Ted’s Montana Grill – Bison Burgers and Gumbo

Cindy and Mike (@runnersthoughts) took me on my first trip to the edge of Durham to visit Ted’s Montana Grill one of their favourite local spots. They come here a lot midweek, it was like being greeted by family as we walked in, and the lovely Carmen, who knew them by name, guided us towards…

The ‘Gumbo Shop’ Gumbo – New Orleans inspired fare

This weekend we made Chicken Andouille Gumbo inspired from a trip to New Orleans. The recipe is based on one from theĀ “The Gumbo Shop“, in New Orleans CHICKEN ANDOUILLE GUMBO – 8.50 “Boneless chicken, Andouille (a Cajun Sausage), okra and seasonings simmered in chicken stock – Selected by locals as the best Gumbo in the…

Big Jones, Big, Bold Flavours Southern Style

Last year we went to New Orleans and had some pretty decent Louisiana Southern Cooking, including some of that gumbo. I had heard from some local NOLA alumni that the place to get Southern Food in Chicago was at Big Jones in Andersonville. So I booked it for lunch to see what their gumbo was…