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Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

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Erie, Colorado
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for Playa Paraiso
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Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

So far the restaurants I have described and reviewed and taken gazillions of pictures of food include Boucherie, Red Gravy, Mr. B's (bar) and Soubou.

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Erie, Colorado
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for Playa Paraiso
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1. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

Just posted yesterday about our visit, and my thoughts on Cafe du Monde.

Toronto, Canada
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2. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

Actran--That bacon mac and cheese at Soubou was enough to make me start drooling! We may have to visit that place just to experience it ourselves. I know you said you ordered more so it must taste as good as it looks! Thank you so much for that fablous picture!

P.S. All the pictures were very nice too! Thank you for posting them!

College Station...
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3. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

Cafe du Monde is not everybody's cup of cafe au lait. It's alway been a very late night/very early morning thing for me. I read but forgot, what hotel did you all stay in? Enjoying your reports!

NJ
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4. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

100% agree on the report about Cafe Du Monde. My personal pick for the most overrated New Orleans "must-do". For those wondering, there's very little difference between beginets and italian zeppolis. Although I've had better zeppolis than Cafe Du Monde beignets. I wonder if there are small local places that make better ones.

Cape May Point, New...
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5. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

I know this may be heresy, but Cafe Beignets' beignets are better than Cafe DuMonde IMHO. And yes, zeppolis and funnel cakes and khruschi (sp?) are all variations on the same thing. I think almost every culture has a version of beignets. Fried dough feeds a lot of people cheaply!

Thanks for the great photos, Actran! Made me hungry!

College Station...
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6. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

The quality of the beignets at Cafe du Monde seems to vary with the weather. A true pastry chef takes temperature, humidity and altitude into account when preparing pastry. I'm guessing the Cafe du Monde staff use the same formula and procedure regardless of climate changes.

Chicago, Illinois
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7. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

These blogs are some of the most unusual I've ever read.

I enjoyed your photos and your family is beautiful.

Staten Island, New...
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8. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

I'm not much of a donut eater but I enjoyed the beignets at CDM and the coffee, and the whole experience. I actually found them slightly better than cafe beignets. They were airier and slightly tastier.

The Pork cracklin in Sobou is more like a snack, like potato chips, best used with their cheese fondue.

Erie, Colorado
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9. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

We stayed at Hotel Mazarin.

Thanks everyone!

maryland
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10. Re: Trip Report - NOLA: A Foodies Fantasyland - Continued

Loved your blog - on my bucket list is Halloween in NOLA ( and Key West).

Agree with many of your reviews.....I think we may have enjoyed Red Gravy more than you did but Cafe du Monde is pretty much the same.

Sounds like you had a good time. SouBou is on my list to try next time.