Finally made it to Ron's last week in Utica. The wife and I ordered the appetizer sampler---fried gator, shrimp, crawfish and pair of boudin balls. It was all very, very tasty...the gator was the best I've ever had. Dinner wasn't so hot though. The boss had the fried shrimp which was, again, excellent. I had a combo of shrimp creole, jambalaya and more fried shrimp. The jambalaya was very, very sweet and although I prefer tomato-based jambalayas, I've had a number of 'brown' ones that were tasty too. The creole, though was super sweet as well, tasting of cheap canned tomato paste and unfortunately served over crunchy rice. I've only spent 10 days in NO, but I'm sure crunchy rice isn't a normal pairing with any creole dish.
The pecan pie was very good, the staff was very friendly and the fried food was as good as I've ever had. I'll be back, but I'll pass on the creole.