What We Ate This Week: Sweet & Savory Waffles, Duck Confit & More

The best of what we (and other NOLA foodies) ate this week.

by Paula Echevarria | September 23, 2018

It seems like brunch vibes are real every day of the week. We’re definitely feeling it this week with waffles galore and some other gems. Comfort is the name of the game, but can it get a bit cooler already so we can enjoy the hearty food that really hits the spot?

Let us entice you to do some brunching and then some.

Chicken and Waffles at Salon by Sucre by Clint Durrett

Chicken and waffles is a staple of getting brunchfaced. Salon Restaurant by Sucre served up this sweet and savory dish that warmed my soul and filled my belly with happiness. I’ve only known Sucre for being a solid dessert spot, but the brunch at its Salon Restaurant has convinced me to try out more items on the menu to fill the void in my heart and, more importantly, my stomach. They will see me again, no doubt.”

Pork Belly at Gris-Gris by Kiri Walton

“The pork belly and watermelon at Gris-Gris was the unique combo I was craving. The salty and savory flavors of the pork belly with the refreshing and slightly sweet watermelon slice blended together perfectly. I have never liked actual watermelon but I had a feeling I would love it paired with this pork belly and I know Chef Eric wouldn’t steer any of us wrong with any of the items on his menu.”

Confit Duck Bowls at Apolline by Me (@nola.bites)

Potato hash, peppers, poached eggs, quacklin, hollandaise; simple and definitely effective. New Orleans is so full of neighborhood gems, and Apolline is one of those places that doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. I mean, brunch all day everyday? These are the things people fantasize about. Also, did I mention their cocktail program? It’s exceptional.

What Our Fellow Foodies Ate…

On that note, we want to see what Y’ALL ARE EATING! Hashtag your food and restaurant posts with #VeryLocalNolaEats so we can share it on our weekly round-up.

Pork Dumplings at Sukhothai by @eatenpathnola

There is something very comforting about dumplings, isn’t there? We’re totally feeling @eatenpathnola’s Wednesday pick-me-up vibes.

The Calabrese at Domenica by

Do you guys know about Bread Face? That viral internet sensation where a woman films herself smashing her face onto different types of bread…yeah well, this pizza porn is making us want to do the same thing, with the Calabrese.

Ramen at Kin by @thenola15

We’re anxiously waiting for the temperatures to drop so we can go to town on Kin’s ramen and slurp ourselves silly.

Waffles at French Truck Coffee by @_forkitover_

Did you guys know that besides their exceptional brewed delights, French Truck Coffee also kills the waffle game? Well now you do. You’re welcome.

Paula Echevarria

Paula Echevarria

Born in Madrid, raised in Miami, bred in New Orleans: Paula is a gregarious locavore always in search of a good cocktail and a great story. She won an Emmy for her kitchen production work while at NBCUniversal, and was nominated for a second one while working as the Associate Producer for PBS's Check, Please! South Florida with host, James Beard Award Winner, Chef Michelle Bernstein.

While she worked as the Miami editor for national digital food and drink powerhouse, Tasting Table, she was chosen by Tom Colicchio as one of his secret diners for Bravo's Best New Restaurant. Food is her passion, but cocktails are her mistress, and she has been extensively covering the subject as a freelance digital journalist and social media maven for the past 5 years. This included a column for Edible called Tropical Tippling, and extensive reporting for the Miami New Times.

She's back in her true love New Orleans after being away for ten years, and you can follow her food adventures @nola.bites and her tippling ones at @cocktailgroupie.

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