Still scouring the streets of New Orleans, which is never a bad thing, it was getting late and our party was looking for a little Southern hospitality that the Big Easy had to offer. Many of the locals pointed to The Ruby Slipper to help fill our welcoming needs along with a great meal. The cute building that housed The Ruby Slipper was warm and intimate. Essence of garlic emanating from the kitchen filled the room, assuring us that we had definitely made the right choice for dinner.
There was a slight wait at the popular restaurant, but what we experienced next made it all worth while.
The Barbecue Shrimp and Grits came highly recommended and were served with a giant buttermilk biscuit that was soft and fluffy. I wasn’t sure if I should eat it or use it as a pillow.
The grits were kissed with finely chopped fresh thyme with plenty of fresh Gulf shrimp splash with a generous helping of the buttery barbecue roux. The dish was succulent and filling, and easy on the pocket book.
We stopped in the kitchen to give our regards to the chef, Teresa Viera, who exemplified the graciousness that was shining through out our meal.
This is the perfect time of year to visit New Orleans, with its cooling Gulf winds breezing through out the quarters, and what better way to enjoy the city than with a big mess of shrimp and a few smiles.