Thursday, December 9, 2010

Where we eat: Capdeville, New Orleans (A Christmas Story)

(photo taken from, by Chris Brown)

Now there were tourists to the city of New Orleans staying in the Olivier House and seeking advice for where to eat. A seraph of the literary type appeared to the tourists and told them to not be afraid for they would find Truffled Parmesan Fries, Tomato Fennel Soup, Grilled Three Cheese Sandwiches and Truffled Mac and Cheese at Capdeville, an up-and-coming Gastro Pub located off of Lafayette Square. The tourists said to each other, let us go, and see this place. They went in haste. When they found the Gastro-Pub they inquired about a table. The tourists were told that three large parties were present and there was no room for them in the restaurant. They could, however, sit outside. The tourists grabbed a table and tightened their swaddling clothes, for it was pretty chilly on this particular evening.

When forty minutes were completed and still no orders had been taken, the tourists began reflecting in their heart. Eventually beer and water were brought and orders were taken. The owner prostrated himself and did them homage. Then he opened his treasures and offered them gifts of peanut butter pies and bread pudding to make up for the wait. Then, having been warned in a dream not to return to the tourists, he departed for his shot glass a different way.

The tourists both praised and cursed the seraph and owner as the food and gifts were delicious, especially the strange fusion of tomatoes and fennel, the Truffled Mac and Cheese and fries, and the peanut butter pies but the service left something to be desired. Slow and erratic, cramped and drunken, the tourists had to force their payment into someone's hands to abide by the law.

On their next trip, if their is no room in the restaurant, they will place an order to go (I apologize for the lack of pictures, they didn't come out very well because it was dark and I had no tripod along).

Capdeville is located at 520 Capdeville Street, New Orleans, LA.

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Ballboy is from Edinburgh and have been making indie rock music for over ten years. "The Ghosts of New Orleans" is a track from their 2004 album, The Royal Theatre.

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