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Hush puppies and sweet tea

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Boy, I am SO behind in my posts.  I’ve actually stopped taking photos of my meals because I’m about a month behind.  I guess I just eat too well all the time to keep up!  (Woe is me!!)

Anyway!  About a month ago, I met up with JF at Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen.  Even though Angeline’s has been open for over a year and is within a 5 minute walk of my work, I have failed to make a visit until recently.  I really like Southern food, having spent almost 6 years in North Carolina, and so I was pretty excited to see what Angeline’s had to offer.  Random tangent: I met a real Louisianan (Louisianite? Louisianer?) a couple weeks ago, and she laughed when I referred to NC as “the South.”  I guess anything north of Georgia isn’t truly southern to those who live in the Deep South.

Someone told me that the hush puppies were really good, and I love fried corn meal as much as the next girl, so we ordered some as an appetizer.

Mmmm.  Fried corn meal.

Mmmm. Fried corn meal.

Whoever gave me the hush puppy tip was not kidding: these hush puppies were the bomb.  Crispy and hot, at just the right size (corn meal to fried bits ratio).  I was also super excited to see sweet tea on the menu.  It was a bit too sweet for my taste, but still really good.

Sweet tea = official beverage of the South

Sweet tea = official beverage of the South?

It was a blustery, wet day, as Bay Area winters tend to be, so I opted for the gumbo.  It was filling and tasty, full of sausage, seafood, and veggies, with just enough spice to make things interesting (and to make my brow sweat a little).

Gumbo, topped with rice and

Gumbo, topped with rice and scallion.

Getting ready to dig in!

Getting ready to dig in!

JF ordered a small bowl of gumbo, along with mashed sweet potatoes.  The sweet potatoes were good, but a bit too homogeneous and rich for my taste.

Sweet potatoes, full of vitamin B and fiber... also full of butter.

Sweet potatoes, full of vitamin B and fiber... also full of butter.

Overall, I liked Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen.  Yes, it’s a bit pricey for “home cookin'” but I now know where to go if I’m craving some hush puppies and sweet tea.

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

5 thoughts on “Hush puppies and sweet tea

  1. I WANT TO GO TO THERE!

  2. I WAS THERE!!! I’m famous!

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