Cheap Eats 2012: Bayou Bakery
The "muff-a-lotta" sandwich with chips (left) and beignets and chickory coffee (right). Photographs by Scott Suchman.
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Bayou Bakery
Address: 1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-243-2410
Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: An example of a traditional Southern meal is deep fried chicken, field peas, turnip greens, cornbread, sweet tea and a dessert that could be a pie (sweet potato, pecan and peach are traditional southern pies), or a cobbler (peach, blackberry or mixed berry are traditional cobblers)., Breakfast, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday for breakfast all day and lunch.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Beignets; buttermilk biscuits with pepper jelly and cinnamon-spiked apple butter; house-made croissants and pain du chocolate; Muff-a-lotta sandwich; Creole Pilgrim sandwich; deviled eggs; porKorn (caramel popcorn with bacon); chilled shrimp with remoulad
Price Details: Breakfast $1.75 to $3, starters $3 to $5, sandwiches $5 to $7.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly
Cheap Eats 2012

A slew of items on the menu of this quick-serve cafe commanded by pastry chef, sometime TV guest, and Louisiana native David Guas would alone merit a long drive—butter-laden biscuits; rich gumbo; the Arm-Drip, a roast-beef po’ boy dipped in the beef’s own gravy; and pralines so perfect you’d swear they’d been airlifted from the French Quarter. Oh, and omnivores, take note: The veggie sub might tempt you to entertain the idea of giving up meat.

Also good: Poached shrimp with green-onion ré-moulade; hand-ground hot dog; Dat-O cookies, a riff on Oreos; hot chocolate.

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