Creolina's: New Name/New Location
Thanks to Check Please, South Florida: Many of you have asked about the whereabouts of Creolina's, the Cajun hole-in-the-wall that received rave reviews from our guests last season. Unfortunately, since the episode was taped, the chef/owner closed his doors at his West Broward location, upsetting many fans looking for their collards and cornbread fix.
Well, we've got good news for you Cajun food junkies out there. Mark Sulzinski has re-opened in the downtown Ft. Lauderdale area. He says you'll find the same down-home menu items at his new place called "Bourbon on 2nd" located at: 201 S.W. 2nd Street in Ft. Lauderdale.
209 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Stopped by for dinner on Friday... they're still working the kinks out. I had the shrimp Jambalaya, wife had crawfish etouffee. Both plates looked exactly alike, so I don't know whether I had etouffee or jambo, but I'm leaning towards the former. Horrid problems with the sound system, so the band came through distorted with the occasional loud feedback.
I'll give them a few weeks, and then try back. I want this place to succeed, we need some good N.O. food in FTL! After getting MSG'd at Shuck and Dive, I'll never go back there.
Three friends went last Friday night, on my recommendation. They said the sound was good. They all three ordered dinner, but only one came out of the kitchen. Apparently, no one could figure out where the other two dinners were. They escalated things beyond the clueless waitron, and eventually argued the manager into comping the one meal of the three ordered.
That's more than 'kinks,' especially for someone as experienced in running a joint as Sulzinski. That's downright incompetence.
I agree we need good Cajun/Creole food in town, but so far, they're being their own worst enemies!
Stopped in here last night. Had a bowl of gumbo and crawfish etouffee. They were both just as I remembered, basically the same dish with the same dark roux. I am sure if I'd gotten the jambalaya that would have been the same as well.
Apparently Mark Sulzinski indeed helped open Bourbon on 2nd as chef - but not owner - in January. However, he left sometime in the spring. However his menu is still in place with his long-time sous chef in the kitchen.
Meanwhile, I heard a rumor Chef Mark has since moved to Nawlins - but could not confirm this.