Not only does this vintage bakery make excellent French bread; it also is a source for meat pies, which the management is happy to heat up for you to enjoy as a car snack. Also note pink cookies, pink cookie cake, and bright red coconut balls.
James Lasyone’s Natchitoches meat pie is a vividly seasoned mélange of pork and beef enclosed in a half-circle pastry crust. It is deep fried until the crust is golden crisp and the moist, seasoned meat inside is steaming hot. Be sure to conclude your meal with a piece of Cane River cream pie -- a variant of Boston cream pie, but with gingerbread instead of white cake.
House-cured and smoked meats star at this casual "Swine Bar" progeny of the original Cochon. Boudin sausage, BBQ pork, sweet & spicy brisket, and three kinds of salami are featured attractions.
In this modern urban burger bar, the standard configuration is two patties, cooked through, draped with massive amounts of American cheese and garnished with red onion and house-made bread and butter pickles. To drink: thick shakes, interesting beers, and exotic cocktails.
The coffee is fresh and strong and available in countless iterations, the sliders are excellent (cheeseburgers especially), but it’s donuts that star, from the simplest traditional varieties to outlandish sweet/savory inventions that push the fried-dough envelope.
In this iconoclastic eatery in the heart of the French Quarter, the fare is described as “internationally inspired, chef-crafted New Orleans style sandwiches.” The roast beef debris sandwich is a winner, but so are vegan-friendly options.