- thecajunfoodie Apr 19, 2009 10:14 AM
While walking around the FQ Festival we passed by Stanley and it took all I had to not snag a seat with the wife and place an order.
What's the latest on this place and the food? It seems like a great way to get a taste of Boswell's creations without jumping up to Stella prices...
I like it a lot, but a fair number think it's overpriced, which is fair. It is on Jackson Square though, which justifies most of the prices in my mind.
However, I will say that the food could not be more different than Stella!, so you wouldn't really get a taste of that food for less.
In my experience, a chocolate malt should be made with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. To check my "experience" i googled "chocolate malt recipe" and as I suspected, the vast majority of recipes call for vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup. Get a chocolate malt from Creole Creamery. They make them right.
As to price: I don't find the breakfast items overpriced. I find their other stuff overpriced. 17 bucks for a poboy with no sides is overpriced. Also, the malt was around 6 bucks and served in a smallish paper cup. Again, see Creole Creamery. Theirs is 5.25 (no tax) but is twice the size.
I'm not dogging Stanley, I like their food. But I only think it's worth eating there if you feel like breakfast. Everything else seems overpriced and not good enough to justify the price. I understand that they have to charge an arm and a leg. Look at their location. Probably the most expensive real estate in town.