Friday evening, not feeling like getting dressed up, we were cruising Magazine Street looking for food. Came upon Sugar Magnolia (near St. Andrews and Magazine). The sign said it was a bistro. It was sort of a bistro, a little too sandwhich and salad oriented to be a bistro in my book but, hey, the food was excellent. Bottom line: everything was very fresh and well presented; service was a little slow; atmosphere is enjoyable and not too noisy. This is a place for grownups to have a casual dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.
We had and enjoyed:
1. crabcake appetizer (small crabcake on a mound of maque choux(sp?); two would have been better, about $7
2. Blackened catfish BLT sandwhich, with fine herby/spicy aioli, $9
3. Hamburger (the consumer orders them "well-done!" so I cannot comment on this-- report was that it was quite good, $8
Beverages: limited selection of beers (all bottled); a respectable wine list; they get a star for having a nice variety of wine by the glass; Lots of folks were drinking iced tea.
Desserts looked fabulous. Since the tables are close together we could easily check out what those around us were having.
Hope someone finds this post of use, I like to see mention of new and differnt places.