Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Majestic Eatery
609 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA

Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM $2 - $10
Saturday - Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This place has proven to be an evolving concept. So while this is a second look there may be more in the future. Currently plate lunches are out and a lunch buffet is in. Gumbo is out until it cools off, a shame good gumbo. New sandwiches (two of which I particularly fond of) are in with a batch of panni types being tested out. Unless the Friday night trade picks up that may be out also. Sunday lunch is definitely in with plans to open earlier with more breakfast /brunch items that will be replaced with lunch items as the morning goes by
I sampled the buffet on two days. I got decent fried catfish and smoky greens. I ate fried chicken that seemed to have an Italian spice coating (quite tasty) and a killer Southwest Chicken penne pasta (medium spice with great flavor). I arrived on a Wednesday to the fabulous smell of BBQ, like an exquisite perfume. The wing I sampled needed no sauce. The rub had gone slightly sticky which suited me. The spice level and fantastic flavor made it truly finger- licking-good. The meat evidenced a smoke ring with a deep smoky taste. Please consider a Wednesday foray here.
First up was a “Cuban Sandwich” (Cubano). It possessed wonderful bread (crusty on the outside and soft inside) filled with an in house roasted pork sliced thin, thin sliced boiled ham, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and sliced dill pickle. They used a press to warm and crisp it up. It proved delicious. The only thing that stopped it from being a classic Cubano was it had too much meat. With less meat it could have been pressed flat, a totally different dynamic. However it was pressed it was great. Up next a Gyro. It came out on fresh out of the oven flatbread with filling of a thinly sliced meat product composed of half beef and half lamb and delicious. Also in there was cucumber, tomato, onion and a yogurt sauce. A truly outstanding sandwich executed to perfection. The fries proved excellent also. That is all for now. I will check in periodically and see what is going on. Then report it to you

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