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Sunday's Best: A Bike Ride to Brunch

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(InthekNOwla) -- NEW ORLEANS | What better way to cap off the weekend than a bike ride through the streets of New Orleans... Final destination this time, Katie's for brunch.  Recently, Katie's reemerged from the Katrina-era and reminded me once again that it has been worth the wait. 

New items to the menu include brick oven pizzas with unique toppings that are reminiscent of other New Orleans favorites: The Atchafalaya (roasted garlic, sautéed bell pepper, shrimp, oyster, crab cake, crawfish with a Tabasco marinara) or The Boudreaux (cochon de lait, roasted garlic, fresh spinach, red onion and scallion). Another one dear to the NOLA-native heart is The Terranova, named after a local grocery store on Esplanade Avenue known for its house made sausage.

Back to brunch... Tangents are unavoidable when on topic of food.  Sundays at Katie's are now known as bottomless- not what you're thinking.  For an extra charge of $11.00, patrons can opt for an unlimited, bottomless glass of mimosa, bloody mary, or sangria. Don't worry; these mid-morning cocktails do not come with a heavy-handed pour.  Your belly will be full before bicycle operational impairment occurs.

The brunch menu includes such items as the Frittata (Terranova makes another appearance here as well)- much like an omelet, but also like a quiche. The beignet plate is served with a savory crawfish sauce and a jalapeño aioli drizzle (rich and delicious) and the Pain Perdu accompanied by fresh berries.  My choice was the Eggs Sardou, which consisted of two poached eggs atop perfectly cooked artichoke hearts, an English muffin, then topped with a house made Hollandaise. While I normally go the scramble-sausage-hash brown-biscuit route, the Sardou was excellent.  Other options include a meaty crab cake, eggs-your-way and a small lunch menu.

Wait, I don't think I've even mentioned the word, “bike” yet.  Another great aspect to spending your Sunday morning riding to Katie’s is the fact that it is easily accessible by bicycle.  Only two blocks from the Jeff Davis neutral ground paved path, riders from Uptown can hop on the lane where Washington, Jeff Davis and Earhart meet-- a few streets from where Octavia ends or begins.  Those coming from downtown or City Park can also catch the bike path from where Bayou St. John meets Orleans. Katie's is centrally located in Mid-City, one block off of Bienville.

Don't forget, safety first... Helmet, check. Lock, check. Back-up ride home in case the bottomless mimosas take effect, check!


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