Chill Out Café

Food: 8/10 Drinks: N/A  Vibes: 6/10 Midwest Foodie: Breakfast by day, Thai by night. They somehow make it work at Chill Out Café in the Carrolton area. Haven’t been here for breakfast but I’ve heard good things. Lets focus on the Thai. They make one of the better Pad Thai’s in NOLA and have a…

Square Root

Food: cheese plate: 9/10** Drinks: 10/10  Vibes: 7/10 Midwest Foodie: Only had the cheese plate here so I will withhold my full rating. The cheese plate was top notch though. Lots of tasty options with all the necessary jams and nuts on the side. Will have to come here for a proper meal soon and…

Blue Oak BBQ

Food: 9/10 Drinks: TBD Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Believe it or not, its hard to come by *great BBQ in New Orleans. This place is a New Orleans 9/10 for sure. I had the ribs and brisket and thought they were pretty good. The sides are what really elevates this place. The Brussels sprouts are…

Mimi’s in the Marigny

Food: 7/10 Drinks: 6/10 Vibes: 10/10 Midwest Foodie: Tapas. I’m really not crazy about tapas. They never seem to really fill me up and end up being on the pricey side for a decent sized meal. The food options here are decent but nothing to write home about. I do give them credit for their…

The Daily Beet

Food: 8/10 Drinks: 7/10 Vibes: 8/10 Midwest Foodie: Look this place is a 10 if you’re a health nut. For me though, to get a 10, you have to have some quality meat dishes. I do give The Daily Beet credit; I never walk out feeling like my belly is going to burst. I like…

Paladar 511

Food: 9.5/10 Drinks: 9/10 Vibes: 20/10 Midwest Foodie: Italian food done right! We had some arancini to start that was very tasty. I never turn down a chance to get my hands on some homemade pasta, and their pappardelle really hit the spot. Noodles were fresh and sauce had just the right blend of spices….

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…

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…