Eaten The Fried Shrimp Po' Boy At Brenda's French Soul Food

"Creole is New Orleans city food. Communities were created by the people who wanted to stay and not go back to Spain or France."
Chef Paul Prudhomme

This year, I've been working my way through
several of the items on the 7x7 Big Eat List. Today, I tried #79, the Fried Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich at Brenda's French Soul Food. This item is only on their lunch and dinner menus, and they don't take reservations, so I thought a good time to do this was during this week since I have it off from work.

Brenda's is a Creole restaurant that describes itself as "rooted in French technique and made soulful through Creole and Southern influence". We headed over there this morning around 11 because that's when their lunch menu starts. There were quite a few names on the list and people waiting outside, but I put my name down.

When we sat down, it was packed. This is a busy restaurant.

Brenda's makes a great selection of savory beignets. We tried both the crawfish and crab beignets. They were huge, and they were delicious as well. The outside was crunchy, and the inside was soft and flavorful.

We also ordered a cup of gumbo. It was Chicken, Sausage & Okra Gumbo, and I thought it was very similar to the one I
made earlier this year.

As a side dish, we also ordered red beans and rice.

One of the specials today was a jambalaya. The meat was well distributed in the dish, and I really enjoyed how spicy it was.

Finally, I got what I came for: the Cornmeal-fried Shrimp Po'boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll. It was delicious. The shrimp was cooked perfectly, and the rémoulade had a nice kick to it.

Despite the wait for a table at this restaurant, I have to say this was one of the best places I've eaten at this year. Everything I tried was delicious. There were so many great things on the menu I didn't get to try. It's definitely a place that I'll go back to. I totally recommend it.

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