Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Clover Grill (New Orleans, LA)
900 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, T: 504-598-1010
Clover Grill is a hole in the wall in the gay part of Bourbon Street and a New Orleans institution. It is open 24h and attracts a broad variety of people throughout the day. When I enter, on a Friday evening around 6.30, it is packed, which isn't difficult as it only holds some 20 people, with a lively group of gay guys from New York.
I order the burger ($5.79) and add chili (+$1.25) and jalapens (+$.1.25). The 1/2 lb patty is frozen and broiled under a cap on the griddle. Together with the tasty fresh-made chili and spicy jalapenos it is a great old-school burger. The side of French fries (+$2.75) is plentiful and pretty good.
Clover Grill is without a shadow of a doubt the gayest pig out spot I have ever eaten. However, it is also a real grease hut, in the best possible way. They serve unpretentious quality food. You overpay a bit for the location, but get compensated by a unique experience!