Saturday, October 20, 2012

Victor’s Cafeteria, New Iberia, Louisiana

 After our tour of Shadows-on-the-Teche antebellum home, we were hungry. (Really, when aren’t we?) Victor's Cafeteria was recommended by another couple on our tour, and was just a few blocks away, so off we went. When we got there, it was packed! We were a little confused on how the whole thing worked, so we asked the man standing in front of us  ~ basically, cafeteria-style meant you walked in, got a tray, pointed to what you want, sat and ate. There was a white board with the meals offered that day, and you could choose various sides. There were quite a few regulars, since as we progressed in line, we heard, “Good morning Mr. Tom,” and “How are you Mr. Bruce.” Suzanne ordered the chicken, Brad the hamburger steak (which was meatloaf), but when we were asked what sides we wanted, we got stuck. First, it’s a heavy accent down here (for us, anyway), we had no clue what was going on, and dirty rice, what’s that? Very kindly, then woman behind the counter spoke slower to us :-) and explained dirty rice (gave us a taste, yum!) and had no problem holding-up the line while we figured it all out. Then there were more vegetable decisions (cole slaw, carrots, creamed corn, squash, black-eyed peas…….), bread decisions (white, corn…….), drink decisions (sweet vs. unsweetened tea) and finally, we sat down to eat. It really was very good. Brad could move in there! There were some awesome looking pies, but we were too full. Definitely, this is a place to go when in the area.
Easy and affordable - no matter where you are! 

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