BT? I haven't seen that name here in years.
Me neither, but happy to now... especially since this place is near my parents, I've walked past several times, and I had been wondering if it was any good! Thanks, BT. I haven't been around either, but last time I looked I thought you'd gone similarly MIA.
Been lurking . . . some.
If you've walked by here, surely you've seen the line (which suggests it's good). That line is nearly always there which is why I don't eat here a lot more often than I do. If I try to get in alone at lunch time, I pretty much have to sit at the cramped counter along one wall where I have to pin my elbows to my sides--very uncomfortable but sometimes the craving for fried oysters gets too intense to resist.
I am really, really, really hoping the expansion will relieve some of the crowding but fear it will just expand the number of Civic Center office workers who try to eat lunch here.
As for the bread (@ doggydaddy), I don't want to say it's as good as what you are referring to because you might someday try the place and be disappointed. All I can say is that for me Brenda makes an overall better Po-Boy than many I've had in well-known NOLA establishments. Maybe it's her remoulade . . . . But really good artisanal bread (not just sourdough by any means) is not hard to come by in the Bay Area I can assure you. I don't specifically know where Brenda gets hers but I'll put the product of Oakland's Acme Baking up against any bread from anywhere . . . anytime (and their sourdough is hand's down the best).
post edited by BT - 2010/11/23 17:58:55