In the name of "research," and of great hunger, we ordered a lot of
food, not quite realizing that the portions were going to be
substantial (but the leftovers were great). After being offered samples
of the seafood gumbo, we succumbed to the rich roux and ordered a cup
($4.95). Four of us then went for the seafood po-boy combo ($13), two choices of 6-inch sandwiches (which individually range from $6.50
to $9). We tried the fried catfish, fried
crawfish, and fried Gulf shrimp (along with fried chicken and BBQ beef), all lightly dressed with
mayo, pickles, tomato slices, and shredded lettuce. Reese has a way with the fryer, with crunchy, crispy, and not-at-all greasy results.
we are ridiculous, we had to pile a bunch of sides on top of that, but
we only recommend it if you're a professional when it comes to eating. Sweet corn
hush puppies with honey butter ($3-$6), fries heaped with minced garlic
and Parmesan and zingy remoulade ($3.75-5.25), sweet potato fries
sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and bags of Zapp's Voodoo and Cajun
Crawtator chips contributed to our glorious gluttony. None of these items helped encourage us to pace ourselves, because we just wanted to stuff 'em in our mouths.
point, we thought, what the hell, and ordered beignets for dessert
($4.50, also available with cafe au lait for $6.50). This was our only
misstep -- we thought they tasted slightly of the fish that was probably fried in the same oil, a bummer because the texture and taste would
have otherwise been on point.*
Still, we're already dreaming of our next visit and another taste of New Orleans in the south of our own city.
*Update: We returned a week later and the beignets were properly done and very tasty.