By Oswaldo Posas, Staff Writer
It’s Monday again and that means it’s time for New Orleans favorite dish, red beans and rice. And what better food to represent a classic New Orleans Monday then our famous red beans and rice dish. But why is red beans and rice so popular on Mondays? Because it’s laundry day! Back when washing clothes was an all day chore in the old days, you could leave a nice pot of red beans to slow cook as you handled your delicates. What’s that you say? You’ve never had New Orleans style red beans and rice? Well stop asking so many questions and read this list! We’ve made a list of the best red bean and rice places you need to try asap.
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
2401 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Opened since 1957, this long standing restaurant is home to it’s famous soul food. Originally built to be a bar, but after popular demand, Willie’s expanded, making them the fine restaurant they are today. You can stop on by and have some of their amazing and well-known fried chicken, or you can treat yourself to some of their delicious red beans and rice! photo credit: www.williemaesnola.com/menu
724 Martin Behrman Ave, Metairie, LA 70005
If creole food and Italian food had a super delicious restaurant baby and it lived in Metairie, It would be Fury’s! Fury’s has many fresh and delicious seafood and Italian dishes, being open since 1967 we think they have the recipe for red beans and rice down pat!
Lizzua’s by the track
3636 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119
A family owned restaurant since 1947. This lovely family restaurant has been around for quiet some time and is a city favorite. Even going as far having award-winning Cajun Andouille gumbo and gaining recognition on TripAdvisor, how could you not try Liuzza’s on your next New Orleans visit! Photo credit: liuzzasnola.com
Sammy’s Food Services & Deli
3000 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
Do you like well known restaurants? Well so do we! Sammy’s hasn’t been around for as long as the others, but they’re getting their name heard from the Food Network, to the Travel Channel. Sammy’s not only has well know food but affordable prices! So if you’re looking for a great pairing with your shrimp Poboy, come down to Sammy’s Food Service and Deli.
401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
It doesn’t get closer to the city than this! Mother’s Restaurant is located right in the city and has been around for over 75 years. Another famous poboy shop, Mother’s was founded by a couple in 1938, Simon Landry and “mother” Mary Landry. I think it’s safe to assume, even mom can cook this good! Photo Credit: Janet K. Yelp.
Take a few pictures of the city while you’re out, and comment below if you’re planning on trying one of these amazing restaurants!