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Blackfield
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Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
Long awaited opening for Mister Mao is this Saturday. I was fortunate to go to a soft opening last night.

Plain and simple there is no restaurant in Nola like this. Definitely on the foodie end of the spectrum with a real hip/funky atmosphere but the food is absurd. They even have a dim sum cart that randomly rolls through restaurant and you can grab a small plate, off-menu item for a few bucks on the fly.

Items on the cart last night included ancho braised beef empanada, crab and shitake ginger salad, and desert small bites.

It was easily the most unique New Orleans dining experience I’ve had in several years.

Chef is Cambodian and makes exciting food. Highly recommend.


ellishughtiger
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
I had no idea that yellow sign in front said Mister Mao. Can’t wait to try it out!


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lionward2014
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
Read the Eater or Nola.com article about it the other day, and it sounds awesome. I’m super intrigued by the different ethnic influences mixed together.

Dick and Jenny’s was down right terrible the last time I went, so glad something new and innovative is taking its place.


John McClane
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
You had me at dim sum cart


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Fun Bunch
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
Yeah been looking forward to this one for awhile. It will probably be a month or two before I can make it but definitely on my must try list, along with San Lorenzo.


Jack Daniel
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
Unfortunately it will be shut down in a few weeks


glassman
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
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Fun Bunch


How was Costera last night? This new places intrigues me.


Fun Bunch
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
That wasn't me. I ate at home last night


glassman
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
dammit!!!


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LouisianaLady
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
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How was Costera last night? This new places intrigues me.



I went the weekend before last, and it was fantastic!


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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
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Unfortunately it will be shut down in a few weeks


Just like the benevolent chairman Mao would've done


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glassman
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
It is so damn good. I live one block away.


BlackCoffeeKid
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
The Mixed Roasted Mushrooms with Sourdough Croutons and Warm Egg Yolk from Costera may be one of my favorite dishes.


lionward2014
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
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How was Costera last night


The answer to "how was Costera" is always "amazing." Don't think I've ever had anything short of excellent there.


LouisianaLady
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
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The Mixed Roasted Mushrooms with Sourdough Croutons and Warm Egg Yolk from Costera may be one of my favorite dishes.



Yes! I would never normally order this, but someone else did and I damn near ate the entire plate.

The shrimp dish is also excellent.


Fun Bunch
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
Yeah Costera is one of my faves, been a few months though


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glassman
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
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The shrimp dish is also excellent.


It is awesome. Kicks arse on the usual NOLA style BBQ shrimp.


glassman
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
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The answer to "how was Costera" is always "amazing." Don't think I've ever had anything short of excellent there.


100%


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fightin tigers
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
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How was Costera last night? This new places intrigues me


That was supposed to be me. Had to cancel last minute. Might try again tonight, but doubtful.

Everytime I try to go get the paella something seems to happen.


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LSUrme
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re: Serious new restaurant in Nola - Mister Mao (formerly Dick n Jenny’s)
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different ethnic influences mixed together.


So, it's hipster fusion?


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