Even though I’m WAYYYYY to young to remember 1950 style diners, I love going to them. I love the old fashioned decor and the 1950’s music they play to match.
I’ve seen Frostops around New Orleans all my life and had no idea if it was a national, or local restaurant chain. After a quick Google search I learned it is a national chain, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. I also learned there are only two locations now in the New Orleans area. This one in Metairie, and one near Tulane University in uptown New Orleans.
You can’t come into a place like this and not get a root beer float. My dining partner wanted fried pickles, we both ordered the Chili Lot-O-Burger, and I wanted to try their bread pudding.
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My dining partner is a root beer float lover. She thought this one was great. The ice cream was really creamy and delicious.
She’s also a fried pickle lover. I don’t see the point in them. She loved these. Fried pickle wise I guess they were good because I normally find them too salty. These weren’t. And fried nice and crispy.
I loved the burger. Kind of exactly what you’d expect in an old fashioned diner. The chili was really good.
Then there was the bread pudding. I consider myself a bread pudding connoisseur. If you’ve followed my blog over time you know I DO NOT like raisins in my bread pudding, but since it’s somewhat traditional, I will tolerate them.
Well, this bread pudding tasted like the one my mom used to make. One of the few things she did really well. But there wasn’t just raisins in it. There was an entire fruit salad in there! Raisins, UNBORN raisins (grapes), peach, cherry (maybe), pineapple I think? Possibly pear? Good grief! It would have been an excellent bread pudding if not for all of that! Now if you like fruit in your bread pudding, I’d definitely recommend it.
Great burger. I’ll be back to try their poboys.
810 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, LA 70001 Ph: 504-302-2195