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Oct 4, 2007 11:16 AM

cajun - creaole

i know , i know this isn't the place for it.

but got a real hankering now. any info would be great, has anything surfaced in the past couple months.

here are the no gos or already dones: the creol chef, les sisters, harold and belle's, uncle darrow's, and the gumbo pot.

any others.????

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  1. I think Stevies on the Strip closed didn't it? But Stevies on Balboa in the SFV is still going:

    Stevie's Creole Cafe and Bar
    16911 Ventura Blvd
    Encino, CA 91316-4123
    Phone: (818) 528-3500

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    1. re: Servorg

      Yes, Stevie's on the Strip has closed and has been replaced with a "you buy we fry" fish place.

      1. re: nitaj

        Actually Your talking about The Fish market NEXT door. I think it's Crenshaw fish. Good fried shrimp. FORMER stevies on th SHAW is now - - Soul food. New steam tables heat lamps etc. I might have to try this weekend. However i Like aunt rosa lee's mississippi kitchen on Western.

        1. re: Skunk2Racer

          Yeah, there was a BBQ place that opened after Stevie's closed, but it too closed down. One Hound claimed it was extracurricular stuff that closed it down.

    2. Have you tried Cafe Boogaloo in Hermosa Beach?

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      1. re: Juji

        And the Rajun Cajun, also in Hermosa Beach (must be something in the water in the South Bay).

      2. I worked with a lady from New Orleans not too long ago, and she was always talking up La Louisiane near Inglewood. I never got out there, but I've always been meaning to. Anyone have any information on this place?

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        1. re: Woolsey

          There is a La Louisiane in Simi Valley that is actually pretty good. I've just done their lunch, but the gumbo is passable and their sloppy roast beef po-boy is excellent.

          1. re: ebethsdad

            Where is this? I did a search for it and came up with nothing!

              1. re: Servorg

                The other one is here though I don't think they are related

                La Louisanne Creole Restaurant
                5812 Overhill Dr [at Slauson]
                Los Angeles, CA 90043
                (323) 293-5073

                Have not heard anything about them good or bad.

                Take Care

                - p.

          2. re: Woolsey

            It's in Ladera Heights, possibly on/near Stocker? I've never been, but have been by several times. It looks like the kind of place that you would need to dress up for; looks fairly formal. Heard good things about the food years ago, but not recently.

            1. re: NAspy

              I have been there for Sunday brunch and, yes, the crowd did dress up, for the most part, but many in an "Old New Orleans" (Dr. Longhair, older-crowd) style, though that style is not at all mandatory. Food was good.

            2. re: Woolsey

              La Louisiane is my FAVORITE place for jambalaya! It's moist and has plenty of sausage, chicken and shrimp and a great flavor. Most other places I've tried have a dry style jambalaya that I don't like at all - Creol Chef, H&B's, Bayou Grill. Since I love it so much that's the only thing I usually get because we don't go often. My SO used to only get the gumbo, which I don't care for except my homemade but he loved it. My son likes the stuffed pork chops - usually pretty good too.

            3. A Friend Swears by Bayou Grill on La Brea @ 64TH Place in Inglewood. Dommy and I have not tried it yet but it is now on my list but it closes early [8 pm] for me and it might be a while before we get to it.

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              1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                thanks Mattpoisett,

                bayou grill might be the one to try. i'll report back, i've also heard about but haven't given it a try yet.

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