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Eat This: Crawfish Étouffée

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    Eat This: Crawfish Étouffée
    Harold & Belle's
    The Crawfish Étouffée at Harold & Belle's; the restaurant turns 40 with a party on Saturday, November 21st.

    Your job: Get to the restaurant. Our job: Help you order. This week, NBCLA's Eat This journey takes us out for...

    Harold & Belle's:The Jefferson Boulevard landmark is turning 40 with a celebration, a mayoral visit, and plenty of New Orleans-inspired dishes.

    Birthday party:Mayor Villaraigosa is stopping by to salute the Legaux family on Friday, November 20th at noon; the public celebration is a pay-$20-and-eat-well food festival outside the restaurant on Saturday, November 21st.

    On the party menu: Gumbo and jambalaya, two dishes that the Legauxs are famous for, along with fried catfish and Louisiana bread pudding.

    If you can't make the 40th celebration...Stop by the restaurant for a signature dish like the Crawfish Étouffée, which is rich and spicy and crawfish-meaty and $25. Po' boys, Shrimp Ryan, and Chicken Creole are other Harold & Belle's classics.

    Three more words: Sweet. Potato. Pie.

    And a few more words before we go: Happy 40th, Harold & Belle's! A true Los Angeles treasure.