... Best meal I had in New Orleans. Now, I've only been there once, but I tried some classics -- Galatoire's, Mothers, Cafe du Monde... A little off the beaten path in the prettier sections of the French Quarter (read: away from Bourbon), Coffee Pot is run by a group of charming older ladies. Service is SLOW, so don't have any important appointments waiting. Waiting to order takes forever, and silverware is an afterthought. But once you do get your food, YUM. Don't come here to order something "normal" like omelettes or a salad -- those things are perfectly fine here, don't get me wrong, but it's the regional fare that sings here. Lost Bread is a requirement. Like a beignet, but made with Po Boy bread and probably the most delicious thing I had on the trip. Also amazing are the The roast beef Po Boy is to die. Meat is tender, bread is crunchy enough to hold up to the sauce, and the sauce is a perfect mix of tangy and sweet. Also amazing are these rice and cinnamon cakes -- can't recall the name, but so good. Go and spend some time!
The first time I tried Five Guys was when I lived in CO and due to the food experience there, I vowed to never eat Five Guys again because I thought their food was disgusting. However, now that I moved back to my homestate, I just went to a LA location and had their bacon cheeseburger with Cajun fries. It was absolutely delicious! It was like eating at a completely different food chain. The burger was juicy and seasoned nice as well as the beef being well done. The Cajun fries were hot straight out of the grease and wasn't too spicy. It was perfectly seasoned. There were a lot of people in there and I still didn't have to wait too long at all. I was practically in and out. I highly recommend eating at this location to get a better opinion of what all of the buzz is about with Five Guys burgers. The only reason why I didn't give them 5 stars is because I'm not a fan of the type of buns they use. It's not as soft of buns as I would hope it to be.
Owner chefs Craig and Kim Giesecke have taken the pub food menu to a place only New Orleans could accomplish: haute cuisine with a beer on the side, eaten at a bar stool. There creative use of fresh and local ingredients with unbounded imagination takes the idea of comfort food and turns it into bliss food. Whether your have something as simple as Kim's handmade guacamole at the World's Best Fish Sammich (a title that would easily stand any challenge from Brownsville to Key West) or something like the amazing St. Chuck Duck (Cabernet sauteed duck with currant tapenade, cheddar and blue cheeses and Granny Smith Apples on grill sourdough) or the Buddha's Temptation appetizer (blue cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped fried apricots), this is the kind of food that you live in or visit New Orleans for, and well worth the trip to it's off the beaten path Broadmoor location. Isn't finding places like this why you bought that I-Phone or Android?