Commander’s Palace was the first restaurant to bring the wonderful and unique tradition of the Jazz Brunch to New Orleans. Jazz Brunch is world- renowned and an unforgettable experience.
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Visit Commanders during the week day to take advantage of their lunch specials. You’ll experience the food, ambiance and service at a very reasonable price And who can turn down 25 cent martini’s! And for dessert, there’s no question, you must try the bread pudding souffle by far the city’s best desserts.
Do you know, that at this moment New Orleans has 1111 restaurants! Over 300 new establishments have opened since Katrina. We may not do some things right in Louisiana but we do know how to enjoy food!
This will be the beginning of a new blog category. we will call it simply New Orleans Restaurants. It is only my humble review. Before you make dining reservations for your next visit to our fun city check our blog archives for a locals perspective.
Despite its nasty side effects – delirium , kidney failure, hallucinatory fugues and death – absinthe was hugely fashionable among Victorian Orleanians and especially favored by the musicians, madams of Storyville, the poets and artists in the French Quarter. The Absinthe Room was the epicenter of the absinthe fad , and its infamous cocktail attracted famous patrons. Oscar Wilde, Mark twain, Robert E. Lee, Sarah Bernhardt and Walt Whitman were among those that stopped in for a taste. Mixologist, Cayetano Ferrer created the absinthe frappe, a mind numbing mixture of absinthe and anisette poured over ice.
The shop opened around 1929 as an informal neighborhood bar in a room attached to Peter Domilises’s house at the corner of Annunciation and Bellecastle Streets. It was frequented mostly by Mr. Domilise’s countrymen from Sicily. Eventually they built a sandwich bar on the annunciation Street side of the room, selling po’boys exclusively.
After World War II, the business passed to the Domilises’ son, Sam. Sam was a civic leader in this working class Uptown neighborhood, and after hours, the shop became a sort of unofficial municipal meeting room, where members of the community would gather to discuss the pressing issues of the 13th ward.
Sam Domilises died in 1981, and now the shop is run by Dot Domilise- “Miss Dot” to anyone who’s been there more than once. It remains a humlberoom, with walls of wooden paneling and a drop ceiling. Behind the beverage bar is an informal beer cam museum, which showcases yellowing tin cans of Jax, Dixie and Falstaff.
The custom of eating sweetened snow supposedly began with the Roman Empire, but in New Orleans, the practice took off in 1934, when Ernest Hansen invented a device called “Hansen’s Sno-Bliz.” Sno-Bliz, a motorized ice shaver, took the labor out of sno-ball preparation, which, in the pre-Hansen era, required a lot of hard work with a hand plane.