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The Hungry Nomad: 11/01/2010 - 12/01/2010

November 29, 2010

Acme Oyster House (New Orleans)

Looking for great Chargrilled oysters in the French Quarter? Then look no further. Acme Oyster House on Iberville street offers a delicious variety of oysters (raw and chargrilled), gumbo soup, jambalaya, soft shell crab, etc. The atmosphere is also great. There is usually a line up outside to be seated since the restaurant is on the smaller side; however, it really doesn't take long to get seated. Plus its all part of the fun. If you are in the french quarter then definitely stop over at Acme's for some oysters. 

Acme Oyster House724 Iberville St, New Orleans 

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November 28, 2010

X-mas at Sucre (New Orleans)

I know I know! I already have a long post on Sucre. But I went there again last night and they happen to have the nicest window installations so I just had to create another post in order to honor the creativity of the owners and share it with the rest of you.Plus, they have special holiday macaroons (double chocolate covered in gold dust). Could anything taste better? I think not.

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Rock 'n' Sake- A Sushi Joint (New Orleans)

Rock-n-Sake: Is a sushi bar and restaurant in the Warehouse district of New Orleans. With the loud music, dim lights and interesting art on the walls- its as hip as you can get in New Orleans. No wonder it is usually packed on the weekends with the young 'hip' crowd. It is a fun place to eat. The sushi is good as well. When it comes to sushi I am a bit of a snob...having grown up in Vancouver BC where 1 out of 2 restaurants is a sushi joint. However, I have also had the opportunity to try various sushi restaurants in New Orleans (there aren't that many to choose from) and this is on the top of my list (in New Orleans). There are some interesting creations including rice paper sushi rolls where instead of seaweed the rolls are made with rice paper served in delicious ponzu sauce.  The rolls are on the expensive side (14-16 dollar rolls). However, that is pretty much the price of sushi in New Orleans.  They also serve other Japanese dishes including udon noodle soups, beef/tuna tatakis, etc. If you are looking for a fun way to spend the evening (that is if a crowded restaurant with loud music is your definition of fun) then you should definitely check out this hip warehouse district sushi bar.

823 Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130 /Tel: (504) 581-7253

Rebel rice paper roll

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November 26, 2010

A photographic tour through the French Quarter (New Orleans)

Although mostly known for its rowdy crowds on Bourbon street, the French quarter in New Orleans is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the United States. From the beautiful architecture to art galleries, museums, restaurants, bars and boutique hotels, the French Quarter has something for everyone – no matter what your interest may be.  

From wrought-iron balconies, tall shutters, courtyards, and horse carriages- the French Quarter is uniquely New Orleans. For a day tour of the French Quarter, 1- Start at the French Market located alongside the Mississippi river (the first outdoor produce market in the US. (Make sure to pick up some hot sauce or my personal favorite Tabasco Sauce  2- You will soon smell the scent of beignets from Cafe du Monde.  Stop over for some of their famous sugar coated beignets and chicory laced cafe au lait. I guess it is worth mentioning that while in New Orleans, you should completely put aside any diet or idea of healthy eating and indulge in Southern Cajun food.

3- Listen to some local street musicians on Royal street 4- Visit the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square with its manicured lawns 5- Back on Royal street you can try a little antique shopping and visit some of the art galleries 6- Wonder around the different streets (Pirate's Alley and Pere Antoine's Alley) and make your way over to Bourbon street to see one of the most happening streets in the US. 7- If you are getting hungry check out one of the many amazing restaurants in the Quarter. For more on restaurants check out other postings on French Quarter food. 

Wrought- Iron Balconies

 Palm court dinner and Jazz Club in the French Quarter.
Royal Street

A local family of jazz musicians

Red Beans and Rice a N'awlins Specialty

Horse Carriages in Front of Jackson Square
St. Louis Cathedral
Colorful masks at the French Market

Musicians performing on Royal Street

Jazz along the Mississippi River

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November 25, 2010

Charbroiled Oysters at Dragos (New Orleans)

Dragos Restaurant: If you want to try charbroiled oysters or raw oysters this is the place for it. Although there are several other restaurants that specialize in charbroiled oysters, Dragos is the largest. Other dishes on the menu include charbroiled lobsters , grilled fish and Po'boys. But our tradition is to go in for the oysters and their perfectly flavored bloody mary. But we only have the oysters... it is the best thing on the menu.

2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA / 3232 N Arnoult Road Metairie, LA
Cup of delicious seafood gumbo

Bloody Mary
Charbroiled Oysters

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