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Toye's - a post in agreement

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Toye's - a post in agreement

kevin | Feb 9, 2004 03:57 PM

Toye's is an excrutiatingly bad creole joint. if it were half as good as the previous tenant, uncle darrow's, it would be slightly good. anyways, went there once about a year ago, got the oyster po'boy and it was ok but way overpriced. Then went a 2nd time a few months later and it was absolutely atrocious (excuse me if i have to go into a diatribe this one time). so got there and started the attempt to order up front and the kid behind the counter was very rude, once we got our orders thru, an oyster po'boy again and a jambalaya, we did also wait an interminable perioud before our food arrived. my friend started eating his jambalaya which he deemed beyond terrible, the flavaor wasn't there, but to add insult to injury the jambalaya was cold in parts and slightly warm in other parts. they had obviously reheated it in a microwave and zapped it, especially after we looked at the bottom of the small cup (around 5-6 bucks) it came in. which had a burnt hole at the bottom of the styrofoam cup. so not only did we have bad jambalaya, but the particles of burnt jambalaya was mingling w/ the rice and sausage bits. truly atrocious, and i may be understating it. on to my oyster po boy sandwich, there were about 4 oysters half way rotten, on a small, skinny loaf followed with must have been about a good couple ounces of mayo, this sandwich reeked w/ way too much mayo. the sandwich must have about half mayo and roughly half bread. beyond terrible. uncle darrows even at its worst had to have been at least 10 times better than this place. also, the small po boy cost about close to 10 bucks (darrow's po boys were a couple dollars cheaper and constituted a much larger portion, at least they still have the marina del rey location of darrow's). anyways, toye's is basically terrible in a nutshell, not good stuff at all. i guess i'll have to settle for either darrow's or stevie's on the strip or maybe the gumbo pot for future creole cravings. sorry about the bad news, but the previous post a few below got me to remembering that horrible experience.

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