I’ve been away for a long time but I will try and be better about posting. I guess I’m also curious about who will be actually reading this.

So without further ado here is my first official entry for 2007. I will be posting more detailed accounts of some of these excursions that I have failed to mention shortly.

Adeline’s Louisiana Kitchen.

It is a fairly new restaurant on Shattuck by Bancroft, right next to Beckett’s. I have to say that this is the restaurant that got me to remember why I started this blog in the first place. This is the closest to authentic Nawlins gumbo as I can remember. It was a shame that ever since Crescent City Cafe closed down on Haight street, the bay area was without any decent gumbo. I’ve been searching for a while but now I can say that whenever I get a craving for good gumbo, I can count on Adeline’s. From what I gather, the chef is from Baton Rouge. I’ve also sampled their jambalaya, and although it is completely different than any other jambalaya that I’ve had, it was very delicious. It was much more tomatoey than others but it had good texture and consistency. Their shrimp po’boys are also great, with crisp and flavorful battered shrimp with pickles and lettuce between nicely toasted bread. Also try the beignets. Light but be prepared to split them, since 4 to an order is way more than any person can, or should, handle.

The only negatives would be that it can tend to be a little pricey. However, I fully support slightly higher prices for quality and I fully support supporting a little Cajun place in Berkeley that could easily be overlooked. Check it out because the food and surprisingly the service is all excellent.