The Bayou

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Re: The Bayou

Postby Stomach » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:04 am

Tsur wrote:They weren't busy...


I have been there twice and it was pretty quiet both times. Has anybody been there when it HAS been busy?

I've enjoyed a po'boy and oysters and will try something else next time.

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Re: The Bayou

Postby boston_jeff » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:28 am

I can't abide lukewarm oysters.

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Re: The Bayou

Postby thebookpolice » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:41 am

Stomach wrote:Has anybody been there when it HAS been busy?

Yup. It was the Wednesday night a couple weeks ago when Ackroyd was in town for a Crystal Head signing. Got takeout, and almost all tables were full.
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Re: The Bayou

Postby hintzilla » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:01 am

I've got a question about the gumbo here for anyone that's had it. I ordered the seafood gumbo when I was there, which i believe had shrimp, crab and oysters in it. I definitely avoided the vegetarian gumbo because....well, i just have issues with it. However, when i got my gumbo, it looked like they took the vegetarian gumbo and put some crawfish and crab on top, hardly even mixed in. The dead giveaway for me was that there were mushrooms and collard greens in it, which I had a major issue with. I like mushrooms just fine, but gumbo is too traditional a dish to be messed with like that.

Anyways, once I got home (it was still bugging me) I had to look at the menu again, and sure enough, there were mushrooms and greens in the veggie gumbo, but not in the seafood gumbo. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm hoping that it was some sort of fluke or mistake, because even with the addition of crab and crawfish, the gumbo definitely wasn't something I'd get again, and I usually love gumbo.

On a positive note, as most others have said, the po-boy I ordered was great, as was the Abita Bock I had on tap. Has anyone tried the red beans and rice?

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Re: The Bayou

Postby boston_jeff » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:28 am

I heard that the Zatarain's guy with the trumpet made the red beans and rice.

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Re: The Bayou

Postby baboocole » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:16 am

Tsur-

I went to the Bayou randomly on Wednesday night. My friend ended up knowing the chef there, so I questioned him about the oyster/lettuce debacle. He said that he remembered that night, and their reasoning for not serving the oysters on ice was that their ice chisel was AWOL, or something to that nature. He said that was a singular incident, and oysters are normally served over ice.

And, yes, the place was dead at 11 pm on a Wednesday. But the staff members were very friendly, inviting and accommodating. All six of us received our draft beers in glass pint glasses.

I am heading there tonight for dinner...I can't wait!

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Re: The Bayou

Postby thebookpolice » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:48 am

baboocole wrote:My friend ended up knowing the chef there

So it was a good experience for her, at least.

/biblical sense

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Re: The Bayou

Postby baboocole » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:56 pm

I would say a good time was had by all. My boyfriend and his buddy sampled the "poison sake," that bottle of booze with the dead snake in it ( :shock: ) and they really enjoyed it.

I was also pleased to see that they had a pool table upstairs, because I feel like too many downtown bars have forsaken the pool table to pack more people in.

Another thing that piques my interest is that crazy beer bong contraption they have over the bar. It looks like ten separate faucets coming out of the ceiling...apparently they can put different beer in all of them at the same time. Maybe I'll test it out tonight at dinner.

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Re: The Bayou

Postby eriedasch » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:20 pm

baboocole wrote:All six of us received our draft beers in glass pint glasses.

Were you expecting plastic?

Unless you are going to a busy college bar on a friday/saturday nite I would expect draft beer to be served in a real pint glass.

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Re: The Bayou

Postby thebookpolice » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:25 pm

eriedasch wrote:
baboocole wrote:All six of us received our draft beers in glass pint glasses.

Were you expecting plastic?

See long comment near end of page 1

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Re: The Bayou

Postby Peanutbutter » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:53 pm

I can still hear my old hound dog barking,
chasing down a hoodoo there.



























































Chasing down a hoodoo there

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Re: The Bayou

Postby Ducatista » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:13 pm

baboocole wrote:I was also pleased to see that they had a pool table upstairs...

Whoa, just got a wave of Lundeen's nostalgia.

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Re: The Bayou

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:51 am

Ducatista wrote:Whoa, just got a wave of Lundeen's nostalgia.

I haven't thought of that dump in years. Thanks for the bad memories.

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Re: The Bayou

Postby Ducatista » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:52 am

Ned Flanders wrote:I haven't thought of that dump in years. Thanks for the bad memories.

Were you that guy always sobbing at the end of the bar at closing time? Wait... Minnesota. Coke-addled hockey player, then?

God help me, I loved that place.

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Re: The Bayou

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:26 am

Ducatista wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:I haven't thought of that dump in years. Thanks for the bad memories.

Were you that guy always sobbing at the end of the bar at closing time? Wait... Minnesota. Coke-addled hockey player, then?

God help me, I loved that place.


Naw. It was a post-softball destination on Friday nights. I remember one summer the Paula Abdul song/video "Straight Up" played endlessly. Probably '89 or '90.


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