For lunch today I had some really good gumbo, freshly prepared with green peppers, onions, celery, garlic, chicken, sausage and a shrimp-based broth - and all that good mouthfeel that makes gumbo warm the soul. A cup for $3.25 comes with a wedge of good cornbread on the side. A bowl for $6.50 would be even better - because there's more, and it's difficult to not want more. It's that good.
What's tempting on the lunch menu: catfish po'boy, pulled BBQ pork sandwich, red beans and rice, the Baltimore/chicken salad, bacon, tomato and Cheddar on white toast, fried chicken.
Next time I'm going for dinner and the house meatloaf.
The diner at the far end of the counter said his buckwheat pancakes were superb and the Biscuits and Gravy on the Brunch menu looked mighty fine, too.
919 Divisadero Street between Golden Gate Ave. and McAllister Street is the new neighborhood hot spot: BlueJay Cafe. Andre (Alamo Square) and Jay (Emmy's Spaghetti Shack) are partners. Christian is cooking in the kitchen, wearing his black cap and Joy is working the front house with great charm. tel.415.447.6066 Hours: 11am-10pm Mon-Sat. 10am-3pm Sundays.