Friday, November 20, 2009

Vera's Seafood - Slidell, Louisiana

Vera’s Seafood
2020 Gause Blvd. #108
Slidell, LA
Closed Mondays
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday- Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

By Jane Feehan

Before Hurricane Katrina, Vera’s was lakeside with a view. It’s in a non-descript shopping center now but the food is still good.

They offer seafood dishes such as crab meat au gratin and shrimp several different ways. Lots of folks come here for the Po Boys decked out with hamburger, shrimp, roast beef or other items.

I ordered stuffed shrimp (crab meat and bread) and sweet potato fries. When the dish arrived, it looked more like hushpuppies with shrimp tails. Lots of stuffing around some small shrimp but it was tasty. The salad was mostly iceberg lettuce but the blue cheese dressing came with big chunks of the stuff.

Nothing of the meal, however, matched the dessert of wonderful bread pudding with raisins and small pieces of pineapple, topped off with a delicious plum sauce. This may be enough to bring me back. My meal came to about $18 without alcohol but there are plenty of ways to get out of there for less.

Vera’s has a loyal following. This is a casual place, very low on atmosphere. Beer and wine served.© 2009 All rights reserved.

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