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Baton Rouge
« on: January 23, 2013, 01:52:19 PM »
I'll be heading down there for the week next Monday.  Any Southern "comfort" foods that I should be on the lookout for?  Recommendations for restaurants would be welcome, too.

I found a couple of good local places last time I was there, so I'll probably hit them up one more time also.
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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 02:29:31 PM »
If you have never had shrimp and grits before, I would highly recommend it.  I am a huge jambalaya fan as well.  I have never particular cared for gumbo, but I seem to be in the minority.  Po-Boys, Crawfish Etouffee, and Red Beans and Rice are some of the other popular Louisiana dishes.

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 02:34:38 PM »
If you have never had shrimp and grits before, I would highly recommend it.

Is this a breakfast dish?
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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 02:55:01 PM »
If you have never had shrimp and grits before, I would highly recommend it.

Is this a breakfast dish?

It can be, but it is has always been rather heavy when I have had it.  So if you are not able to handle a large breakfast I would eat it later in the day.  I would assume it would be on the menu for the entire day at restaurants that feature it.

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 02:56:16 PM »
If you have never had shrimp and grits before, I would highly recommend it.

Is this a breakfast dish?

It can be, but it is has always been rather heavy when I have had it.  So if you are not able to handle a large breakfast I would eat it later in the day.  I would assume it would be on the menu for the entire day at restaurants that feature it.

See also: catfish and grits.

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 02:56:52 PM »
If you have never had shrimp and grits before, I would highly recommend it.

Is this a breakfast dish?
No. I had them when I was in New Orleans. Not the grits you may have had before.
Recommending anything that end in 'gratin' as in Au Gratin. Shrimp & mushroom, etc...nice little skillet sort of thing.

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 02:58:10 PM »
Also fresh P&J oysters!

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 03:03:44 PM »
If you have never had shrimp and grits before, I would highly recommend it.

Is this a breakfast dish?

It can be, but it is has always been rather heavy when I have had it.  So if you are not able to handle a large breakfast I would eat it later in the day.  I would assume it would be on the menu for the entire day at restaurants that feature it.

See also: catfish and grits.

Fried catfish and cheese grits is stellar.  However, shrimp and grits usually have a nice creamy sauce and may include bacon or sausage.  It is a much more complex and has many more takes on it than what I have seen with catfish and cheese grits.  Then again, maybe I have not been to the right place for catfish and grits.  Since I make it at home on occasion I likely would not have thought to order it at a restaurant.

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 04:36:51 PM »
Also fresh P&J oysters!

Please tell me that doesn't stand for Peanut butter and Jelly.   :-X
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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 04:50:23 PM »
Also fresh P&J oysters!

Please tell me that doesn't stand for Peanut butter and Jelly.   :-X

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 05:19:05 PM »
Also fresh P&J oysters!

Please tell me that doesn't stand for Peanut butter and Jelly.   :-X

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2013, 10:45:50 AM »
If you have never had shrimp and grits before, I would highly recommend it.

Is this a breakfast dish?

It can be, but it is has always been rather heavy when I have had it.  So if you are not able to handle a large breakfast I would eat it later in the day.  I would assume it would be on the menu for the entire day at restaurants that feature it.

See also: catfish and grits.

Fried catfish and cheese grits is stellar.  However, shrimp and grits usually have a nice creamy sauce and may include bacon or sausage.  It is a much more complex and has many more takes on it than what I have seen with catfish and cheese grits.  Then again, maybe I have not been to the right place for catfish and grits.  Since I make it at home on occasion I likely would not have thought to order it at a restaurant.

Tried to order shrimp and grits last night, but I was told that it wasn't available even though it was listed as the daily special.  Ended up having shrimp with Mornay sauce and seafüd gumbo.
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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 10:50:22 AM »
If you have never had shrimp and grits before, I would highly recommend it.  I am a huge jambalaya fan as well.  I have never particular cared for gumbo, but I seem to be in the minority.  Po-Boys, Crawfish Etouffee, and Red Beans and Rice are some of the other popular Louisiana dishes.

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2013, 10:53:13 AM »
PROTIP: If the establishment is called "The Rape Shed", I'd avoid it despite positive recommendations from the locals.

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2013, 11:40:49 PM »
If you like fried food deliciousness . . . Boudin Balls.  Do it. 
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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013, 09:54:33 AM »
If you like fried food deliciousness . . . Boudin Balls.  Do it. 

You suggested these last year, and they were outstanding.
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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2013, 02:42:41 PM »
If you like fried food deliciousness . . . Boudin Balls.  Do it. 

You suggested these last year, and they were outstanding.
Well . . . do it again.   ;)


No wonder I was getting deja vu writing that post.   :bag:
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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2013, 03:07:48 PM »
If you like fried food deliciousness . . . Boudin Balls.  Do it. 

You suggested these last year, and they were outstanding.
Well . . . do it again.   ;)


No wonder I was getting deja vu writing that post.   :bag:

That was probably just due to you always recommending balls.

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2013, 01:23:18 AM »
If you like fried food deliciousness . . . Boudin Balls.  Do it. 

You suggested these last year, and they were outstanding.
Well . . . do it again.   ;)


No wonder I was getting deja vu writing that post.   :bag:

That was probably just due to you always recommending balls.

I do have a thing for balls.   :mellow:
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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2013, 01:32:11 PM »
If you like fried food deliciousness . . . Boudin Balls.  Do it. 

You suggested these last year, and they were outstanding.
Well . . . do it again.   ;)


No wonder I was getting deja vu writing that post.   :bag:

That was probably just due to you always recommending balls.

I do have a thing for balls.   :mellow:

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2018, 02:50:40 PM »
Heading back to BR tomorrow for one day.  Need to get my semi bi-annual soul food fix.
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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2018, 02:59:41 PM »
Heading back to BR tomorrow for one day.  Need to get my semi bi-annual soul food fix.

Might I suggest the boudin balls? :mellow:

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Re: Baton Rouge
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2018, 03:26:58 PM »
Heading back to BR tomorrow for one day.  Need to get my semi bi-annual soul food fix.

Might I suggest the boudin balls? :mellow:

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