My last meal would likely consist of three bowls of gumbo, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. I love gumbo!
Casamento's is my favorite oyster joint in the city, but I don't feel gumbo is their strong suit. Too tomato-y for my taste. (It's worth mentioning that gumbo fans tend to fall into one of two camps: tomato-y gumbo fans versus brown gumbo fans. I'm in the latter camp.)
You can do much better at Mr. B's, Herbsaint, and Galatoire's (G's seafood gumbo is basic, but very good).
The Gumbo Shop's once-very-good gumbo was decidedly mediocre my last visit. That was a few years ago, so maybe someone can provide more recent feedback.
The gumbo at Praline Connection in Marigny was sensational my first visit. Went back again with friends, and it was watery, flavorless, and had a quarter-inch of oil floating on top.
Have a good trip!
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