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Take a Trip to New Orleans’ Own Oak St

Colorful painting of Jack, the owner of Jacques Imo's





Oak St is one of the major draws to the Carrollton Ave area as it has many restaurants and shops that contribute to the city’s vibrant culture, particularly the stretch from Carrollton Ave toward the lake. Here are some of our favorite spots for you to try.

At the corner of Carollton and Oak is a popular coffeehouse, Rue de la Course, where you can find tasty breakfast, brunch and sandwich offerings in addition to a great coffee selection.

Just down the street you’ll find up-and-coming Chiba Nola, already one of the best sushi restaurants in the city, whose menu includes specialty rolls like Satsuma Strawberry Roll, Mardi Gras Roll and Let the Good Times Roll. The restaurant has a great happy hour called the “Funk and Roll” happy hour from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays that features cheap drinks, rolls, appetizers, steamed buns and desserts.

Just across the street, Truburger has become a new favorite among burger lovers with their slew of special burgers. Try The Heat with sriracha mayo, jalapenos and pepperjack cheese, Red Neck Special with beef patty, sausage patty, American cheese, fried egg and pickled pepper mayo or the Deep South with a fried green tomato, pimento cheese, lettuce and onion. They also serve hot dogs, sides, sandwiches, finger food and shakes.

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A Party for a Sandwich, 2011 Po-Boy Festival Nov. 20th

The Po- Boy Festival  is only 5 years old, but it was an instant hit from the get go. How could it not be when it involves one of the best food items in New Orlean’s culinary culture. We all have fond memories of roast beef gravy dripping down your face and those whole loaf po-boys  from the Bakery on Franklin Ave in Gentilly. Can you picture that…a 3 foot sandwich for the whole family!

This sandwich has been a staple of local cuisine forever and can be  stuffed with anything from roast beef to french fries and brown gravy all tucked inside a fresh loaf of french bread. What makes this festival so much fun is the creativity. Today you’ll find pork cheeks po-boys, vegetarian po-boys and even one from the Vietnamese community. There are no rules.  And there are forty vendors to choose from. A word of advice ….. go hungry!

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