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craveytrain Nov 26, 2007 11:46 AM

I didn't see a post when I searched for it, so I thought I would put one.

I tried Roux, where Jazz used to be. It seems like they are trying too hard. They are trying to go with some sort of fusion cajun food, but I couldn't figure out what they are fusing it with. I got the jambalaya (a dish I often judge cajun food restaurants by) and was very underwhelmed. It was sorta a cross between paella and jambalaya. It sounded good, but the seafood was rubbery, not fresh. The rice was not seasoned well and the whole thing was almost soupy.

I forget what my dining partner had, but it was less than memorable.

They are quite proud of their food as well.

I wanted to like it, but I just couldn't.

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    jwynne2000 RE: craveytrain Nov 26, 2007 09:13 PM

    I work at 6th and Congress, and a coworker and I tried this place right when it opened. I got some sort of thing with lamb, lettuce, tomato and some gloopy sauce in flatbread. The meat was so gristly and tough in several places that I really couldn't eat much of it. I think it was like $13 or $14 and it came with some unmemorable homemade potato chips.

    At the time, I chalked it up to new restaurant kinks, but it sounds like your recent experience wasn't much better. I didn't think Jazz was that great, but at least you could get a fair poboy for $7 or $8.

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