Elizabeth’s, New Orleans, LA Report #369

I’ve been wanting to try this place for some time. We actually ended up in this neighborhood trying to eat at a different restaurant, but it was closed. According to Google it opened at noon, but they really opened at 4:00 PM. Never trust Google. I should have known better.

Nice looking little place with cool décor. There’s also an upstairs dining room. We decided on the Fried Boudin Balls, Crabby (crab cakes, poached eggs and hollandaise), chicken and waffles and Bananas Foster French Toast.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ THE FOOD!! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Boudin is a pork and rice sausage. To make boudin balls they take that sausage, roll it up into balls and deep fry it. Sometimes there’s too little pork and too much rice. Not in this case. These were nice and meaty! Served with Creole mustard. Probably the best boudin balls I’ve ever had.

I had the crab cake dish. I had the option of grits or hash brows. I chose hash browns. These were more like what I’d call “home fries”, but good! And the crab cakes were delicious. Almost solid crab meat. Great dish.

My dining partner had the chicken and waffles. The dish came with a corn bread waffle, but she opted for a plain one. The waffle was fantastic. Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. But she complained the chicken was pretty bland and asked me to taste it. With her, there’s two ways I’ll get a taste of her food. 1) she doesn’t care for it so she’ll offer me some. 2) she likes it, so I have to fight her to get a taste.

I tried it and she was right. The chicken was fried crisp, it was juicy, but totally bland. Like there wasn’t even any salt on it or in the batter. We mentioned it to whom I think may have been the owner, and she suggested we try their house made habanero hot sauce on it. We were pretty full at that point so we didn’t.

I noticed they had Callas on the menu. My mom used to make those when I was a kid. They’re like beignets but with rice in them. I really wanted to try them, BUT, they also had Bananas Foster French Toast! I opted for the French Toast, and it was really good. I’ll have to try the Callas next time.

And there will be a next time! I will be back.

601 Gallier St., New Orleans, LA 70117 Ph: 504-944-9272

Blaine 4-11-2021

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