I’m always on the hunt for really good lunch places, here on the Westbank, and my search recently brought me to Fire Food and Spirits in Harvey. Located at 1700 Lapalco Blvd., this is the second location of this locally owned franchise and I was eager to stop in and see what they have to offer.
Walking in, I love the feel of the place. The space is very big with a lot of room for big parties. There are TVs on the walls, so you aren’t going to miss the big game if you decide to stop in for lunch or dinner. The menu is eclectic, with a heavy leaning towards seafood and pasta. Some highlights include a seafood platter that comes stacked high with shrimp, hush puppies and fries, chargrilled oysters, that you can get with or without a crawfish topping, creamy crawfish pasta, and a variety of grilled fish topped with shrimp, crawfish, cream sauce and more. If seafood isn’t your thing, you can get some New Orleans classics such as red beans and rice with sausage, jambalaya pasta, and crawfish and shrimp pasta. Fire Food and Spirits also has wings on the menu as well as sandwiches, salads and sides that include mac and cheese and sweet potato fries.
When I was here for lunch, I took the opportunity to try their version of shrimp and grits. For only $9, I knew that I couldn’t go wrong and I’m always looking for tasty shrimp and grits on the Westbank. Fire Food and Spirits’ version of this classic Southern dish didn’t disappoint at all. I was thrilled at the large serving for the price and it was seasoned perfectly. The tail-on shrimp were large and the grits were creamy and perfect and were served topped with a delectable, spicy sauce that added just enough kick, without being overpowering.
I definitely get the feeling that Fire Food and Spirits is built for a celebration. Whether you’re watching sports with some friends over a few appetizers or celebrating a birthday, graduation, or other special occasion, Fire Food and Spirits will give you a dining experience that you won’t soon forget.
Fire Food and Spirits is open Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. The restaurant is closed Tuesdays. They can be reached at 504-372-2922.