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Old 10-20-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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A few days in Baton Rouge, looking for suggestions

DW and I will be visiting DD in Baton Rouge next week. We already know she'll be busy with the production at LSU that she's in (the primary reason for our visit) so we'll have plenty of time to explore on our own. The recent thread re: public transport, areas to see/avoid, and related items was helpful but I decided to start this thread rather than hijack that one.

My question is more for "best local places to eat". We'll have a car so the entire BR, Nola, and surrounding areas are open to us. Brennan's is already booked for brunch both Saturday and Sunday so revisiting those memories is out. Anyone have any "you just gotta try....." suggestions?


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Old 10-21-2016, 06:53 AM   #2
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two suggestions 1. There are two Kolache Kitchens. This is the link to one of them. We were guided here by a local and really enjoyed it This is what a Kolache is - A kolache is a hot fresh baked pastry, prized for its soft, pillowy dough and its versatility. Kolache fillings range from sweet to savory. Originating in Central Europe, kolaches became popular in certain parts of America, especially Central and South Texas.
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2. The Cabin in Burnside where Red Beans and Rice are served. Go hungry. The Cabin Restaurant
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Davef. I'll definitely try the kolaches, DM's best friend came from Slavic roots so I was introduced to them (and related goodies) long long ago.
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Drive over to Hammond and eat at Jacmels.
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:59 AM   #5
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Probably my favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge when we lived there was Ralph and Kacoo's on Bluebonnet Blvd IIRC. Excellent Louisiana food, and you can try alligator, frog legs and such.

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http://www.ralphandkacoos.com/menus/baton-bossier
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So many choices to eat. Mike Andersons is really good. Fat Cow has great burgers and duck fat fries Yum! Parrains, Sammys, City Pork and on and on. Bon Appetit!
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We may just need to extend the visit, thanks for the suggestions.
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So many choices to eat. Mike Andersons is really good. Fat Cow has great burgers and duck fat fries Yum! Parrains, Sammys, City Pork and on and on. Bon Appetit!
We ate at Parrain's when in Baton Rouge, and thought it was good.

If the OP has some time, he can drive 60 miles to Lafayette to see Vermilionville Historic Village, then eat at Prejean's. I did not eat there, but read that it was good place.
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Thanks to all for the suggestions. DD was completely non-plussed when I suggested The Kolache Kitchen,turns out its one of her favorites. One addition that hadn't been mentioned but was outstanding IMHO was Dooky Chase's in New Orleans.
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