Thing is, I never expected them to look like this.
Grav also had a specific hankering... one he has fulfilled every time we head to New Orleans. For him, it was a fried oyster sandwich, and this one
I did find it interesting that Desi Romano's called these sandwiches, and not po'boys -- though, to be honest, these buns were pistolets, not baguettes and certainly not poor boy rolls (like I recently watched being made at John Gendusa Bakery in New Orleans proper). It was a pretty great sandwich... if what Grav says is to be believed. And yeah, I believe him.
So, maybe I should have stuck with the eggplant. But then I saw this thing on the menu for mac and cheese. Or more correctly:
It sounded ridiculous, and creamy, and sinful. I saw the (seafood base) mention and decided okay, what the hell.
What proceeded to be delivered to me wasn't in a bread bowl at all. Nor was it macaroni. Instead, I was delivered this shallow bowl of farfalle pasta in a very thick, very highly seasoned white roux.
see what I ate aboard the Carnival Elation here).
What did need explaining was me to the barkeep, because I'm sure she was alone that day save whomever was in the kitchen. She was busy with a couple of guys and a lady who came in after we did, all of whom sat at the bar, most of whom certainly caught the sight of me with my tongue on the bottom of that flat-bottomed bowl. Because, and I don't say this lightly, I forgot my manners in the worst way possible.
Which is part of why I haven't been back to Desi Romano's since. The other part, of course, is that we've been so busy on our other two runs down there, we never made it south of the Mississippi... at least, not that part of the Mississippi (we went west, not east back in September 2014). Maybe by this time the barkeep has moved on, or we might luck into her night off if we happen to darken the door again soon. Better not chance it. Besides, with a to-go order, I can combine the zucchini and mac and cheese at my own leisure in the privacy and convenience of my own hotel room. That is, if either manage to make it that far.
Desi Romano's Sports Bar & Grill
3809 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA 70043