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Old 01-28-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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And what is their specialty? I was ripped off by every restaurant in the French Quarter I went to on my trip over Christmas. Judging by the food at those places, I understand why New Orleans food is so "underrated"... well "overrated" in my opinion. It isn't really considered exotic anymore. Maybe I'm spoiled with the spices of Japanese, Thai, Caribbean, and Arab restaurants which I have become used to in and around Philadelphia.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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Creole and Cajun are very different. I would imagine you could find an excellent example of one but not both in one location.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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I know chains aren't the "real deal", especially fast food chains, but am I the only one who thinks Popeyes has much better chicken than Church's, but Church's has much better biscuits? The soft salty-sweet biscuits at Popeyes are comfort food too though. KFC chicken is way too soggy, and their biscuits are way too dry. Church's also is known for soggy chicken. Also, the Cajun seafood chain Pappadeaux in Houston (which is NOT fast food in any way) is wonderful, but is known for their "French Quarter prices"...
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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Can I guess you were duped into the likes of Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, or Cajun Cabin perhaps? The best food really is in southwest Louisiana but New Orleans has some really good places also...next time you're in the Quarter, go to Coop's Place...you'll thank me later!!! If you head west to Acadiana I will let you know where to eat out there.

Last time I came back to Louisiana from Puerto Rico I just ate ethnic food in New Orleans (there really is such good variety there...Thai, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, Honduran, (real) Mexican, Korean, etc. and I saved all my Louisiana favorites for the Lafayette area. If that tells you anything.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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I forget the name but one of them, whatever it was, was on the corner directly to the left of Saint Louis Cathedral.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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but Church's has much better biscuits?

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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I forget the name but one of them, whatever it was, was on the corner directly to the left of Saint Louis Cathedral.
That touristy place on the Uptown river side? Why would you think they would have good food? As I remember it they had OK overpriced food.

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Old 01-29-2012, 02:25 AM
 
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I know chains aren't the "real deal", especially fast food chains, but am I the only one who thinks Popeyes has much better chicken than Church's, but Church's has much better biscuits? The soft salty-sweet biscuits at Popeyes are comfort food too though. KFC chicken is way too soggy, and their biscuits are way too dry. Church's also is known for soggy chicken. Also, the Cajun seafood chain Pappadeaux in Houston (which is NOT fast food in any way) is wonderful, but is known for their "French Quarter prices"...
No, you are not. I love their chicken! In fact, I think their red beans 'n' rice are among the best. But they have a smokey flavor that may not appeal to everyone.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:32 AM
 
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When I was there in April I was pretty bowled over by Adolfo's (Italian seafood) on Frenchman Street. The spaghetti sauce was flavorful, even a bit "hot", and when I bit into my saute'd tilapia I thought I'd died and gone to Heaven! And it wasn't particularly expensive, either.

I like Bubba Gump's. But I left Cajun Cabin very pissed one afternoon when I looked at the bill and saw that the waitress added her tip to it. My husband saw my face and panicked, so he made me calm down (didn't want me to make a scene). The waitress wasn't that good and the food wasn't memorable, either. I still wish I'd said something.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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No, you are not. I love their chicken! In fact, I think their red beans 'n' rice are among the best. But they have a smokey flavor that may not appeal to everyone.
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I like Bubba Gump's. But I left Cajun Cabin very pissed one afternoon when I looked at the bill and saw that the waitress added her tip to it. My husband saw my face and panicked, so he made me calm down (didn't want me to make a scene). The waitress wasn't that good and the food wasn't memorable, either. I still wish I'd said something.
I would have definitely said something.
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