The Gumbo Bros, Cajun and Creole cuisine in Brooklyn

Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!

 The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

It's been a while since I had Cajun and creole food, the only restaurant I knew in Manhattan being closed unfortunately, as I wanted to explore more of this cuisine after a wonderful trip in New Orleans few years ago (yes, I still rave about the beignets at Café du Monde). I did find a couple of food trucks but was never thrilled by the experience. Until I got invited at The Gumbos Bros, a small and charming place in Brooklyn that opened in December 2016, meeting with my friend Malini, The Restaurant Fairy. There, I got to try quite a lot of specialties and made up my recommended meal: fried green tomatoes (perfectly non ripe tomatoes deep fried), a po'boy (I cannot decide between the catfish and their best seller made with shrimp), and the banana pudding (I had to go and missed the beignets). I might even order a side of crawfish mac and cheese that was great, slightly spicy and not heavy, an American classic that they reinterpreted and that has been also a best seller. 

 Logo of The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Logo of The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Decor at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Decor at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Decor at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Decor at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Dining room at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Dining room at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Hot sauce at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Hot sauce at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Beads for Mardi Gras at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Beads for Mardi Gras at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

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Here are the food I sampled:

 Selection of dishes at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Selection of dishes at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Selection of dishes at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Selection of dishes at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Crawfish mac and cheese:

 Crawfish mac and cheese at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Crawfish mac and cheese at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Crawfish mac and cheese at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Crawfish mac and cheese at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Seafood gumbo, a family recipe from one of the owners, handmade the old fashioned way with a 2 hour roux, shrimp, blue crab, rice and green onions. 

 Seafood gumbo at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Seafood gumbo at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Seafood Gumbo at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Seafood Gumbo at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Crawfish étouffée:

 Crawfish étouffée at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Crawfish étouffée at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Crawfish étouffée at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Crawfish étouffée at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Boudin ball that is a Cajun French recipe you would rarely see on a menu, that is not the classic French blood sausage. No, it is a deep fried rice and sausage ball. 

 Boudin ball at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Boudin ball at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Boudin ball at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Boudin ball at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Rice and debris gravy (not sure what the debris were):

 Rice and debris at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Rice and debris at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Catfish po'boy (made with Leidenheimer French bread shipped fresh from New Orleans, Duke's mayo, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce and pickles). 

 Catfish Po'Boy at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Catfish Po'Boy at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Catfish Po'Boy at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Catfish Po'Boy at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Shrimp po'boy:

 Shrimp Po'Boy at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Shrimp Po'Boy at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Shrimp Po'Boy at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Shrimp Po'Boy at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Fried green tomatoes (I should mention that Jodi said:"these are the best I had in the city"):

 Fried green tomatoes at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Fried green tomatoes at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Fried green tomatoes at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Fried green tomatoes at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Banana pudding:

 Banana pudding at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Banana pudding at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Banana pudding at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Banana pudding at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Bourbon pecan pie:

 Bourbon Pecan Pie at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Bourbon Pecan Pie at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

 Bourbon Pecan Pie at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Bourbon Pecan Pie at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

I also got one of their beers on tap (they have a nice selection of beers from Louisiana):

 Beer at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

Beer at The Gumbo Bros in Brooklyn

I was impressed by The Gumbo Bros: owners Clay Boulware and Adam Lathan (who are not brothers but best friends, i.e. Bros) created a nice casual place with a relaxed atmosphere, serving dishes from their cherished native South. I should mention that they have couple of vegetarian dishes besides the fried green tomatoes, like a vegan po'boy. I just wish I got to try the beignets...Well, I will have to go back!

Enjoy (I did)!

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The Gumbo Bros - 224 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

 
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