A Canucknucklehead in NOLA: Day 5
Day 5 began with a line up to get into Stanley for breakfast, since it was a Saturday we more than willing to stand around and the 30-45 minute advised wait ended after a mere 10 minutes. We were seated at a table for 2 right near the door with a view of Jackson Square. The GF started her meal with coffee and orange juice and the Bananas Foster French Toast, my beverage of choice was a Bloody Mary to go with my Eggs Benedict Po-boy. The bread was perfect, the hollandaise was light and delicate and the poached eggs and the fried Canadian bacon were perfect. A clear plate spoke volumes as to how good the French Toast was and though I can't be 100% sure I'm pretty certain the GF finished everything before the scoop of vanilla ice cream that topped the toast had even begun to melt.
Lunch found us in line again (Twice) this time a Central Grocery to get a ½ muffaleta , we took our prize and our to go cups to the banks of the Mississippi and savoured the classic olive salad topped salami and cheese sandwich. One quarter each was just enough to feed us both and after a quick bask in the sun we headed straight back to Central Grocery for a full muffaleta to store in the fridge for later.
A lengthy nap restored us both and we felt rejeuvinated as we headed out into the Quarter for a simple, sit down meal which landed us at Yo Mama's bar and grill. The GF ordered the peanut butter bacon burger and a loaded baked potato with a side of potato salad while I decided on the Roquefort Blue burger with a side of potato salad. My burger arrived medium rare just as I ordered it and it was heaped with blue cheese and VERY juicy, it was possibly the best burger I have ever had in my 41+ years of existence. Having said that the GF's drink went dry and hour waitress had to be flagged down for a refill, they don't mention that each topping costs extra when they ask you if you want them and our burgers initially went to the wrong table because it had been entered wrong on the ticket. Despite the little bumps and the drunken wedding party types at the table next to us all-in-all a great meal!!
Cue Hurricanes, Beads and Bourbon Street.
I just wanted you to know that I'm enjoying your series! I'm a fellow Canuck (I'm from Alberta, how about you?), and my husband and I are visiting New Orleans for the first time in June (the 19th to the 26th). Where are you staying? We will be staying at the Hotel St. Pierre in the French Quarter.
Glad to hear someone might benefit from our experiences here (Bad and good), as you've probably noticed the GF and I are first-timers as well, we're both from British Columbia. We are staying at Le Richelieu also in the FQ and I see that your Hotel is off the beaten Bourbon Street side a well. Bring some comfy shoes Lainey1978 cause you're gonna need them. There are literally too many places to eat within walking distance of your hotel, let the ChowHounders guide you and you'll have a wonderful time. A short walk or a slightly longer streetcar ride can put you within striking distance of MANY good eats, check today's post for a few more we managed to get to.