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Southside 815

November 18, 2015

Southside 815 home of the Jambalaya Cheesesteak

Target: Jambalaya Cheesesteak

Side: Red Bean and Sausage Soup

Drink: Coca Cola 

Damage to Wallet: Very Reasonable

Guest of Honor: Colleen

I enjoy eating at Southside 815 for many reasons. The food is awesome. Their menu is diverse enough to support all kinds of meals, from classy brunches to pre-game snacks. The portions are always very generous, and along with their regular seating they have a large Bar area with plenty of Tvs for gametime. They describe themselves as serving southern cuisine. Southside is a great restaurant to have in the neighborhood, and worth taking a drive if you are in the area.

Target: Jambalaya Cheesesteak

This sandwich was a monster. It combined shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage along with peppers, onions and jack cheese. The roll was toasted to help give it the structural integrity to stand up to the filling. The sausage adds a delicious amount of spiciness to the proceedings with the chicken and shrimp higlighting the Cajun seasoning. But it is the jack cheese that gives this sandwich it’s name, and it was as delicious as it was unusual. This sandwich was half cheesesteak and half po’ boy. It was exceptional and gut bustingly filling. This is a lot of food.

It came with fries. They were thin, crispy and I liked them. 

Side: Red Bean and Sausage Soup

This was a soup of the day and I see it from time to time on my excursions to Southside. A general rule I use in this restaurant is anything they cook with red beans is going to be spectacular. Andouille sausage and tasso ham made an appearance adding a lot of depth of flavor to this seemingly simple dish. 

I added the offered oyster crackers because I enjoy them and for some reason whenever I see oyster crackers I revert back to a childlike sense of glee at the prospect of dumping them on soup. I’m sure that’s normal… Where did everybody go?


Drink: Coca Cola 

I missed snapping a picture of this one, so you will have to try and use your minds eye to imagine twenty ounces of fountain cola in a clear glass.

Damage to Wallet: Very Reasonable. The sandwich was $11.50 and the soup was $4.50. Both were excellent values considering both the quality and quantity involved.

Verdict: I love going to Southside 815. I like the food, the atmosphere and the price point. I recommend that you try this place out. If you do you might spot Colleen and myself there. 


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