30 Restaurants: Bennachin & Antoine’s

Bennachin Restaurant This is a West African restaurant, specifically based in Gambia and Cameroon, although there were some menu items from other countries int he region, located in the French Quarter. It’s tiny, you could miss it walking by, as I have on COUNTLESS occasions. It’s right near Verti Mart if you know where that…

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30 Restaurants: Chubbie’s & Saffron Nola

Chubbie’s Fried Chicken This place has been down the street from me the entire time I’ve lived in Algiers and I didn’t know about it. I don’t think I’ve actually driven past the McDonald’s on General Meyer, so that probably has a lot to do with it. But I found out about from one of…

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30 Restaurants: Broussards & L’il Dizzy’s

Broussards We went to fancy jazz brunch on Father’s day, even though we have no kids–well we have SoCo, who is basically a human. We got seated in a corner by the window. One of the older waiters said it was the best table in the room both because of the placement–you can see the…

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Journey to 30

Today begins my 30 days countdown to turning 30 years old! So I thought it would be the perfect time to share my Journey to 30 goals that I set just before my 29th birthday. In true form, I set some lofty (potentially over-ambitious) goals to work on over the last year of my 20s/in…

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30 Restaurants: Cochon Butcher & Heard Dat Kitchen

Cochon Butcher Folks have been talking about “le Pig Mac” for years now. I finally tasted one. I’m still drooling at the thought of it. It was just like my favorite big mac of childhood (which I stopped eating after they started labeling their products with calories and I realized a big mac meal was…

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30 Restaurants: Casa Borrega & Cavan

Neither of these places were on my original list of 30 restaurants, which has changed at least six times throughout the course of the year. But I’ve been dying to go to Casa Borrega, so it was silly for it not to be on there, and Cavan became an after the fact replacement. Casa Borrega…

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30 Restaurants: Angelo Brocato’s & Harbor Seafood

Angelo Brocato I had to wait to write this post because I had to go back a second time because I didn’t get what I intended to on the first trip. I really need to go a third time and try something else. Angelo’s is a well-known Italian dessert shop with gelato, coffee, cookies, cannoli,…

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30 Restaurants: Palace Café & Country Club

Palace Café This is a place I’ve passed by countless times–for a long time without ever giving it a thought as to whether I should eat there. A few years ago I started thinking that I really should make a plan to go and check it out, and stick around downtown for awhile, which isn’t…

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