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Gumbo Dance

Well, we’ve just about made it to Friday! Check what we’ve got cooking for you at week’s end: gumbo and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!  What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End Thursday, September 24 Gumbo and rice. We make our gumbo with a dark roux, chicken, sausage, and the trinity of bell pepper, onion, and celery. Oh, Grandpa Justin would add sauterne wine, a cup or two or three, and so do we. A guy named Bob Merrill wrote a little ditty originally called “Gumbo Italiano” about a girl from south Louisiana who returns to Italy wanting to introduce some new things, like gumbo. Thing is, gumbo wasn’t as popular as the mambo, a dance that originated in 1930’s Cuba. So, our old friend Rosemary Clooney croons in her unique style, “Hey mambo! Mambo italiano!” and a song was born. Around here, though, we’d much rather sing and dance about gumbo — it will make you “happy in the feets.” Friday, September 25 Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boy and a house salad. Take a half-size po-boy, hollow the …