I had some business to take care of in the CBD this morning and on the way there I walked by this place in the 300 block of Baronne St. It was about 8:00 AM and I could only see one person in the place. Not a good indicator of a great place to eat. When I got to my destination I asked the employees there if they ever ate at P&G and how was it? All of them said it was REALLY good.
So I figured I’d drop in for breakfast. Well, my business took longer than I thought and I didn’t make it there until about 10:45 AM. When I walked up to the counter they asked me, “Breakfast or lunch”? The lunch food was already laid out cafeteria style. Seafood gumbo, red beans and rice, mac n cheese, baked chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and other yummy looking things, so I decided to go with lunch.
I started off with a cup of seafood gumbo. It was very good. LOADED with shrimp and half of crab. There had to be at least 10 nice size shrimp in the cup. Seasoned really well too. If anything, I like my roux a little darker, but I think I’m in the minority on that.
Next, I figured I’d give them a chance to prove their “Homestyle” claim. I went with meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. Basic comfort food.
I was thinking maybe I’d get meatloaf like mom used to make. Thank God I didn’t. Her meatloaf was one of the reasons I left home at such a young age. This was probably the most tender meatloaf I ever had in my life! Delicious. The mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans were also great.
The place was vacant when I got there and only one person came in and got an order to go before I left. I’m not sure why the place stays so empty because from this one experience, the food is definitely worth a visit.
345 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112 Ph: 504-525-9678