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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...

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    mikemill RE: thecajunfoodie Apr 19, 2009 10:45 AM

    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.

    1. N.O.Food RE: thecajunfoodie Apr 19, 2009 01:46 PM

      I'd consider it for breakfast but not really for any other meal. Good breakfast options. Overpriced everything else. Oh, and any place that makes a chocolate malt with chocolate ice cream doesn't know what they're doing.

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        roro1831 RE: N.O.Food Apr 19, 2009 02:38 PM

        I don't find them overpriced at all, but then again since I moved from New Orleans to the east coast, nothing in NO is expensive compared to up here. I go there for lunch whenever I am in town.

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          HalfShell RE: N.O.Food Apr 19, 2009 06:07 PM

          "Oh, and any place that makes a chocolate malt with chocolate ice cream doesn't know what they're doing."

          Explain this.

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            N.O.Food RE: HalfShell Apr 19, 2009 06:21 PM

            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.

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              N.O.Food RE: N.O.Food Apr 21, 2009 07:12 PM

              Hey, what happened to the malt debate?

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