Toast, New Orleans, LA Report #268

This place is small and very popular, which means one thing.  A wait for a table.  If you Google them you can pick one of their three locations and get on an online wait list via Yelp.  The 5th picture above shows what it looks like when you check your status on your smartphone.  About 10 minutes after I took that screenshot, we were seated.

It was worth the wait!  I love that the menu is one page.  I’ve always been a fan of places that do a few things well, instead of a ton of things mediocre.  Being named “Toast”, you’ll find some of the best fixings on the tables to deal with toast!  Real butter, cinnamon, and my favorite.  House made strawberry jam!  It was quite good.  You have a choice of sourdough or multigrain toast.

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We decided on the following, plus an order of Lyonnaise potatoes:

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The food:

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My dining partner had the Classic Breakfast, with two scrambled eggs, bacon, grits and a biscuit.  She commented that there was no way that was only two eggs.  Our waitress agreed with her, saying they always throw in a little extra.

Being a coffee connoisuer, she also commented on how good the coffee was.  The waitress said they use the same kind of coffee as the PJ’s coffee chain, but grind the beans right before they brew it.  Looks like that makes a difference.

I had the steak melt sandwich.  If I’ve ever had a better steak sandwich, I can’t think of where right now.  It was delicious!  It comes with a side salad with a rea light honey Dijon dressing.  But I think next time I’d substitute the Lyonnaise potatoes for the salad.  They were also delicious, and went great with the steak sandwich.

I love crepes.  I like my crepes like my women.  Simple.  When I looked at the menu and saw “Sugar & Butter”, I thought that was about as simple as you can get!  It comes with house made whipped cream.  It was ok, but I think it was a little too simple.  Next time I’ll go with one of the fancier ones.  Like Banana Nutella!

I had never heard of Aebleskivers.  Since the menu said puffed pancakes, I was imagining a flat, but puffy, airy pancake.  I was wrong.  They’re little pancake balls.

I looked them up.  They’re Danish desserts.  The name literally means apple slices in Danish, but they rarely have apple in them.  Now you know something I didn’t know, and I bet you didn’t know either!

They were pretty good.  We got them with the lemon curd, but I ended up asking for some maple syrup, and then I ended up putting their strawberry jam on them!  Pretty yummy.

Great place!  I recommend it!

5433 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA  70118   Ph: 504-267-3260

Blaine 2-8-2020

 

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