500BestSquarePanneed Eggplant @ Corner Cafe

Lots of restaurants serve panneed eggplant sticks or rounds. They tend to be either Italian cafes, neighborhood places, or Galatoire’s. The eggplant, more often than not, suffers from the propensity of eggplant to soak up a lot of oil. But some restaurants get it right, as this little, slightly scruffy, well-named eatery does. They bring out just enough for one person to eat (most restaurants serve too much at too high a price). It comes in golden discs about half an inch thick, with a side of marinara sauce. Perfect appetizer before a poor boy, a plate of red beans, or another daily special.


Corner Cafe. Metairie: 3316 Green Acres Rd. 504-454-1008.

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