Just as the sign reads... this place is a sure winner and I'm so glad that the chef, Robert Baucum has come to Shreveport and shared with our humble city, his culinary expertise.
After Katrina, Chef Baucum moved back to his native Shreveport with a goal in mind of bringing a little bit of his New Orleans way of life, and passion for food, to this town. He wanted a hole in the wall location to redo, and when an old gas station came up for sale in Broadmoor, he knew it was for him.
|View from inside Marilynn's Place... which shows you the outdoor porch!|
The menu has a wonderful selection of Cajun creations. I've heard from many people that this is the best poboy in town. View the menu on their facebook page here. You won't believe all the amazing food they serve.
We ordered the half (yes, this is a half). I got the Cochon de Lait (pulled pork with an amazing fresh pinneaple pepper salsa on top) and Stephen got the WEJ - William Edward Joyce, which is a curried fried catfish poboy.
|WEJ - The William Edward Joyce Poboy at Marilynn's|
Stephen has this look he gives me if something he's eating is really good. His face says "Oh man, that is gooooood". I got that look at Marilynn's. I can't explain it. Here's the visual.
My poboy was great. I couldn't eat half of it though. It was huge!
As soon as we were finishing up, I saw two other people around us with different selections, so I snapped a few pics of their food.
|This is their hamburger poboy... the full size!|
|Shrimp Remoulade Poboy|
|How hilarious is this guy? He loved that I was taking his picture.|
|Fried shrimp poboy|
As we were cleaning up and rolling towards the door, Chef Baucum told us to sit back down, as we weren't done.
Huh? And then I saw these comin towards us. Que the angels singing.
|Oh yes, those are Beignets.|
|This is my look of happiness. The "Hurry and take my picture so I can keep eating this delightful little thing"|
Beignets. Will you marry me?
And then... wait for it. Oh yes. He asked us if we had room for more.
(Just to catch you up. We had finished off the beignets) (just thought you should know how miserable I was at that moment.) (and I forgot to mention we had sweet potato fries with our poboy) (they were delish...)
Room for more? SURE!
And this walked towards us.
Inside Out Chicken Enchilada. Yum.
This isn't even on their menu. He's trying it out. It was fantastic. Amazing chicken stuffed with all the contents of an enchilada. Roasted cherry tomatoes, everything topped with a basil cream sauce. Oh the goodness.
This place is a great addition to our sweet Shreveport. It currently has no sign, which I think adds to the greatness of it (I like secret hole in the walls) but word on the street is a new sign will be going up soon.
Definitely check them out soon, and check out their patio. Once the weather is nice, I imagine this place will be PACKED as this town has a shortage of outdoor eating space. They even have garage doors that can open and the entire place will be like an outdoor patio! Love it!
They also have flat screen TV's so you won't miss the latest football score if you head over there on a Saturday. Thought I would throw that in for all you girls who want to convince your significant other that it's ok to leave the house on Saturday for an hour or so.
Find them on Fern, across from First Baptist Shreveport, next to El Chico... in an old gas station... with a "Grand Opening" green sign. You will have found your new favorite spot in Shreveport.