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Best etouffee?

guate | | Dec 12, 2008 12:49 PM

A friend will be visiting next week and she, like I, loves etoufee. I am not sure what our budget will be so ... First, what is your favorite place for this dish, bar none? Then, who has the best that is on the affordable side?

My introduction was to crawfish etouffee at the Gumbo Shop years before I moved here. That single meal still ranks very high to me on my lifetime list of meals, and I have been pretty happy the few other times I have had it from there, though not in that first kiss kind of way. Her knowledge of etoufee is from House of Blues in California and somehow I think we may both have fallen for a dish that wasn't even at its prime!

We could stick with what we know we like, but I would like to take her someplace more individual and special - either fancy or divey. So, where should it be?