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Antoine's New Orleans

Dad called to ask me whether we ate at Antoine's on the one time we went to New Orleans (pre-Katrina). We hadn't, but I told him the reason why it was familiar to him is because I have a menu from a place in NO with a similar name - Arnaud's - that I found in an antique shop in Ohio and at the last place I live, I turned scans of it into a wall-long mural. It didn't come down from the wall in good enough shape to transport but I could have it made again sometime. The gallery with the scans of the old menu are here with other vintage menus on my flickr gallery

He asked because there was this piece on CBS Sunday Morning

I wish we would have gone there since they clearly value their people and their customers. Maybe I'll get the chance sometime. For the record, we didn't go to Arnaud's either. I am wondering about the menu and prices for a place ther around the Civil War!

Makes me wonder - any of you have a place like this that you frequent? I do get along well and like to visit my local Ruthie's Bagels regularly. I'm FB friends with the owner even.

(Posted on my LJ in public, if anyone feels like sharing in a comm for more feedback, that would be cool)

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missdiane
Sep. 5th, 2016 12:50 am (UTC)
The place I remember best from my one visit to New Orleans is no longer open - Petunia's
http://www.bestofneworleans.com/blogofneworleans/archives/2009/06/22/petunias-calls-it-quits

What are your favorite places - local or otherwise?
a_phoenixdragon
Sep. 5th, 2016 01:53 am (UTC)
Well, one place shut down for us as well...some of the best 'fast' Chinese food in town. There for 20+ years and then gone - Wonton Express. But I also love Empress of China. It was taken over by new (and younger and nicer) management a couple of years ago. A lot about it has changed, but it is still excellent food. And we also have a fav Mexican place called El Caporal. I think there is three of them now, but our fav is still the original. Friendly and marvelous Mexican food. For pizza, we have Bearno's. They make actual pizza-pies and they are delicious, if a tad expensive. The original place is on Taylorsville Rd here, but they have something like 10 to 15 restaurants that have sprung up over the last decade or so.

missdiane
Sep. 5th, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC)
I love good Chinese. Do any of the places serve any non-Americanized stuff? This is the menu for one of my favorite nearby places
http://www.noodlegogo.com/menu.html
It's one of those chinese places with the cooked meats hanging up. I adore their congee. It's the simplest stuff but it's such comfort food.

I don't like NY style pizza all that much. I much rather Ohio-style thin crust but it's hard to find around here.
a_phoenixdragon
Sep. 5th, 2016 11:21 pm (UTC)
Both do...well, Wonton DID, I don't know if the place that replaced it does. From what I gather, the food isn't all that great. Meh.

Dude! SO COOL. Wish I had a restaurant like that around here, bit alas...no.

This is well done, really. It is smaller than most NY pizza's, but they are deeper dishes all the same. I do love some pizza on a cracker though. For that, I always go for Dominio's. Rare, but I will eat their pizza. :D

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