|The sign says "Charles" but it's actually "Charlie's," I'm pretty sure|
I've been wanting to check out Charlie's Seafood since I heard that it was bought and run by Frank and Mama Brigtsen of Brigtsen's Restaurant uptown, where we have had many excellent meals. It's a bit outside of New Orleans on Jefferson Highway- we got there via River Road which was a nice drive on a sunny day.
Charlie's is your basic seafood casual restaurant with top notch ingredients cooked expertly. Coming from the Brigtsens, I expected nothing less, and they did not disappoint. It was hard to decide- I mean, look at this menu! I was very tempted by the fried seafood plate, but my doctor's warning about avoiding fried food because of my high blood pressure was in my head so I ordered the seafood gumbo (chock full of oysters, shrimp, and andouille) and the UN-fried seafood plate which had: Grilled Fish with Shrimp and Crabmeat Bordelaise, Charlie's Baked Oysters, and Shrimp Cornbread. It was freaking awesome.
|Platter o' awesome seafood|
|Calas- that's a Creole rice fritter, doncha know.|
|Catfish-check, cheese grits- check, creole tomato sauce- check.|