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