NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - It's COOLinary month, which means lunch under $20 and dinner under $39 at over 70 great restaurants around town. Did you know these facts about Dick and Jenny's?
1. Plates aren't just for eating on at this restaurant.
Dick and Jenny's is decorated with plates that are painted or drawn on by guests. The tradition started when the restaurant was low on money, but wanted to serve customers delicious food. They started selling plates to decorate and hang to make some extra cash. This tradition still alive on today.
2. The restaurant is located in a 120-year-old creole cottage house.
Once upon a time this building was a cottage for a family, then it became a grocery store, and next, "Dee's Uptown Restaurant." It's been Dick and Jenny's since the 1990s.
3. Bubbles and Brine? Sign us up!
This special includes four chargrilled oysters paired with a flight of four of their favorite sparkling wines all for $16!
House remoulade, southern coleslaw
Cristiano’s Original Chargrilled Oysters
Flame-kissed Louisiana oysters, roasted red peppers, garlic, oregano, parmesan
Louisiana Blue Crab Bruschetta
Red bell, shallots, celery, fried capers. greek yogurt, creole mustard
Mussels a la “NOLA BBQ”
PEI mussels, Abita amber, rosemary, garlic butter, hot sauce, Worcestershire
Gulf shrimp, house smoked tasso, parmesan risotto, panko crust, house-made pepper jelly
Summer Squash Pomodoro
Zucchini spaghetti, yellow squash, patty pan squash, tomato, portobello, capers, Vidalia onions, garlic, artichoke hearts, basil, parmesan
Bronzed gulf fish, crawfish risotto, shaved asparagus
Crab, shrimp, gulf fish, mussels, tomatoes, steamed rice, saffron-fennel broth
Niman Ranch Braised Pork Cheeks
Sautéed southern greens, sweet potato salad, rosemary biscuit, white bbq
Blueberry Panna Cotta
(or substitute dessert for a glass of house wine)