Fat Tuesday, the end of Mardi Gras, is today, and reader/foodie Charles Bentley has a question:
“I was wondering if you have any suggestions for local eateries to enjoy some Mardi Gras cuisine?
“With the loss of the Crescent City Caf (and before that, a place called Gumbos), Ive taken to cooking my own red beans & rice.
“But if you know someplace local especially a good spot that makes good crawfish etouffee I would dearly love to know about it. Plus points if they have nice beignets like at the Caf du Monde!”
Crescent City Cafe was the restaurant by Montclair Plaza that had to relocate to make way for a Chili’s but ultimately couldn’t survive in its Ontario location as New Orleans Express.
With them gone, the best I could come up with was Kelly’s Cajun Grill in the Ontario Mills food court. The Inland Valley surely must have a soul food restaurant or two, but I’m unaware of them.
Anyone have any suggestions?