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Reviews For Bourrée, Compère Lapin, & Kenton's

The critics talk spicy boiled peanuts, curried goat, and oysters this week.

Helen Freund reviews Boucherie's meat market and daiq & wing shack Bourrée: "The hallmarks of any roadside Cajun grocery are here" including a great assortment of take home meats, spicy boiled peanuts, meat pies, cracklins and more. Add in hot wings, fresh fruit daiquiris and a 'barebones' vibe, and this is "a simple but winning operation." One caveat: the mango barbecue wings are "cloyingly sweet." [Gambit]

Tom Fitzmorris wishes he'd made his way to Warehouse District gem Compere Lapin sooner: Although "the route to the restrooms is truly byzantine" at this chic hotel eatery, Thesaurus Rex deems his dinner "brilliant and thoroughly satisfying" with essential dishes including curried goat and a Caribbean seafood pepper pot.   Not too shabby considering T-Fitz hates eating-out near his office and originally got "the impression that there wasn't enough to properly appetize a person in for dinner" here.  +3 Hipness Points because "Compere Lapin is targeted at the youthful clientele" and "it can be loud." [CityBiz, sub req]

Kristine Froebe jumps in the review game for Uptown Messenger this week, with a trip to whiskey and oyster hub Kenton's:" The owners' passion for whiskey is evenly matched by a passion for seafood; this is evidenced by the raw bar... manned by NOLA native and shucker Wes Boe, whose easy style and enthusiasm hits the perfect pitch for a neighborhood restaurant." Froebe is "equally impressed" by the hay-roasted and fried oysters, and notes the N'oreaster cocktail and chicken under a brick entree as standouts. [UptownMessenger]


1510 South Carrollton Avenue, , LA 70118 (504) 510-4040 Visit Website


, , LA 70115 (504) 891-1177 Visit Website

Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas Street, , LA 70130 (504) 599-2119 Visit Website