Louisiana Gumbo: Katie’s in New Orleans


The search for Louisiana Gumbo continues…
Katie’s Restaurant & Bar
3701 Iberville Street 
New Orleans, LA 70119
When it comes to local restaurants in New Orleans, Katie’s is one of the more popular ones.  It opened in 1984 and was a victim of Katrina with 7’ of water. There was a point when the owners were not going to reopen, but they did, and on June 1, 2010, Katie’s was a local hit again. 
Unfortunately the gumbo was not. Here’s the recipe: they serve a Chicken and Andouille gumbo at $4.50 for a cup and $6.95 for a bowl.  The gumbo had a medium roux, with small pieces of chicken and andouille. The bowl was not filled all the way, but after tasting it, I didn’t complain. It was served warm and the rice was bland and cool. It was a fairly thick gumbo with a good spice to it and did get spicier as I got closer to the bottom of the cup.  It just didn’t have that pizzazz that one would expect from a great local restaurant. I have been back several times and enjoyed my meals, I just didn’t order the Gumbo. Some of the things to order are their Gourmet Po' boys such as the Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp Remoulade, or The Legend, which is Cochon de Lait and BBQ Shrimp. 
Most restaurants around the U.S. serve a bottle of hot sauce on the table, mostly Tabasco, but at Katie’s you have a choice of 7 different Tabasco flavors.
Katie’s is just off Canal Street in Mid-City and a great way to get there is by Streetcar. Katie’s is also near two other very local restaurants, Liuzza’s and Mandina’s. Stay tuned for those reviews.

Katie's Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Croux says “I’ll give it a 2 Spoon Rating”

Taste:  Good

Texture: Good

Spiciness: Good

Serving Temperature: Just OK

Enough Stuff: Good

Presentation: Good

Price: Excellent

*Read my Gumbo Rating System*


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