Perhaps Hungry Celeste can reach broader afield than Yr Hmble S'vt, but reports just came in from a friend---a former Wage Slave at Commander's Palace (just kidding--he liked the place and Miz Ella)--that he ate at the old joint a week ago & had their turtle soup. He said that he always loved it--it _is_ very good, but that it is a fake (not "mock" turtle soup because it uses beef (and veal stock--as most place have done for years)). Well & good...he knew what he was getting into. His remark to me was that, no matter how nice the soup was, he longed for the Real Thing at Ma Mama's in New Roads.
I sympathize...went to New Roads on Father's Day and found the restaurant closed (they are usually open on Sunday). Went back last Friday and the turtle soup was the best it has ever been....perhaps becuiase of the thwarted effort earlier. I have witnesses, though; ain;t just me. It is $13.00 a bowl but, having made caught turtles and cleaned them I can testify that the price is a bargain.
Has some turlte soup in various places in Breaux Bridge...decent, but not anywhere near the New Roads genius.
Side note: someone reported that Don's meats at Scott/Cankton was robbed awhile back. Word is that the theives got little cash but probably got away with a 100 pounds of cracklings--street value must have been over a Grand...(hell it is $9.99 a pound there and also at the Best Stop!)