Friday, March 22, 2013
A View of the Café du Monde Corner
Made with an olive salad base, this iconic sandwich draws customers from the ranks of tourists, celebrities, and the local population. Expect to stand in line for a short wait. I've seen a line outside the doors on a Sunday morning before the store has even opened. A little full disclosure here: I don't like olives, so I don't partake of this delicacy. However, my wife loves them, and generally wants to grab a sandwich to take home as we're leaving the city.
Central Grocery is also known for its variety of ethnic foods displayed on their shelves. They carry Italian, Greek, Spanish, French, and Creole products. Here you'll find canned octopus, hearts of palm, and (so I've heard) bumble bees in soy sauce. I've not actually seen that last item there, but I didn't look very hard for it.
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