Daisey Mae’s, New Orleans, LA Report #357

I’ve been working right down the street from this place for years and never tried them. Until today. Apparently they’re known for their Bloody Mary’s. Having alcoholic drinks with breakfast isn’t just acceptable in New Orleans, but encouraged! If I was a drinker I would have given one a try.

I love Crab Cake Benedict. I started to order that when I saw it on the menu, but I felt I had to try the fried chicken. If you look at their sign, “Southern Fried Chicken” is actually part of the name of the restaurant. I asked our waitress if the chicken and waffles was served with chicken breast tenders or whole pieces of chicken. She said whatever you want! Great. I ordered that with dark meat chicken. My dining partner ordered a breakfast sandwich with bacon and a bowl of grits. I saw someone eating red beans and rice and they looked great! Also, the menu said they came with diced hot sausage, which I love. I ordered a small bowl.

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The chicken was fantastic, and I was surprised to see I got THREE pieces! I’m not sure if that’ standard or if the waitress threw in an extra piece because I’m so cute. This was maybe the crispiest fried chicken I ever had in my life. And the waffle was yummy. In the pic it looks like half of waffle, but it’s a whole one. It’s just folded in half. Great dish!

My dinning partner enjoyed her breakfast sandwich. She’s a biscuit connoisseur and said it was a good one. And the grits were pretty good.

The red beans were acceptable. We both thought they could have been creamier. And they didn’t have diced hot sausage in them, but smoked sausage. Maybe what they meant was the smoked sausage was kind of spicy. Something in there was spicy, but it was hard to tell what. I’d definitely order them again as a side dish, but not as a meal.

Pretty good breakfast. I’ll be back in to try the Crab Cake Benedict.

920 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70112 Ph: 504-324-6377

Blaine 1-31-2021

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