Our breakfast spies have reported with certainty that there are now not one, but two spanking-new Waffle House franchises within a fifteen-minute drive of Downtown New Orleans. (Up until recently, anyone wanting food smothered, covered or chunked had to drive to Baton Rouge, or an equal distance along Highway 90 West.) The restaurants are located at the Read Blvd. exit of I-10 in New Orleans East (pictured), and at 3429 Paris Rd. in Chalmette. Both, of course, have the full selection of Waffle House songs on the jukebox. We were also pleased to see a new condiment on the table: "Casa de Waffle" hot picante sauce.