After consulting with a number of locals, it seemed that Huey's was the place to go named after none other than Huey Long (the ghost of the Louisiana Capitol continues to haunt me). Unfortunately my experience there consisted of highs (one to be exact) and lows (many more than one)
For starters I saw the Bloody Mary was advertised as the best on River Street. When I asked the bartender if this was the case, he was very quick to walk it back and say that it was not anymore. Ok....well give it to me anyways. It was quickly apparent why it was no longer the best (if it ever was), it tasted like bland mix of tomato juice and vodka, almost no flavor (although the okra was a nice touch)
My optimism gradually diminishing, out came the gumbo with parmesan grits. I had never had gumbo with grits before and wow, it was unbelievably good. Among the best gumbo I have ever had, it will be hard for me to have it with anything other than grits now
My hopes were back full throttle, but unfortunately this is where the wheels came off. The Fried Green Tomatoes were bland and unremarkable and the cornbread was hard as a brick and anyone looking at it in the kitchen should have known it was unservable. Maybe the worst I have ever had
The Shrimp and Grits though... As salty as that planet from the new Star Wars movie and as watery as the nearby Atlantic Ocean, I'm struggling to think right now of when I've had something that was worse (oh right, the cornbread)
Throughout the service was incredibly poor and inattentive, it wasn't until I had been sitting for about 25 minutes that I had even been offered a glass of water and I would have ordered another drink after the Bloody Mary but the bartender was far too occupied with the large group that had walked in. Poor food I can tolerate, poor service I cannot
All in all, I don't think I'll be coming back here. The couple next to me I saw ordered only the gumbo and a beignet, so they obviously knew something I didn't. To paraphrase the Godfather take the gumbo, leave everything else
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Shrimp and Grits MOJO style. You've got to give this #biteofglory a try. It's easy, but yet a flavor explosion for the taste buds.
-Take a French Baguette and slice into 1/4 pieces. Butter each side and throw into 350º oven until golden brown.
-Bring 3 cups water to a boil
-Add 1 cup grits and reduce to medium heat. Cook 30 minutes stirring often.
-After 30 minutes add 1 cup whole milk and continue to cook for 10 more minutes -Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese and 2 tbls of butter. Cover and set aside. -During grit cooking, go ahead and season up your shrimp with MOJO RUB.(you can thank me later for that flavor bomb later)
-Cut up 4 slices of bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and cook over medium heat.
-Remove bacon and cook shrimp in bacon fat. 2-3 minutes a side.
-Assemble these babies and ENJOY!!!
Today was a great opportunity to introduce one of my favorite social media influencers to one of my favorite brunch spots @kitchen_713 He refuses to be photographed 😂😂😂 we met these ladies at a neighboring table... and they were so much fun❤️. He loved the location and we are planning his Houston Meet and Greet there within the next few weeks .... stay tuned. Check out his page Antonio Taylor @antonioskitchen because his food is 🔥 @serenitylove73@nae_tha1