Thursday, December 12, 2013
Restaurant Review: Slim Goodies Diner
As my New Orleans trip approached, I started looking at places to eat around our house on Magazine Street. That's when I stumbled on Slim Goodies Diner. The website boasted things like Tofu Scramble! I got really excited.
This was the first restaurant we hit, and unfortunately, it set a tone for me for the whole trip. We sat down, really hungry, and started looking over the menu. Unfortunately, they didn't have as many veg friendly options as I thought. So, I decided to order some side items.
I spent a long time puzzling with the waitress on why there was a Philly Steak Sandwich on the veggie menu. I got excited and thought it was seitan, but no, it's beef. So, I started to get apprehensive about the meal, and I was right to.
Uninspired by the menu options, I picked some grits (no butter, made with water) and the tofu scramble. My girlfriend, Devon, ordered the veggie chili as a side to her meal. I was thankful that she did, because what I ordered was inedible.
Not only was the tofu scramble horrible, I had to wait over an hour to get it. It had a terrible, off taste that I couldn't get over. Obviously, these people do not know how to cook tofu. The grits were incredibly bland, which I guess I should have assumed the way I ordered them. I guess I was hoping that they would be seasoned or something.
It wasn't all bad, though. The veggie chili was amazing. I was so thankful that Devon ordered it, and I ended up eating all of hers. It was thick and well spiced and delicious.
So, it was definitely hit or miss. If you're going, don't bother with the tofu scramble. Get the veggie chili, and be sure that you have some time to spare, because this place is slow.