A well-known and extremely fun New Orleans tradition is the Jazz Brunch. It’s a great way to kick off the day with an abundance of food, music, and good times. We entertained the idea of going to a brunch one morning. Instead we figured not to bother, given the World’s Largest Jazz Brunch was right at our fingertips: the French Quarter Festival. That didn’t mean we couldn’t have breakfast too though!
There is one spot we discovered last year that had to be the breakfast before the brunch: P&G Restaurant. I love P&G because I can keep things simple with an average egg breakfast– nothing fancy. And I really shouldn’t call this average because their food is far from average. They know how to perfectly cook eggs, hash browns, crispy bacon, and let’s not forget a N’awlins staple, biscuits.Since I don’t have any worthwhile pictures, check these out. P&G Restaurant is a great way to start the day, and it’s divey and affordable. There is no pretension here, and the yellow plastic plates remind me of summer camp. I hear it’s also a hit for lunch with delicious local fare. Just don’t show up hungry on a Sunday morning when they are closed, or you might end up having a yucky breakfast at Duffy’s because you don’t know where else to go, and you’re too hungry to figure it out. I could, would, and (last year) did eat there every day. It was the perfect balance to satisfy my hunger and just the right amount of food to get hungry for the street food that awaited at the festival.
And now a quick word on the World’s Largest Jazz Brunch (or lunch, or dinner…)
Luckily, we found my most idealized memory from Jazz Fest:While it’s a special treat, it’s kind of like the beignet thing for me– just not as amazing as I remember it!
Here was my best attempt at capturing some crawfish etouffee and jambalaya.The food options here are endless. There is really no need to eat anywhere else during the festival– they have everything here. Represented by all local restaurants, and with relatively smaller portions, it is a great way to try the best of the best. Plus, the festival is free, so this is the only way to support the event and make sure it stays free.
If you ask me, I can’t think of a better Jazz Brunch in town.