In my mind’s eye, a good seafood gumbo is the same color as Bayou Lafourche after a week of heavy rain. Pictured: crab, shrimp, and okra gumbo (with a little smoked sausage, too) from Blackie’s Po-Boy Shop (5674 Highway 1, Lockport, LA, 985.532.5117). Despite the name, Blackie’s offers far more than poboys, featuring a daily lunch special (crab & shrimp stew during my last visit), three different gumbos (seafood, shrimp/okra, and chicken/sausage), and a long list of fried seafood.
For comparison’s sake, a photo of Bayou Lafourche at Lockport after a week of heavy winter rain, thick with the runoff from cut-over sugarcane fields. I took the photo about 15 minutes after I finished eating the gumbo.
Not exactly the same shade, but pretty close.
Nice comparison. I’d love a bowl of that gumbo right now. It’s beautiful.
Thanks for your blog post on the barista/coffee event at La Divina….I couldn’t make it, so I was happy to read about it.
Thank you! La Divina is one of my favorite spots, so it was nice to be able to go.
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Thanks for reading, and for the kind words…