Extra Crispy: This Sandwich is a Rainbow of LGBTQ+ Delight

By: Kat Kinsman, Extra Crispy

Brunch, by most reckonings, is the gayest meal. It's just a thing, and Kelly Fields—who we selected as our 2017 Breakfast Chef of the Year—has set out to make the rainbow blaze even brighter with the addition of the LGBTQ+ Tartine to the menu at her New Orleans restaurant, Willa Jean.

If you're kerfuffled by the acronym in the context of an open-faced sandwich, Fields broke the ingredients down in a recent Instagram post: lettuce + whipped garlic + bacon + roasted tomatoes + puffed quinoa + other stuffs. This came with a buffet of hashtags including #queertoast #bltbutforus #tartines #toast #queer #equalityrules #queeraf #celebratewhoyouare. (Outside of the realm of foodstuffs, it stands for: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer/questioning, and other identities and orientations that fall outside of the heterosexual and cisgender majority, but back to sandwiches!). Read more....