Saturday, April 4, 2009
Next to the tourist favorite, Pat O'Briens, the inconspicuous storefront of Yo Mama's on St Peters is easily overlooked. The worn bar and comfortable wooden booths of this French Quarter institution make you feel like a local. The friendly servers, especially Leyla, reminded me of one of the reasons I love New Orleans. Even if you are not a local, you treated as if you were at least a regular.
The menu is mainly burgers, with a few hot sandwiches and salads. All of their burgers are 1/2 pounders and run about ten bucks. There is a quarter pound burger for 5.75 and a mega one pound burger for 13.75. I like foods with the word mega in the name. We were immediately excited by burger #8
Peanut Butter Burger with baked potato or side salad. Top your burger with peanut butter and bacon
Before you freak out, think about it. It has already been established that bacon and peanut butter are an odd but successful pairing. And you've had beef satay with peanut butter sauce, haven't you? You know I ordered it. And it was fantastic!!! I ordered my burger medium, so the peanut butter didn't melt and caramelize around the burger the way Leyla said it does on her well-done burger. Covered with a mountain of chopped smoky bacon, it is one of the best burgers in the world.
The huge fully loaded baked potato will also be popping up in my carb-laden fantasies as I go back to a sensible diet.
Other burgers on the menu that piqued our curiosity are the "Bullfighter"
Topped with avocado, jalapenos and salsa
and the "Burger Romanoff"
Sour cream and caviar make this very rich
Umm I have a note on the menu that this is Tim and Leyla, then there are a bunch of chicken scratches...so sorry third guy, I don't have your name. It appears I wrote "Smarp up Pither A ! 3" and that just can't be right.