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tebester Feb 14, 2007 08:39 PM

I don't get up to Portland often enough but Friday night I will. A friend told me about a Cajun place called Lagniappe he and his wife went to. They liked it, anyone else? If so, what dishes in particular did you like?

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    MichaelG RE: tebester Feb 15, 2007 07:53 AM

    The gumbo is up there with the best I ever had. Also, the po-boys are most excellent.

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      tebester RE: tebester Feb 15, 2007 11:18 AM

      Thanks, Michael. In my opinion what makes a good po-boy is a light and crispy french bread. Something that doesn't gum up when you chew it, or isn't so dense your jaws are aching when you finish. Do they also serve seafood? Crawfish season is either just starting or isn't far off.

      1. extramsg RE: tebester Feb 15, 2007 01:37 PM

        Lagniappe is indeed good. I don't like their jambalaya, though. Their gumbo is much better. There's better BBQ around, too. Note, there are two other Cajun/Creole places in town that are also good: Acadia and Roux. Lagniappe is definitely the most Cajun of the three and thus has the best values.

        A link from a big meal several of us had there:


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          tebester RE: extramsg Feb 16, 2007 10:30 AM

          Thanks for the link to your Portland Food site. I tried numerous times last night to access it. but it must have been bloated to the point of belching with other users. Got in just now though. I'll have to give this place a try soon. Also, since I couldn't get into your site I was checking the citysearch site for Roux. That'll have to wait. The recent posts for Assaggio there were interesting however.

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            extramsg RE: tebester Feb 16, 2007 06:43 PM

            Was switching servers late last night.

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