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The Creole Chef: Where Y'at?

Woody | Aug 18, 200505:19 PM

Man, this place was worth the effort to find. It is just off Crenshaw behind the Baldwin Hills Mall. Look behind the Sears and the Sizzler.
I went for the bisque and a Po'boy at about $8 each.
The bisque arrived at my table and I first thought...uh oh, why is there a scoop of rice in my soup? Then I realized it was a huge pile of fresh crabmeat. There was probably 6 or 8 nice sized crawfish tails too. The mudbugs were nicely trimmed and very tasty. The serving was generous and included 4 slices of very fresh warm french bread.
Then the Po'boy: A jambalaya sub. All the meats from a jambalaya piled into a french loaf with a nice red sauce to keep it together. It is dressed with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. (I got mine with no mayo) This sucker rocked! The meats were moist and juicy and I could taste each item through the spicy sauce. Chicken, ham, andouille, and hot link. Even the tomato was ripe and sliced thin...this po'boy was Uptown! I ate half there and took half home for later.
The place smelled wonderful and the staff was very nice and cheerful. There are only a few tables inside and one or two outside. Nice family photos all around, and Wild Tchopotoulas on the box. I will be back to try the gumbo and etouffee.

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