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Aug. 26th, 2010



Doe's Eat Place

Okay so this was actually my last meal before I moved to Chicago...maybe it's ironic that I had a steak before I moved to the Midwest, but damn if it wasn't an amazing steak. You should definitely eat at Doe's if you can.


King filet and hand cut fries.

Medium rare done right. It was like butter in my mouth.
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Aug. 9th, 2010



Two things

First of all, I am moving to Chicago in two weeks, so I thought I'd see if anyone was interested in taking over the position of moderator.

Two, I ate at Calendar's the other night for the first time in many, many years.

I was under the mistaken impression that it was the equivalent of an Applebee's, but that shows how much I know because it serves some amazing food. The sign and the atmosphere are still very reminiscent of Applebee's, and they've certainly got some similar sandwich and burger options. But holy cow their specials and "river city favorites" look phenomenal, and the ones I got to taste were pretty yum.

Catfish Calendar's: Catfish filet, lightly battered and fried, topped with sauteed mushrooms in a rich dill cream sauce. This sauce is ridiculous.

Chicken Beauhall: Lightly paneed chicken breast topped with spicy crawfish cream sauce.

I guess it's normal for things covered in cream sauces to be OH EM GEE SO GOOOOD, but I enjoy it. They also have some pretty great honey mustard, if you're into that, which I am.

May. 20th, 2010


Bread in Baton Rouge

Is there a good bakery that makes European style breads in BR?
So far, I was unable to find a good quality bread in this city.

Feb. 22nd, 2010




I'm a huge fan of Monjuni's and their Aurora sauce, so I tend to crave it specifically. They have two locations in Baton Rouge, one on Jefferson Hwy (close to Government) and the other on Highland Rd (in the Kenilworth Shopping Center).

When I went recently, set on ordering pasta, the waitress was all "today's soup is twice baked potato" so I was like "fine". It was quite heavenly. I may have to start specifically craving their soup now.

I still ordered pasta, Chicken and Fettucine Alfredo, and subbed the Aurora sauce (pretty much any item on the menu you can sub the other sauces) and it was heavenly as well.


Cafe Americain

I've been slacking here.

I really should go to this place more often, they've got some really good stuff. I used to order food to-go from the College Drive location...that was easily 8 years ago, so we'll ignore that for now.

It's located at the corner of Jefferson and Lobdell, between Baskin Robbins and Little Wars, which I assume is a gaming thing. Cafe Americain really has some amazing food (even if the name is stupid and not at all representative of the cuisine).

Check the chalkboard when you walk in for night's specials and their daily soup. I've never been for lunch, but they apparently have lunch specials as well.

Spinach & Artichoke Dip - some of the creamiest I've ever had. It's $10, but it's a pretty huge serving.

Crab & Broccoli Soup - if there is a cream based soup that includes crab, you can bet I am going to eat it. This was awesome (they also make Crab & Asparagus soup so like I said, check the chalkboard to see which one's available).

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Oct. 1st, 2009



Wine Walk

Something new at my favorite place, Perkins Rowe: the Wine Walk! My waitor at the Grillroom (Food was spectacular, as usual!) told me about it. Every Thursday, you pay $10 and you get two glasses of wine from four different restaurants. That's 8 glasses of wine for $10! I apologize that I didn't think to get the other restaurants' names or starting times and whatnot. I wasn't really worried because I can't go till next week. Just thought I'd share.

Sep. 27th, 2009

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Coyote Blues

Some friends and I decided to try out Coyote Blues on Acadian (in the old Lone Star building). We've heard people rave about the Lafayette location. We went on a Tuesday night, and it was 2-for-1 margaritas and martinis during Happy Hour (4pm - 7pm). I think the drink special varies daily (Monday is dollar margarita night from what I hear) *EDIT: see comments for all Happy Hour specials*. We weren't impressed with the house margarita (which we were able to try both frozen and on the rocks because they brought the wrong ones out first). But several of the martinis we tried were pretty yummy.

The wait staff needs some work, although I suppose it could have just been our waiter. People like to make excuses for wait staff at new restaurants, but I personally think that's the time when there should be no excuse. You should have started out with good training, started out with experienced staff...I don't think you should start out hoping things will get better. I do understand working out some kinks, but there's no reason you shouldn't be doing everything in your power to make things run extra smoothly in the beginning. How else do you expect to win people over? Slack off later, when we're already fans.

Anyway, things seemed to take awhile to come to our table (and as I already mentioned, drinks came out wrong). But all the food we had was very good. I think the prices are a bit high, like everything should seriously be 2 or 3 dollars cheaper. i don't feel like Mexican food should be very difficult or expensive. I do understand using better quality ingredients, or having large portions, but I don't think they really did anything so fabulous as to require the extra cost. They have a unique menu (duck quesadillas?) and lots of options. I think it's worth a try, and would easily be a place to frequent if there was something specific you really liked. However, if you're just in the mood for some Mexican and margaritas, I think there are plenty of cheaper options in town that would perfectly satisfy your tastes.

If memory serves me right, I'm pretty sure the Baton Rouge menu is the same as their Lafayette menu (there's no website for the Baton Rouge location yet).

They have a red salsa and green salsa, not exactly like Ninfa's, but a similar idea. We were also excited about the side orders, as corn grits are an option and we were all huge fans of corn grits (although for some reason, everyone's grits came out after all of the food). We also tried the southwest mashed potatoes and those were excellent. But they have the requisite rice and beans as well.

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Aug. 25th, 2009


Mexican food query

Where can I find Horchata in Baton Rouge?

Aug. 16th, 2009

food: french fries



I'm glad to see they've gotten better at service. I think I actually saw two managers walking around.

Started with an old favorite, Duck Empanadas.

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Aug. 5th, 2009


Tsunami Tuesdays

I know Tsunami isn't everybody's bag, but I like it, so I keep going. On Tuesdays the Happy Hour lasts all night, and it's half off a selective drink list (used to just be wine and beer, but they've added cosmos and appletinis to the list!) and 25% off rolls under $10. Since school is out it hasn't been ridiculously crowded like usual (so that'll probably only last another 2 weeks).

Ika Fries (calamari) with spicy mayo dipping sauce

Cucumber Wrap (snow crab, shrimp & avocado wrapped in cucumber served with crab sticks & kazan sauce)

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