By: Angelina Valuri and Prof. Jeff Brooks
After two months of having brunch together, Professor Brooks finally uttered those three words my heart has been waiting to hear: “Time for lunch.”
For our first Lunchin’ outing, we decided to kick it old-school and experience a meal at the oldest downtown restaurant in Baton Rouge. Located one block from the Mississippi River, Poor Boy Lloyd’s has been serving breakfast, their famous po’ boy sandwiches, steaks, and seafood for over forty years. Live music is also available on Friday nights. (201 Florida St. 225-387-2271)
If you are looking for a slice of Louisiana culinary history at a historical location, Poor Boy Lloyd’s is the place for you. Although finding a parking spot close to the restaurant may be difficult during the lunch hour, a short walk usually does a body good. At first glance, Poor Boy Lloyd’s hits the mark on every angle of the “must try” lunch trifecta: 1. Historical 2. Family-Owned and 3. Hole-in-the-Wall Location
As a reminder, every month Professor Brooks and I, along with a rotating “mystery diner” guest will order three separate lunch/brunch dishes from restaurants that are not only affordable, but are a little bit off the beaten path. All restaurants will receive an overall rating between 1-5 gavels, with a 1 gavel rating being “poor” and a 5 gavels rating being “excellent.”
If you have a lunch or brunch location you would like to see reviewed, please feel free to e-mail your suggestion to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.