| O-T Lounge|| re: Suggestions for song(s) 4 a bday slide show - nikinik on 1/26/15 at 11:59 am|
Are you looking for something more slow and sappy, or upbeat?...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Anyone done Fish Tacos at home? - nikinik on 1/26/15 at 11:51 am|
I do beer battered cod, then top with a mango, cilantro Caribbean slaw and top it all with chipotle cream....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Cure - nikinik on 1/26/15 at 11:50 am|
My review from last year:
Oh the woes of bad service in my review writing today. I write with a frown on my face. As Paula Cole would say..."Where has all the good service gone?" O.K....so she was talking about cowboys and not good service. But damn if I don't have that song stuck in my head n...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Thailand food pics - nikinik on 1/26/15 at 11:46 am|
Damn, I miss Thailand. Best trip I've ever been on....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Boudin king cake (pics & review pg 2) - nikinik on 1/26/15 at 11:46 am|
When I was a vendor at festivals, I'd make boudin beignets. Just flattened two biscuits, put boudin from the Best Stop in the middle, sealed the edged, deep fried it, then sprinkled with powered sugar.
People went ape sh*t over them....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Mariza & Elizabeth's review w/ pics - nikinik on 1/22/15 at 1:27 pm|
I love Mariza. The burrata crostini is one of my favorite appetizers in the entire city....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Yo Mama's Burgers... - nikinik on 12/16/14 at 12:41 pm|
I can't stand their burgers. I don't get it either....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Great Spots for Brunch in the New Orleans area - nikinik on 12/11/14 at 12:52 pm|
Definitely Atchafalaya. If they're booked, you can just drop in. I've done that a few times and have been seated within 20 minutes. But then again, when I drop in, I usually do it pretty close to when they open (at 10 am) and the music doesn't start until 11. I'd imagine it gets MUCH busier afte...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Need some wine suggestions for NYE party. - nikinik on 12/11/14 at 12:47 pm|
All under $15...
14 Hands cabernet
Legend of the Vine cabernet
Joel Gott cabernet
J. Lohr cabernet
Dreaming Tree cabernet
Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc
Santa Margarita pinot noir...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Anyone else dread Thanksgiving because of bad cooks in the family? - nikinik on 11/20/14 at 10:48 am|
I'm not dreading Thanksgiving because of it, but my niece makes the mac and cheese, and it's not very good. I want to make it and blow hers out of the water, but no one ever wants to assign it to someone for fear of hurting her feelings. Screw that....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Midway Pizza - Review - nikinik on 11/20/14 at 10:46 am|
[quote]Good review, but it opened in 2011.[/quote]
I'm so bad with time. LOL Something that happened 8 years ago, I'd swear happened 4 or 5 years ago....
| Food and Drink Board|| Midway Pizza - Review - nikinik on 11/20/14 at 10:14 am|
My date and I had a hankering for pizza last night so we headed to Midway. Midway is a relatively new pizza joint on the ever growing scene of Freret Street.
I loved the atmosphere. Very warm and kinda funky too. You can see into the kitchen, which I'm always a fan of. The waiters and waitres...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: House of Blues Foundation Room - Review - nikinik on 11/20/14 at 9:41 am|
[quote]I think the place is on pad with any nice bar in nola maybe a little higher, but that is done on purpose. [/quote]
Again, I had no problem with an $18 glass of wine in a nice establishment. I have a problem with a 900% mark up. I do not think a 900% mark up is on pad with any nice bar in...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: House of Blues Foundation Room - Review - nikinik on 11/19/14 at 3:46 pm|
The mixed drink prices were pretty reasonable.
I hadn't planned on drinking 3 glasses. I planned to drink 2, but then ran into some people I hadn't seen in a long time, and ended up there way longer than I had intended.
But thank you for the wine lesson. You of all people should know I don...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Foo Fighters Ticket Sales - nikinik on 11/19/14 at 12:46 pm|
[quote]Actually you can but they've made it much more difficult. The scalper has to essentially eat one of the tickets in order to "sell" the other one.[/quote]
I guess. Would be a huge pain in the arse for a scalper to have to go down to HOB, meet up with someone, wait in line with them to then ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Foo Fighters Ticket Sales - nikinik on 11/19/14 at 12:28 pm|
[quote]same, I was on it all morning waiting..no reason I shouldn't have gotten tickets[/quote]
There's every reason. There were only 100 tickets to sell. That's only 50 transactions. It selling out in seconds is expected, and reasonable.
Just sucks that we weren't in that number....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Foo Fighters Ticket Sales - nikinik on 11/19/14 at 12:14 pm|
There are no "tickets." It's will call only. You show up with your other party, produce your ID and credit card, and get your armband to go in. No way to transfer tickets....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Foo Fighters Ticket Sales - nikinik on 11/19/14 at 12:13 pm|
Yup. Seems to be the consensus. I'm wondering who got any, and how....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: House of Blues Foundation Room - Review - nikinik on 11/19/14 at 10:42 am|
[quote]If you want to be clear of the commoners, there's a premium attached.[/quote]
I'm cool with the premium attached. I'm even ok with an $18 glass of wine IF it's justifiably an $18 glass of wine. I'm not cheap, but again I think a 900% mark up is ridiculous. I expected $12.
Also, I thin...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: House of Blues Foundation Room - Review - nikinik on 11/19/14 at 9:49 am|