glass beads Another morning found me at McElroy's on the Bayou, besotted by biscuits and sausage topped with pepper gravy. For dinner, I loved Mary Mahoney's Old French House Restaurant situated in a mansion dating back to 1737. The Mary of her namesake restaurant actually once catered a party for President Regan on the White House lawn and she's served many celebrities and dignitaries in her restaurant for over 40 years.