Elizabeth’s Restaurant in the Bywater. I can’t tell you how many times it has been a planned destination, but some strange fate, event, catastrophe or other zaniness has prevented me from actually going. Last night, for my 27th cheat, John and I finally made it to Elizabeth’s. I have now lost a total of 52 pounds.
Although most folks highly recommended Elizabeth’s for brunch, I decided to try their dinner menu instead. Let me just say, I will definitely be back to try brunch. Elizabeth’s tag line is “Real food done real good,” and I can’t argue with reason.
Arriving just at dusk with the sun setting behind the levee, John and I strolled into the quaint neighborhood restaurant right when they opened for dinner. Located on the corner of Gallier and Chartres Streets, Elizabeth’s is an unassuming, comfortable establishment frequented by locals who probably live just around the corner. Although we were the first diners on the scene, many patrons filed in immediately after us, quickly filling the large dining room.
John’s rabbit was equally tasty and juicy, and it also proved to be quite a bit of meat! I had never tasted the “hind-quarter” before and I really enjoyed the “white meat” flavor and dense texture along with their incredible batter. John selected the red beans & rice and mashed potatoes for his sides (of course!), and I found the beans to be delectable, spicy and most definitely homemade.