Ted's Frostop: Proudly the Home of the Upside-down Root Beer Mug
Everytime I think of Frostop I think of something a waitress told me at a Frostop (not Ted's) when I was in high school. She asked "Honey, you know why it's called a Lotto Burger?" I said, "Uh, no." She said "Because it's a lot o' burger."
The Fair Family headed over to Ted's Frostop on South Claiborne and Calhoun for lunch early Sunday afternoon. Freshly renovated and newly re-opened (the place took in three feet of water following the storm) Ted's Frostop looks better than ever and the Lotto with Chesse combo was just like before KTMB.
The iconic frosted root beer mug still rests upside-down in front of the building (it fell over during the storm) and the owners have no intention of placing the mug back atop it's pole. Humorously, they have embraced the upside-down mug as their new logo. The t-shirts the staff now wear (which can be purchased by patrons) simply have the upsidedown mug on them.
Go get a Lotto Burger . . . Or a burger at the adjacent Bud's Broiler on Calhoun. Or a drink at Robert's Bar on Calhoun . . . These places are committed to New Orleans (Robert's opened in December) and deserve business . . .
In other Frostop-related news:
Hollis P. Wood informs me that the Old Jefferson Frostop on Jefferson Highway is being forced to relocate (they don't know to where yet)--because of the construction of a new multi-story condo/apartment building. I have noticed a fence and "sales-looking" trailer has been erected on site (next to the Frostop and at the former location of the Daiquiri place and pawn shop that burned down to the ground a few days after the storm). Based on the neighborhood opposition of previous proposed "high-rise" projects in Old Jefferson, this one seems to be mysteriously flying under the radar . . . .
Some photos of Ted's Frostop:
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