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Dec 10, 2013 12:18 PM

Gumbo in Sacramento area?

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

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

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    1. re: toncasmo

      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!!

      1. re: toncasmo

        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.

        1. re: SimSportPlyr

          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....

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

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          1. re: bclevy

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

          2. In case anyone cares, I found some Louisiana-quality gumbo (as well as BBQ) in Sac: Mo Mo's Meat Market.

            The gumbo is as good as I've had anywhere; my reference standard is Herby K's in Shreveport.

            The bbq at Mo Mo's is 'southern quality', too, and the best I've had in the Sac area.

            1. South Restaurant in Southside Park (11th and T Street, downtown Sac) serves a chicken and andouille sausage gumbo that, although I haven't tried personally, my brother really likes. I've had a lot of other items from their menu and they're pretty good/spot on (and I'm comparing it to other southern classics I've tried in New Orleans).

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              1. re: kmcg302

                kmcg302, that's very interesting!

                Has your brother also tried Mo Mo's gumbo by any chance, in terms of comparison?

                Also, may I ask what dishes you had there that you liked?

                1. re: SimSportPlyr

                  He hasn't tried Mo Mo's yet. I haven't either. It's on my list.

                  Dishes I've enjoyed at South include the hush puppies, the po'boy, the catfish, and the fried chicken. The burger is also pretty good (though the bottom bun tends to get soggy, which I hate). The shrimp would be good if it were spicier, because it's not spicy at all. The fried green tomatoes are better at South than at the Porch.

                  1. re: kmcg302

                    kmcg302, thanks for the reply.

                    If either you or your friend go to Mo Mo's, I'd very much enjoy hearing your comparative opinion.

                    Meanwhile, South is on my To Do list, although I'm currently on a diet and so it may be awhile before I am able to go there.