My wife and her sister and I visited Plookys Cajun Boilin Pot to enjoy some crawfish while down by at the river. Once we opened the door to go inside, the experience was literally unbelievable. The smoke saturated environment was tough to get used to, but we pushed through because of our love of crawfish.
We ordered several pounds of crawfish, shrimp and sausage which came with corn and potatoes. We were served bread first and after taking a few bites, my wife's sister turned over the bread and we all saw what ended up being rat or mouse droppings baked into the bottom of the bread. Based on the location, it appears that the pan on which the bread was baked had been pooped on by a mouse or rat back in the kitchen. And this is not even mentioning that the basket in which the bread came was caked in guts and was sticking from previous use.
If you have read this far and are wondering about the actual order, the bowl of food came and was poured out as is tradition on the table. We were all so hungry and began to dig in. It took us about one minute until we all stopped, seemingly at the same time and looked at each other with a look of are you thinking what I'm thinking. We should have known just from the smell when the food arrived (if you have eaten a lot of crawfish, you know the smell of fresh crawfish), but something was definitely amiss. The shrimp was rubbery and chewy (and expensive). The corn was old and the kernels had all concaved inward. But it was the crawfish which made the evening unbelievable. The crawfish tails popped off without any trouble which is never a good sign but what was in the tails was a greyish matter that did not look anything like good crawfish. On top of that, the hood of the crawfish kept popping up like the hood of a car and exposed the skeleton underneath. This again is never supposed to happen with crawfish.
At this point, we determined to get out as soon as possible. We felt bad for the owner and waitress, so we decided to just pay and then leave. I asked for the bill from the owner and he turned to me and I kid you not, said, "What, you arn't planning to pay for that [--] are you?" I was taken aback because I was not sure if he was serious or kidding, but we decided to pay anyway and just get out.
Anyway, I recommendations to you if you have read this far are to not visit Plookys until they have addressed the sanitation and quality of food concerns noted above.
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