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.
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.
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).
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.
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.