500BestSquareBananas Foster Bread Pudding @ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse

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I don’t remember who first noticed the now-obvious affinity between New Orleans bread pudding and Bananas Foster. It suddenly appeared on many menus about fifteen years ago. Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse was one of the earlier vendors, which makes sense. Bananas Foster was created at Brennan’s on Royal Street long before the family split, and all the Brennan restaurants have long served it. It’s a great taste, but a warning is needed: get a cup of coffee, too. It’s pretty sweet, in a good way.

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse. French Quarter: 716 Iberville. 504-522-2467.

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