Nawlins Invasion: Lucy Browne’s Opens, Two Boots Serves Beignet Ice Cream

This is hilariously timed, given that it’s Bastille Day, but Steak Frites has now undergone its transformation into the “wholesome American eatery” we told you about earlier and will reopen as Lucy Browne’s tomorrow. (There’s a semi-private opening party tonight, from now till 10 p.m., featuring free pints of Mermaid Pilsner and a ragtime band, but be warned the hostess is toting a list of those who RSVP’d to As you can see from the menu below, there are some New Orleans dishes such as an oyster po’ boy and shrimp and grits (and of course there are meatballs). Which leads us to the very exciting news that the Bleecker Street location of Two Boots has just started serving NOLA-inspired ice cream made from 16 percent butterfat from the milk of upstate cows. Specialty flavors include the one we’re trying as soon as we leave work, beignet (see what Momofuku’s doughnut soft-serve has wrought?) as well as bananas Foster, Community Coffee coffee (another tempting one — flavored with New Orleans’ favorite coffee), Tortoni, and Coconut Caramel Cup. There are also flavors from Max & Mina’s: Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Pecan Praline.

Ms. Lucy’s Starters
Farmers Garden Salad - carrot ribbons, cucumber, grape tomato, black olives, shaved red onions, feta & red wine vinaigrette - $9
Our Dreamy Mac & Cheese - $7 / $12
Patti G’s Three Bean Veggie Chili - cheddar/jack cheese and chips - $8
Jumbo Buffalo Wings - regular or honey roasted - 6 pc $5 / 10 pc $9

Garden Fresh Salad Mains
Carmine St. Caesar - Romaine ribs, baby arugula, fresh horseradish, shaved parmesan, herb croutons, and cheesy Caesar - $9
Hudson Square Wedge - iceberg, applewood smoked bacon, grape tomato, chives, crispy shallot & crumbled blue cheese - $11 (w/ grilled chicken breast - $2.50; grilled shrimp $4)

Juicy Lucy’s Burgers
Lucy’s Juicy Burger - Applewood smoked bacon, sweet carmelized onions & Calbot cheddar - $11
Housemade turkey burger - avocado, tomato and sprouts - $10.50
Big O’ Burger - secret blend crusted with sweet shallot - $12
Little Lucy’s - three mini burgers with sweet caramelized onions - $10

Chicken B.A.L.T. - grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato - $11.50
Crabcake - jumbo lump crabcake, lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce - $14
Oyster Po Boy - Apple smoked bacon, tomato & Cajun remoulade - $14.50
Steak Sandwich - grilled steak, caramelized onions and Swiss cheese - $14.50

From Dock to Door
Ale Battered Fish & Chips - apple-fennel tartar sauce - $16.50
DelMarValous Lump Crabackes - grilled pineapple, tomato, local corn and fresh basil salad - $21
NOLA Shrimp & Grits - creamy garlic grits and smokey Smithfield ham
Pan Roasted Mirin Glazed Salmon - Napa, red pepper, mint, sesame seeds, lime & crispy wontons - $18.50

Lucy’s Fabulous Fav’s
Grilled 12 oz. New York Strip - chipotle-lime butter & house-cut fries - $22.50
“Family Reunion Traditional” Turkey Supper - string bean casserole, stuffing and whipped potatoes - $17.50
Buttermilk Crispy Fried Chicken - waffles & pure maple syrup - $16.50

Mother Browne’s Slow Cooked BBQ
(with cole slaw & corn on the cob)
Brisket - $14.50
Half chicken - $14.50
Baby Back Ribs - $15.50

South of the Border
Nachos - Crispy corn tortillas topped with black beans, jalapeno, sour cream, Monterey jack cheese and pico de gallo - $950
Fish Tacos - white corn tortillas, avocado, pico de gallo, cilantro & lime - $10

Cucina de la Nonna (served with linguini)
Chicken Parmesan - $14.50
Sicilian Meatballs - San Marzano cheese, tomato sauce, garlic bread - $13.50

Sides - $4
House-cut fries
Mashed potatoes
Beer battered onion rings
Corn on the cob

Lucy Browne’s, 225 Varick St., nr. Clarkson St.; 212-463-7101

Nawlins Invasion: Lucy Browne’s Opens, Two Boots Serves Beignet Ice Cream