We had been meaning to come here for a while with our restaurant.com certificate, and so glad we finally made it.
I really liked the presentation of the chips and queso.
This drink was called an "Acai Sangria." ($7) How cute is it? It was delicious, fruity, and I could barely taste the alcohol, which is just the way I like it.
Crab cakes... oh so good. ($13) I used to shy away from crab for some reason- so glad I've come around.
Umm... don't know where the photo of Ryan's food is. Oh well. The most important part of the meal is below: the dessert. It's called "coffee and donuts" and consisted of coffee ice cream and house-made donuts. So delicious, and it even has two separate scoops of ice cream, so perfect for sharing. I was surprised that the price for this beauty was only $5.
After driving past Cuatro's and seeing their cute building and expansive outdoor space, you can't help but want to eat there. If you like a nice outdoor patio but don't like crazy sports excitement, just make sure to come here NOT on a game day.
Tried a watermelon agua fresca cocktail which was both very strong & very sweet. These were the chipotle chicken tacos with rice and beans ($8).
And the portabella tacos ($7.50). We really enjoyed both taco dishes. The rice left a little something to be desired but I am usually picky about rice. Beans were great.
Now, we had ordered sides along with our entrees and it turned out to be way too much food. These sweet potato fries ($3) and tater tots ($2.50) were both tasty, but we ended up just picking at them and taking most of it home. The sweet potato fries actually made better leftovers than the tater tots.
Shu Shu's recently opened not far from us, so we had to give it a try. We didn't expect anything special, and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant itself is very open and pleasant, and you can see into the kitchen if you like that sort of thing. You order at the counter and they bring your selections out to you. Entrees were very good quality for the price, especially considering the fact that we had leftovers to bring home.
I'm generally not a huge fan of buffets with the exception of some Indian buffets. However, Canolli Joe's was pretty good and the number of choices was pretty impressive. During their weekend brunch they have all of their regular lunch items (italian standards: pizza, pasta, etc) available as well as a number of breakfasty options and a great selection of desserts.
I spent a week in New Orleans with a friend of mine, and of course the highlight of the trip was the food. We decided to go all out for one dinner, and went to Commander's Palace, one of the nicest and most famous restaurants in the city. Everything was absolutely amazing, although unfortunately it started raining about halfway through the meal and we were sitting outside.
Pecan crusted fish topped with jumbo lump crab:
Creme brulee (this was HUGE):
Of course, we had to hit up Cafe du Monde for beignets. Fried pastries covered with massive heaps of powdered sugar. The tour book told us to resist the urge to shake the sugar off.
The Crescent City Brewhouse offered an amazing deal: five 12-ounce beer samples for $8.50. It was a lot of beer for lunchtime, and I struggled to finish it all.
We sat at the bar at the Acme Oysterhouse and watched them prepare the oysters behind the counter. There was a hall of fame for the big oyster eaters- the record was 42.5 DOZEN oysters!
We stumbled upon Coquette online and ended up having an amazing meal. They offered a special three course lunch for $20. Three options for each course and everything sounded amazing. I loved my selections.
Sweet corn soup for appetizer:
NoRTH at the Domain has a great, cheap happy hour M-F from 5-6 PM. Wines by the glass start at $3.25.
The yummy spread that comes with the bread promises good things to come...
Zucca chips, $2.50 at happy hour. These were gone so fast. So light and crispy.
Trio of 3 spreads with bread: hummus, eggplant and goat cheese. $6 at happy hour.
Now for the pizzas, $6 at happy hour. Wow, too much food at this point. We each ate a couple of slices of our pizzas and got the rest to go. Below is fig & goat cheese. We didn't know it would be such massive chunks of fig. The flavor was great but the large pieces of fig a bit too much.
Classic margherita pizza. Very thin crust.
And pretty much the reason we came here: The Nutella cake! Very dense, chocolatey and delicious.