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Jul 25, 2006 05:18 AM

Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

Stopped by on Monday night upon seeing that they were finally open. I had a bowl of the seafood and andouille gumbo. ($10) It was quite good and filling although I wished that it had been much much spicier. The gumbo was full of large slices of andouille sausage, shrimp, and crab. The bf had the muffalata with hush puppies.($11) We both thought this was very good. I especially liked the olive tapenade. The hush puppies were good but maybe a dipping sauce would have been nice? We also had the broccoli bordelaise just for some greens. This was really disappointing. It was plain steamed broccoli with a garlic butter dipping sauce. The broccoli was overcooked and quite pricey at $6. We were full so we didn't order dessert but the owner recommended that next time we try the bread pudding.

They did a good job with the remodeling. It felt very cozy especially with the brick wall. I also really enjoyed the music. No wine and beer permit yet but you can bring your own bottle. All in all looks like a promising place. Next time I'll try the oyster po' boy.

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  1. Isn't there hot sauce on the table? In my experience gumbo's usually not too spicy and people who want it so add hot sauce to taste.

    Dipping sauce for hush puppies?

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Dipping sauce for hush puppies for me was always just ketchup, but for my parents is was the mix of mayo & ketchup with a very healthy amount of crystal hot sauce. Of course that is what anything deep fried got dipped into. You've gotta love the south.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        There is tabasco on the table but I'm not a huge fan of tabasco sauce. I do enjoy the mayo-ketchup-hot sauce combo though.

      2. Angeline's Kitchen
        2261 Shattuck Avenue
        Berkeley, CA

        1. I went there tonight and they had a dipping sauce for the hushpuppies. It was a remoulade? style I believe...with some chopped relish for texture.

          1. I stopped by on Monday and had the muffaletta. It was pretty good, though a bit skimpy for $11.95. It sounds like the other dishes are more appropriately-portioned, though. The space is really inviting, the cuisine has been sorely underrepresented around here, and the owners/chefs actually know something about it. I hope this place catches on.

            I wonder how it stacks up against Poor House Bistro in downtown San Jose.