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Saturday, August 11, 2007

CAFE DU MONDE - New Orleans

So I find myself stuck in Biloxi, Mississippi for three months, just west of the "Redneck Riviera." The food on base at Keesler is not fit for humans, so weekends and many weeknights find us checking out the eateries in the local and surrounding areas. The first weekend found us in New Orleans, since I had never been there before and I figured this was the most likely place for quality food. First stop, the Cafe Du Monde for their famous beignets and chicory coffee.

How was it? Well, drop dough in hot oil and top with enough powdered sugar to shoot a Scarface sequel...and it was pretty good. Of course, if I came here towards the end of my stay, after eating fried food for three months straight, and I may well have had a different opinion.

I ordered the regular black coffee, instead of the cafe au lait, because I wanted to see how much the added chicory added/detracted from the flavor of the brewed coffee. It wasn't that great. In fact, it was fairly bitter, which may have to do more with the quality of the bean and length of time the coffee had been sitting around.

Overall rating - 2.5 sumos


At 5:14 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Wow, I can't believe you didn't like Cafe Du Monde? That's supposedly the best place for beneigts!?!?!

There's a place in Atlanta that's pretty good called Huey's, but everyone says it's second fiddle to Cafe Du Monde! Wow I'll just have to try it.

But I do understand how you felt after eating a lot of fried food.


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