BERKELEY’s BEST ●Restaurants
Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen 2261 Shattuck Ave./Bancroft; downtown. Spicy Louisiana-style Cajun and Creole cooking is the name of the game here, and atmospheric music and a brick wall-decor enhance the experience. The menu includes everything a southern-food lover could want, including crispy fried chicken, crawfish Etoufee, spicy brown Cajun gumbo, po’boys, a muffaletta sandwich, and bananas Foster bread pudding. Personal favorites include addictively delicious deep-fried golf ball-size cornmeal hush puppies, spicy jambalaya loaded with andouille sausage, and signature voo doo barbecue shrimp. I also enjoy the dessert beignets served snowed over with powdered sugar. Louisiana beers—Abita Amber, Turbodog, and Purple Haze—are served in a chilled Mason jar mug; swamp water (tea and lemonade), sweet tea, and strawberry lemonade are more drink options. Laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)!