Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Golly Gee - it was Gumbo Time!

I'm a kitschy headline girl - I can't help it.


My coworkers and I decided to try out the new creole place in the US Bank building - J Gumbos! It's an unassuming little spot around the corner from the Roly Poly and right near one of the doors - don't ask me which one. If you're at Ingredients - walk past it - past Roly - around the corner and toward the door - then it's on the right.

Everything on the menu looked and sounded great. They have 3 spice levels - mild, medium and hot. None of us dared the hot menu on the first try.

Here's a shot of all of our food:

Clockwise: Red Beans & Rice, Shrimp Etouffee, Gumbo

Jeff said he wished he'd tried the Crawfish Etouffee instead for a bit of a stronger flavor. The shrimp were very tiny. Russ was very happy with his red beans & rice. It was the daily special and I was jealous!

This is my gumbo - a rich & hearty soup thickened with our homemade brown Roux, Chicken, Sausage, and fresh Vegetables. It was in the medium menu and was pretty spicy. The sauce is very brown - and I was watching Top Chef tonight and they said that's how Gumbo should be... It was okay but I definitely think I'd try something else next time.

The rice was great and the bread was nice. They have so many offerings on their menu - there is plenty to try! You can also try a spoonful beforehand to see if you like it. Next time I'm trying the Creole!

Next...save room for dessert!

Seriously click the picture - I wanted some!

I resisted the temptation...well sort of. We went to Tazza Mia and got a peanut butter cup cookie.

Overall - good price, unique flavor, I'd go back!

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