Friday, April 2, 2010

Bayou Grille

Bayou Grille
Like many of Bayou Grille's recent first time customers, I was led here by the LA Times write up (note: the address was incorrect in the Times; Bayou Grille is actually on NORTH La Brea). It's not often that I move so quickly after reading a review, but sometimes I just decide to do things with swift determination; to the surprise of no one, many of these instances involve food.

Bayou Grille Tiger Shrimp Po Boy
Charles got the tiger shrimp po'boy ($7.29) and gave it high marks. He liked that all the components worked together with not too much of this or not too little of that.

Bayou Grille Crawfish Etouffee
I couldn't get crawfish etouffee out of my mind after seeing it in the article, so naturally I had to order it. I was so glad I did; the flavor was rich and the crawfish were so tender ($11.99 and worth it). They give you the rice and etouffee in separate containers and let you put it all together, which is a smart way to avoid any heated debates since I'm sure lots of people have opinions about the "proper" rice to etouffee ratio!

Bayou Grille Cajun fries
We split an order of cajun fries ($1.99), which were tasty and aplenty. This seasoning would work nicely on popcorn (because salt on top of salt is perfectly acceptable to me).

Bayou Grille Sweet tea
The nectar of the Southern gods: sweet tea ($1.50). It tastes like home! I cannot tell you how deliriously happy I am to have located an authentic version out here. I am over the flippin' moon. And self-serve with refills (dangerous, but much appreciated)!

Bayou Grille is for eating, pure and simple. You order at the counter, wait patiently (if I am remembering correctly, the seafood is fried to order) and scarf it all down once it arrives. I plan on returning very soon because I have got my eye on not only the crab cakes, but also the oyster po'boy!

Bayou Grille
1400 N. La Brea Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 673-0824


bagnatic said...

ummmm...crab cakes?! hellooooooooooooooo....i am sooo going to go and try this place. it looks dangerous though. better walk a few miles with charlie first.

Daily Gluttony said...

ooooh, i am SO here! not alot of cajun eateries here in LA, and my husband & i have been dying to go to a new one! thanks!

weezermonkey said...

This looks awesometastic.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Ooh, I will return with you! All you can drink sweet tea. I'm in trouble.

Marie said...

Bagnatic: Aww, Charlie! He is so cute. Yes, do try this place. It is grand.

Daily Gluttony: Hope you'll like it! I sure did... look forward to hearing/reading what you think. :)

Weezermonkey: It was totally awesometastic. My first time eating in Inglewood, although I guess I have eaten the $1 hot dogs at Hollywood Park.

Wandering Chopsticks: It is good stuff, my friend. I will give you a heads up the next time I'm headed over there!

Gastronomer said...

I didn't know you were a southern belle! Where are you from?

Marie said...

Gastronomer: Memphis! I've lived in many places, but that is where I call home. :)

SinoSoul said...

I have a feeling this is the same Bayou Grille that is in Carson, down to the same type of plastic serving utensils / foil wrap used. If that is indeed the case, they have one of the best fried shrimp poboys I've ever had in LA, possibly closest to NoLA.

Then again, I ain't no Linda Burum, so no one listened to my sorry ass. haha!

Marie said...

SinoSoul: The shrimp po'boy looked great, but I was too busy with my etouffee to try it. I aim on trying all the po'boys (and the rest of the menu for that matter).

Jenn E said...

Hey, I just found your blog, via @DTLATruckChaser. Great spot! I used to live right around the block from this place and SinoSoul is so right. The Shrimp Po'Boy is excellent! I would crave it. Have you ever tried Uncle Darrow's on Lincoln? Also great cajun food. Your post makes me want to go back to the Bayou Grille!

Marie said...

Jenn: Hi, thanks for stopping by! No, I've never been to Uncle Darrow's, but now I'm totally curious. :)

stuffycheaks said...

never heard of this place but cant wait to try, esp the po boy

Marie said...

Stuffycheaks: Yes, put them on your list! A good po'boy is hard to find out here. :)