OK – Show of hands. Who would, upon seeing the sign for The Blow Fly Inn, would willingly go there to eat? You? Anyone? ANYONE?
That’s where we had dinner tonight. The Blow Fly Inn, Gulfport, MS.
Check out my pie:
The theme is Cajun Seafood, the atmosphere is super casual, the coloring pages are big flies, and most entrees are served with a plastic fly in them. I love a good gimmick as much as the next maggot, but you better have the culinary goods to back it up. The Blow Fly Inn does. Delicious catfish po’boys (I got mine with a side of sweet potato fries), well fried shrimp and oysters, cane syrup yams (yum), a mild and serviceable red beans and rice, and the pie… ROCKED. They have a good number of home made cakes and pies on offer, including red velvet, coconut cream and pecan, but I love a good chocolate cream pie, and what the heck, I am on vacation. Let’s just say that I waited till the kids were asleep and had a moment.
And the price is very reasonable. Check out the bayou view:
The Gulf and Bayou Bernard (that’s what they call the above, so I am told) were as smooth as glass this afternoon. I would like to say that I saw some boats pass by as we ate dinner, but the truth is, I didn’t even look up from my food. I ate like a pig and those present with me are likely embarrassed at my snarf. Whatever. Bayou Woman will be so pleased that I have been taking notes on all the houses on stilts. I get it now. This building is new, as Katrina put the old place under 28 feet of water. Whoop Whoop – raise the roof, y’all. And bring the floor on up wid it.
Thanks go to Tony’s cousin Ronda and Aunt Margaret for bringing us here. I loved it and give it two Larva up. Why would anyone name their restaurant the Blow Fly Inn? It’s a long legend. Enjoy!
Tomorrow, I seek the cuisine of Louisiana along I-10.