Sep 18 2014

Sammiches to Die for at Killer Poboys in New Orleans

Logo for Killer Poboys, New Orleans- Foodalicious Follies

Logo for Killer Poboys, New Orleans- Foodalicious Follies

 

During my first visit to New Orleans I accidentally stumble on Killer Poboy’s during a visit to Erin Rose Pub but it was just too late.  For my second visit, I promised I would not be denied.  Even though I had already had dinner, I figured it was a catered hotel meal which just isn’t right when visiting New Orleans.  So after some beers watching Thursday night football, we hoofed it over to Killer Poboys to grab fourth meal! Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16 2014

First Take: Monuts Donuts in Downtown Durham Delivers Amazing Sweets and More

Line at Monuts Donuts in Durham, Foodalicious Follies

Line at Monuts Donuts in Durham, Foodalicious Follies

 

While the cupcake craze is slowing down a bit in the Triangle, another delicious pastry seems to be enjoying a renaissance, the lowly donut!  With Rise and Monuts Donuts opening up in Durham, these cakey and yeasty pastries seem to cause a crowd wherever they show up and Monuts Donuts is no different.  Given the popularity of Monuts, its hours are somewhat limited typically closing at either 3pm or 5pm which has caused some angst for this hungry guy!  I showed up once, right after closing, pressed my nose up against the window sadly as the last employee cleaned up the space and avoided all eye contact with me.  But finally a celebration brought me into Durham on a Saturday morning and I had my aha moment.  Wouldn’t donuts just go great with champagne?!  Yep, they will today…

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Sep 14 2014

A Delicious Visit to Blue Oak BBQ, New Orleans

Sign at order window for Blue Oak BBQ, New Orleans- Foodalicious Follies

Sign at order window for Blue Oak BBQ, New Orleans- Foodalicious Follies

 

After all my New Orleans eats, I was in the mood for some que and spotted Blue Oak Barbeque on Yelp.  It looks to be in mid-City New Orleans, a bit aways, but then I realize the Canal Street rail line goes right by so it’s time for a trip!  I grab a car on the streetcar line downtown for a $1.25 and it’s a fun experience.  Crowded with locals, it feels a bit more real than what you usually run into on Bourbon Street.  The street car drops me off a 1/2 block away from the music venue Chickie Wah Wah, and Blue Oak Barbeque serves up the food inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11 2014

A Side-Alley Visit to Sylvain Restaurant in New Orleans

Hidden entrance to Sylvain, New Orleans- Foodalicious Follies

Hidden entrance to Sylvain, New Orleans- Foodalicious Follies

 

Whenever I visit a city I’m usually looking for off the beaten path, locals type restaurants.  They typically deliver a better meal and value in my experience so I think it’s worth the extra effort to seek them out.  For my second visit to New Orleans I ran across Sylvain which wasn’t too far from our hotel on Chartres.  So after our first day at a conference, we headed on over for a dinner and very cool dining experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10 2014

First Take: Rue Cler, Durham For a French Bistro Feel and Fare

Front of Rue Cler in Durham, Foodalicious Follies

Front of Rue Cler in Durham, Foodalicious Follies

 

Tucked away off of Chapel Hill Street not too far from DPAC is the tried and true, Rue Cler!  A french bistro and restaurant, I had visited Rue Cler years ago on a Taste Carolina food tour and have intermittently come back to visit from time to time.  For some odd reason, French food is usually not on the top of my To Eat list because I’m not a fan of escargot, cold cheese and pate.  But put a steak frites or croque madame in front of me and I’m all in!  Rue Cler does a little bit of everything, working well for brunch, lunch or dinner, let’s find out why! Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08 2014

Powdered Deliciousness at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans!

Exterior of Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans- Foodalicious Follies

Exterior of Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans- Foodalicious Follies

 

Next up on the New Orleans foodie faves list is Cafe Du Monde.  Located near Jackson Square, their large green awning and patio seating is hard to miss when you’re in the area.  And that large patio is usually filled so it was time to find out why.  Cafe Du Monde is seat yourself so at about 2:30pm I grab a seat by the sidewalk so I can watch the street action go by. Read the rest of this entry »

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