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ISO cajun/creole cuisine....

504funk | Sep 17, 200403:24 PM

it seems for a number of reasons it's hard to find
good authentic cajun/creole food outside of louisiana,
and many the restaurants that do pull it off end up
closing or changing their menu to a more california
fusion type cuising with cajun/creole influences.

i personally attribute this to a few things ...one being
that there's something in the air/water in LA that makes
everything taste so good, and it's usually all so fresh.
not to many places can afford/justify bringing in food
from the gulf, but shrimp here just doesn't taste the
same. the other reason is it's a niche thang out here ..and
many aren't very familiar with it beyond gumbo, ettouffe
and jambalaya ...but i digress.

i like the elite cafe and cajun pacific ...not sure about
pj's oysterbed, le krewe closed, mudbugs in mill valley
changed their menu. i hear very mixed reviews of tj's
gingerbread house as well ...same with alcatrace's in
noe valley.

i hear bruno's in the mission and cobbs comedy club
serve's c/c food ...and ruth's chris (which is a nola chain)
has bbq shrimp and what not ...but i'm scared of another
marginal experience.

went to a place in palo alto or san mateo as well that was ok.

any thoughts? suggestions? recommendations? places to
definately avoid????


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