In our Fall issue of MIGNON, we published an article by Grace Wilson Birch that focused on the history and charms of Bayou St. John. This New Orleans neighborhood, defined by its peaceful waterway that flows past City Park and the Cemeteries, has seen a century of progress and peril, and the Parkway Bakery and Tavern has been through it all. Established in 1911, the Parkway served poor boys that fed hungry streetcar conductors and American Can Company workers for decades. Today, the eatery is a key ingredient in the revitalization of this historic area.
Beloved by locals and savvy tourists alike, the Parkway Bakery and Tavern provides a casual place for the community to gather over well-dressed poor boys and gravy fries. Their classic storefront opens into a welcoming space, paved with bricks from their original bakery ovens. We chose to photograph our model in this inviting (and delicious) location to illustrate our admiration for this true, New Orleans original. Now, get on over to the corner of Hagan and Toulouse, grab a bite of history, and tell them Mignon sent you!