In 2007 when I decided to open my own little spot, I coined the phrase “French Soul Food” to describe my personal style of cuisine that I wanted to bring to the public. What I hope to convey is a soulful mixture of Southern, Creole and French cuisines presented in a down-home style and atmosphere.
Fueled by the unwavering desire to charm folks with the tastes of my hometown, New Orleans, and the support of my amazing partner, Libby Truesdell, I was able to turn a shoddy Tenderloin greasy spoon found on Craigslist into my dream restaurant. Six years and thousands of Yelp reviews later, Brenda’s is still going strong.
So if you’re craving something soulful, satisfying and sexy, come by and try us out. If you already have, and keep coming back for more, then—thanks!
Ain’t no shame in your game if you can’t pronounce a few things…
Beignet (ben-yay): fried doughnut hugely popular in New Orleans
Grillades (gree-ahds): beef cutlet smothered in a spicy gravy