I know we all run to our typical cuisines when dining out. Your full proof Italian restaurant, Taco Tuesdays at your favorite Mexican spot or treating yourself to a Steakhouse. May I highly encourage you to add File Gumbo Bar into this rotation when you want to mix it up. This Creole cuisine is defintiely not your ordinary and is an elevated version of those homestyle dishes you would expect.
The crawfish bread is a can’t miss. This just screams flavor on the perfect vessel of crispy bread. Cheese and seafood isn’t always my first thought but it comes together in such a beautiful way.
There really are so many layers of flavors in this gumbo and all these elements come together in just a softly smoky, not overly spicy (although that can be amplified and I wish I tried it with a little mroe kick). It is just a medley of shit going on, and it really does work. That grilled shrimp has the most amazing char on it and even alone without the rest of the sauce is just delicious.
I guess once you have your salad grilled you can never go back, because honestly, this might be the best caesar salad I have ever had. The grill man is doing something right back there because the lettuce really does have a nice char on it too and subtle smokiness that adds an unbelievable amount of flavor to the dish on its own. But wait there is more. This creole version of caesar dressing is the most phenomenal Caesar dressing I have had the pleasure to try. I will say, with all that flavor, some may find it could lean a little salty, but I call it perfection.
All of this looks so good! I’ve never heard of grilled salad before, but it does sound really good!
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