The Louisiana Northshore is becoming a strong contender for great restaurants in the Greater New Orleans Region. The major cities on the Northshore are Covington, Madisonville, Mandeville and Slidell, but you’ll also find Folsom, Lacombe and Eden Isle.
If you are on the Southshore of Lake Pontchartrain and want to get to the Northshore, why not take the longest bridge in the USA. The Causeway is just shy of 24 miles long, and from there you can get to Mandeville, Covington and Madisonville very easily.
Now for a fantastic Louisiana Seafood Gumbo. Gallagher’s Gumbo comes in two sizes. A cup is $5.00 and a bowl is $8.00. The Gumbo has a medium to dark roux and has a great Gumbo aroma. I’d like to refer to it as Eau de Gumbo. Dab a little behind your ear and the Cajuns will come a runnin’. Their Louisiana Seafood Gumbo uses Gulf and Louisiana seafood, mostly small shrimp and a fantastic Louisiana Andouille which gives it a great spice level. There was plenty of shrimp and Andouille. It was also on the thicker side and there was a hint of okra, but it wasn’t slimy. The salt level was on the higher side but not unpleasant. The after burn was perfect and lasted for a while. The rice was served warm, but didn’t add or detract from the Gumbo. This is worthy of a bowl the next time I go to Gallagher’s Grill.
Gallagher’s Seafood Gumbo
|Croux says “I’ll give it a 4 Spoon Rating”
Serving Temperature: Very Good
*Read my Gumbo Rating System*
509 South Tyler
Covington, LA 70433
The Louisiana Travelin’ Man