Friday, March 26, 2010
Artery-hardening goodness at Bruno’s Tavern
Last night, as I ate at Bruno’s Tavern on Maple Street, I was reminded of that blog. This is my 30th cheat, and I am down 54 pounds.
Although Bruno’s has been a bar on the corner of Maple and Hillary since 1934, it was only four years ago, when they moved catacorner from their old location and re-opened, that they began serving food. Only a few short blocks from Tulane University, Bruno’s is definitely a hangout for college students, and the menu reflects that. I mean, who wouldn’t want to binge on a large order of waffle fries or hot wings after a long night of drinking? This “Uptown drinking place” also attracts a large number of sports fans with quite a few big screen TVs and a nice selection of beers by the bottle or on tap.
Our appetizer, lovingly named Boudreaux Fries, was a large pile of sweet potato French fries topped with roast beef debris, Bleu cheese crumbles, sugared pecans and golden raisins. As bizarre as that combination sounds, the flavors worked incredibly well together and we found ourselves surprised as we gobbled down this amazing concoction.
John’s order was also quite good, but a bit healthier. He chose the Black Jack Chicken Club that featured a blackened chicken breast topped with bacon, Pepper Jack cheese and fried onion rings served on a toasted bun. Although his entrée was tasty, he said he regretted not ordering a burger after tasting mine.
At Queen of the Ball, there are so many incredible flavors to choose from - tiramisu, wedding cake, praline – it’s difficult to pick just one! I finally ended up with a small Chocolate Cream sno-ball for only $1.50. I’ve heard this particular shop is famous for its fresh fruit stuffed sno-balls, so I know I’ll be back often when the temperatures rise for late spring and summer.
Regardless, neither factor will prevent me from indulging again – on occasion! - like we did last night at Bruno’s.
Written by Kim Ranjbar