Food Porn: Stanley’s in the Quarter

i have a new food porn haunt to add to my list of places to frequent here in the city. last time i was in the city i walked past a place on st. ann in jackson’s square. used to be “la madelienne’s” french country buffet- GREAT place for a date. took quite a few women there for lunch.

well, around 11 i headed off to decatur and was crossing through jackson’s square when i found Stanley’s.

WTF???!!!

i’d NEVER seen nor heard of this place, but it looked pretty quaint and i was digging the ambiance. not too fancy, but not a dump. very white, very clean- simple, but elegant in a non-pretentious manner. you could listen to the music on jackson’s square with drowning in the sound. and people watching, the place is nothing but window from ceiling to floor.

i looked over the menu and i saw “egg’s benedict poboy”.

O.M.F.G.

ok, i’m a total slut for eggs benedict. my all time favorite breakfast. i immediately walked in. the hostess greeted me and ask me if i wanted bar or a table. i told her i’d leave myself in her capable hands. she said she didn’t want to put me where i didn’t want to be. i responded, “i’m home. i’m EXACTLY where i want to be.” she smiled and bid me to follow her. “i wish more people had you attitude Sir.” she said as she pulled out my stool at the bar.

i sat down and the bartender took my drink order. bloody mary. i RARELY drink mixed drink, but depending on the meal, a bloody is fucking heaven. he came back and i placed my order for a po-boy.

THIS. THIS is what i received

THIS. THIS is what i received

i stared in awe. i took my first bite and the po-boy left a puddle of hollandaise and yolk jizz on my plate. i felt the pop of the yolk and the hollandaise was absolutely perfect. light yet full bodied. it complimented the canadian bacon perfectly. the egg was light and poached to perfection.

i was in fucking food porn heaven. i honestly had half a stalk.

i told the bartender i was going to do a review of the restaurant and that i ran a site that talked about new orleans culture and food (among other *ahem* things). he asked for the name of the site and i assured him it would be up tonight.

i was so impressed that i was inspired to concoct my own food porn tonight. i made stuffed jalepeno poppers stuffed with green onion sausage and cream cheese that i wrapped in bacon.

before

before

cook at 350 for about 30-5 minutes. i season it with garlic pepper and tony’s (cajun seasoning salt). feel to use and seasoning you have on hand.

doneski. fucking delish.

doneski. fucking delish.

just out the oven.

admit it, you broke chub. and ladies, you moistened a bit.

admit it, you broke chub. and ladies, you moistened a bit.

so, if you end up in NO in jackson’s square please do yourself a favor and stop into Stanley’s. you will NOT regret it. please check the site’s menu, you WILL be blown away. contemporary new or lens with a old school soda shop twist. prices, VERY reasonable. this place has “take the missus” here written all over it. take a look over the menu: it’s quite ambitious.

and i WILL be going back for the “bananas foster’s french toast”.

stay up.



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