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SimSportPlyr Dec 10, 2013 12:18 PM

Is there any good gumbo with the Davis-Auburn-Folsom triangle?

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    bclevy Dec 25, 2013 04:19 PM

    The gumbo at Sandra Dee's on 15th Street is all
    right.

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      SimSportPlyr Dec 28, 2013 11:53 AM

      Thanks, bclevy.

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        SimSportPlyr Jan 4, 2014 08:51 PM

        beclevy, have you had gumbo at Tori's (to compare with Sandra Dee's), by any chance?

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          bclevy Jan 13, 2014 11:58 AM

          No, I didn't.

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        toncasmo Dec 15, 2013 08:09 PM

        tori's place in del paso heights but i'm not sure if that fits your area

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          SimSportPlyr Dec 18, 2013 04:54 PM

          toncasmo, Tori's Place is well within my driving range.

          I had not heard of Tori's Place, but since you brought it to my attention I see that the online reviews are VERY positive.

          Thanks for the recommendation!!

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            SimSportPlyr Jan 4, 2014 08:49 PM

            My wife and I went to Tori's this evening for dinner.

            Is there inside seating? All we saw was outside seating (and it was a cold evening, around 50 degrees).

            Anyhow, as we waited for our food to be ready, we experienced a street scene from The Wire. One guy walked by with some sort of weird handmade wooden weapon about three feet long. I didn't year what he yelled at us.

            A meth head walked up to our table tried to hit us up for a donation.

            As soon as our food was ready, we hightailed it home.

            The gumbo was good, although I admit I've only had gumbo at one other restaurant (at the FL restaurant where I first had gumbo, it was transcendent).

            The fried chicken was OK, the yams were too sweet, and the corn bread was outstanding.

            The music was playing so loud (too loud for my boring tastes) that Tori didn't hear all of my order, so I went away a bit 'light' of food.

            My wife didn't care for the food, but I'd go there again (during the daytime and without her) for more gumbo.

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              SimSportPlyr Jan 10, 2014 01:01 PM

              BTW, Tori's gumbo looked and tasted exactly like a batch of gumbo that I made from Zatarain's Mix.

              Maybe it was a coincidence....

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