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New Orleans Dining

Lilette:French Style Cuisine on Magazine

 

Photo Courtesy of Lilette.com

Photo Courtesy of Lilette.com

 

 

 

New Orleans may not be directly associated with French cuisine, but the city boasts some great French fare in restaurants around the city. One such spot is Lilette on Magazine St, a quaint bistro with a fantastic food and wine menu, perfect for both lunch and dinner. Lilette is consistently ranked at the top of New Orleans restaurant lists by both critics and locals, and it would be a perfect spot to try some different foods when you visit the city.

Chef and owner John Harris is dedicated to finding the freshest seasonal ingredients available, so the special menu offerings may change at times. This allows for a fresh experience each time you visit. His French and Italian-inspired cuisine has been carefully crafted to bring out the best flavors in each component for a complex and delectable menu.

Their lunch menu reads like a portion of a dinner menu at any upscale restaurant. Notable appetizers include such creative dishes as fried shishito peppers with lemon and steamed littleneck clams with marsala, grilled onions and kale pesto bruschetta. They have a variety of delectable soups and salads, sandwiches like a seared Kobe burger with fries and gremolata and entrée choices like braised chicken leg with braised escarole and a white wine mustard thyme jus.

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Bouligny Tavern: High-Class Dining on Magazine St

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If you’re looking for a chic, upscale dining and wining experience, head over to Bouligny Tavern. This Uptown establishment has become a popular locale for patrons looking for an evening of style and class. Their food and drink menus raise the bar for typical bars in the city, including small plates, fine wines, house cocktails and a huge selection of top-shelf liquors.

The food selection of Bouligny Tavern is varied to suit any taste. They have assorted appetizer and small plates like Gougeres with Comté 6 Kobe Pigs in a Blanket, Duck Confit, Bowfin Caviar and Seared Beef Short Ribs. They have fried foods like Fried Aioli, Tempura Green Beans and their Fritto Misto: fried shrimp, calamari, octopus, anchovy and oyster. They have a variety of Bruschetta and Crostini per piece that feature Steamed Clams, Marrow and Garlic, and Roasted Fennel, Tapenade and Lemon Zest. They also provide a selection of sliced meats, including Mocetta, Proscuitto di Parma and Oysters, from both the East and West Coast.

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The Columns : Classy Sipping on a Southern Style Porch

 

front view of the porch of the Columnes Hotel on St. Charles Ave.

Photo courtsey of Tripadvisor

The Columns Hotel and upscale bar stands out among other beautiful mansions lining St. Charles Ave. Just a few blocks away from Southern Comfort B&B, the Columns is a popular destination with its stately and welcoming front porch, the focal point of this establishment.

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Exclusive Wines, Exceptional Seafood: Superior Seafood and Oyster

Photo courtesy of Superior Seafood

Photo courtesy of Superior Seafood

 

Just 3 blocks away from Southern Comfort B&B, Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar is a central St. Charles establishment that is growing in popularity. Located at the busy intersection of Napoleon and St. Charles Ave, they are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week plus brunch on Sundays, a menu that includes “hangover” cocktails in addition to a wide array of foods.

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Superior Grill – The Tex-Mex Local Hotspot

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Located at St. Charles Ave and Amelia St in Uptown New Orleans, Superior Grill offers some of the most memorable (Tex)Mexican food and drinks the city has to offer. Founded in 1997, its convenient location on the St. Charles streetcar line (stop #21) contributes to big crowds and happy mouths for locals and tourists alike.

Superior Grill, affectionately known as simply “Superior,” creates authentic Tex-Mex dishes from scratch every day, from nachos and burritos to enchiladas, quesadillas, and fajitas. They use only fresh ingredients and hand-rolled tortillas, and they cook their meats over a mesquite grill to give it that unique Superior flavor. Their menu is expansive and includes at least five choices for just about every Tex-Mex specialty you can think of.

Next to their food, their margaritas have made them legendary and an instant favorite for many. You can enjoy either two-for-one or a large for the price of a small for both margaritas and mixed drinks every day during their happy hour from 3:30 – 6:00pm. Their Superior Margaritas are available with freshly squeezed lime juice either frozen or on the rocks, and you can choose between the standard blend, top-shelf tequila, or flavored versions. But be careful—once you have one, you’ll see the bottom of that cup more times than you’ll care to admit.

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Slurping Oysters: A Favorite New Orleans Pastime

 

Salty and slippery, Louisiana oysters are a delicacy long enjoyed by natives and visitors to New Orleans and its surrounding areas. They’re consumed in a variety of ways, from raw, grilled, or charbroiled to fried on a po’ boy and served as oyster dressing on holiday tables. We’re currently in the heart of what is deemed to be the true oyster season, which lasts from September till April and is the non-breeding season for these tasty mollusks.

Oysters are found in their various forms across New Orleans. Some restaurants are known for their oyster specialties, such as Oysters Rockefeller, created by Antoine’s in the French Quarter, founded in 1840. Pascal’s Manale Uptown is known for their New Orleans’ style Bar-B-Que shrimp. Casamento’s on Magazine St is famous for their oyster loaf, a specially dressed and fried oyster po’ boy.

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A Thanksgiving Feast Fit for New Orleans

Photo courtesy of LA. Cookin’ Magazine

Like any other celebration, New Orleans ups the ante when it comes to the uniqueness and deliciousness of holiday dishes. From soul food to seafood, the city’s chefs and home cooks eagerly anticipate the chance to show off their latest and greatest recipes to family, friends, and customers alike.

If you’ll be in New Orleans this holiday season, but you or your hosts don’t have the time or energy to cook a huge dinner for family and friends, local restaurants have you covered. You can enjoy traditional holiday fare like turkey with roast chestnut and mushroom bread budding and oyster dressing from Commander’s Palace, just up the road from Southern Comfort B&B.

You could go traditional with a local twist, like turducken gumbo, fried turkey, and Abita root-beer glazed ham at Red Fish Grill. Or you can enjoy whatever meat, seafood, or sides you might be craving, such as steak, oyster stuffing, and gingered sweet potatoes at Besh Steak or grilled veal loin with sweetbread sauce or grilled grouper at Criollo in the Hotel Monteleone.

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