Rue de la Course

Food: 7/10 Drinks: 6/10 Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Doesn’t have a full menu but has some decent breads and muffins. Really like their zucchini bread although it is quite small. I would not come here for the food, but its serviceable if you need a bite while studying or gossiping. One thumb down.  West Coast…

Hi Volt

Food: 9/10 Drinks: 9.5/10 Vibes: 8/10 Midwest Foodie: They have muffins the size of your face! This place has the best café food I think I’ve ever seen. We haven’t had anything off their hot menu but it looks delicious. Only downside is it is quite expensive in comparison to other New Orleans coffee shops,…

La Petit Grocery

Food: 9.5/10 Drinks: 9/10 Vibes: 9/10  Midwest Foodie: Wow wow wow. Great meal from start to finish! La Petite is a little pricey for a med student’s budget, but hey, my aunt was treating us tonight (thanks Juju!). We started with the best grilled octopus we’d ever tasted and some blue crab beignets. Yum! As…

Pizza Domenica

Food: 8/10 Drinks: 8/10 Vibes: 6.5/10 Midwest Foodie: The price is right at this happy hour gem. Half price pizzas and drinks? Sign me up. We had a summer squash and zucchini pizza that shattered my expectations. I mean, no meat and I’m not complaining! The crust is nice and bubbly and you can tell…

Balise

  Food: 10/10 Drinks: ? Vibes: 9/10 Midwest Foodie: This is the best brunch I’ve ever had…in any city. I know that’s a high mark but let me tell you, when you combine pork tenderloin, homemade biscuits, mushrooms, and fried eggs, you have my heart. The blue crab omelet was to die for as well….

Camellia Grill

Food: 9/10 Drinks: 9/10 Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Can I just start by recommending their house omelet with ham, bacon, three cheeses, and topped with chili!?! Holy cow what a gutbomb that has me sheepishly begging for more. Fair prices and 24-hour superb breakfast and lunch fare make Camellia Grill a common stop to clear…

Trolley Stop Cafe

Food: 9/10 Drinks: 7/10 Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: I know, I give a lot of high scores but food is a religion here in NOLA and you have to try to find a bad meal! Trolley stop is a staple drunk food or hungover breakfast spot for us and it deserves its rightful place both…

Liberty Cheesesteaks

Food: 7/10 Drinks: N/a Vibes: B Midwest Foodie: Cheesesteaks are an absolutely genius invention and I’d heard great things about Liberty. I would say it mostly lived up to expectations. The taste was great and I love the cheese whiz, but the price was a little steep for the size of the sandwich. Shoutout to…

Arnaud’s

Food: 9/10 Drinks: 9.5/10 Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Old school New Orleans done right. We went here for a special occasion; this isn’t the usual level of restaurant that we frequent. The food was tasty and very well done. Only reason it doesn’t get a 10 is because I got tricked! Not really, just ordered…

Kin

Food: 8/10 Drinks: N/A Vibes: 7.5/10 Midwest Foodie: We were going for something a little out of our comfort zone and took a classmate’s recommendation to check out Kin. We started out with some fried potstickers stuffed with crab that were quite tasty. We had an oxtail ramen with a fried egg and a vegan…

El Gato Negro

Food: 9/10 Drinks: 8/10 Vibes: 4/10 Midwest Foodie: Yikes the price tag on this one! I was pretty blown away when I saw that the average entrée price was between $20 and $25. For Mexican food? Give me a break. We decided to split the steak fajitas and I understood the pricing scheme the second…

Humble Bagel

Food: 9.5/10 Drinks: 10/10 Vibes: 9/10 Midwest Foodie: Exactly how the name sounds. Humble bagel found their niche and is the top spot for bagels in NOLA. Fresh baked bagels with a few options for spreads and add-ons, including eggs and lox. We had a cinnamon raisin bagel with lox and all the fixins along…