My happy face
Remember that old Tony Orlando & Dawn song, “Candida”? Sing the chorus, but substitute the word “Mandina’s.” Good. Now you’re humming the tune I was last Sunday, after we visited this famous New Orleans eatery.
Located on Canal Street in Mid City, Mandina’s–a bright & friendly family restaurant–serves up classic New Orleans food like gumbo, turtle soup, fried oysters, and po’ boys, and laces its menu with Italian-American faves (veal or chicken parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs). It won’t be a quick trip, but you’ll enjoy every minute you spend tasting.
turtle soup au sherry (dark), crab and artichoke soup (pale)
seafood platter (oysters, shrimp, catfish, and crab ball (like a crab hushpuppy))
Creole eggplant (casserole with shrimp, ham, & crabmeat, served with spaghetti) and a cold Dixie
Just take my hand and I’ll lead ya!
I promise life will be sweeter,
‘Cause it said so, in my dreams…