Cuisine: Sandwiches, Baked Goods
While it’s difficult to resist jumping straight to dessert at the Weeping Willow, do yourself a favor and have lunch. You’ll be glad you did when your sandwich on homemade bread arrives alongside a cup of the best tomato basil soup around. The Weeping Willow has a small menu of sandwiches and salads as well as a soup du jour or two. The tomato basil is offered most days and it’s not to be missed. In fact, the Willow is the kind of place where you can confidently order the same meal every time: Willow sandwich with a cup of the tomato basil. Turkey, ham, swiss, provolone, and Caesar dressed lettuce with a generous dollop of pesto make for the perfect sandwich. Only then, if you still have room, should you treat yourself to the display case of fresh baked goods and a nice cup of coffee.
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Cuisine: American, Sandwiches
Dominique’s Bistro is the area’s quintessential upscale lunch spot. Only open at midday during the week aside from the occasional wine dinner, the menu at Dominique’s makes the restaurant’s premise abundantly clear. There are currently only three traditional entrees available while salads and sandwiches dominate the menu. These aren’t simple mixed greens or poboys though. There are decadent options like an arugula and beef tenderloin salad with fried egg or a hot ham and brie sandwich with caramelized onions and pepper jelly on brioche. And despite the elegant dining room, beautiful bar, and wine menu; Dominique’s manages to make one of the area’s best burgers. If you’re ever free for a midweek lunch and are looking to indulge a bit, Dominique’s Bistro is worth a visit.
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Our area’s strong Catholic heritage and coastal traditions shift our attention to certain foods this time of year. Whether or not you observe Lent, you’re sure to notice many local restaurants catering toward those abstaining from meat, not that it’s ever difficult to find great seafood around here. We’ll be sharing these Lenten menus with you, but each week, we’d also like to highlight some tasty alternatives you should keep in mind until Easter.
Poboys are a way of life around here. It doesn’t need to be Lent or even Friday to eat one, but this time of year, it’s nice to find something a little different from the usual fried shrimp or oyster poboy. Here are some great local poboys you need to check out.
Flounder Poboy, JB’s Grill | 300 Latour Blvd, Mathews
JB’s Grill is the best kept lunch secret in the Central Lafourche area. The restaurant had an awkward transition period between owners, but it’s back with some great new menu items. The fried flounder poboy is definitely a highlight. The fish is crispy and tastes fresh and perfectly seasoned. With a side of hot sauce marinated onion rings, it’s a perfect Friday lunch.
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