The Story of the Bluebird Cafe
When Bart and his
partner Sally opened the first
Bluebird Café in New Orleans in I987, (Our original
location: 3625 Prytania Street New Orleans, LA) their concept was to offer the
best freshly prepared food, made from scratch, at affordable prices.
Through the years, many changes have been made; however, our concept
and love of fresh food have remained the same. Here are some
examples of what sets our food apart.
Our Specials are always made fresh, from
scratch, and created from original recipes. Everything is
prepared to order as much as possible.
We do not use Black Beans from a can. We
use dried black beans, which we sort, wash, soak, cook, and
season, and that’s why they are so good!
For our Corned Beef Hash, the corned beef
is shipped to us from an exclusive producer in Chicago, which
we’ve _ used for over 20 years. We add our own fresh vegetables
Our Salsa is made at the Bluebird from
fresh, hand—chopped vegetables and seasonings.
Our Coffee comes from a local coffee
roaster, Mills Coffee Company, and is the lightest of their dark
roast flavors. It is an exceptional cup of coffee that pleases
most coffee lovers but has the "edge" which "robust” coffee
Our Iced Coffee is a medium dark roast, the
best that you an buy, made from a cold drip process, which gives
less yield but the very best quality. It has never been heated,
uses cold water, and eliminates the bitter oils and impurities
that emerge when the coffee bean is heated. It is time consuming
and more expensive to make, taking 24 hours, but yields the best
flavored, purist iced coffee you can get.
Unlike our competitors, who buy potatoes
pre-cut, dipped in water with chemicals so they do not turn
brown and are either frozen, dried, or pre-blanched, our Home
Fries are made from fresh, whole red potatoes, which we wash,
bake, hand-cut, grill, and season with our own special home fry
seasoning blend. It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it!
Our Soups are created from our own original
recipes, always made from scratch, by hand in our own kitchen,
using fresh ingredients.
Our Biscuits and Muffins are baked fresh
every morning, right here in our kitchen. No pre - made, frozen
products used here!
Our Com Tortillas come from Tortilleria
Piaxtla, the only local tortilleria in Rhode Island and are
always fresh and delicious! We make our own corn chips from them
You may not know this, but the restaurant
chains use pasteurized, frozen bulk eggs. At the Bluebird, we
hand crack and strain our own fresh eggs for all of our Omelet’s
and Scrambled Egg dishes.
Our Bacon is the highest quality fresh
(never frozen) sliced bacon available, and we cook it daily,
unlike some of our competitors, who cook all of their bacon once
a week. ...And we have done all of this for over twenty years! !