Thursday, March 21, 2013
Flavors of Louisiana - Avondale, AZ
I stumbled upon Flavors of Louisiana searching for a well known burger joint in the area but for sure finding this Cajun outpost was serendipity. The only bad thing about Flavors was the number of choices with only one evening to indulge.
Oyster Po Boy with a side choice of gumbo. I don't know the origin of the name Po Boy - either the poor people could afford it or you were poor after buying one. In this case, this six incher sets you back $10. The oysters weren't the meatiest or the most generous but they did taste comparatively fresh. The package was simply satisfying. The gumbo was smoky with a deep grassy flavor. Good stuff.
Boudin balls. Rice and shredded pork mixed together. This was a good mix and filling. Unfortunately, I had hit the wall by the time these came around.
Crab Landry was the daily special. It is an open face sandwich with a crab, celery, pepper, and onion stew that tastes as if it had been simmered for hours. It was soulfully satisfying, deep and rich in flavor mildly spicy and somehow light. It left me craving more. The shrimp were fried to perfection and a couple more would have been the perfect number.
Flavors is a great find. Prices are competitive. I wish I had one in my hometown.
Restroom Rating: 7.1
13025 W Rancho Santa Fe Blvd