The idea sounds like it emerged from a 4am brainstorm after a very long frat party that we hesitated to try it. At the genius frat. The sliders come in cheeseburger, fried chicken, and tofu every day and three other rotating varieties. Pork belly and oyster show up frequently (which is to your benefit). They’re invariably carefully topped with house-made dressings, slaws, or a balancing bit of greenery—like a spicy avocado goat-cheese schmear on soft-shell crab. Donuts follow a similar pattern: You can always get a good ol’ glazed, chocolate, or cinnamon sugar, and then the donut heavens open. Fresh-fruit-jelly-filled (pomegranate, muscadine, whatever’s at the farmer’s market), Nutella-drenched, tart lemon ginger, maple bacon Sriracha…Ri.Diculous. Surprisingly, their “Brew” has nothing to do with beer—pardon our misguided frat presumption. It’s coffee, pulled from taps, including a super-smooth nitrogen cold-brewed version. Go at off-peak times to avoid lines. The Uptown outpost, District Hand Pie & Coffee Bar, offers savories and sweetness tucked into a dainty, buttery half-moon crusty.
New Orleans› Restaurant
District Donuts. Sliders. Brew.
2209 Magazine St
Our Rating Neighborhood Uptown Garden District Hours Daily 7am–9pm Phone 504/570-6945 Prices Everything under $6 Cuisine Type Casual Fare/Bakery Web site District Donuts. Sliders. Brew. Other District Hand Pie & Coffee Bar: 5637 Magazine St. (504/313-1316; daily 7am–4pm).