LA is famous for its ethnic restaurants, but if you’ve a hankering for a little N’awlins cooking, your choices are limited. The Gumbo Pot at Farmer’s Market fills the breach and delivers authentic Cajun cooking in an informal al fresco setting. You can order menu cornerstones like jambalaya or gumbo, or go whole hog Crescent City with an oyster po’boy or fried alligator tail.
Not more than a few feet away is EBs Beer & Wine, where you can order a fresh draft or glass of wine to go with your meal. If you plop into the Gumbo Pot on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday evening, you’ll hear some live music – it could be anything from a retro surf band to a lonely soul singing his sole karaoke standard.