The last meal I had before leaving New Orleans was lunch at Green Goddess. A small, whimsical restaurant reminiscent of something I'd find in Athens, GA. As you may be able to infer from the picture below, this place has an extensive drink menu and connoisseurs of alcoholic beverages will most certainly have a fun time trying out the different beverages Green Goddess has to offer.
I went with the Pork Belly and Red Eye Gravy -- a delightful combination of brunch foods. The thick slices of pork belly are braised first and then pan fried leading to a quite tender and crispy exterior. The pork belly is sweet, kinda like candied bacon, but better thanks to the Cambodian spicing from the braise. The local egg was cooked to a gooey, yolk perfection, as requested (over-medium), and the greens are so tasty with tons of savory, pork flavor. I really enjoyed the creamy, truffle grits as well although the truffle flavor can get lost amongst all the different flavors in the dish. After trying out each individual component, I mixed the egg yolk with the grits and pieces of pork. With the egg whites, greens and remaining pork, I put them in between the toasted french bread to create a makeshift sandwich. This is definitely a dish you can have a lot of fun with.
There's a lot of outside seating as well and although the weather sucked when I was there, hard, Green Goddess would be a fun place to come hang out with friends or family any time of the day.