That I opted for the Creole Slammer at Slim Goodies over the Jewish Coonass is to say I chose hash browns over potato latkes. The dish, pictured, above was topped with over-easy eggs and bathed in crawfish etouffee. As I was unfamiliar with the term “coonass,” and since it sounds incredibly derogatory I investigated. Despite its disputed origin, the term it isn’t so bad when Cajuns say it to each other and its use may have led to the Cajun people being recognized as a distinct ethnic group.
The biscuit was such a welcome addition, I ordered another. If I ate this way every day, I would certainly die. But then again, I will certainly die some day, so I should enjoy these breakfasts while I can, no? After riding bikes around town for most of the afternoon Sunday, this certainly broke my fast like a sledgehammer.
Slim Goodies’ decor endeared me to them just as much as the food. Gorgeous letterpress posters from some of my favorite shops fill the walls, including Yee Haw Industries (Knoxville, Tn.) and probably some from Hatch Show Print (Nashville), and Standard Deluxe (Waverly, Al.). Check out the back patio for some wandering chickens, shaded tables, and creepy statues.