JambaWhat? A New Experience in New Orleans Opens My South Dakota Tastebuds
I'm a very picky eater. I don't like any seafood, I'll pass on the majority of veggies, and I rarely like that flavored Styrofoam tasting fruit. It's usually always been meat and potatoes for me.
So when traveling to a place full of seafood and other styles of food, life doesn't always become easy.
At least the "Big Easy" was really easy.
I had my first experience with a few local flavors in New Orleans this past weekend. Included in that was a cup of gumbo (spicy sausage and chicken...not seafood), and jambalaya.
Leaving New Orleans without trying something of their local nature would have left me in much disappointment. I made the decision at Pat O'Brien's on Bourbon St to try the jambalaya. I surely was knocked off my feet with how good it was.
The mixture of all of the flavors left me begging for even more. All of the spices were done to perfection, not overly hot but a nice kick to it. It was all cooked together and the meat was tender.
After finding out my love for the jambalaya, I had to try something else. On my next trip to the restaurant (we had gift cards through our travel package), I finally tried the gumbo. It certainly had more kick than jambalaya in terms of being spicy. The gumbo also added a nice complement to the jambalaya (yes, I had to have it again).
On the plane ride back, I started thinking about where people stop when they travel to certain places. It was a given that Dunkin' Donuts at the Denver airport was going to get our business, so what do others enjoy when they travel? I posed the question today on KIKN.
What to eat/where to go when traveling:
Jerry P. - Jambalaya & gumbo in New Orleans, Dunkin' Donuts ANYWHERE
Rosie - Runza in Omaha
Amber - Nick's Hamburgers in Brookings
Samantha - In & Out Burger in Arizona
Ryan - Dar's Pizza in Pipestone
Travis - The Owl in Canyon City, CO
Dan - Nebrask Inn, Gross NE
Patty - Anywhere on the East Coast for Chinese Spare Ribs
I'm going to have to start traveling more...