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Bayou Bakery Owner Makes Today Show Appearance

by ARLnow.com October 5, 2011 at 10:33 am 3,761 29 Comments

Bayou Bakery owner and chef David Guas made an appearance on the Today Show this morning.

Guas was featured in a cooking segment called “Hot Chef,” during the show’s 9:00 hour. The segment focused on seasonal, “all-American desserts” — specifically a blackberry and blueberry crumble, an apple-spiced upside down bundt cake and a “lemon icebox pie.” Guas showed hosts Al Roker and Tamron Hall how to make the desserts, while discussing the use of apples and other seasonal ingredients during the fall.

Bayou Bakery is located at 1515 N. Courthouse Road in Courthouse.

  • KalashniKEV

    I still go there, but BB is sooooo over-hyped.

    • Kat

      His beignets are spot on, and that’s all that matters.

      • KalashniKEV

        That’s all I get there.

        • CW

          When I’ve gone I’ve never ordered them and regretted it when I saw other people with them. Now I’m really regretting it. Looks like I’ll need to make a trip sooner rather than later.

      • S

        Really? I went there once and did not think they were even close to spot on. It’s been a while so maybe I should try again.

        • V Dizzle

          Had them a couple of times, and they were very similar to Cafe Dumonde.

          • CrystalMikey

            That’s big talk.

          • V Dizzle

            That’s my take on it anyhow. Again, been to NOLA 8 times, and enjoy the food. Fried dough and powdered sugar shouldn’t be that tough to replicate anyhow.

          • CrystalMikey

            It shouldn’t but it is.

          • V Dizzle

            OK, then I give them credit for doing a wonderful job. Sorry for underestimating how hard it is to make them.

  • Steve

    I’ve been there twice and each time I’ve gone I find myself wondering why in the hell anyone goes there. The food is overpriced, they are small portions, and I really don’t think it’s all that good. I refuse to go spend another $15 on a lunch there again. I tried giving them a second chance but I can’t stomach a third.

    • steve-0

      And there isn’t even a smoking section!!!11!! Amirite!?!?!

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  • Lee-n-Glebe

    Interesting. All consistent with my impressions of below average food at above average prices. Not “bad,” but not really good and rather expensive.

  • Qbert

    Why did they say the bakery is in Washington D.C. on the Today Show? Dumb.

  • AllenB

    I go there weekly and love it. I don’t think $6-7 is overpriced for a sandwich in this area. And some of them may look small but are quite filling. I get the muffaleta (sp?) frequently and am always stuffed when I finish. And the breakfast biscuit sandwiches are pretty damn big.

  • V Dizzle

    Don’t know of the “hype” that is apparently “over”, but the food, in my opinion is very good New Orleans style food. Been there 8 times and BB food is what it’s supposed to be. Nothing fancy, buy spot on. I prefer quality ingredients to quantity of food, so I hope they keep it up.

    • KalashniKEV

      I’ve lived in New Orleans and went to BB with a bunch of my friends from there when they visited- it was a disappointment. The etouffe was bland and flavorless, too small, and the check was large.

      I’ve had the sandwiches too- same deal.

      • AllenB

        Never had the etouffe, but not at all my experience with the sandwiches.

      • V Dizzle

        I’m not saying it would be the best thing you ever had in New Orleans…it just fits the bill. Good enough for me anyhow, but to each their own.

      • CW

        KEV is much more agreeable when he is giving restaurant reviews!

  • chihuahua

    I have been there when they first opened and a few times after that. My honest opinion- limited menu, overpriced, but they have good coffee. David G. – why on earth would you serve miniature barbie doll sized pain au chocolat or tiny mini cupcakes at over $4 per???? Everytime I’ve gone there (5+), you have the same size of pastries, so it was not a discrete incident. The one time I ordered meals there, hot dogs and a sandwich, they were oversalted, greesy and just plain disgusting, I threw it all away un-eatened. What a waste. Never mind the long torturous wait…

  • chihuahua

    For all the hype about bringing New Orleans, and the truck and the king cake, there’s not much that is good to be had there. Everything is pork flavored.

    • Sue

      The porkorn (caramel corn with bacon) is awesome. I see nothing wrong with a lot of bacon. 🙂

  • chihuahua

    Does it cost you that much more to make a pain au chocolat that is true to size?

  • LyonVillageResident

    The biscuits are not good either and the eggs seem microwaved. Bojangles is about a thousand times better.

  • Suzie

    I can’t believe people are complaining about the size of the meals….every time I’ve gotten food there, I can’t finish it because the sandwiches are huge. The desserts are delicious. The beignets are undeniably good.

    My ONLY complaint is that the eggs on the breakfast sandwiches aren’t cooked fresh per order.

  • Jen

    I went on a Saturday morning and while I can accept things being slow because it was busy, I was incredibly frustrated when it took literally 25 minutes to get a coffee to go. They were also out of beignets and breakfast sandwiches at 10am. How is that even possible?

    Never going back.

  • Jenny-Bear

    Those mutton chops are…breathtaking.


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