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Big & little’s

In eating out! on October 24, 2011 at 1:44 am

Alex & I ventured to Big & Little’s – a neighborhood seafood shack smack in the middle of the Midwest! This place really brought back some of that divey southern feel from New Orleans. We shared a soft shell crab po’ boy and a samurai whitefish taco.

Both were delicious. Deep fried seafood perfection. Who dat!

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NOLA Day 4: All good things…

In eating out! on May 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

All good things must come to an end. So the saying goes, right? But, I say, why not taint the good with a little… bad? You can’t have a trip to N’awlins without a bit of the risque:

tsk tsk!

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NOLA Day 3

In eating out! on February 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Today started slow but we still did a lot. I didn’t want to wake up and still reeked of booze from the night before. But I did eventually get up and we were lucky enough to borrow some bikes from Carl.

Bikes

Bikes

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NOLA Day 2: The Diamond Jim Experience

In eating out! on February 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Well I don’t know who Diamond Jim was (yet) but I sure can recount the tales of today:

It rained hard in the morning but that didn’t stop us and our large multicolored umbrella. We went to some vodoo shop and got our first daquiri type drinks – the Hand Grenade and the Horny Gator, which came with a tiny gator we called Phil. We decided to take Phil everywhere and put him in all our picutres.

Phil!

Phil!

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Who Dat?!? NOLA Day 1

In eating out! on February 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Today was our first day in New Orleans. I was pretty exhausted from the travels all day, even though we napped and had coffee mid-day, but the 4 hours of sleep and the stress of almost being late for our flight really wore on me I guess. Not so much the stress, but just the lack of sleep.

Burgundy B&B

Burgundy B&B

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MK

In eating out! on December 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Hello again, internet! its been awhile, hasn’t it? Sadly enough, our recent food adventures have been… well pretty much non-existent, due to school and work and all sorts of mundanities. Lately, we’ve been living off of the frozen section at good old trader joe’s and hummus. Lots and lots of hummus. Oh, and there was that one lunch at loyola’s library where i discovered that they load up their buffalo chicken sandwiches with croutons (a story for another time…)

But all of our humdrum food woes ended this past weekend at MK… and so ends our 7 month-long hiatus over here at ohm nom nom! (yay)

birthday dinner menu for meee!

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Bigass Burgers & Beer at Old Town Pub

In burgers, eating out! on May 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm

When the weather is nice, we gravitate toward beer gardens. Old Town is a good area for them, though they get quite crowded and it can be hard to find a good place. By the time we found this one, I had become very hungry and a bigass burger was in order. Oh and beer.

Old Town Pub

Old Town Pub

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lao sze chuan

In eating out! on April 6, 2010 at 10:11 am

a couple of weekends ago we decided to have a drunken dinner at our favorite chinese restaurant, to celebrate liz’s return from portland and my acceptance into a loyola post bac program…

but really, we just wanted to feast on delicious tear-inducing spicy chinese food and down a bunch of beers in the process!

feast!

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Toro Sushi

In eating out! on March 24, 2010 at 6:53 pm

So a few weeks ago I hatched a master plan. You see, I knew of an ultra-exclusive sushi place that had gotten hundreds of rave reviews. Well, not that ultra-exclusive, but they don’t take reservations and there’s usually a 2 hour wait. Close enough. Did I mention we love sushi?

Toro Sushi Sign

Toro Sushi Sign

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free cone day @ ben & jerry’s!

In eating out! on March 23, 2010 at 11:23 pm

today was free cone day at our favorite vermont-based ice creamery!

so we went out and got some.

imagine whirled OMNOMNOM

imagine whirled OHMNOMNOM

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