outside of New Orleans.” we were told. We have always thought that the second best—after the legendary Café du Monde in the French Quarter—were those served at the Coffee Depot in Scott, LA. But, willing to be proven wrong, we set off one noon to the Gumbo Diner for lunch with a serving of beignets.
blackened tilapia with lemon butter sauce and two sides. But we both decided on po-boys—the full soft shell crab for Chuck and the “shorty” BBQ oyster for me.
All of the seafood po-boys at the Gumbo Diner come dressed with Tabasco infused mayo, cocktail sauce, shredded cabbage, pickles. You don’t often see shredded cabbage on a po-boy other than at the famous (and we think over-rated) Mother’s in New Orleans. That’s too bad. I like the extra crunch that comes with the substitution of cabbage for lettuce.
Both of our sandwiches came on really good toasted rolls, which is always a good start, but the oysters on my sandwich left much to be desired.
Chuck fared better with his soft shells. You could actually taste the sweet crab.
He so liked the grilled brat on our previous visit, so Chuck decided not to tempt fate and ordered the same again.
To round out the meal we shared an order of onion rings that were nice and thin but had a somewhat thicker coating than we prefer.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.