Lunching today on an Oyster Po'Boy($7.95) with a side of Greens($2)! The 2 large oysters are lightly breaded with a spicy flour-cornmeal mix, for the sesame seeded French roll with lettuce, tomato, and sliced dill pickles. The oysters were so juicy plump and cooked just rightit doesn't need any mayo. Comes with crisp and spicy Sweet Potato chips. Greens are tasty, but I like my greens served hot and steamin', not tepid.
Yeah, you right! The small Classic seafood gumbo($12.95) has sausage, chicken, and crab(and rice). This version is soul-satisfying. This is good gumbo, richly flavored. I only had two bites of this and I wanted more...Comes with hot water cornbread and a small side of either greens or beans.
Next time, I'm ordering the Grilled Salmon and Shrimp Saute($18.95) ... this could be a chowhound lunch, if anyone is interested.
You have to skirt around all the construction on 6th Street but it's worth the journey. No corkage or set-up charges for bringing your own wine and beer. Music is zydeco. The white-tiled kitchen lines the left wall as you enter, the ten or so tables are on the right side against the freshly painted white, red, and black stripes on the wall.
Owners: James Hooker and Sandy Van Slyke.
Chef: Anthony Johnson.
Hooker's Gumbo Shack
35 - 6th Street (south of Market Street)
T-W-Th: 11:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm -12 am; Fri-Sat.11:30am - 3pm and 5:30pm to 2am; Sun. 11am - 7pm. Take out or Eat in. Hmmmm, Good.
other Menu items: "prices subject to change"
New York Steak with Spiced Onions $14.95
Blackened Chicken Breast $9.95
Blackened Salmon $16.95
Large Classic Seafood Gumbo $24.95
YaYa Gumbo (no seafood) $18.95 and small,$8.95
Shrimp Creole Salad $9.95
Chicken Creole Salad $7.25
Creold Caesar Salad $7.95
House Salad $3.75
Fish and Chips $6.95
Fried Chicken Wings with Greens $6.25
Beef Hot Link with Red Beans $5.25
Creole Hamburger $5.95
Blackened Chicken Sandwich with Creole Sauce $6.95
Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onions $7.95
Dirty Rice $2
Yams with Sweet Onions $2
Special Red Beans and Rice $3
Raisin Bread Pudding $2.75