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Cajun in MD?

mrsphud Jul 18, 2008 12:03 PM

Now that both Louisiana Express and French Quarter are closed where shall we go in the Bethesda/Rockville/Gaithersburg/Germantown area for some decent homestyle Cajun food?

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    Transplanted Texan RE: mrsphud Jul 22, 2008 02:40 PM

    No place. Sniff. Even Copeland's is closed, although that was pretty bad.

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      bordeauxfan RE: Transplanted Texan Jul 22, 2008 04:07 PM

      If you're ever driving north through MD on I-95, consider a detour at exit 77 to Clarence's in Edgewood:


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        Transplanted Texan RE: bordeauxfan Jul 28, 2008 03:26 PM

        Wow, thank you kindly, bordeauxfan. I'm planning a cross-county jaunt even as we speak. The menu looks spot-on.

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          venera RE: Transplanted Texan Jul 29, 2008 08:16 AM

          This has been on my "must try" list for some time now, and we are going to go this weekend. Please report back if you hit it before we do, I would love to get your thoughts! I will definitely report back.

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        RJJR RE: Transplanted Texan Jul 23, 2008 08:58 AM

        Copelands is still open in Columbia - near the Lake across the street from the mall

      3. Mister Big RE: mrsphud Jul 23, 2008 09:48 AM

        New Orleans Bistro in Bethesda.


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          Transplanted Texan RE: Mister Big Jul 28, 2008 03:27 PM

          Yi,kes, 20 bucks for ETOUFFEE? Damn! That's a lot of cash for comfort food. Still, the brunch prices look somewhat reasonable.

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            DCDOLL RE: Transplanted Texan Jul 30, 2008 05:19 AM

            we just ate there a few weeks ago...i was kind of drunk after happy hour down the street at Grapeseed...tee hee...but i do remember the gumbo being pretty great and the bread pudding tasty!
            (i would definitely recommend happy hour at grapeseed first though)

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          mgarland RE: mrsphud Jul 23, 2008 11:21 AM

          Ethel and Ramone's in Mt Washington (in Baltimore) has what they bill as Creole food- red beans and rice, jambalaya, etc:


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            dominationinc RE: mgarland Jul 28, 2008 04:50 PM

            Smith B's in Union Station is wonderful....great creole cuisine!

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