphere, live music and great service.
I called ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Katie's Mid City review - nikinik on 7/22/13 at 2:14 pm|
I hit up Katie's Saturday evening for some pre pub crawling munchies. This was imperative in sustaining my abilities to drink throughout the evening!
Since our upcoming pub crawl was a "tacky" theme, and we were dressed full on redneck, we decided to sit outside as to not draw too much attention...
| Outdoor Board|| Want to do a tuna fishing charter out of Venice. Recs? - nikinik on 7/22/13 at 11:55 am|
I'd like to do a tuna fishing charter out of Venice for about 5 or 6 people. Any recommendations?
I used Reel Peace a few years back and was happy with them, but I'm not sure if they're still in business....
| Food and Drink Board|| Fig season? - nikinik on 7/11/13 at 3:13 pm|
When is fig season? Right now maybe? But don't they come back later too?...