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SOT SOT serves Cajun, Creole cuisine on College Avenue

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Some of This, Some of That (or SOT SOT, for short) has some of the best Louisiana-style cuisine this town has to offer. The restaurant, which began as a food truck operation, celebrated its grand opening this past spring. My visit came not too long after a quick vacation to New Orleans, and it was the perfect trip down memory lane.

The decor was tastefully on-theme; it made me feel like I was hanging out in the French Quarter, but there were no kitschy masks, beads or Saints football signs hanging from the ceiling. The walls, a mixture of brick and dark, rich wood, complemented the seating well, and it was all very warm and inviting.

We ordered from the counter and were greeted by the cordial, neighborly staff. I chose to go with a pretty standard trio of dishes: shrimp and crawfish ettouffee, red beans and rice, and bourbon chicken. My dinner companion opted for a po’ boy sandwich, which featured soft shell crab dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickle.

I was excited to see another reminder of my journey down south: Zapp’s Spicy Cajun Crawtator chips! This regional snack was a great addition to our spread.

The food was excellent. It was flavorful but not at all overpowering. A common misconception is that Southern food, particularly Cajun and Creole food, is overly spicy. This was not the case here, and someone with even the most mild taste preferences would be able to find something they enjoy.

The shrimp and crawfish ettouffee was the highlight for me. The roux, or gravy base, was light in both color and consistency. It wasn’t too thick and allowed the seafood to shine through. The red beans and rice (one of the restaurant’s vegan options) was good, though I prefer mine to be a bit more on the savory side; the SOT SOT version was slightly sweetened, and you could taste the coconut milk. The bourbon chicken dish was nice, too, but I don’t think it’s something I would specifically come back for.

Overall, my experience was favorable, and I would definitely patronize this spot again.

SOT SOT frequently offers specials and has uniquely created meal offerings on a regular basis. I would encourage you to try one of their new creations and let them know what you think.

SOT SOT 

2405 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205

Thursday–Saturday: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

(317) 602-5869

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