Hour-Long Sandwich

December 23, 2011

in bakeries/cafes/dessert places, dessert, sandwich

Day 2 New Orleans…


…killing time in Jackson Square…


…bought a few books from the cutest bookstore – Faulkner House Books (ask for Joanne – she knows her literary stuff!)…


…but most of the morning was spent here:



Waited in line for almost AN HOUR at Central Grocery!



I used the time to catch up with my brother-in-law Zack, plus there was a lot of fun stuff to look at!




Since I was sharing with Abe, I ordered a 1/2 of the Vegetarian-ized version…



…everything but the meat!


Zapps chips, OF COURSE



The veggie version is good, but dang – the meat really makes this a sandwich worth waiting 60 minutes for!


We ate the muffulettas back at our hotel, where my father-in-law David got takeout from Mother’s. Even though I got sick eating there last year, I had to try a bite of sweet potato pie…


…definitely good, but I wouldn’t stand on line an hour for it. (Maybe 20 minutes, though!)


What’s the longest you’ve ever waited for food?

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1 Amber December 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm

We also went to Central Grocery 7 years ago to get the muffuletta, however we did not have to wait an hour. Your sando looked great. I’ve tried a few other sandos in CA over the years and nothing compares. :-)

2 hkleczewski December 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I love Central Grocery. I make 3-4 trips to NOLA a year and it’s always one of my first stops. Your post made me a little homesick!

3 Mina December 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I’m currently waiting for a table at Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley and it’s almost been TWO hours!! The muffuletta with meat definitely looks worth the long wait, though!!

4 peachkins December 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Oh gosh, an hour for food. I don’t think I could wait that long.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

5 caloricandcrazy December 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

That sandwich looks delish (the veggie one :) )!

When I was in New Orleans, I didn’t find Mother’s very appealing. We went around dinnertime and the tables were super messy and the food wasn’t all that great ><.

How was your experience there?

6 Lynn at The Actors Diet December 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm

oh, sorry your experience wasn’t as good as mine was! we didn’t eat there – we brought it back to our hotel.

7 Molly December 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm

i love new orleans!! have a great time!

8 The 99 Cent Chef December 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I have a 99 cent recipe for a Muffaletta on my blog –actually easy to make at home, just the olive relish is the trick!

9 Lynn at The Actors Diet December 24, 2011 at 7:00 am

can’t wait to recreate it!!!

10 Lindsay December 25, 2011 at 7:44 am

An hour and a half to eat a top Seoul Tower http://rlcraboda.blogspot.com/2011/09/from-top-of-world.html
But it was well worth it for the food and the VIEW!!

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