Oddfellow's Rest, from the outside, looks like your regular bar n grill type joint. Right off the PATH train line in Hoboken, NJ. I watched folks passing the front windows on their way home from work in Manhattan for about an hour. Kristin insisted that this was the place to come for authentic cajun cuisine! And she was right. LOTS of spices and rice and seafood. We made Happy Hour and so a number of Hurricane cocktails were served. I think Marjorie and I took down four each! Hearty entrees. Tons of spices in the jambalaya and the gumbo. Lots of collard greens and mac n cheese. A good helping of cornbread and butter, too. And Kristin even had a traditional King Cake shipped straight to New York for us! I've never had the pleasure of a real Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and if Oddfellows Rest is anything like the real thing, I'm all for it!!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
We thank Kristin Cowdin, a spunky young native of Louisiana, for coaxing us out of the house Monday night for LUNDI Gras, instead of Mardi Gras. We were all in agreement that it would be most advantageous to have our cajun experience the night BEFORE the festivities so that we wouldn't get lost in the crowds. Real intelligence working here, people!