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Great New Orleans Food in San Diego!

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Great New Orleans Food in San Diego!

Bob Foster | Dec 4, 2004 11:18 PM

There’s a new place on the northern edge of downtown that serves some of the best New Orleans style food I’ve every had outside of the Big Easy. It’s Bud’s Louisiana Food Shoppe at 2034 Kettner Blvd, #12, just next to The Waterfront Bar. It’s been open about 6 weeks by the man who started the old Bayou Grill in the Gaslamp. I had the seafood gumbo (a bowl for $7.50) and it was rich, delicious and loaded with andouille sausage, shrimp, crab and crawfish. We had a taste of the Crawfish Etouffe ($7.95 or $9.95.) And it was supeb. The Jalapeno cornbread was the most moist cornbread I’ve ever had. The Creole Pecan pie had a thin layer of cheesecake on the bottom and a layer of pecan pie on top. Wow! I can't wait to try the fried oyster poor boys, the red beans and rice and the cajun jambalaya that are also on the menu. It’s a small place, maybe 8 tables inside and 4 outside. You order at the counter and then they bring you your food. It’s only open Monday to Friday from 11am to 7pm. Very Highly Recommended–(I’m goping back!) I have no $$ ties, I’m just a fan. 619-239-4210 for to go orders. I’m told the web site is www.budsfoodeshoppe.com

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