Today for Foodie Friday, I decided to share with you some wonderful food that I didn't prepare, but I wish I could! Hidden in the small town of Elk Rapids, MI (just a few miles from Traverse City) is an unexpected surprise of a restaurant. Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen prepares food that tastes so much like what you get in New Orleans that if you close your eyes...you will think you are there. We made a point of going back for our second visit when we were in Michigan in May and we were not disappointed. The place doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it is nothing short of "funky". The walls are lined with Jim Beam bottles and every kind of hot sauce you can imagine. There are Mardi Gras murals in the bathrooms, alligators hanging on the walls and you know you are going to have fun the minute you walk in the door. The food...is art and it tastes amazing.
My daughter and I shared cup of Crayfish and Corn Chowder ($3.49)
My dinner was called the Plantation Platter ($13.49). It was a combination of red bean cakes, fried green tomatoes and cheddar grits with greens. Yum!
My daughter had the Crayfish Risotto with Fried Green Tomatoes. It was perfect.
My husband had the Shrimp Po"Boy Sandwich ($8.49)
My dad and my husband loved the Gumbo Ya-Ya ($3.49)
Dad ordered Crayfish and Grits...so good!
I hope you enjoyed walking through this "gallery" of food from Pearl's. If you get a chance, you really should give this restaurant a try. Eat early, you will be very full. Please visit our hostess Michael @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. You might want to have a snack before you look at all the wonderful foods posted.