What we ate this week: Lumpia, Pho-ritto, Hot Chicken Biscuits

Every week, we show you the best dishes we had and we show off yours!

by Paula Echevarria
August 20, 2018

Food is an integral part in the lives of New Orleanians. We lust for it on a level akin to our cultural predecessors the French, Spanish and Italians; we drink about it like the Irish; we spice things up and give them soul with our Cajun and Creole roots. Our hunger knows no bounds.

Which is why on any given week, our social media accounts get flooded with pictures of #noms from all over town. And we, at Ver Local New Orleans, have taken it upon ourselves to remind you that these items are out there, they’re delicious, and you should add them to your weekly to-do lists.

Beginning with our voracious staff’s picks…

“Everybody Loves Raymond” at Francesca by Katie’s by Lorin Gaudin (@nolafoodgoddess)

Lorin checked out The New New this week and couldn’t help herself to a trip to Lakeview for this beut, and we’re going to follow suit on that idea for the love of pastrami; this thing looks unreal!

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Lumpia, Sisig, and Crispy Pata at CK’s Hot Shoppe by Me (@nola.bites)

I recently bonded with my neighbor over our mutual love for Filipino food and I hate to confess, I’d never been to CK’s. So he took me down to Central City, to this gem of hole-in-the-wall where we stuffed our faces with its most legit staple dishes. Turns out owner Chef Pasia used to work for Paul Prudhomme in Hong Kong which is why after his passing, he came to cook for New Orleans. If you haven’t been, you need to STAT!

What Our Fellow Foodies Ate…

On that note, we want to see what Y’ALL ARE EATING! Hashtag your food and restaurant posts with #VeryLocalNolaEats so we can share it on our weekly round-up.

The Pho-ritto at EatWell by @nolafoodiegram

Did you know about the Pho-ritto? It satiates both your Vietnamese and Mexican cravings with one tasty bite. EatWell recently opened shop in Pythian Market, but you can always find this gem at its original location on Canal.

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Marinated Olives at Nonna Mia Cafe and Pizzeria by @passtheverything

Seasoned local foodie asks us to ‘name a better appetizer than marinated olives, warm bread and some red wine from Nonna Mia’… and come to think of it, we are also left pondering. The wine is definitely not helping.

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Hot Chicken Butter Biscuit at District Donut Sliders and Brew by @eatenpathnola

We’d like to join in the happy celebration, cause y’all know this is one hot item to score. If you haven’t tried it, you should do as @eatenpathnola has done and make sure you add it to your bucket list. Thank all of us later.

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Milk and Cookies at Willa Jean by @thenola15

We can’t forget about dessert, and what better way to end a meal than with milk and cookies (and a ball of cookie-dough for good measure)? Also, we’re so here for this pro-tip by @thenola15: “ask for different types of cookies.”

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Born in Madrid, raised in Miami, bred in New Orleans: Paula is a gregarious locavore always in search of a good cocktail and a great story. She won an Emmy for her kitchen production work while at NBCUniversal, and was nominated for a second one while working as the Associate Producer for PBS's Check, Please! South Florida with host, James Beard Award Winner, Chef Michelle Bernstein. While she worked as the Miami editor for national digital food and drink powerhouse, Tasting Table, she was chosen by Tom Colicchio as one of his secret diners for Bravo's Best New Restaurant. Food...

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