But, then for last night's date night I had zero plan. We were trying to keep it on the cheaper side since our anniversary is coming up and I just had no idea. Nothing sounded particularly good, so I couldn't narrow down the field. I was frustrated, but then something came up on my twitter feed from GoNOLA about the 5 best burgers in New Orleans. Patrick will always pick burgers, if I let him, so this seemed like a good idea.
The skepticism had not passed when I watched Fleurty Girl's video about their food. A mix of southwestern/ mid-western with local ingredients? For some reason, I just couldn't picture it.
In a shock of all shocks, Patrick got the burger. Man, did it look good.
cheese made this a good start. Add perfect a perfect medium rare and the addition of Agogo sauce* and you have a home-run in our book. Patrick says it tasted like American goodness.....and he didn't share.
I tried the Midnight Skirt Steak with black beans, roasted plantains, and mango salsa.
Delicious. The skirt steak was cooked perfectly and seasoned well. The only way I think it could be better is to have it sliced. It would have been a bit more color and made it a bit easier to eat. Totally personal preference. The black beans were nice and creamy with strong hints of cumin. Finally, the salsa was my favorite part. It was just the sweet/spicy note that turned a good meal to a great meal.
We've been really good about avoiding dessert lately, but I couldn't walk away from Chocolate City: flour-less chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and white chocolate mousse. I can only say I wish the portion was larger, because I could have eaten it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was that good.
Patrick got the Apple Pie, which was good too. He said the only way it could have been better would be to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Overall, get there and get there early. It was a nice change of pace from typical New Orleans food and definitely a good burger (says Patrick).
*Agogo is one of their housemade sauces (they do homemade ketchup too) with homemade mayonnaise, sriracha, and honey. It reminded me of a better version of the pink sauce at Japanese steakhouses.