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Where to buy a muffaletta on Sunday morning in N.O.

Old Dec 17th, 2008, 10:49 AM
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Where to buy a muffaletta on Sunday morning in N.O.

Central Grocery is closed on Sundays, but I must buy a muffaletta before going to MSY for my 11:20 am flight (my husband is heartbroken that he is unable to make the trip with me, so he deserves a hand-delivered muff). I'd be willing to have my taxi wait while I go in to pick one up, so someplace not too far off the route between CBD and the airport would be ok.

Thanks for any help NoLa experts can give.
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Old Dec 17th, 2008, 01:19 PM
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Having just done this, you can buy one on Saturday night and it will hold up well for about 24 hours.

(The reason that I know is that it is too large for one person to eat at one time...)
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Old Dec 17th, 2008, 02:02 PM
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We had a pretty good muff at the Napoleon House. I know they are generally open for lunch, but still check if they are open on Sundays.
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Old Dec 19th, 2008, 03:53 AM
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I like the idea of buying Saturday night and letting it ripen. I have always found that a ripened muff is a better muff.

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Old Dec 19th, 2008, 05:47 AM
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By the way, Central Grocery closes at 5 pm on Saturday.
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Old Dec 19th, 2008, 06:15 AM
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Thanks, everyone. I'll race to Central during a mid-day break from my conference on Saturday. The muff will have "ripened" for 30 hours by the time DH bites into it Sunday evening. If my hotel room has a minibar fridge, that's where it will spend the night, but it will definitely be eaten at room temp.
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Old Dec 19th, 2008, 06:34 AM
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"so he deserves a hand-delivered muff".

We should all be so lucky!!
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Old Dec 19th, 2008, 01:17 PM
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I suggest Cafe Maspero. They will be open late Saturday night and make a pretty good muff.

A word of warning. Drug sniffing dogs have been known to rip open carry-on bags that are carrying muffs.
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Drug dogs have good taste!

I second the pretty good Muffs at Napoleon house.
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Old Dec 21st, 2008, 12:39 PM
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My best one last trip also came from Cafe Maspero. Central Grocery never seems to be open when I'm in that neighborhood.
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Old Dec 22nd, 2008, 05:42 AM
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Why not take a small cooler with you. Sorry, but there is NO way, I am going to eat a "ripend" meat sandwich that has not be in the fridge. Take a look at food service guidelines, they are in place for a reason.
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