By Megan Chochla
Friday‘ mode. Looking around me, everyone else had also found the ‘Friday‘ groove. It would be hard not to do that at NOLA on any day of the week though.The highly anticipated opening night of NOLA was a smashing success. We arrived to find an incredibly warm and easy space packed with happy diners. It is cozy with a small assortment of tables, but with an open concept kitchen and high open ceiling, he space feels much bigger and very welcoming. The chill tunes and Broeders artisanal beer on tap helped me to slide in ‘
People all around us were obviously loving their first NOLA experience. Chef/owner Liza Puglia was busy in the kitchen but managed to find the time to chat with folks and even deliver a few dishes to her hungry guests. She wants to make sure you have a great meal – recommending the honey mustard as an accompaniment to my fried chicken and warning folks that the hot sauce is, well, really hot. With NOLA having been two years in the making, one can only imagine the nerves Chef Puglia must have been feeling, but her confidence and easy smile shine through. She’s got a good thing started here.
I’ll be coming back to check it out during happy hour and also to see what it is like late night.If you’re looking for the best fried chicken in Buenos Aires, NOLA’s got it. How about a pint and fried chicken for 90 pesos? I’m sold. Or spicy gumbo served with home made bread? Yes please. Fried mollejas with pickles? They were the chef’s special on opening night. Great tunes, open air kitchen, friendly and talented chef, incredible cajun comfort food, artesenal beer – who could ask for more.
NOLA is open from 17:00 to 00:00. Closed on Tuesdays. Gorriti 4389. No reservations.