Tuesday – March 18, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana
A beautiful, warm sunny day, with the temperature in the high sixties, welcomed us to the "Cresent City" today. We decided this would be the perfect day to visit one of our favorite places to eat: Katie’s Restaurant. We arrived their at around 2:00 p.m. It was the perfect time to arrive; after their busy lunch schedule had concluded and before the dinner menu, with higher prices, kicks in at 4:00 p.m.
Katie’s Restaurant was featured on Diners, Drive-in’s & Dives in 2011. This is our third visit in the past two years to this charming neighborhood restaurant. It is a small restaurant with about 15 tables plus a bar on the inside, and a few tables facing the street on the outside. It is located on the corner of Iberville and Telemachus streets in a residential neighborhood, only one block from the Canal Street Streetcar Line. It is quite far from the French Quarter and not within walking distance from there.
Parking throughout the neighborhood is free, but finding an open parking space is difficult. The streets are very narrow and very rough from a haphazard sequence of road repairs. Drive slowly so you don't cause any damage your vehicle's suspension. This area will challenge your parallel parking skills, especially if you have a large SUV or full size van. Fortunately, they now have a parking lot close by that they purchased in 2013.
Katie’s provides the diner with delicious, inventive dishes and a friendly, attentive wait staff. We started off with two appetizers: Char-grilled Oysters (their unique version of Oysters Rockefeller) and Fried Green Tomatoes topped with Louisiana Gulf Shrimp and homemade Remoulade Sauce. The fried green tomatoes are served with several large gulf shrimp lightly covered with a delicious sauce. We had one of our favorites for our main course; the Boudreaux Pizza. It is a very crispy, thin crust pizza with toppings of smoked pork, spinach, whole garlic cloves and several different cheeses. We finished dinner with a delightful, chocolate infused piece of a marble-like cake.Yummy!
We returned to our campsite at the Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, Louisiana and took a walk around the campground to burn off a few calories.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.