Kevin & Bean talk about The Attic on KROQ (time: 13:45).
Mother’s Day Weekend Specials at The Attic on Broadway:
CATCH (Friday-Sunday): Salmon wrapped Jumbo Scallops served on English Pea and Piquillo Pepper Risotto finished with Saffron Broth.
BUTCHER (Friday-Sunday): Filet Oskar- Grilled 6oz Filet Mignon topped with Dungeness Crab, Asparagus Tips and Bernaise. Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
BREAKFAST (Saturday-Sunday): Dungeness Crab Cake Benedict. Dungeness Crab Cakes on English Muffin and fresh Tomato topped with Poached Eggs and Bernaise. Served with House Potatoes and Fruit.
*Please note we are not accepting Mother’s Day reservations.
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! We set out on an adventure to New Orleans to get inspired by the culture and cuisine. Take a peek at our New Orleans City Guide consisting of our favorite spots we explored, ate and drank.
The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré – or the “Quarter” to locals, sits on a crescent in the Mississippi River on some of the highest ground in New Orleans. Not only is this is city’s cultural hub, but is a community where residents take time to reminisce with neighbors about times gone by and to welcome visitors in the streets. (New Orleans Online)
- Wander the streets of the French Quarter to see colorful houses, gorgeous balconies and historic architecture.
- Don’t be afraid to venture away from Bourbon Street.
- Take a trip over to Jackson Square to see the open-air artist colony. The Mississippi Riverfront is just across the street.
- Royal Street is full of street performers from bluegrass bands to a human transformer and magicians, you will see it all!
- Make reservations if you can, the popular dining spots often have 1-2 hour waits for dinner.
The mansions in the Garden District are a must-see! You can sign up for walking tours, carriage rides or take a self-guided tour to see for yourself (we used this guide).
Left: Joseph Carroll House designed by architecht Samuel Jamison | 1315 First Street
Right: Magnolia Mansion | 2127 Prytania StreetIf you’re in the Garden District, be sure to walk down Magazine Street. There are plenty of shops and places to eat. To refuel, we stopped by District Donuts Sliders & Brew on Magazine Street for the most amazing donuts and Half Moon Bar & Grill for a drink on the patio to enjoy the gorgeous New Orleans day!
This is where the locals go to play in New Orleans. Almost every bar lining the 2-block street has live music every night of the week. Drinks and food are less expensive than Bourbon Street and there is usually no cover charge. We also visited the Frenchmen Art Market (left)- an evening art market featuring local New Orleans & regional artists selling handmade art, jewelry & craft goods.
Ahh, Bourbon Street. Anyone you talk to seems to have a love/hate relationship with this street. We spend the first night people watching after buying a beer from a hole-in-the-wall shop and made our way down the the end of Bourbon to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar. Lafitte’s was built between 1722 and 1732 by Nicolas Touze, is reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. If you decide to visit only one bar in New Orleans (unlikely) make it Lafitte’s!
The cutest little courtyard brunch! Nestled in the historic 150-year-old Princess of Monaco Courtyard and Carriage House on Royal Street in the French Quarter, Café Amelie is a rare combination of superb Louisiana fare served in a lush, enchanting New Orleans courtyard setting.
Eight glamorous dining rooms, each steeped in New Orleans architecture and ambiance, celebrate the opulence of dining in a city where breakfast revelry is taken as seriously as a decadent dinner.
Be sure to come hungry for a decadent dinner at Drago’s Seafood! Stuffed Lobster (left) a 1 1/4 lb. whole Maine lobster filled with a fresh crabmeat and shrimp dressing and topped with crabmeat au gratin. Drago’s Charbroiled Oysters (right) are legendary. They are seasoned with a sauce of garlic, butter and herbs then dusted with a blend of Parmesan and Romano cheese and cooked in their shell on a hot grill.
Kingfish is an upscale casual restaurant and cocktail bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter that tips its hat to the Huey P. Long Era. The menu embodies new Louisiana cuisine brought to fruition by renowned Chef Greg Sonnier whose trademark style is evident in the multilayer of flavor he presents in every dish.
Delicious Appetizers from Kingfish including their Bacon-wrapped Stuffed Jalapeno (left) with garlic cheese chorizo in a Turbodog emulsion and Scallops on special (right).
Few places capture the essence of New Orleans like the Napoleon House: A 200 year old landmark that’s as casual and unique as its French Quarter surroundings. The building’s first occupant, Nicholas Girod, was mayor of New Orleans from 1812 to 1815. He offered his residence to Napoleon in 1821 as a refuge during his exile.
Napoleon never made it, but the name stuck, and since then, the Napoleon House has become one of the most famous bars in America, a haunt for artists and writers throughout most of the 20th century.
Tip: Try their Pimm’s Cup!
The heavenly square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar. Chances are you will make more than one trip to get beignets during your trip to New Orleans and you won’t regret it! The world famous Cafe Du Monde (left) & the adorable Cafe Beignet (right).
Raise a Fork to Long Beach’s Second Annual Restaurant Week Taking Place March 22 – 28, 2015!
Awaken your palate at some of the city’s top dining destinations as well as its best-kept secrets and local gems.
After years of being a step child to L.A.’s dining scene, Long Beach has taken its place in the culinary spotlight and launched its very own Restaurant Week in 2014. We pulled out all the corks to showcase Long Beach and its many spectacular restaurants, cafes, and bistros. From Bixby Knolls to Belmont Shore, the East Village to Naples Island, to surrounding neighborhoods, this is a celebration of global cuisines for both locals and visitors alike. It’s an invitation to break out of that culinary rut and try a restaurant for the first time or revisit a favorite. Each restaurant offers a prix fixe menu priced at $20, $30 or $40 per guest for dinner with wine pairing options at select locations. A special Chef Tasting Menu will also be available at select fine-dining restaurants for $50.
So reserve a communal table for girls night out, impress that special someone with a romantic dinner for two, or catch up with an old friend over eclectic meal at a sidewalk café. The possibilities are endless. The only meal planning you’ll need to worry about is which restaurant to try next. Eat LBC – it’s what you’ve been craving!
(Choice of One)
Mac N Flaming Hot Cheetos
Cup of Daily Soup
Half Market Salad
(Choice of One)
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken, celery, peas carrots, onions and potatoes in a creamy bechamel with fresh puff pastry, topped with scallions
Cranberry Glazed Turkey Meatloaf
With Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Vegetable and Demi-Glace
Market Vegetable Risotto
Prepared daily with Fresh Market Vegetables, Roasted Tomato Sauce and a Touch of Cream finished with Shaved Parmesan and a Dollop of Greek Yogurt
THERE WILL BE NO SPLIT PLATES ON THIS MENU
SPEED DATING AT THE ATTIC
Come join us for food, fun, drinks & true LOVE!
Ticket price includes admission + 2 drink tickets. Registration begins at 7:00pm & speed dating will begin promptly at 8:00pm. Please arrive before 7:45pm or your space will be given to someone on the waitlist. (Tickets are non-refundable)
15 spaces available for men and 15 spaces available for women!