There were five of us, so it took us quite a bit of time to get through the menu. Everything looked delicious, and well, after four days of eating nothing but snacks and the occasional pop-tart, I think we were all ready for a full meal. We bought ourselves some time by ordering appetizers. And yes, we each had one.
|Yep. Just a bowl of black-eyed peas. Simple and tasty.|
|Can you see the giant pieces of everything in this gumbo? It was outstanding.|
|They truly don't look like much, but man, were they delicious.|
Last, but certainly not least, our tuna connoisseur friend L, had the Smoked Tuna Dip. Before you question my reference to L as a tuna connoisseur, let me assure you that she NEVER passes up the opportunity to try something that involves tuna. Although, come to think of it, I've never actually seen her eat a tuna salad sandwich. Hmmmm.....
|It looks like tuna salad, but I promise the two taste nothing alike.|
Onto our actual meals, which were every bit as delicious as our appetizers. E ordered the one thing I couldn't try (probably a very smart move on her part): the Shrimp Loaf. Our server likened it to a Shrimp Po' Boy, and that's what it looked like. Just a whole bunch of shrimp jammed onto a long hoagie roll. Lettuce, tomato, and red onion optional. You can order the shrimp loaf grilled, blackened, or fried. I think E went with blackened, but I'm not absolutely positive. At any rate, it looked fantastic, and I know that E enjoyed it.
|I wasn't kidding when I said it was a ton of shrimp. This thing is packed.|
|I wasn't kidding when I said this was huge. I can't even see the beef under the toppings.|
Right. The red snapper. You can order the fish grilled, blackened, or fried. It comes with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickles, and is served with Golden Flake (i.e. local brand) potato chips. L got her fish fried. Good choice. Even after being dipped in batter, the fish was flaky, the breading wasn't overpowering, and it was crunchy. I don't usually do fried fish (I figure I eat enough fried food in my life so I can try something different), but I would order this in a heartbeat. It was awesome. And big. L didn't quite manage to finish it.
|Trust me. Under that layer of breading was a very tender fish, just waiting to break free.|
|Add a bit of the tartar sauce to the bun for a truly incredible food-gasm.|
|Yep. Getting in the car is clearly the last thing I wanted to do.|