Law School Discussion

New Orleans

Harrahs

Re: New Orleans
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2005, 03:51:21 PM »
lizard that is funny because i live exactly two blocks away from fat harry's right now.  never really go there, though.

yes, the old taqueria corona is still there.  there are four of them.  i rank them as follows:

1) warehouse district
2) harahan
3) metairie
4) uptown

for some reason, the uptown taqueria has followed in the shoesteps of other restaurants on magazine street - shoddy service and suspect hygenic practices are not unusual. 

best place to live uptown?  that is a good question.  i like the area from st.charles to magazine; from jackson avenue to louisiana the best.  the surrounding areas around tulane and loyola are fun too.

abita amber is my favorite nola beer.

casino

Re: New Orleans
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2005, 05:10:43 PM »
How could I forget Fat Harry's?  I had my first birthday there, blew out a candle on top of a cupcake.

And yes, My Dad does own Mark Twain's.  That place is crazy to work at, it gets insane at night.  I suggest the Innocents Abroad, Creole, or Life on the Mississippi.  All three pizzas are excellent.

vmersich

Re: New Orleans
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2005, 11:29:50 AM »
My favorite NOLA drink is Gator-Ade at Igor's, but just because it is the ghetto-ist looking specialty drink I've ever seen.

I never had a problem with the Magazine St. Taqueria, casino, but I'm glad you mention the questionable hygene.  I will cease going immediately.  Where is the warehouse one?

For those that like Juan's Flying Burrito, try Kokapelli's.  Instead of an aloof hipster vibe, you get an aloof hippy vibe. Plus the food is just as good, if not better, IMO.

but mexican food in NOLA still blows. 


Harrahs

Re: New Orleans
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2005, 04:22:40 PM »
hey vivalamuerte, don't get me wrong, the food at the taqueria uptown is (basically) just as good as the food at the other taqueria's, however, the tables there are often un-bussed, the service is at times unfriendly and shoddy, and on more than one occasion i have ordered a california burrito (the best item on the menu, in my opinion) that has been served swimming in water.  but, the take out is the bomb.  if you order the chips, they serve about twice as much as normal.

the warehouse taqueria is on fulton street, directly behind the howling wolf.

it is funny you mention juan's flying burrito and kokopelli's.  both have decent food but i have gripes with both (i am a bit anal-retentive).  the kitchen at juan's is open for the clientele to see.  normally, that wouldn't be a problem, however there are two male cooks that sport long, clearly unkept, hair, that is controlled only by a rubber band at the most.  a hair never found my plate, but the thought grossed me out a bit.  also, one time the cook and another server took a cigarrette break in front of everyone.  the combination of the two incidents put me off.  food is not bad, though.

i like the food at kokopelli's, but i HAVE found hair in my food there, on more than one occasion.  the servers nor the cooks seem to be required to wear even the most modest of head gear.  also, i wish they were more organized: having to go to two different places to deposit your plates, one of which is behind the server bar, is a bit much. 

yeah, i am anal, but that's me.  i agree with you though, the mexican food in nola is not the best.  taqueria though is great.  there is a place in kenner, garce's, that serves great cuban food.

casino

 


grannypants

  • ***
  • 96
  • In my day nickels had pictures of bumble bees
    • View Profile
Re: New Orleans
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2005, 12:19:27 PM »
Ew, I am going to barf hearing that about Juans...ok so how about favorite Mardi Gras krewes? I need some serious warm thoughts b/c its f**** nasty in Chicago.
I liked Endymion (spelling???) and Bacchus for mad beads without showing the goodies. Word to the wise...my CEO is riding in Bacchus this year....ew....

Harrahs

Re: New Orleans
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2005, 12:36:42 PM »
zulu is the grand daddy of mardi gras parades and is my favorite.  zulu encompasses the culture of new orleans and represents the majority of our population.  i think the coconuts are cool too.

i like all of them though.  might try to hit up barkus (the dog parade) this year.

casino

Ew, I am going to barf hearing that about Juans...ok so how about favorite Mardi Gras krewes? I need some serious warm thoughts b/c its f**** nasty in Chicago.
I liked Endymion (spelling???) and Bacchus for mad beads without showing the goodies. Word to the wise...my CEO is riding in Bacchus this year....ew....

Re: New Orleans
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2005, 12:53:57 PM »
hell yea, i'll be at barkus.  i'm also riding in krewe of aquila in metairie.  at least it's on a good night, the friday night before fat tuesday.

Re: New Orleans
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2005, 11:46:26 PM »
Sorry to tell you this, but with the remodeling of the UC, the Rat is no longer there. It has been replaced by "The Big Easy Cafe."