| 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?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Happy Hour Crawl stop #1 - Rio Mar - nikinik on 7/9/13 at 12:19 pm|
Me and my girls decided to welcome in the 4th of July holiday with a Wednesday night Happy Hour crawl. Rio Mar was the first stop on our crawl.
I had been to Rio Mar in the Warehouse District once before and had really enjoyed it, so it was time to return.
Happy Hour is from 4-6 Monday-Frida...
| Food and Drink Board|| Happy Hour Crawl stop #3 - One Restaurant - nikinik on 7/9/13 at 12:01 pm|
Me and my girls decided to welcome in the 4th of July holiday with a Wednesday night Happy Hour crawl. One Restaurant & Lounge was the last stop on our crawl.
One Restaurant in the Riverbend has long been a favorite of mine. It seems to have just the right mix of small and quaint, classy, great...
| Food and Drink Board|| Review - Upperline Restaurant - nikinik on 7/2/13 at 3:21 pm|
Me and 2 friends arrived at Upperline for our 8:30 pm ressies. We were greeted by the owner Joanne. She's a lovely lady and was just as sweet as can be. Walking into Upperline, the atmosphere feels like you're in someone's home with several small, quaint rooms. Upperline definitely fits into the...
| Food and Drink Board|| Review - Apolline for happy hour - nikinik on 7/2/13 at 3:06 pm|
After a previously wonderful visit to Apolline last year, a friend and I decided to stop in for a drink and an appetizer before heading out to dinner at Upperline.
We were thrilled to see that Apolline offers happy hour on Saturdays! I love restaurants that offer this, and the the only other o...
| Food and Drink Board|| Gluttonous Saturday - Upperline - nikinik on 6/28/13 at 8:51 am|
I eat healthy during the week, so I'm planning a gluttonous Saturday night.
Starting with happy hour drinks and maybe a small plate at Apolline, followed by dinner at Upperline.
I love Apolline, but I've never been to Upperline. Suggestions? I'm leaning towards the duck because I'm a sucker...
| Food and Drink Board|| Last Call Food Brawl - nikinik on 6/10/13 at 3:33 pm|
New Discovery America show to premier tonight featuring a stop in New Orleans and a brawl between cooks from: Oceana, Diva Dog, Boo Koo BBQ and Parkway Bakery.
| 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...