| Food and Drink Board|| Headed to Austin - Any other suggestions - nikinik on 5/2/13 at 2:12 pm|
I'm headed to Austin in a couple of weeks. Here's my list...so far. Need suggestions for a couple of openings.
Lunch - Need something lite here.
Dinner - Truluck's (this is set in stone. Not changing)
After dinner, headed to the Esther's Follies show. Then going to East Side Showro...
| Food and Drink Board|| Brunch at Patois - Paging Glass? - nikinik on 5/1/13 at 12:03 pm|
Finally going to make it to brunch at Patois. What is not to be missed?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Coquette was Amazing - nikinik on 3/21/13 at 3:14 pm|
I had the pleasure of having dinner at Coquette for the first time last night. It was nothing short of amazing!
The atmosphere is warm and beautiful. I highly recommend it for a nice date night. I probably wouldn't go there for a first date (take note Neauxla), but for a 4th or later, it would...
| O-T Lounge|| Are 1Iota tickets (CMT event) really non transferable? - nikinik on 1/30/13 at 1:15 pm|
I signed up for tickets to the CMT event for Saturday and got the tickets. I was planning to give it to my niece, but I'm seeing that the tickets are non-transferable and that they check ID. Does anyone know if this is really enforced.
I got 1iota tickets to Dave Matthews in Jackson Square and ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Dinner Lab Friday night - nikinik on 11/19/12 at 1:53 pm|
Did anyone else make it to the Dinner Lab this past Friday night?
It was my first one, and I was pretty underwhelmed.
It was on the top floor of the Exchange Place building, so that was cool. We got to go up to the roof and since it was a clear night, the view was amazing.
The first cours...
| Food and Drink Board|| Vietnamese Cuisine in New Orleans Documentary - nikinik on 10/15/12 at 4:45 pm|
Anyone catch this on PBS last night? It was pretty good....
| Food and Drink Board|| Chiba Sushi - Review - nikinik on 10/9/12 at 8:34 am|
A friend and I visited Chiba early in the evening to take advantage of their amazing happy hour deals!
This was our first visit.
I was really impressed with the decor. It's clean and stylish without being too loud and overbearing.
We sat at the bar and the owner,...
| Food and Drink Board|| Maurepas Foods Review - nikinik on 8/3/12 at 9:25 am|
So I went to Maurepas Foods last night for the first tme.
I love the look and feel of the place. Great vibe. I'd highly recommend it for a first date (Neauxla take note), as it's gets loud and lively.
First, the drinks are FANTASTIC.
My friend got the Jesus H. Christ. It was a gin drin...
| Food and Drink Board|| The Chicory venue - Feedback - nikinik on 7/25/12 at 8:46 am|
Has anyone been to an event at The Chicory? it's above Ernst Cafe.
I'm looking to do a corporate event and this place looks really nice, but would love to get feedback from anyone who has been to an event there....
| Food and Drink Board|| Corkage Fees at 50+ New Orleans Restaurants - nikinik on 7/19/12 at 11:34 am|
| Food and Drink Board|| Napoleon House Private Parties - nikinik on 6/28/12 at 2:50 pm|
Anyone ever hosted, or been to a private function at the Napoleon House?
I'm thinking of having a corporate party there....
| O-T Lounge|| More Firings at the Times-Picayune - nikinik on 6/12/12 at 12:07 pm|
Fired at the Times-Picayune already: longtime education reporter Barri Bronston, crime reporter Danny Monteverde, and James Beard award winning food writer and restaurant critic Brett Anderson. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Sara's Bistro new on Restaurant.com - nikinik on 5/29/12 at 1:29 pm|
Sara's in the Riverbend is now on Restaurant.com. Buy a certificate for $50 for $20 and you're only required to spend $75 when you use it. Not a bad deal at all.
| Food and Drink Board|| Yo Mamma's closed? - nikinik on 5/29/12 at 9:37 am|
Anyone have any info on Yo Mamma's closing? I heard that the entire staff was fired and that there is a sign on the door saying they're taking applications for staff...but for now, it's closed.
