Lunch at La Petite Grocery on Magazine Street
Chef Justin Devallier started as a line cook there in 2004, was promoted to executive chef in 2007, purchased the restaurant in 2010, and since has been named a James Beard Best Chef: South finalist multiple times. He and wife Mia also own Balise.
This day, Av ordered one of the specials, a roasted beef dish with frites that was perfect in every way
I had the braised short rib from the appetizer menu, which was so luscious and dark, and popped with the accompaniments: pickles and fried peanuts
not sure how big my main was going to be (since it was from the appetizer menu) I had roasted broccoli for a side, with bagna cauda and chili flakes — and that was the best broccoli of my entire life.
We recently had lunch at sister restaurant Balise, and I’ll post that (along with its fab artwork) soon.
Justin tells Coastal Living where to eat in New Orleans, and I had no idea about the baleadas they’re making at Ideal Market.
He mentions famous Mr. Okra in his similar list to Saveur from September.
Last month, Zagat came out with their list of the 30 best burgers in the US, and La Petite’s is included (as well as also-in-NOLA’s Company Burger, and Port of Call).