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May 3, 2008 09:58 AM

Wow, do I miss cajun cooking

Where have all the cajun places gone? Where can a nice Jewish boy get some spicy crawfish gumbo?

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  1. Delta Grill is the only place I know of, and it's in Manhattan. It's also not that good - not horrible, but pretty average. I would love to know of a great place in the outer boroughs!

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    1. re: biondanonima

      There was a very solid place in Whitestone Queens called Cookin with Jazz which has been gone for a couple of years. I miss that place a lot. Other than that...nothing. I am surprised that there isn't an uproar. What happened to the form?

    2. there is NoNo Kitchen on 7th ave in Park Slope, haven't been but it was previously described as SoSo Kitchen. There is one recent post that gave it a good review, anybody else like this place?

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      1. re: sadarami

        I tried it. My wife and I both agree: it is sub-so-so.

        1. re: NYJewboy

          You might want to check out Stan's Place on Atlantic and Bond. I haven't been for a while but the seafood gumbo was pretty good last time I had it.

      2. There's a place on Austin St in FH called Mardi Gras grill. I haven't been yet but the menu looks appetizing.

        1. I just got back from a trip to New Orleans (more creole, than cajun) and would love to be able to enjoy jambalya more regularly. I find Mardi Gras Grill in FH to be a poor, poor substitute but it is definitely the closest option to JH. I heard a chi-chi Louisiana place opened up in Manhattan (I think in the MeatPacking district) but I don't remember the name.

            1. re: Astoria Lurker

              I have not. I gather it is more of a BBQ place, no?

              1. re: NYJewboy

                They are an odd mix of cuisines, Cajun/Creole, TexMex, Sushi and BBQ. I think the BBQ and Cajun/Creole is the best part of their menu. The owner, Jim, is from New Orleans and they have various Abita brew on tap.