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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Savory Bites

...offering tidbits of information on interesting discoveries in the food and wine scene of New Orleans.

Satsuma Cafe in the Bywater - Looking for fresh, local ingredients served to you in a cool, funky, New Orleans atmosphere? We took a break from the Jazz Fest crowds on Friday and snuck out for a quick lunch to check out this great little spot in the Bywater. Eclectic art, lots of recycled furniture and a colorful palate, give you lots to look at as you patiently wait for your food to be prepared in the open kitchen behind the counter.

The menu board offers everything from freshly squeezed juices recipes concocted from local produce, creative breakfast dishes, sandwiches and salads at great prices. We started with shots of wheat grass juice, followed by the kale salad made with lacinato kale, shaved fennel, tomatoes and crispy bacon served up with just the right amount of their delicious house made parmesan dressing. We also split the MLT sandwich made with fresh mozzarella, basil pesto spread, tuscan salami and dressed with garden fresh lettuce and tomatoes, of course served on home made bread.

An awesome, light, healthy lunch followed by a great cup of espresso. Why oh why don't we have something like this in Mid City???

Satsuma Café, 3218 Dauphine St. (504) 304.5962. Open Daily 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. They get much of their produce from Hollygrove Market & Farm.

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