Big Easy does it again.
Uncle Darrow’s, the Marina del Rey mainstay known for its generously stuffed New Orleans-style po-boys, as well as gumbo and jambalaya that manages to be delicious without any pork or beef, is expanding to Carson.
The new Darrow’s New Orleans Grill will be located on Avalon Boulevard in the new Renaissance at City Center residential building near Carson’s City Hall. The Cajun and Creole restaurant/sports bar, significantly larger and more elaborate than the casual sandwich shop with no liquor license in Marina del Rey, could open in about a month. It plans to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
Uncle Darrow’s pre-dates the recent rise of po-boy slingers Orleans & York Deli (which also has plans to expand to Carson) and The Little Jewel of New Orleans by decades. It originally opened in Mid-City in 1994 and moved to Marina del Rey in 2001. It’s a friendly neighborhood restaurant at the edge of Marina del Rey and Venice, where proprietor Norwood J. Clark Jr. offers children free samples of banana pudding and loves taking pictures of happy guests, which he calls the Uncle Darrow’s family.
Expect that family to grow when Carson gets a taste of the new restaurant’s fried catfish, shrimp, and oysters.