(From our travel archives) Snuggled betwixt the Quarter and the Marigny at the intersection of Dauphine and Touro, if one wants to “float their boat” for all night dining, La Peniche (French for “large barge”) can satisfy most of what ails ya.
Open 24/7, (other than their own “weekend,” which lasts from Tuesday afternoon til Thursday morning), LP serves good ole comfort food to everyone from drag queens to district attorneys, nattily-dressed businessmen to neighborhood denizens, or simply the late night crowd shoveling carbs in on top of the night’s alcoholic beverage consumption.
There are those that go for the half pound burger – or the chicken fried steak – or traditional red beans, but me, I like the option of having breakfast 24/7 – and they make a mean one.
It’s become my replacement “breakfast home,” since the untimely demise of the Humming Bird (*sniff*).
The aforementioned burgers come in different combinations with generous toppings – whether your preference is a traditional bacon/cheese, or something more avant garde, like blue cheese, or ham, swiss, and onions.
If you’re in breakfast mode, try one of their spectacular omelets or waffles with peanut butter and pecans.
La Peniche features a half dozen or more homemade dessert specials daily, all priced at $3.00, I believe. As regular readers know, I’m not a “dessert guy,” but those of you who are, will love these ample, creative servings of the sweet stuff.
La Peniche is located at 1940 Dauphine St., New Orleans, (504) 943-1460 .