Fire Food & Spirits, Harvey, LA Report #184

********* PERMANENTLY CLOSED **********

I pass by this place several times a week and tonight I decided to pop in for dinner.  Nice looking place.  No lack of televisions if you want to catch your favorite sporting event.  Numerous dining rooms.  One was being used for a private party.

Not a very long menu but a decent variety.  I decided on:

And here’s what those two dishes looked like:

The Firecracker Shrimp were really delicious.  Big shrimp fried very crisp in what tasted like a yummy sweet chili glaze.  If you ever had the Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grill, they were something like that but without that mayonnaisey aspect to the sauce. They’re served on a bed of iceberg lettuce, which I could care less about.  BUT, in this case, I ended up eating some of the lettuce because these had a nice little spice to them!  They also come with some ranch dressing for dipping.

Before we ordered I asked the waitress what kind of fish they used in the dish I ended up ordering.  If she had said Tilapia, I would have got up and left.  Not because I boycott places that serve Tilapia, but because that was all there was on the menu I was interested in eating, and I don’t eat Tilapia.  But with all the great fish we have in Southeast Louisiana, like speckled trout, redfish, sheepshead, black drum, red snapper, etc., decent restaurants have no business serving Tilapia.

To my surprise the waitress said they serve White Trout!  That’s not very common, but a good fish, and the dish was very good.  The sauce was creamy but not overly rich, and seasoned perfectly.  I hate when you get a cream sauce that just taste like seasoned, heavy whipping cream.  The only complaint I could have was I’d have liked more crawfish meat.  I counted just seven tails in the whole dish.

Oh, by the way, my dining partner ordered a cheeseburger without the bun (not pictured).  She really enjoyed it!  She said unlike burgers at other places, the ground meat was seasoned really well.  Kind of like you’d season a meatloaf, but there were no breadcrumbs in this.

Pretty good dinner tonight.  I recommend this place.

1700 Lapalco Blvd. Ste. A, Harvey, LA  70058  Ph: 504-372-2922

Blaine 3-23-2019


     Just found out this place was closed   It’s now a Barrow’s Catfish.

Blaine 12-4-2021


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