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Jason Perlow

Tujagues (NOLA, French Quarter)

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brings back fond memories- unfortunately the last time i was at tujagues i was desperately hungover (NOLA_DUH!) and too sick too eat. enjoying it vicariously now!

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We were told to go to Tujagues for dinner. We should have listened to that advice. Lunch is a three course affair with three choices for your main course. We hadn't had jambalaya at that point in our visit, so we both ordered it. It was too lightly seasoned and devoid of protein. It was described as having shrimp, sausage and chicken. I got one piece of chicken (and I don't mean piece like a whole drumstick or something, I mean one bite of chicken), a few specks of sausage, and a sprinkling of itty-bitty shrimp. The meal opened nicely enough with a delicious spinach and crab soup, but the salad was pitiful (pickled vegetables on top of watery, undressed, lettuce). We were then offered coffee and dessert, as if it were part of the prix-fixe. It isn't. The bread pudding was just OK to boot.

Dinner is supposed to be a more elaborate, six-course affair. Which sounds interesting as it includes their signature beef dish. And the service was very good (except for the lack of explanation regarding dessert). My verdict? Go for dinner or order the fish at lunch time (that looked very good).

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I concur with Rachel's sentiments about the Jambalaya. Don't go for lunch at Tujagues, do dinner.

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Last time I was there (March) we devoured a roast chicken covered in garlic cloves and served w/thick homemade potato chips.

I don't think it's on their menu---but we were with some friends who know to ask for it--ate it in the bar (we were able to grab one of the few tables).

It was absolutely delicious--I'd recommend asking for it if you don't want to mess with lunch or can't stay for dinner.

That place always becomes our home base/place to meet up with friends. Great bartenders. The pics bring back great memories.

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I'm sorry but I'm one of those people who needs to subvocalize everything he reads. Can someone give me a clue as to how to pronounce "Tujagues"?

Thanks.

Squeat

PS Thanks Jason and Rachel for all the great reporting and photos of NOLA cuisine!

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Can someone give me a clue as to how to pronounce "Tujagues"?

Two Jacks

Wow. Thanks. I was going down the too-HAH-gays route. Looks like a great place, though.

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