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goyouhuskies
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One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?

I'll be down in New Orleans at the end of the month for work. I live in the midwest so there's tons of stuff for sale in any regular Nola grocery that I otherwise can't get. My hotel has a freezer I can store things overnight, so I can stock up and things will be fine for the plane ride home.

I already know I'll be grabbing Best Stop boudin and tasso, a few pounds of LA crawfish, and pickled pork. After that, it's a bit of a crapshoot. What else should I grab from the aisles or freezer section? Seasonings, dressings, local products doing retail are the priorities.

Most likely I'll hit that CBD Rouses, but if there's better offerings at the Rouses on Tchoup or Breaux Mart, I'll happily swing up. My goal is to have my luggage at 49.9 lbs when I check back in.
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Centinel
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
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and pickled pork.


Why buy this? It's super easy to make.

I mean I get buying the tasso, boudin, and such, but pickled pork is just boneless pork shoulder cubed, vinegar, and spices. Toss it in the fridge for a week or so.

Save the room for more mudbugs.
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Non-perishables.


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jmon
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
If you have the time, you should buy what you want, pack in dry ice and ship to yourself.


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Degas
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
I'm impressed. I've never heard of a hotel with a substantial freezer. Usually it's just a small compartment in a mini fridge to put a couple of drinks in so they get colder faster.


Shexter
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Britney Monique Furbush

HELP! I need someone who can come to JB and detail my car NOW. 66lbs of live crawfish running rapidly in my NEW VEHICLE ?????? I'll pay CASH




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Lester Earl
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
It’s 2022, You can order boudin & such right to your doorstep from Acadiana any time you want, along with any other product you can’t get where you are


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CHEDBALLZ
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Get some Oak Grove Jamabalaya Mix.


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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Bell peppers 3/$1


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goyouhuskies
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
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Get some Oak Grove Jamabalaya Mix
Done.


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EastCoastCajun
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Community coffee


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Prosecuted Collins
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Seasoning mixes.

Cajun Bait Smoked Jalapeno blend is really very good.

Any of the Slap Ya Mama seasonings or recipe boxes. Jar of Kary's Roux, Jar of Pig Stand BBQ sauce, etc.


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GreenRockTiger
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Central Grocery olive salad, CDM coffee


Stadium Rat
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Get some Laplace andouille.


Must have.


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Ed Osteen
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
I’m hoping we are talking about just crawfish tails here


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WestEndGirl
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
I don’t know if you like this, but I’d have to get a few “original ginger cakes” made by Legeune’s Bakery (most rouses carry them).


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unclebuck504
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Been in Atlanta for 10 years now, and over time I've trimmed down to this list of particular things I haven't been able to find, get reasonable substitutes for, have shipped for a decent price, or easily and economically recreate.

I've literally stopped at Rouses on the way to the airport to get some of these things.

WORD OF ADVICE - seasonings can easily put you over weight for what's allowed in one suitcase, so see if you can weigh it before you head to the airport. Rather than buy additional luggage, I bought 2 clear plastic totes and let them inspect the contents at the check in and tape it up for me with their own marked tape so it wouldn't get inspected in the back (plus they're used to people flying out of BTR and MSY with all kinds of stuff like that). Was cheaper than the fees associated with it being overweight, and was just counted as an additional piece of luggage (I was allowed to check in 2 pieces, and all of my persnal belongings fit in my carry on as I was only in BR for 36 hours).

The List:

Cajun Land Creole Seasoning
Cajun Land Crab Boil
Chackbay Crab Boil
Benoit's Best Salt Free Seasoning
Zatarain's Root Beer Extract
Savoie's Dark Roux in a Jar
Kary's Roux Products
Steen's Cane Syrup
Fig Preserves
Barq's Red Cream Soda
Barq's Golden Cream Soda
La Tiera Taco Shells (wife loves these and can't find them here)
Chee Wees and Big Shots for the kids if I got room.

Second Tote had a Foam Ice chest in it ...
Quality Hog Head Cheese (let the frozen meat keep it cool)
Pickled Meat (frozen)
Tasso (frozen)
DD Smoked Sausage (frozen)
LaPlace Andouille (frozen)
Quality Boudin (frozen)
Creole Hot Sausage (Patton's, Vaucresson's, Bachemin's) (frozen)
La. Oysters (let the frozen meat keep them cool)
Louisiana Oysters are the only seafood I can't get here in Atlanta.

In My Lap:
Gambino's Petit Fors
or
Doberge Cake
or
King Cake
or
Something from Maurice's French Pastries

(Whatever is in my lap is a peace offering for Mrs. Buck as an apology for the debauchery I likely engaged in during my short stay in the Motherland).
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unclebuck504
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
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never heard of a hotel with a substantial freezer

I've stayed at Marriott Residence Inn a few times that had more than a little "Dorm Fridge." They're set up for extended stays and have larger fridges with a freezer big enough to freeze a good bit of stuff to bring back. Not as big as what you'd have at home, but big enough to do what the OP is trying to do.


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goyouhuskies
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
unclebuck504 - you're my people. I'll definitely be doing lap king cake(s) for the family and coworkers. Patton's hot is a good idea and thank you for reminding me about Steen's.

I'll have the option for a second suitcase too... may have to think about this.


real turf fan
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re: One suitcase of stuff from Rouses. Recs?
Think perishables because the shipping on them is often double the price. Your favorite andouille, tasso, capers, frozen crawfish tails of Louisiana origin (none of the SEAsia or Spanish), popcorn rice (they ship, but it's more than double the price), Merlitons, some of the Zatarans mixes that are unknown elsewhere, the precooked dark roux for cuts left over from venison etc.


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