America's Best Pancakes
Stanley, New Orleans
This new eatery on Jackson Square in the French Quarter is local chef Scott
Boswell’s wake up call. (It’s just down the lane from Stella!, the other half
of his homage to Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire.) What you
will desire here, however, is to sit at the soda fountain counter on a swivel
stool and order the short stack of pancakes served with a scoop of vanilla ice
cream and Steen’s Cane Syrup, Louisiana’s traditional sweetener with a molasses
kick. And if you have a Big Easy appetite, save room for the Eggs Stella:
cornmeal-crusted soft shell crabs atop poached eggs with Creole hollandaise.
Best sides: After a night on the town, order the
eye-opening Bloody Mary or a spicy bowl of P&J’s oyster, shrimp, and
andouille sausage gumbo.