... 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!
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?
While on a trip with my Religion In Primative Societies class down to New Orleans to study Voodoo, we ventured into the Acme Oyster House one evening to dine on some authentic New Orleans food. The atmosphere of this place is exceptional. The food at this place is out of this world! I'm not much of an oyster person. So, I dined on Jambalaya and Hush Puppies. I absolutely fell in love with both of these items. I had honestly never had Jambalaya before but after eating it at the Acme Oyster House, I'm addicted. Also, the Hush Puppies were outstanding. Being from Tennessee, I'm used to these big fried balls of cornbread mixture with onions in it. So, it was just delightful to receive a bowl of these small fried balls with onion and green peppers inside with a sweet yet almost savory flavor. I look forward to returning to New Orleans hopefully in the near future just to eat at the Acme Oyster House.