Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:35 PM
Glad I saw this thread. I really wanna chime in here. I like the ghetto-fabulous greasy late night joints for what they're worth (The Bo Bo at montage - biscuits and milk pan gravy for example hits the after drinking "spot", though if I'm drunk enough to dive into that filthy place, I usually regret ordering it later.)
HOWEVER, there is but one superior option in my book. I have had now TWO absolutely phenomenal (relative to the hour) full menu experiences at My Brother's Crawfish (see my posts on that thread) on SE Harrison and 82nd (next to Good Taste Noodle House and across from Ngoc Ham Bun Bo Hue). Bro's serves THE ENTIRE MENU 'TIL 2:30 AM. Freaking crazy. I'm not sure if that's weekends only. As it was, both of my late night dinners were on weekend nights. A Friday night with a reservation for eight people at midnight where the owner pulled out all the stops for us, though we had to sit in the bar, which was fine and added to the fun with the loud hip hop and uber-hot Vietkids at the bar drinking.
The other time was for six of us. We called to be sure, but then just stopped in for, again, full dinner menu at 1:30 in the morning. The young staff was extremely attentive and very curious about how we knew about them. The food was very good, though pretty standard compared to the first time when the owner was on top of it.
There was a DJ'd private B-day party in the bar, so they sat us in the dining room at a long table. We devoured gigantic crawfish boils (freshly flown in from LA), great corn bread, blackened whole sides of catfish, fried oysters in awesome batter, and MUCH Abita lager and Turbo Dog at the modest price of $3 or 4 bucks each.
Call ahead to be sure about hours, as they do seem to vary with how busy they are:
breakin' the law, breakin' the law!