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uncle darrow's?

1newyorkguy May 24, 2009 12:01 PM

Anyone been and able to recommend stuff? Any word on the quality of their oysters? Canned or fresh?

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    New Trial RE: 1newyorkguy May 24, 2009 12:32 PM

    I enjoy their oyster po'boy (nice cornmeal crust and usually plump and juicy) and was told when I first went there that they use fresh Gulf oysters. I have no reason to believe that has changed. The gumbo and jambalaya aren't bad but suffer from the absence of real andouille sausage and tasso ham--no pork products are served at Uncle Darrow's.

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      bulavinaka RE: New Trial May 24, 2009 03:07 PM

      I haven't been in a while but I agree on the oyster po' boy - it's a good sandwich. Some guys I used to work with who are from Louisiana told me that the food their is serviceable. I wouldn't know either way having never been to Louisiana, but it's tasty enough to me.

    2. blackbookali RE: 1newyorkguy May 25, 2009 04:46 PM

      The Shrimp and Catfish Po Boy is good as is the Oyster, but the gumbo and jambalaya is a bit lacking . . .

      1. creamfinger RE: 1newyorkguy May 25, 2009 09:19 PM

        If by fresh, you mean that someone is shucking them in the back, I seriously doubt it. Also keep in mind that they only serve oysters on the weekends.

        1. Phurstluv RE: 1newyorkguy May 26, 2009 04:44 PM

          Haven't been in a while, and don't recall what we ordered, it was pretty unremarkable. I go by it every few weeks or so and don't really have an urge to go back. The only serious New Orleans / creole / cajun restaurant I can recommend is the Gumbo Pot in the original Farmer's market off of third & Fairfax.

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            Lord_Pall RE: 1newyorkguy Jun 1, 2009 08:04 PM

            Been 3 times so far in the past month, all great.

            First I had the file gumbo. Big whomping 1/3 of a crab sticking out, quite tasty.

            Second was the chicken wings. Deep fried served with red beans and rice, again tasty as hell.

            Last time (saturday) was a shrimp and oyster po boy and some more chicken wings. I loved it, especially the oysters. They didn't taste canned, creamy and err.. Oystery without any of the weirdness I would associate with frozen or canned oysters..

            My wife and I ate outside while a blues trio (3 really old dudes sitting outside, guitar, bass and a trumpet guy) played..

            For me, it was a beautiful example of why I go to local restaurants.

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              1newyorkguy RE: Lord_Pall Jun 2, 2009 09:40 AM

              Any word when the blues trio is there?

              I went and my only problem was their "french bread" on their po boy. It is a problem. Way too bun-like, soft, no crunch or character.

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