Toast (5433 Laurel St., 504-267-3260;, the highly-anticipated Laurel Street breakfast spot from the Francophile masterminds behind Tartine (7217 Perrier St., 504-866-4860;, is expected to open soon.

  "We wanted an additional place to spotlight how great we are at breakfast," Matt Engle says. "A lot of people already think of Tartine more like a morning spot than a French restaurant, so it was a natural expansion."

  The dish they're most excited about? The aebleskivers: fluffy pancakes with a variety of fillings, which would most certainly win an award for most adorable breakfast food. Toast will be the first place in the city to serve them daily. Visit the website for a preview of the menu.