Usually all you hear about is the gumbo, oysters, or jambalaya while visiting New Orleans…what about hamburgers? I don’t care for fried food, and the popular Po’Boys down here are just huge subs filled with fried…anything. Not my thing. Fortunate for me, a friend and I ran into Yo Mama’s this week.
A small place with about 4 booths and a long bar. They have a great beer selection. I started with Abita Amber, which I totally love while down in the south. The staff was very pleasant and welcoming. Not exactly a fancy place, as you’ll find down here in the French Quarter…either they are really high end or really simple. Dripping ceilings can be expected almost anywhere that doesn’t have a table cloth down.
The menu isn’t huge, the food on the menu is. Hamburgers topped with everything you can think of…including a peanut butter hamburger. The burgers are 3/4 pound giants with more toppings then you can put your mouth around. The side options included side salad, potato salad, fries, baked potato, or Mac-n-cheese. If you can eat a huge hamburger and a side, I would suggest the baked potato. They looked wonderful as they passed by. I tried the Mac-n-cheese, sort of bland. They also have several other sandwiches to choose from on the menu.
So after spending four days in New Orleans I’m really ready to go home. A quick stop at Cafe Du Monde for a beignet…oh my, that is a totally different review (and an absolute must if visiting New Orleans).