We were heading home last night chased by this front that swept through and put everything in darkness. The thin strip of light you see on the horizon made everything worse because the contrast made it harder to see.
And then the rain, the blowing rain. We didn't really need the excuse to duck into a restaurant, but weathering the storm seemed like a good enough one.
A new restaurant on Magazine Street at Napoleon (old restaurant, new owners), Storyville, fit the bill. They have a list of a specialty hamburgers -- I chose the seafood burger with crab meat and shrimp.
The rain continued, which just allow us to have a few extra "glasses of milk" with my sister and brother-in-law.
The highlight of the night was the owner and the pastry chef coming out. They sent out some deserts that just blew us away. Turns out the pastry chef studied in le Havre, France. Fascinating story. It was all delicious, but the Oscar went to the bread pudding. I only do an occasional sweet, and although I like bread pudding, I don't want to give up one of my "occasionals." But this was bread pudding like I had never tasted, white chocolate blended in with the chef's magic turned this into a real treat.
Eventually, we braved the weather and headed home, but with a "must come back" on our list.