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Hello! My name is Caitlin Periou and I am a law student, animal lover, and foodie!

In early 2011, I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. Since moving here, I have found myself trying every restaurant and bar I can get to (and afford). I decided to start this blog to document my culinary experiences...and remind myself of the bad, the good, and the great food (and drinks) along the way. Being in law school has hindered the frequency of my posts, unfortunately, but I will try and keep you informed of all the amazing eateries I can stick my fork (or chopsticks) into.



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Commander’s Romaine Salad

Praline Parfait

Forgot to snap a picture of the Barbecued Shrimp and Grits, I don’t believe its the typical Shrimp and Grits they serve, but it was divine.

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2 months ago
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nolafoodporn:

"Affogato" - three scoops of house made caramel gelato topped with a shot of hot espresso from Ristorante Del Porto


Yassss please.

nolafoodporn:

"Affogato" - three scoops of house made caramel gelato topped with a shot of hot espresso from Ristorante Del Porto

Yassss please.

3 months ago
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Cafe Degas:

La Gratinee D’oignon
Les Moules Au Fenouil
Rack of Veal 
Pan-Seared Flounder
Frozen Lemon Icebox Pie

I cannot say a single bad thing about this restaurant. The restaurant, the staff, the ambiance and the food are amazing. Possibly my new favorite place.

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3 months ago
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Dante’s Kitchen Brunch: Corned Beef Hash and Fried Eggs Skillet with a side of White Cheddar Grits; Bacon Cinnamon Roll and Coffee.

This restaurant has a “funky” vibe. Its decor is eclectic, but the food is perfect for brunch after a long night. I would definitely recommend starting with the Bacon Sticky-bun. Delicious.

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5 months ago
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Toup’s Meatery - Spare Rib, Pork Shoulder Grillade, Meat Platter

Toup’s is great. Be sure to make a reservation, because every time I’ve tried to “drop-in,” I’ve had to sit at the bar… if there was even room for me there.

The meat plate was divine, I can never turn down house made pickles. I had the pork shoulder grillade and everything was cooked perfectly, I could cut it with my fork. The grits were divinely creamy. 

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11 months ago
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Ralph’s on the Park
Louisiana Blueberry Cheesecake
Cocktail of the Month (June)

1 year ago
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St. James Cheese Co.
Ham and Brie Sandwich and Charcuterie Plate

St. James is a perfect lunch spot. The natural lighting and view of Prytania is a nice break from the officer (or in my case, the library). I recommend letting the chef’s pick your cheeses and meat when getting a platter, they’ve never steered me wrong.

1 year ago
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nolafoodporn:

"BL(fg)T" - Fried green tomato, kurobuta bacon, red onion, spicy mayo and sweet potato hot sauce on 7 grain bread from Wayfare

Fried Green Tomatoes, my weakness.

nolafoodporn:

"BL(fg)T" - Fried green tomato, kurobuta bacon, red onion, spicy mayo and sweet potato hot sauce on 7 grain bread from Wayfare

Fried Green Tomatoes, my weakness.

3 months ago
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nolafoodporn:

Snap Beans with crabmeat calas and papaya and hoisin syrup from Maurepas Foods

nolafoodporn:

Snap Beans with crabmeat calas and papaya and hoisin syrup from Maurepas Foods

3 months ago
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Chiba- Shrimp and Vegetable Appetizer

Forgot to take a picture of the sushi and rolls we got. Oh no! The fish was delicious and fresh. Will definitely be back.

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3 months ago
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Bud’s Broiler First Timer

#5 w/ Mustard and a Whole Wheat Bun
Side of Onion Rings

3 months ago
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Mondo, Lakeview
Pork Belly Steamed Buns
Lamb Chop T-Bone
Pineapple Upside Down Bread Pudding

I’ve been to Mondo several times since moving to Lakeview. The food is always delicious, but I recommend going with the specials. The specials are seasonal and you really get to see what the chef is capable of creating.

Mondo is also great for happy hour. I love going for a drink and a slice of pie for dessert!

10 months ago
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Lava (Volcano) Roll with soy paper
Twin Sushi

Lava (Volcano) Roll with soy paper
Twin Sushi

11 months ago
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Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn’t she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn’t a person with discipline; that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don’t eat the whole cake. You don’t eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that’s safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what’s served on the happiest days of your life. This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake.

Jeanne Ray (via fyoured)

This is perfect and lovely.

Eat the damn cake.

(via luciwithani)

(Source: the-healing-nest, via girlwithcurlsandglasses)

1 year ago
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