I don’t consider myself to be a “foodie.” I’m too uninformed and inexperienced. I do, however, love good food. Yesterday, I had the lovely opportunity to go to Elizabeth’s in the bywater. I rarely spend time in New Orleans, but when I do, we always try to go to a new restaurant. Good food is very important to Louisianians, and New Orleans is just the place to get it.
Elizabeth’s is located along a curve of the river, though the view is obstructed. It’s also right in the middle of a residential neighborhood, so patrons are forced to park haphazardly on the side of the levee or in an empty lot next door that surely belongs to someone else. The building itself is covered in Dr. Bob’s art and sort of resembles a funky antique shop.The wait is long, and the place is packed to the brim with diners, but it’s definitely worth it. Their specialty is brunch on the weekends, but they serve lunch during the week. We were able to make brunch on a Sunday. Our meal choices included the Duck Waffle (sweet potato and duck hash over a cornbread waffle topped with pepper jelly), Eggs Elizabeth (two poached eggs over a piece of grilled French bread), and Eggs Florentine (poached eggs, creamed spinach, and fried oysters). To top all of that off, a Bloody Mary for everyone and an order of their famous Praline Bacon to share. Sinful, to say the least.