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June 7, 2007
From journal Amtrakking it to the Big Easy
Des Moines, Iowa
August 17, 2005
From journal 3-Week Business Trip to the French Quarter
by Amber Autumn
May 3, 2005
Established in 1906, the Central Grocery Co. is a blast from the past. The Italian delicatessen has world-famous muffalettas. When you enter through the small, old-world store's doors and stand in a line, wrapping around a variety of items,you gaze around the charming grocery. Posters written in Italian display Italian cities. Toward the back is a row of bars and stools with drink machines, decorated with pictures of celebrities who have tried a muffaletta. One famous star is Henry Winkler, and his picture is near the counter on the right side. Next to him is Bob Hope and his wife Dolores. A muffaletta is a sandwich made with ham, olives, and cheese, which creates a mouth-watering taste. The guy who first made these made them in his house. The bread was mulutto bread or something like that. In one newspaper article, it was said these sandwiches were as important as the St. Louis Cathedral and the Super Bowl. This is absolutely a highlight of any French Quarter tour.
I have to have my muffaletta! Locals and few tourists know this secret place exists. It looks like a grocery store in front, and some people pass it up without ever knowing what's inside. Whenever I go to the French Quarter, I always take the time to visit this place. My favorite spot is near Henry Winkler's picture. Who doesn't like the Fonz? A half of the sandwich is $5 or 6, and the whole is either $10 or $12 dollars. It has a drink machine to fight the heat, a Tv to watch sports on, and a restroom.
From journal The Big Easy
Mary Esther, Florida
October 8, 2004
Two people can easily share one sandwich. Order one to-go along with a bag of Zapp’s Chips and a couple of Abita beers or cokes, and take your treat up to one of the shady benches by the Mississippi River or to Jackson Park for a great picnic.
Don’t forget a jar of Central Grocery’s olive spread to take home and enjoy as an appetizer spread on your favorite crackers.
From journal Discovering the REAL New Orleans
LOS ANGELES, California
August 11, 2001
From journal New Orleans, Let the Good Times Roll
new york, New York
February 19, 2001
Central Grocery is the perfect spot for lunch if you're exploring Decatur Street. Don't get taken in by those outdoor jazz dining spots in the Market--you'll pay outrageous prices and the food won't be memorable. Central Grocery is a must. Don't miss it.
From journal New Orleans Notes
January 23, 2001
From journal Favorites of New Orleans