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What to drink with gumbo?

Making gumbo this weekend...what should I serve to drink? Couldn't post this in wine, beer or spirits as I wasn't sure which would be best.

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  1. A rough-hewn, raw and brawling red would suffice just fine.

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    1. re: Perilagu Khan

      That's fine for us adults, but I serve the kids Barq's Root Beer

      1. re: bagelman01

        I would take the Barq's too and I am adult. But only if I can find the diet one since I can't have the real deal when it comes to soda. :(

    2. Abita beers work for me.

      1. a nice cold lager, nothing fancy...Abita would be appropriate

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          1. re: Veggo

            HA! I was also thinking some cheap table red, alla Justin Wilson, "I guaranteee"

        1. What kind of Gumbo? ~ Served in what setting?

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          1. If not beer,or a rough-ish wine, then I default to milk..with a little ice in it as my father always did.

            1. To paraphrase the late, great Cajun chef, Justin Wilson:

              "People ask me, Joostan, what kind of wine should I have with this dish, red or white?"

              "I look at them and say, you should drink any kind of wine YOU LIKE! (while taking a big swig)."

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              1. re: Bob Dobalina

                Awww, thanks for the memories, Bob Dobalina!
                Beer, totally. Maybe a mint julep for the folks who like their bbq smoky and their liquor hard. :)

                1. re: mamachef

                  Watching that show on PBS after shoveling the driveway in New England made a BIG impression on me.

                2. re: Bob Dobalina


                  "I like to cook with a lot of wine."

                  "People ask me, Joostan, what kind of wine you like to cook with?"

                  "I say, what kind you got?"

                3. I serve iced tea or a hoppy pilsner.

                  1. Thanks for the suggestions. I am making Jimmy Bannos' chicken sausage gumbo that he serves at Heaven on Seven in Chicago. I miss that spicy, thick version. Next time you are in Chicago stop and give it a try.

                    1. Abita beer. Anything else is just wrong!

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                      1. I agree with others, Abita. I like Turbodog, and when they have it their Mardi Gras Bock.