I used to work in Industrial Los Angeles. It wasnt the prettiest of work destinations in the city, but it left me VERY close to R-23, which meant I enjoyed many a lunch special of their fried oysters! That was six months ago
And for the last three months, Ive been craving fried oysters
I tried some fried oysters at the San Pedro Fish Market AWFUL They all tasted off. Then I remembered reading a rave for Uncle Darrows and seeing that their Bayou Special PoBoy had fried oysters! Well today Ive finally got a chance to visit
Its located on the corner of Lincoln and Washington in MDR. Their back wall faced Lincoln, so it wasnt until I drove into the parking lot I saw what a nice space it was!! There was plenty of parking and there was very nice patio seating outside. Overall, very nice décor
I ordered the Bayou Classic and a side of Jumbalaya The PoBoy had both fried oysters and shrimp However, I was kinda disapointed by the batter. Its just not the style I like It was a very thin corn meal batter, it was VERY crunch, but gritty The overall taste of the sandwich was good, nice fresh ingredients, but a bit bland and needed quite a bit of their hot sauce (which was wonderful!). However, towards the end end of the sandwich, I hit one of those off oysters UGH Maybe its just the type of oysters they use either way, Ill probably be heading back to R-23 to kill that craving
I then tried the Jumbalaya Great look Pilaf style with lots of sausage and spices. Upon the first bite, it seemed pretty bland. I thought another disapointment but then came the BURN That lovely burn I spooned another bite and same effect I ate it all up happily!! The only thing, is that I recommend it as a side, it probably would be TOO much as a entrée
I defintly plan to go again the folks were very nice and they take lots of pride in what they make (They even had a VERY homemade looking carrot cake on display for dessert!) and I know Im probably also going to be craving that Jumbalaya .
Their website is : http://www.uncledarrows.com and on the 7th they are going to have a birthday party with ½ specials and entertainment. Call to get the details