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Columbus Cajun Creole Cuisine: da levee

We met at the Columbus Museum of Art to check out the current exhibits. This morning, my husband decided to take advantage of the cooler weather to walk, and I threw in two loads of laundry before driving downtown.

Da LeVee in the Short North

Da LeVee in the Short North

Afterwards, we walked through the North Market, but none of the food stalls called to us. We decided to wander up High Street to see if any of the store front restaurants might prove more interesting; many of them were closed until the afternoon, but the door to Da LeVee was unlocked.

The guy behind the counter welcomed us and directed us to the chalkboard menu of daily specials.

Daily Specials Menu

Daily Specials Menu

His voice and manner were sort of like that of a game show host.

Gumbo

Gumbo

Po'rrito Chorizle

Po’rrito Chorizle

Joel chose a small bowl of gumbo, and I went with a chorizo burrito.

The chorizo had a nice bite (I could have used a glass of milk). The meat, rice, cheese, sour cream, lettuce and tomato were filling but not heavy and wet. Potato chips? Nothing to write home about, but not bad, either.  Size? Big enough to take 1/2 home.

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Break for Lunch

beef stew with chili beans and corn chips

This morning my alarm didn’t go off. When my husband gently nudged me to mention that I was sleeping in, I was shocked to see that the clock showed I had ten minutes to get to work. Since I had laid out my clothes the night before, I was able to run out the door and clock in only 3 minutes late.

However, I didn’t have time to put things into a crockpot before leaving in order to let the flavors meld for a few hours. The night before I had seared the beef stew pieces and simmered them in turkey broth with some hot green sauce, leftover from an Indian restaurant.

When I got home I just threw some canned tomatoes and chili beans, frozen corn, and the beef with broth together. While the stew heated through, I combined some avocado with lime juice and salt.  A bit of shredded cheese on top made a simple side.  I finished off the stew with a bit of the shredded colby jack and chopped cilantro.

The meat wasn’t as tender as I might have liked, but overall the lunch was successful.

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