Being early on a Sunday afternoon and being further into the French Quarter than most first-time NOLA visitors might venture, I had plenty of seats from which to choose. I opted for a place at the bar where Heather greeted me. In addition to my lunch, I very much enjoyed visiting with her. Just know that if she makes a menu recommendation...take it!! I thoroughly LOVED both items she suggested. Additionally, she was so gracious on refilling my sweet tea multiple times (maybe 12...hey, I was thirsty from walking the Quarter that morning).
I had mentioned to Heather of my lunch plan at Central Grocery and she agreed that they had the best traditional muffaletta. But she then said "we have a great seafood muffaletta. I scanned the description and agreed that was what I needed so I ordered a half (if you've never had a muffaletta please know that they are usually 9-10 inches round. It was LOADED with stuff and I eventually had to use a fork to eat the "droppings" from my plate. The sandwich was a bit dry, due to the nature of the Italian style large bun and all the fried seafood, but Heather did set a condiment caddy by me so that I could add ketchup, mustard, mayo, Tabasco, etc.
Fried shrimp, oysters, crawfish, and catfish with olive salad
|White Chocolate Praline Bread Pudding|
And remember, happy eating is only and adventure away.