Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cochon Butcher: New Orleans' Best Sandwiches, Elvis King Cake

Happy Mardi Gras! Where are you all celebrating this day of revelry?
In honor of this day, I thought I would post my favorite place I visited last time in New Orleans. NOLA is home to many great sandwiches that were invented here, but this places takes them to the next level. Yes, Cochon Butcher is a hip, "craft" sandwich place. And the sandwiches are amazing.

Cochon Butcher

The Muffuletta was invented at Central Grocery in New Orleans, but I believe the best muffuletta in the city is here at Cochon Butcher. The giant sandwich costs $12.
Cochon Butcher
Sure, there is something satisfying in the messy, old school sandwiches (and you shouldn't miss a pilgrimage to Central Grocery - still a great spot!), but the muffuletta here is perfect. Great sesame bread, the right ratio of olives, various deli meats and mozzarella. Of course, the key is the fact that the meats they use at Cochon Butcher are housemade or house cured, so it's a flavor you won't get elsewhere.

An equally great sandwich here is the Cubano - made with roasted pork, ham, and swiss cheese ($10)
Cochon Butcher

Moroccan spiced lamb, tzatziki, cucumber, chili oil on flatbread ($12)
Cochon Butcher

Now, if you're here close enough to Mardi Gras, you cannot miss their crazy (crazy awesome!) King Cake. I had the over-the-top-yet-mindblowingly-good Elvis King Cake. Yes, Elvis, because the Kind Cake is stuffed with peanut butter and banana and then topped with bacon. Hey, if you wanted to eat like The King ..
Cochon Butcher
Basically, Cochon Butcher is my favorite place out of all the restaurants I visited on my last trip. Although, you also should not miss the fried chicken at Willie Mae's.

More about NOLA: where to drink cocktails in New Orleans.

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-7675
Cochon Butcher Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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