Good to Geaux: Geaux Plates

by Emily on June 21, 2011

A few weekends ago a friend of ours made an impromptu visit to New Orleans. Pleasantly surprised by his decision to spend the weekend with us, we decided to celebrate his arrival by going to Bridge Lounge on Magazine to have drinks and enjoy some food from one of the newest food trucks to hit NOLA’s streets.

Geaux Plates, owned and operated by our friend Andrew Gomila and his business partner Henry Pulitzer, is a food truck that offers taste-bud tantalizing things such as classic jambalaya, root-beer braised cochon de lait po-boys, and “Fancy Ass Grilled Cheese” sandwiches with melted Gruyere, grilled portabello mushrooms, and red onion marmalade. The menu has something for the food snob and drunken slob in all of us, and nothing is over eight dollars.

My snobby side likes the Bayou Bahn Mi sandwich, which is a slightly kicked-up version of the Vietnamese classic. Lemongrass chicken and boudin are combined together with cilantro, pickled carrots, jalapenos, and cucumbers on a fresh Vietnamese baguette for a memorable blend of spicy flavors. Have it topped with a fried egg and prepare yourself for minor obsession. And though my days of drunkenly shoving F&M’s cheese fries into my face are behind me, I know my slobby side would definitely enjoy their Breaux Bridge Breakfast, which consists of a savory boudin cake topped with a buttery fried egg. This is how grown-ups do drunken dining.

Geaux Plates is currently hittin’ the streets on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and variate between serving outside of Bridge Lounge and Rendezvous Tavern. To find out their exact locations, just “Follow” them on Twitter or “Like” them on Facebook. Both cash and cards are accepted, and praise is much appreciated. As for me, I think this gourmet food truck trend is not only fabulous but just additional proof that in New Orleans, the opportunity to enjoy good food is literally around, and parked on, every corner.

{Giggling at the “Please Tip and Prove Our Parents Wrong” sign}

{Fancy Ass Grilled Cheese}

{The Bayou Bahn Mi and the Cochon de Lait Po-Boy}

Geaux Plates (Food Truck) on Urbanspoon

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Libby June 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Absolutely love Geaux Plates!!! The Fancy Grilled Cheese is the best. Good job Andrew and Henry!!

Mom June 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm

This sounds great — we would love to go with you one of the nights that they are out on the street!

Brandon H. June 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

Park that outside of Canal Place PLEASE! Food Desert!

Emily June 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I agree with everyone! Especially about Canal Place… It’s embarrassing how terrible the food in the mall is.

SusanTurchin June 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I’ve been to Geaux Plates during Jazz fest.I highly recommend everything I tasted.Well done Boys!

Lynda B. Mahana July 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Can’t wait to get back to NO and have a taste…or two!

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