Sal's Gumbo Shack on Long Beach Blvd.
Anyone been here?
It sounds like it could be promising.
This place is finally open. It opened a few days ago and I'm already hearing great things about this place. I plan to check it out this weekend.
I went to Sal's last night and they were out of Gumbo but they let me taste the roux and it was really good.
(Quick note: If you are ever offered Gumbo, ask the person how they make their roux. If they don't know what a roux is, run away.)
Since they were out of Gumbo, I got the Oyster Po Boy and my daughter got the fried shrimp. We spent time talking to Sal and Mark and found we had a lot in common. When I got home and opened my bag, I was amazed at the amount of food we got! There were so many oysters, I couldn't even see my bread. And they were delicious! Fried right with some serious spice. I was even impressed with the fries. It was great to have some well seasoned fries.
I took Mrs. Mista back there today for Gumbo. We both thought the Gumbo was excellent! Lots of shrimp, crab, sausage and chicken. And not little bits. There were chunks!
I highly recommend Sal's Gumbo Shack for anyone looking for some good Louisiana cooking.
P.S. I can't wait to go back for Soul Food Sunday!
That peach cobbler... with the bona fide crust... and the collards... I can make a meal out of just the 2 items (and a corn bread). Prices are extremely high for the neighborhood, but it's a great replacement for Smokey's (which had some of the worst BBQ in the 'hood).
They didn't have oyster poboy no mo, just shrimp. Unfortunately, it falls far short of R&J Southern. Gotta go back for the gumbo and fried okra.
This thread is only 2 years old. That Eagle Rock Italian thread is 7.
You're in luck re: gumbo + fish fry bang bang.
There's a fish market at:
Don's Liquor (Indian owned, I believe)
6176 1/2 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90805
And it's on the same block/same side as Sal's. YMMV on the fish fry. G'luck.