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Gumbo Shop Restaurant Review: Gumbo Shop routinely welcomes as many local diners as it does visitors to the city, and lives up to its name with some of the best gumbo in town. Crawfish and tasso ham, elements torn right out of the Creole playbook, adorn the restaurant’s sole pasta dish on the otherwise traditional menu. Classics include shrimp rémoulade, jambalaya, red beans and rice, blackened fish, and three authentically thick and earthy-tasting gumbos: seafood and okra; chicken and andouille sausage; and "gumbo aux herbes" or "gumbo z'herbes," made with greens. The height of “comfort food” is the chicken Espagnole, a broiled half chicken, slow-cooked in brown gravy, with mushrooms, shallots, garlic and wine. Gumbo Shop maintains a respectable wine list, with almost 30 offered by the glass. Good luck deciding between the traditional Southern pecan pie and the praline sundae for dessert, or just order both and share. The large mural depicting early New Orleans life still casts its spell in the main dining room, bathed in light from the steep windows along St. Peter Street. Service is hospitable and quite efficient.