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Mr. Gregory's Brings French Take-Out to N. Rampart

There is life beyond the po’ boy, although many of us don’t want to think of it.  That is, until you sink your teeth into some classic French street food at Mister Gregory’s, across from Armstrong Park at 806 N. Rampart. In business for about a month, this new addition to N. Rampart’s food fare offers sandwiches, salads, soups, galettes, and more. 


“You don’t have to be French to enjoy Mister Gregory’s,” says sandwich slinger Tucker David, grinning ear-to-ear.  David is part of the three-person team at Mister G’s which serves up fresh, French eats.


Patrons can grab-and-go or sit and dine. Customers need not fret about price tags, as none of the menu items are over $8. 


For the Mister G’s virgin, David recommends one of their three most popular sandwiches:  the Rampart, featuring local Andouille sausage, the Saltimbocca, which has roasted chicken breast, or the boeuf, with New Orleans Style beef debris. 


Gregory reports that his customers are a good mix of visitors and locals.  “Right now it’s about 50/50, although I’m curious to see how that will change in September.  We opened this summer when things are a little slower so that we had time to prepare and work everything out.”


Why French sandwiches and no po’ boys?  “Everybody does a po’ boy.  But not too many people serve French food.  Visitors come to the French Quarter and they’re like, Where’s all the French restaurants?” said Gregory.


As a bonus, they buy their produce locally whenever possible, much of it coming from the Hollygrove or Armstrong Park farmer’s markets.  “New Orleans has a lot of possibilities for great local produce, bread, and coffee,” owner Gregory Gajus reports.  A lot of businesses aren’t taking advantage of it, but I’d like to see that change.”  They also specialize in quality coffee, using organic fair trade beans from Orleans Coffee Company and brewing it French press-style.  “I don’t understand why some places buy lower-quality beans just to save 10 cents a pound.”


Mr. Gregory’s is open Sunday through Thursday, 9a.m.-7p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 9a.m.-9p.m. 

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