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ieathereforeiam Jan 30, 2008 11:29 AM

Anyone been? I love Evangeline's, but it is way too far south for me to go to with any regularity. Ms. B's has been a source of regular disappointment for me.

Anyone been to Sambets? http://www.sambets.com/

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    ChrisStein Jan 30, 2008 12:06 PM

    Co-workers and I go there about once a month. Its good. Fresh ingredients, good Po Boys. Also they usually have a gumbo, a chowder, a bisque, or a etouffee. Those are always good too.

    Some folks complain that its a tad overpriced for what is essentially a soup and a sandwich. but I like it, plus they usually have an assortment of hot sauces on the tables and generally I find at least one I have never tried before which is cool.

    1. amykragan Jan 30, 2008 12:13 PM

      Definitely go when Jean Pierre & the Zydeco Angels are playing (Fridays I think). They are a great zydeco band that reallly add to the dining experience!

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        ieathereforeiam Jan 30, 2008 12:15 PM

        thanks for the info. I'll check it out. how's the roast beef po-boy?

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          SpaceAgeNinjaCowboy Jan 30, 2008 01:35 PM

          Phenomenal, the roast beef is very tender and it has a semi-thick gravy that is just divine. Probably one of my favorite roast beef po-boy's I've had in Austin.

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            ieathereforeiam Jan 30, 2008 02:35 PM

            cool. gene's has a great messy one also.

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          mayormel Jan 31, 2008 12:14 PM

          I just went there with some friends who had tried it and said it was good. Disclaimer: I'm from the heart of cajun country and am a harsh critic when it comes to my cajun food.
          I orded a boudin poboy and chicken and sausage gumbo (a good test of any cajun restaurant). The gumbo had a lot of chicken and sausage (not garlic smoked sausage, but an herb infused sausage of some sort), but they added a ton of dried herbs, heavy on the oregano, which has no place in a gumbo. And the rice was crunchy. The boudin in the poboy had a good level of spice, but was dry. My friends got the Shrimp poboy and the Roast Beef poboy, which they both devoured.
          I don't usually seek out cajun restaurants because of the inevitable disappointment, but I hear from other Louisiana folks that Evangeline Cafe is very good and the owner is from Lake Charles.

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            ieathereforeiam Jan 31, 2008 12:46 PM

            I've been real happy with evangelines. i think they import their bread from Louisiana, which is nice.

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              mayormel Jan 31, 2008 01:00 PM

              Sounds great, ieathereforeiam! I'm like you, though ~ Brodie's a loooong way down there.

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                NirvRush Feb 1, 2008 07:14 AM

                it's sooo worth it. evangeline is delicious, and the owner, Curtis, is a really nice guy.

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            buddsyboy Feb 14, 2008 07:50 AM

            We've eaten at Sambet's on occasion and really, the place just seems kind of dirty. This is the main reason we don't go back. Besides that, we've had the boudin (not too good) and the muffelatta sandwich is really a joke. I do like the etoufee, but I agree with a previous poster that the pricing is a bit high.

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              nytexan Feb 14, 2008 02:37 PM

              i like lousiana longhorn cafe in round rock,the owners is from lousiana and its authentic.

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