Neyow’s Creole Cafe

imageNew Orleans is home to so many great things.  From the historic French Quarter, to the eccentric beauty of the street art and the musical influence shown by the harmonic tunes played through a saxophone by a local.  Oh how I love thee.  Another important aspect of this culture is the Creole background which is also reflection of the great cuisine you can find here.  Neyow’s embodies a lot of things which I’ve grown to appreciate and love about the city of New Orleans and its food.

I think one of the most popular items are the char-grilled oysters.  I visited once back in November for a friend’s birthday and went back this month for another birthday celebration.  Neyow’s and their oysters were a must for both visits.  I think I fell more in love with them the second go round.  Whatever is used in the sauce and seasoning is very addictive! I ordered a dozen and barely wanted to share two with other people within our party.  For starters, I’ve also tried the gumbo, crab claws and crawfish balls. All were amazing!  The stuffing used for the crawfish balls had the perfect mix of flavor for the crawfish.  Another order to go please?

For the entree, I also double backed and ordered the pasta on the bayou. The fresh gulf shrimp and crawfish tossed in a creamy sauce with penne pasta is to die for.  I remembered uttering “I’m stuffed” but refused to take home leftovers!  I also sampled my friend’s shrimp creole which was equally as amazing.  The spiciness of Neyow’s special sauce and the sauteed shrimp served with a bed of rice was a pure delight.  As if the food wasn’t enough, they are also known for a drink called the ‘Bow Wow’.  Not sure what’s in it but its definitely served with a kick.  Neyow’s has yet to disappoint. If in the Mid-city area and you want the best char-grilled oysters in New Orleans, stop by and tell them I sent you.

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