“I’ve got my spine,
I’ve got my Orange Crush…”
Went to J Gumbo’s tonight. The new eatery that’s all the rage. It’s cajun food, supposedly, coming straight out of NOLA.
First off, I went into the place and there was one guy sitting at the bar with two bowls and a beer in front of his pie-hole. What the attraction of sitting in an over-priced bar by yourself on a Saturday night is, I have no idea.
I had been to another branch of this place before. To the one that’s downtown. I thought it was a bit novel, but I wasn’t really concentrating on the food since I was down there for our movie premiere. My thoughts were obviously on other things than the food we stopped to get.
In any event….
The first thing I noticed about the place is that they have one of those thermometer bars that condense the heat of each dish into one easy to look at chart. Not knowing the scale at which they base their findings, I am at a loss to know what they think hot is compared to what I think hot is.
This, of course, leads to a query on may part. I was then offered a sample of my potential purchase.
It was pretty good. Kinda hot, but not blow your head off hot. I decided to get that bowl. I was gonna tack on a sandwich but it was pricer than I realized. I think there’s some times when one should know when to fold ’em.
The place was designed with pure NOLA kitsch. Bright instruments and stuff. I looked at these things closely while I waited for my take-out….because I sure wasn’t gonna sit there alone on a Saturday night and drink a Bud while eating it.
The girl brought my food in a bag. It didn’t feel that heavy. I think I expected to have my hand drop due to the cost that I just paid. It didn’t.
I made the ride home and, once there, I put the food into my own dish.
It looked rather spartan. It looked like a huge bowl of Minute Rice with a little bit o’ chicken on it.
I haven’t eaten it yet. I’m just bummed out because there was so little chicken in it. Think I might have to cut some sausage into this dish. The fact that I haven’t eaten it yet should bear witness to what I really think of the place.