South In Your Mouth

Saturday, August 13, 2011

This afternoon my friend and I had a chance to check out the latest restaurant to join D.C's H st Corridor. Tru Orleans is adding a Creole southern kick to a strip that's already known for Ethiopian, hoagies, and late-night sushi. We were lucky enough to go just as the restaurant was opening for the day so there was plenty of time to openly gawk at the Mardi Gras meets Guggenheim decor.

Pull back the the two white french doors and the restaurant opens up to beautiful copper tiles lining the ceiling, dark wood flooring, and colorful Mardi Gras masks sprinkled along the walls. In true New Orleans style, the menu boasts everything from craw fish and shrimp po' boys, to beignets and red beans and rice. Tru Orleans also hosts a full bar for those infamous and ubiquitous D.C happy hours. And the prices for anything are phenomenal, especially for D.C, and for one of the hippest neighborhoods in the city (Hippest? How old am I again?). Another awesome incentive to visit Tru Orleans is the view of H St from the restaurant's open deck on the second level. Perfect for summer nights, but also in the winter because the roof transforms into an indoor outdoor dining experience. My friend and I kicked it old school and had the friend shrimp and catfish po'boys, which were moist and flavorful, but could stand a bit more N'awlins kick in terms of spices :)

But we had a wonderful time, and I definitely encourage you to check out Tru Orleans the next time you're in the District. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served!

Our lovely waitress who was incredibly friendly.

Catfish Po'boy and cocktail sauce. Holler!


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