Three Un-named and Un-Identified restaurants in the NY Times business piece.
But does anyone know what restaurants these are (that was noted in the Times):
"An Israeli-owned steakhouse that just opened in the French Quarter sets prices according to how long the beef has been aged. A place in the gentrifying Bywater neighborhood tells customers the original longitude and latitude of the street food on the menu. At another, a straight-faced waitress described a special involving “roast broccoli in a purée of broccoli.”
The steakhouse is Doris Metropolitan. Note that the hours posted on their webpage -- indicating they're open all afternoon -- aren't particularly accurate. And for that reason I haven't been yet.
The Bywater place is Booty's. Not a bad addition to the neighborhood (especially for coffee in the morning and some laptop action). If you're all the way up there, Maurepas is a better bet.
As for the broccoli ... I'd like to know that myself.
Totally agree with you Booty's v Maurepas.
I think my expectations were too high. I thought it was actually going to be more of a dive with great "food truck" style food. Decent but nothing was a standout, and it was a bit too cutesy for me, whereas Maurepas has knocked it out each time.
Spacy waitress @ Booty's did not help the scene... so now I think I know what you mean by the hit or miss on service :]
Although is it not the one described in the article, a standout broccoli dish, for me, was Miss Rebecca's broccoli with a fried catfish topping Herbsaint special side. And the pecan-topped pumpkin pie that night was pretty outstanding, too. Sigh.
Why would they not mention names, that makes no sense?