HL Does NOLA from A to Z: E is for ELIZABETH’S RESTAURANT and EUCLID RECORDSPosted: April 6, 2016
E is for Elizabeth’s Restaurant and Euclid Records. It’s time to rise and shine, my friends, and head on over to New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood for a little brunch and vinyl.
First stop: Elizabeth’s Restaurant for some “Real Food Done Real Good.” According to Lonely Planet, “Elizabeth’s is deceptively divey. It looks like–hell it is–a neighborhood joint. But it tastes as good as the best haute New Orleans chefs can offer.” Elizabeth’s serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner from a funky little building next to the Mississippi River. All of the food is delicious . . .
. . . but the praline bacon appetizer is incredibly, superbly, unbelievably fantastically over-the-top fabulous. This is what the New York Times said about Elizabeth’s praline bacon:
The thing to love about Elizabeth’s is that somebody there tried to make bacon better. The result is praline bacon — a combination of pecan candy and salty pork .
What a way to start your day.
You’re going to need a little walk after Elizabeth’s brunch, trust me. Along the way, enjoy the Bywater’s beautiful gardens and brightly colored homes.
In no time at all–long before you’ve walked off that brunch–you’ll reach Euclid Records. Spend the afternoon browsing through Euclid’s vintage vinyl. About 15 percent of the store’s stock features New Orleans artists. At the end of the day, you will have experienced two of New Orleans’ most popular attractions: food and music. I’d say that’s a day well spent in the Big Easy.
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