COURTESY BABY'S BADASS BURGERS
The Los Angeles-based food truck franchise Baby's Badass Burgers makes its New Orleans debut Monday (Jan. 18) at Courtyard Brewery.
The Los Angeles-based “burgers and babes” food truck concept is making its New Orleans debut Monday, Jan. 18. Baby’s Badass Burgers
pulls up at local nanobrewery and frequent food truck host Courtyard Brewery (1020 Erato St.) from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The food truck franchise, from restaurant industry and event planning expats Lori Barbera and Erica Cohen, revolves around bright pink tank top-wearing women serving “gourmet” burgers – half-pound Angus beef patties called “Maneaters” with an array of toppings. The company website includes a list of glamour-shot profiles of the burger “babes” employed.
Burgers carry tongue-in-cheek references to the all-female crew, including the truck’s signature “Bombshell” – a patty sandwiched between two bacon grilled cheese melts, topped with grilled onions and served with special sauce.
The “Hot Mamma” features a beef patty topped with cream cheese-stuffed jalapeno poppers and spicy cheese sauce; the “All American Girl” features the basics: smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles and special sauce. There also are turkey and veggie burgers for more health-conscious eaters and a small selection of sides, including sweet potato fries and "pig tails," or curly fries.
A spokeswoman for the company said Monday’s soft-opening at Courtyard Brewery will be followed by a weekly presence on Tulane Avenue near the new University Medical Center, but complete details on the schedule have not been finalized.
For more information, visit the company’s website here.