Muffaletta-Central Grocery in NOLA

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  1. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Ok, so this place isn't exactly breaking news....I know. I think I'm probably the last person in the U.S. to have not had a muffaletta from Central Grocery. It's like one of those things (I get the same reaction from people when I tell them I've never had a muffaletta from Central Grocery as when I tell people that I've never seen Jerry McGuire).

    So I ate one for the first time a couple of days ago. It was S-L-A-M-M-I-N!!!!

    Everyone was right. It's even better than everyone has told me.
     
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  2. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    tom cruise ate there during the filming.
     
  3. Tiger_fan

    Tiger_fan Veteran Member

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    thanks for the reminder, CS. everytime i'm downtown new orleans looking for something to eat, i always forget they have great muffulettas down there. for cold muffulettas, Franks (which is just a few doors down from Central Grocery) has a big rivalry with Central Grocery, with different people each having their own favorite (some say Franks are fresher). for warm muffulettas, Napolean House is most people's fav (it's just several blocks away). i haven't tried the muffulettas at any of them, but i want to try all three. i have been to Napolean House, and that place does have an awesome atmosphere. historical old building, and you can take a table inside, or outside in the beautiful patio/courtyard area out back
     
  4. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    May as well order a ham and cheese.
     
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  5. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    This.

    Greatest muffaletta eva.

    Not another one touches that one, IMO.
     
  6. tyf69

    tyf69 Founding Member

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    Buy several and stack them in the fridge. The longer the olive oil has to seep into the bread makes it even better.
     

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