Taste of NOLA /// Shrimp & Grits from Ste. Marie

  • by Nick
  • 7 Years ago
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So anybody that knows me, knows that Shrimp & Grits is my favorite dish. It seems like its a meal that I have to have at least once a week. So for now I’m on a quest to find the best Shrimp & Grits in the Crescent City. I recently tried Ste. Marie on Poydras connected to the 930 Poydras Lofts. My intent was to try the Chicken & Waffles, however after seeing Shrimp & Grits on the menu, I had to have a taste.

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The menu described this dish’s ingredients as: “tasso, stone ground grits, Abita Amber reduction.” Tasso is a highly seasoned smoked pork commonly used in New Orleans dishes. Abita Amber is a beer brewed just north of New Orleans at one of the oldest craft breweries in the US. So you see the choice was simple, but not really because I don’t eat pork.

Even though I ordered it without the Tasso, it was still every bit of flavor-full as any other Shrimp & Grits that I’ve ever had. It was definitely a refreshing meal that I would recommend to any tourist or local New Orleanian.

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“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

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  1. looks good!

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