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Five Offbeat Gumbos 

Cafe Carmo

527 Julia St., 875-4132

Smoked mahi mahi joins crab, shrimp and sweet potato in a unique gumbo.


930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123

A rustic-style roux is studded with black-eyed peas and smoked pork.

Chateau du Lac

2037 Metairie ROAd, Metairie, 831-3773

Foie gras enriches the roux and a seared slice floats on top.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

538 Hagan St., 482-3047

Turkey and alligator sausage supplant the chicken and andouille standard.


6078 Laurel St., 895-9441

Smoked rabbit and greens join andouille in a dark, thick roux.

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