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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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  1. 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. 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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      1. re: N.O.Food

        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.

        1. re: N.O.Food

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

          Explain this.

          1. re: HalfShell

            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.

            1. re: N.O.Food

              Hey, what happened to the malt debate?