There are very few places in the Bywater that have the neighborhood charm comparable to Frady’s One Stop Food Store. Its basically a crowded hallway with a counter and a kitchen, but is a vital organ of the community. Their kitchen serves the classics; po-boys, beans and rice, macaroni, porckchops, dirty rice, chicken, sausage and all day breakfast. The catcher for me is the “grumpy old man” which consists of 2 eggs any way, potatoes or corn grits, toast and your choice of meat all for $5.50.
This tiny corner stop is always bustling with folks coming in and out with unmatched banter between workers and regulars. It has a timeless appeal that makes you want to slow down and speed up at the same time. The ideal spot to grab a smoke and a paper, order some breakfast and observe the quiet, eccentric madness of the Bywater neighborhood.