What We Ate This Week: Nutella Donut, Flammenkuchen, Even Popeyes Because Duh

Food brings out all the feels!

by Paula Echevarria | September 15, 2018

Food brings out all the feels! Whether it’s a nostalgic ingredients that takes you down memory lane, or a comforting bite that satiates whatever ails you (emotionally or physically), one thing is tried and true: good food will never let you down.

We hope that what we ate this week makes you feel warm and fuzzy, and if all else fails, then perhaps a bit hungry.

Nutella & Marshmallow Donut at District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew by Very Local NOLA’s Clint Durrett (@verylocalnola)

Nutella And Marshmallow Donut

“Nutella. Marshmallow. Filled. This was my inner fat kid’s dream come true at District. Covered in a coating of Nutella and filled with marshmallow cream — I was living my best life with this in my face.”

Flammenkuchen at Luke by Me (@nola.bites)


Last week after the devastating Saints loss a group of us needed to eat and drink our feelings. So we walked from the Superdome to Luke where we piled up the 75-cent oysters at happy hour, and chased them with French 75s. However, there was one item I was introduced to that I hadn’t had the pleasure of knowing before; the flammenkuchen is a Alsatian onion tarte, with fat chunks of bacon, dripping, Emmenthaler cheese. It didn’t completely strip me from the blues, but it made a good case about it.

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.

Blue Crab Beignets at La Petite Grocery by @_forkitover_


Restaurant week is the last chance we get on summer prices and deals before season kicks into gear, and you can tell Liza Smith from @_forkitover_ is a seasoned pro, ’cause she scored one of the best deals with these fluffy crustacean bites!

Soft Shell Crab BLT at Bevi Seafood Co. by @nolafoodgals


We’ve seen this photo make its way through a lot of the local foodie Instagram accounts and it recently resurfaced on @nolafoodgals. Ever since, we’ve been sitting here pondering, “When will Bevi bring this glorious behemoth back?” We’re ready when you are.

Family Meal at Popeyes by @eat.drink.br.nola


We’re feeling this SO HARD! After a hard weekend sometimes all you need is some Popeyes to soak up last night’s regertz. Kudos to @eat.drink.br.nola for going out of the way to plate it and make it look so homey, ’cause we can’t resist and usually eat it out of the bag.

Paula Echevarria

Paula Echevarria

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 is her passion, but cocktails are her mistress, and she has been extensively covering the subject as a freelance digital journalist and social media maven for the past 5 years. This included a column for Edible called Tropical Tippling, and extensive reporting for the Miami New Times.

She's back in her true love New Orleans after being away for ten years, and you can follow her food adventures @nola.bites and her tippling ones at @cocktailgroupie.

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