Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cannoli Joe's

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.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cedar Door

Cedar Door has a huge outdoor deck.. it's a great place to spend a weekend afternoon.  The Mexican martinis are huge and strong, it must be the equivalent of about three drinks.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Chowing in New Orleans

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:
Praline sundae:
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:
Fish & chips entree:
Beignets with pot de creme for dessert: