Sunday, March 10, 2013

Evangeline (New Orleans - French Quarter)

Our French Quarter food tour ended just before dinner time. Naturally, we weren't hungry, but thought we might pick up a sandwich to go for later in the evening. We thought we'd stop by Johnny's Po-Boys, but it was already closed. As we strolled down Decatur Street towards our hotel in the Central Business District on this quiet Sunday evening, we were beginning to run out of ideas and options. That's when we noticed Evangeline.

Evangeline has a trendy, contemporary decor in the narrow interior, with an exposed brick wall and tables on one side and a bar occupying the entire other side of the space, which is where we waited with a ginger mojito. I ordered the special of the evening, an Oyster Poor Boy (a.k.a. po-boy) which comes with French fries or sweet potatoes fries (the latter for me). R. had the pulled pork sandwich. It was a bit of a wait, but we had been out and about all day and didn't mind sitting still for a bit.

Oyster Poor Boy at Evangeline (New Orleans)
Oyster Poor Boy

When we finally got around to eating our dinners back in the hotel, we were quite impressed. We enjoyed our sandwiches even though they had cooled a bit, but the flavors were excellent. I'm flagging this as a potential spot to visit for real next time!

Restaurant info:
329 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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