A new restaurant has opened on Bienville at N. Rendon, just a couple blocks from our house. Of course Xy and I went to check it out as soon as we noticed, and as it turns out we were there on opening night.
Ed’s Sandwich Shop is nothing fancy. It’s down-home cookin’ on the real — I suspect that much of the food preparation takes place in someone’s home kitchen. Just a hunch. In any case they aren’t afraid to use the microwave.
I think most New Orleanians will understand exactly what kind of joint Ed’s is when I mention that ya ca mein is on the menu.
Photo by Chuck T. Used by permission. Chuck describe the dish thusly:
The beef noodle soup that’s a long time tradition in New Orleans’ black community, served in bars, corner groceries and at second lines. Spaghetti topped with chopped meat, half a hard-boiled egg, green onions and a beef soy-sauce-and-Worcestershire sauce broth, which is really good and a lot better than it sounds.
I don’t think I’ve actually ever had this dish before, though I’d read about it somewhere. It was pretty tasty. It came with a thimbleful of soy sauce but the broth was already salty enough, even for Xy — so you know it was salty.
Tom Fitzmorris probably won’t be reviewing this place anytime soon, but I suspect Xy and I will be back from time to time. Thursday is steak night!