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July 21st, 2010 HENRY STERN | Food Reviews & Stories
 

Restaurant Guide 2009

     
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If you’re looking for a tasty Cajun meal without flying a couple thousand miles to Louisiana, this candle-lit Irvington eatery is your place. A small plate of poached gulf shrimp or the boudin sausage croquettes are both good places to start from the appetizers menu. But there’s no need to fill up on those small starters, since Acadia’s entrees are doggie-bag plentiful. The blackened catfish with pickled corn relish and citrus-mint butter is melt-in-your-mouth tasty. And, of course, be sure to order the jambalaya with smoked chicken, tasso, Andouille, crawfish tails and gulf shrimp. If you’re uninitiated in Cajun, be ready to order at least a couple of beers to cool down the heat.
Order this: The blackened catfish.
Best deal: A side of red beans and rice ($4) is a must-have complement to any entree.
I’ll pass: The sautéed Louisiana shrimp with fried eggplant and smoked tomato butter could have used more than three shrimp.

 
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