Saturday, August 16, Yours Truly CCG returned to the NORMAN MAYER LIBRARY, and after leaving, decided to take a trip into Downtown NEW ORLEANS for a journey through HISTORIC FRENCH QUARTER NEW ORLEANS (FRENCH QUARTER).
WINK'S WORLD FAMOUS BUTTERMILK DROP BAKERY & BISTRO
1218 DECATUR STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70116
Sunday - Saturday: 7:00 AM - 6:OO PM CST
Having a general idea of the location of WINK'S BAKERY & BISTRO, Ya Boy CCG boarded the river bound ELYSIAN FIELDS #55 bus at the corner of Elysian Fields Ave. and Gentilly Blvd., unboarded at the corner of Esplanade Avenue and Decatur Street, walked two blocks up Decatur towards Canal Street, and arrived at 1218 Decatur St.
Arriving at about 2:30 PM CST, there were two patrons dining at separate tables, but WINK'S BAKERY & BISTRO had a constant flow of carry-out traffic.
Like many FRENCH QUARTER businesses, they keep their front doors open, and though they have air conditioning, they also rely heavily on ceiling fans for ventilation. It was a scorcher of a August day in New Orleans, but; CCG was cool and comfortable at WINK'S.
There is spacious table seating for about 50 persons, a generous glass-enclosed display case for their ready-made baked goods, as well as store merchandise, and two flat screen TVs for your viewing pleasure.
WINK'S BAKERY & BISTRO MENU features a full slate of Bakery, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, and Early Dinner bistro delicacies from which you may choose.
On that particular day, there was not any available seafood, so CCG decided on their CHEESEBURGER (Fully Dressed) with Sweet Fries (Sweet Potato Fries), added a Side Salad, and washed it all down with an Iced Coffee (Meal Photo 3rd from bottom).
WINK'S exclusively serves COMMUNITY COFFEE.
Not forgetting about the abundance of sweet treats, CCG ordered a box of one dozen assorted pastries to bring home as a surprise for Dad.
The BURGER was fully dressed with American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle, Mayonnaise, Mustard, evenly-seasoned, Well Cooked, and BEEFY-THICK-A-LICIOUS. The SWEET FRIES were fried piping hot, and still maintained their sweet potato special sweetness. The burger veggies and the salad veggies were cold-crunchy-fresh!!!
For the box of 1 Dozen ASSORTED PASTRIES (2nd photo from bottom): 6 Buttermilk Drops, 2 Glazed Donuts, 1 Chocolate Glazed, 1 Chocolate-Covered Cake Donut, 1 Twist Donut, and don't recollect the name of the 1 big flat pastry.
What's not to love about Iced Cold COMMUNITY COFFEE???
GOOD FOOD, GOOD LOCATION, GOOD SERVICE, GOOD CONVERSATION, GOOD TIMES!!!
PEACE, LOVE, And BLESSINGS;