As I sat down to breakfast this morning with Lisa and Tammy, I found myself instinctively reaching for my cell phone as the food arrived to snap a picture. I hesitated, reminding myself that I was not out of town. But then I thought, why not? I’m out at a new (to me) restaurant with good friends and the food looks delicious. Why shouldn’t I document this meal with the same dedication I do on my trips?
So here’s my breakfast at Lucile’s:
Lucile’s is a Creole cafe that serves breakfast and lunch (po’ boys a plenty!). While having dinner at a different Creole restaurant a week or so ago, Lisa was shocked (shocked!) when she discovered that neither Tammy nor I had been to this institution. She immediately proposed breakfast during our last week of summer vacation.
Family o’ Mine – we should get breakfast here the next time you’re in town. If we can get a table, that is – apparently the place is packed on the weekends. And for good reason. I mean, look at these beignets:
Not to mention the buttermilk biscuit that comes with almost every breakfast entree:
(Not pictured: the blueberry jam, strawberry-rhubarb jam, pepper jelly, apple butter, and orange marmalade for said biscuit. The waitress asked which ones we’d like and, taking after my father, I said, “All of them.”)
And for my entree, I got a “Cajun Breakfast”:
|Poached eggs with Hollandaise served over red beans which were cooked with bone-in ham
with grits and fried potatoes on the side.
Dear, sweet, Lucile's. I was constantly thinking of excuses to have breakfast there. I still dream about those biscuits. Next time, have the French toast. Or any pancake special.