Also, if you look at the latest post on Yelp (be sure to sort by date), it's rather harsh. ...
| O-T Lounge|| What city department to call to complain about neighbor's yard? - nikinik on 5/22/12 at 10:41 am|
Does anyone know which department of the city you call to complain about an overgrown lawn?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Apolline - Anyone been? - nikinik on 5/17/12 at 7:05 am|
Has anyone been to Apolline on Magazine? I bought a Living Social deal yesterday and was just wondering if it's any good....
| Food and Drink Board|| Luke Revisited: There's a new man in town...and it's looking good - nikinik on 5/11/12 at 11:50 am|
As you all know, I visited Luke a few weeks ago and was pretty disappointed in the service. This visit modeled several previous visits where service was an issue.
I was not going to talk to a manager about this visit, because I had in the past...and apparently nothing had changed.
I was urg...
| Movie/TV Board|| Recommend Documentaries - nikinik on 5/7/12 at 4:15 pm|
I feel like I've exhausted Netflix's documentaries. What do you have to recommend that I might not have seen already?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Bronzed Sea Bass - Great Recipe - nikinik on 5/7/12 at 1:59 pm|
I have tried many recipes on the Pioneer Woman Cooks website, and they've all been good. But this one was amazing!
The only thing that I did differently, was for the portion of time that the sea bass was in...
| Food and Drink Board|| Dat Dog price increase NUTS - nikinik on 5/3/12 at 1:39 pm|
Dat Dog has just increased their hot dog prices by 25%! Are they nuts?
I don't care how good they are, I'm not paying $7.25 for a hotdog.
I can understand even a 50 cent increase...but $1.25?
Correction to this post. The prices went up 30% to $6.50 and $7.50.
| Food and Drink Board|| New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Grand Tasting - Any good? - nikinik on 4/30/12 at 1:15 pm|
Has anyone ever been to this? Is it any good?
I fear going and it being nothing but a bunch of waiting in line only to find that the best stuff runs out early, etc.
Some of these types of events are organized well and are a good time, others are just a complete fail logistically speaking.
| Food and Drink Board|| Headed to Austin - Recs? - nikinik on 4/24/12 at 11:12 am|
Headed to Austin this weekend. Any recommendations? Looking for a good brunch, but reasonably priced. Also, 1 casual dinner spot to hit before going out for some live music....
| Soccer Board|| glassman...I want my beer! - nikinik on 4/17/12 at 1:53 pm|
glass...you gonna be at Finn's Saturday? I'm gonna be in around 10:30 or so. Gotta pick up some sauce from Uncle Lee-Bird. :cheers:...
| O-T Lounge|| Idea for item to purchase on Draw Something - nikinik on 3/22/12 at 3:45 pm|
I came with an idea for another item they could sell with coins...
Shaped brushes...like there are in PhotoShop.
You could buy brushes in common shapes like stars, circles, etc.
For the life of me, I can't draw a tiny star!...
| Food and Drink Board|| Giving up on Luke once and for all - nikinik on 3/15/12 at 11:57 am|
I think giving a place at least 7-10 chances is more than enough.
Although I really enjoy the food at Luke and I LOVE the happy hour oyster special, I can't ignore their horrible service any longer.
I have yet to have anything better than terrible service every single time I've been there.
| Movie/TV Board|| Roku vs Apple TV - nikinik on 3/14/12 at 4:02 pm|
Which is better and why?...
| Movie/TV Board|| BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY - nikinik on 2/27/12 at 11:21 am|
Watched this documentary on Netflix instant yesterday and it was really good....
| Food and Drink Board|| La Crepe Nanou - Review - nikinik on 2/3/12 at 9:24 am|
Had dinner last night at La Crepe Nanou. I hadn't been there in at least 10 years. For some reason it had completely fallen off my radar...though I always enjoyed it way back when. I was celebrating a special occasion with my SO and decided to hit it up again.
Things started off a little rocky...
| Food and Drink Board|| Andrew Zimmern at Crescent City Market yesterday - nikinik on 1/27/12 at 10:59 am|
Did anyone go out and meet him?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Local Chef to be on Food Network's Chopped - nikinik on 1/20/12 at 11:50 am|
Diana Chauvin, the chef at La Thai, is set to start filming soon for an episode of Chopped. She's a great chef, and I'm sure she'll rep us well....