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Slim Goody's

Nor'easter | May 14, 2006 09:38 AM

When in was in town for Fest, I was looking for a breakfast alternative to Petunia's (lines way too long, in addition to the place being just a little too precious), Elizabeth's (good but overrated, IMHO), and Betsy's (sure there's something comforting about this place, but the food's really not that good), and I stumbled upon Slim Goody's, a classic diner on Magazine just west of the Garden District.

The first day I ate there, I had a magnificent omelet: The Americana, with cheddar cheese, onions, bacon and green pepper. What was particularly good about the omelet was that they hadn't cooked the daylights out of it, like so many places tend to do with omelets.

I liked it so much that I went back a second time. The second time, however, it was just ok, as the omelet was not as well cooked this time.

So I understand that Fest is not always the best time to test NOLA restaurants, as many struggle to keep up with the overwhelming crowds, particularly this year when everyplace was understaffed. But I'm curious what the general view of this place is. Which of my two experiences was more representative? Are there other breakfast places I ought to add to my list?

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