Circuit Court New Orleans
1655 Hickory Avenue
Harahan, LA 70123
there, people! Been a long time, I know. Contrary to the rumors I've
been hearing, Magi Loupe is still "holdin' it down in 'da hood" and "ready
to represent." I've also been eating "all up in this be-otch." Dig?
recently I've been in a pretty good mood, what with the god-awful
reviews of the movie "Gigli." Some of the nicer reviews called
it "puke inducing" and "made me want to punch someone
outside the theater" and that's just dandy to me. See, I'm not
sure I want to live in a world that a no-talent Ben Affleck can take
Every time I turn on the TV I see his smug face smirking back at me.
Someone make it stop! Anyhoo, so yeah, I've been feeling pretty good.
It sure isn't the weather that's making me feel all tingly, unless
that tingle is the first symptom of heat stroke. It's freakin hot down
people, and hundred-plus degree heat doesn't exactly make me want to
stuff my face with the heavy/greasy. But I'm just not a salad type
of guy. I need something to stick to my ribs.
is a cool place to duck into when the heat and humidity have got you
sweating like Saddam
in the Rose Garden. The building is a converted
Toddle House, which is to say that it's small, and the kitchen is
where the short order cooks used to be. That's cool though, 'cause
do their thing right in front of you. You can see the succulent meats
spinning on rotisseries, juices dripping and skin crisping. MMMmmmm.
always start with the hummus: a cool mound of ground chick peas and
tahini drowned in a fragrant olive oil and topped with a roasted
toe and a ripe olive. Toasted pita triangles provide a crispy vehicle
for shoveling it in -- and you will be shoveling it, trust me.
I can't speak to the other appetizers as I have never ordered them.
may not even have any others. That'd be fine by me.
shifts from quasi-Mediterranean to straight-ahead American with relative
The hamburger is thick and juicy, with the
smoky grill around the edges. Even the mundane grilled chicken
sandwich is jazzed up with a slathering of interesting aioli.
All that aside,
my favorite thing on the menu is the Thai style ribs. Oh my!
A whole or half rack of pork spareribs, glazed with a lip-smacking
sauce fragrant with cilantro and the rosy glow of red pepper.
Ummm, boy. Sidling up to this delicacy is a bowl of grilled corn studded
onion and roasted new potatoes. Both are worthy accomplices to
the ribs. The ribs come in two other variations: dry-rub and
old BBQ sauced.
If that's what you want, go right ahead but you might as well
go to Corky's for that. Get the Thai ribs. Really.
prices are ridiculously low for the mess of grub they dish out. If
you don't order wine you're
looking at 10 bucks a person,
bad for a guy who's got to save up all his pennies for the
noon matinee. I think you can guess what movie I'm not going to see.
Magistrate Loupe at email@example.com