For my final meal in New Orleans this year, I went to another Institution: The original, 100+-year-old Acme Oyster House, which, w/its four other Louisiana locations, “…shucked well over 3.6 million fresh oysters in 2008. That’s almost 10,000 oysters a day and doesn’t even include the fried ones.”
The early lunch line waiting to get into Acme Oyster House. The weather had turned chilly on my last day in the city, but it was still more than 20 degrees warmer than what I’d see at home that night.
The menu described Boom Boom Shrimp as a generous portion of fried shrimp w/a homemade sweet and spicy sauce. “Generous” was not an understatement. I didn’t count, but I think there were somewhere between 30 and 40 shrimp in that bowl.
And it ended with Chicken/Andouille gumbo. A good note.