We had intended on going to Avery Island to see the Tabasco Factory, but we had a late start and couldn’t get there in time. So we settled for what I, and most people I know, consider the best poboys in the great state of Louisiana. It’s a small local joint on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus: Olde Tyme Grocery. Don’t be fooled by the name – it’s not actually a grocery store anymore. Also, it is cash or check only – so make sure you stop at an ATM beforehand!
Rambo and I got a whole Olde Tyme Special to share since we had plans for dessert with Little J. An Olde Tyme Special is ham, turkey, roast beef, swiss, mayo, mustard, lettuce and tomato. Little J met us at Olde Tyme to chat while we finished our poboy, and then we went over to Walk-Ons to try their fabled bread pudding. Trust me, you DON’T want to know this exists. It’s bread pudding made from Krispy Kreme doughnuts. This bread pudding is so amazing. Insanely sweet – the drizzle on this isn’t the traditional whiskey sauce, it’s doughnut glaze. Walk-Ons in Lafayette used to use a local donut shop for their bread pudding, but the corporate office made the sad decision to switch it to Krispy Kreme so that all of the stores have the same menu items. This is sad for every person on the planet, because Meche’s Donut King is a superior donut. Further, using Meche’s helped a local donut shop rather than a tasteless chain. Krispy Kreme had a shop in Lafayette for a few months, but it had to close because no one in Lafayette preferred them to Meche’s. After our bread pudding, we bid farewell to Little J.
This was a cool sight to see! Definitely caught me off guard though!