Crescent Pie & Sausage Company* (#259, 5/10/13) – 61
Ventured into Mid-City on a trip to Delgado Community College and dropped in at the Crescent Pie & Sausage Company on Banks Street. It was a pretty solid lunch stop. They have lunch specials and happy hour specials and some decent food, though I didn’t try the pizza, it looked pretty good going by to other tables.
I opted for the Redneck Brisket sandwich (brisket, peppers, onions, aioli sauce). It was basic, but very tasty – I’d definitely go back for another. Others went with a hot sausage po-boy and even a salad. The hot sausage seems to have been okay and the salad looked pretty basic. The sides (also salad, and cole slaw) weren’t impressive, relatively tasteless; of course, you’re at a Pie & Sausage Company, so didn’t expect much. It may be a little over-priced, but I’m starting to think everything is and my brain just hasn’t caught up with inflation – tasty sandwich, crappy side, iced tea and tip = $17. So on the food scale, I’m giving it a 33, mainly based on the brisket sandwich.
The service was good, but nobody was in any big hurry, including the servers. Everyone was friendly and no real issues, so an average of 10 out of 20.
Atmosphere was good. Good New Orleans-type music, maybe a little Cajun. Very casual, essentially picnic tables to sit on (also has some outside seating). A good place for a basic lunch. I’ll give it an 18.
Final score = 61.