Friday, January 23, 2009

Mother Knows Best

Yesterday, Hotrod and I finally got around to eating at Mother's. I say finally because every time we've been here before we shied away from waiting in line. We are not patient people, what can I say? Well, we know now the wait would have been worth it. Mother's is pretty much an institution in New Orleans and for good reason: they feed you and they feed you well.

Here's our breakfast:That's a crawfish etouffe omelet (Hotrod's), a ham, cheese & mushroom omelet (mine) and a plate of the best freakin' biscuits to ever rise this side of the Mason-Dixon line. (Also notice the excessive helping of grits on each plate.) I love how Mother's doesn't bother with the little dish of individual butters and jams, no, at Mother's they just slap a healthy (hah!) portion of each right on the biscuit plate. Genius! Speaking of biscuits, those were so light and fluffy, I'm pretty sure ground up angel parts must be the secret ingredient.

I am both ashamed and proud to say I cleaned my plate and finished one biscuit. (I come from healthy Italian stock, so sue me.) Hotrod and I then proceeded to order a bread pudding to go. We had a few bites while in the restaurant to test the dessert for freshness (it was plenty fresh and plenty laden with a dark rum/butter/brown sugar sauce) then packed up our remaining biscuits and headed out into the day, as full as a person can be without internal injury.

Mother's is kind of cafeteria style: You go to the counter, order and pay. Then they call you when your order is up. You serve yourself and tipping is not allowed. I can see why the locals dig this joint.
If you get to New Orleans, don't miss Mother's. It's now on our list of Must Visits. This place is the bomb, old school style.

10 comments:

  1. Ahh memories! I visited Mother's once when I was there. You are so making me want to go back. We went for lunch. Breakfast looks delish.

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  2. Mmm I want some of those buttered biscuits!

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  3. Yes! We made sure we went to Mother's too. I ate way too much.

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  4. I am starting to hate you so hard.

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  5. Those biscuits look wonderfully NOM

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  6. Man, I'm SO hungry. Nothing in my house looks as good as this.

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  7. I have never seen Mother's. Next time we go, we'll look it up. New Orleans grits are the best grits EVER! :)

    And by the top picture, it looks like its close to the waterfront, where Harrah's and the hotels are? I can't believe I haven't seen it before.

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  8. It looks wonderful. I am sitting here with my morning coffee trying to use that transporter thing in Star Trek or the wiggle nose thing in Bewitched but it isn't working.

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  9. My mouth is watering as we speak...

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  10. That looks awesome! If I ever get to New Orleans again (I was like 11 I think the last time I went), I'm going to check it out. Mmmm, biscuits.

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