Last Wednesday, I met up with Pam and her husband Tony at the newly opened Second Line. Our timing was perfect, as even a few minutes later would have meant a wait.
The place was hopping, the vibe was one of excitement.
This was a working dinner for Pam, so we ordered a range of dishes, including the fried oyster salad; the fries topped with andouille, crawfish, and pimento cheese; and the Natchitoches meat pies.
Of course, I had to get the Chubby Vegetarian mushroom debris poboy. It was delicious. Tony went classic and ordered the fried shrimp poboy.
I also ordered the very rich cheese grits from the "Groceries" section of the menu. Other side items include dirty rice, stewed beet greens, and a "hot" potato salad.
The Second Line shares a kitchen with Restaurant Iris, and the Second Line menu includes one dessert from Restaurant Iris each night. On this evening, it was the outstanding bread pudding topped with ice cream.
Weekday lunch will be added some time in the future, and a spacious patio out back will no doubt be filled when the weather warms up.