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Last Night's Top Chef Made Me Crave Creole/Cajun

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MinhLikesFood Feb 19, 2009 06:52 AM

Please help. Where can I get some good gumbo, andouille sausage, and beignets?

Prefer to keep it below 14th St if possible.

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    chubette RE: MinhLikesFood Feb 19, 2009 07:06 AM

    There's:
    Mara's Homemade
    Great Jones Cafe
    Acme Bar and Grill

    1. thew RE: MinhLikesFood Feb 19, 2009 07:17 AM

      while it isn't gourmet great, i always enjoy acme. fun places better than just decent food, good beer, and an amazing assortment of hot sauces lining the walls that are not just for decoration

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        MinhLikesFood RE: thew Feb 19, 2009 07:40 AM

        Thanks for the recs, i've always walked by Great Jones but didn't realize it was cajun type food.

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          ExFlexitarian RE: MinhLikesFood Feb 19, 2009 08:53 AM

          Great Jones is pretty solid, i've had the gumbo there twice, and I was a fan both times.

          I've heard nothing but bad things about Mara's, so its probably skip-able.

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            LeahBaila RE: ExFlexitarian Feb 19, 2009 08:57 AM

            I'd skip Mara's, as well. I was underwhelmed by their food, especially given that the owners are from Dallas and Arkansas.

            www.thelunchbelle.com

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        Ann900 RE: MinhLikesFood Feb 19, 2009 08:54 AM

        Shark Bar on Amsterdam bwt 74 and 75 has terrific New Orleans/soul food. They've been there for years and are always busy, II hardly ever see them mentioned on this board..I love the gumbo and the shrimp estouffe, but you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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          mcporkbun RE: Ann900 Feb 24, 2009 12:42 PM

          Wow. I haven't been there for years. I used to love in the pre-2000 years, but my last trip there in 2001 was only ok. Have you been there recently?

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            Ann900 RE: mcporkbun Feb 24, 2009 02:35 PM

            Yes- I was there 2 weeks ago.

        2. The Chowhound Team RE: MinhLikesFood Feb 23, 2009 04:03 AM

          The general discussion on Cajun vs. Creole cooking has been moved over to our General Topics board: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5984...

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            kathryn RE: MinhLikesFood Feb 24, 2009 05:22 PM

            Redhead has gumbo on the menu, but I haven't tried it so I can't attest to its quality.

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