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#25 Mar 4, 2012
not for 7.75 per entree
Cinvst wrote:
A spoon full of what you order over a cup full of rice ain't gonna to cut it. Good luck to them here in Pulaski Co. If it a buffet or swimming in grease it won't make it here.
The Dude

Brownsville, TN

#26 Mar 5, 2012
Guess who else precooks most of their food! Cracker Barrel.

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#27 Mar 5, 2012
well i have only eaten there once, didn't much care for it!
don't like eating at a yard sale, lol

“It is what it is, folks!!”

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#28 Mar 5, 2012
Well, beings as I live in Kentucky now and not in a coastal state anymore where I could ALWAYS get fresh ingredients for my Cajun or Creole dishes, my recipes consist of frozen okra in the winter, FROZEN shrimp and shell fish, canned tomatoes sauce, along with any fresh vegetables I can throw into the pot. Added with the same seasonings that I'm sure they use.

Yet, even my some of my spices,(the Old Bay, File,(pronounced feelay), my ground Sassafras leaves, ham, and even the hot sauce itself, probably contain those very preservatives, as do some of the canned items I'm forced to toss into my gumbo because I live here now... So, I don't see that much of a variance myself, aside from the fact that I wont have leftovers to put up in the freezer for another day if I decide to have J. Gumbos instead of my home cooked Gumbo or Jambalaya's.

Best of luck, J. Gumbos!! And to whoever you are that has the guts to come into this backwards and intolerant area..

“It is what it is, folks!!”

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#29 Mar 5, 2012
The Dude wrote:
Guess who else precooks most of their food! Cracker Barrel.
So does Wendy's.(Chili mixings for one)
Taco Bell.(Canned sauces, beans, etc)
Bob Evans.(Side dressings for turkey dinners, etc, and their "desserts")

"Someone" is just trying to thwart the success of this business because J. Gumbos is supposedly being opened by a person of Indian decent.. Plain up front, that's a fact. I'll make it a point to shake this mans hand for having the guts to come around here and invest his time in an area that isn't welcoming toward foreigners.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

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#30 Mar 5, 2012
boky wrote:
it is probably going to suck! is this really what the people of someerset want in their town, cajun food? it's probably not even genuine, besides i understand it being opened by an Indian. indian+cajun=disaster
boky wrote:
just looked at their menu, don't think i'll be eating there, looks nothing more than glorified Mexican food. why can't somerset get real food? instead of some chain store food.
boky wrote:
well i have only eaten there once, didn't much care for it!
don't like eating at a yard sale, lol
Boky, I really am not on here to hammer you. I have enjoyed many of your posts, but you have placed conflicting comments on this thread. The first two sound like you had to look at what they had to offer. The last one claims you've eaten there at one time already.... It doesn't make any sense. Which is it? Again, I don't mean to offend you, I'm just pointing out a fact. It's what you posted.

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#31 Mar 5, 2012
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
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So does Wendy's.(Chili mixings for one)
Taco Bell.(Canned sauces, beans, etc)
Bob Evans.(Side dressings for turkey dinners, etc, and their "desserts")
"Someone" is just trying to thwart the success of this business because J. Gumbos is supposedly being opened by a person of Indian decent.. Plain up front, that's a fact. I'll make it a point to shake this mans hand for having the guts to come around here and invest his time in an area that isn't welcoming toward foreigners.
They actualy have been around for some time. Those good folks also own the B.P on Slatebranch. Jay and his father are really nice people.
Wondering

Bulan, KY

#32 Mar 5, 2012
People give this a chance,, we have worked on this restaurant and the owners have been really great to work for.
I understand that some will not care for the spicy food, but at least give a try.
We need to be thankful that someone opens a new business in this economy
Nighthawk

Louisville, KY

#33 Mar 5, 2012
I've eaten at J. Gumbo's in Lexington, Knoxville and Nashville. It's good Cajun food, a bit spicy but very tasty. No, it's not a high class white tablecloth restaurant with $20 entrees. It's not Mulatto's or Captain Al's on Bourbon Street. But it has all the Cajun classics and I eat Cajun food a lot so I know a little about it. No, it's not McDonald's or Wendy's, but if people in Somerset are just a little open minded the place will become very popular.

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#35 Mar 5, 2012
Please don't anyone take or misconstrue my comments as being against any new business - I just put out my thoughts and that's what they are - They may sound negative , but , it is what it is - A microwave deli - (more positive commentss than negative) -
I will

Pineville, KY

#36 Mar 5, 2012
They really are nice people and I wish them all the luck. I plan to give it a chance and try it out myself before listening to other's trying to put them out of business before they ever even open. We should be happy that some people are trying to make a living and giving Somerset a few more job positions which are badly needed. I commend anyone in this day and time for at least getting up off their butts and trying.
lol

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#38 Mar 5, 2012
Wondering wrote:
People give this a chance,, we have worked on this restaurant and the owners have been really great to work for.
I understand that some will not care for the spicy food, but at least give a try.
We need to be thankful that someone opens a new business in this economy
I'm glad they are opening a new business. I know them as well and I find them nice. My only complaint is that I could afford to open a new business if I were given the tax breaks and low interest loans that they are.

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#39 Mar 5, 2012
i was making a comparison to cracker barrel, meaning i have heard they serve precooked food also and i dont care for them. as with j gumbo i have nothing against the indian people i can't see paying alot of money for food that is reheated and then served. take a look at their website and you'll see what i am talking about. kudos to him wants to open a reheat restaurant. i figure it may be ok if one can get there by 11:00 am, because i am not one for steam table food, according to the website there is no cooking done on the premises, only the toasting of the french bread.
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
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Boky, I really am not on here to hammer you. I have enjoyed many of your posts, but you have placed conflicting comments on this thread. The first two sound like you had to look at what they had to offer. The last one claims you've eaten there at one time already.... It doesn't make any sense. Which is it? Again, I don't mean to offend you, I'm just pointing out a fact. It's what you posted.

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#40 Mar 5, 2012
you're right, it is what it is! that is all i have been trying to say, i was not trying to sound negative, sometimes it may sound that way, and for that i apologize. People are way too defensive around here. so if you all decide to there and eat there, then half at it! lol
Knowitall9 wrote:
Please don't anyone take or misconstrue my comments as being against any new business - I just put out my thoughts and that's what they are - They may sound negative , but , it is what it is - A microwave deli -(more positive commentss than negative)-
Bubbles

Brodhead, KY

#41 Mar 6, 2012
Unttil Somerset goes wet; we won't have decent restaurants.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

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#42 Mar 6, 2012
I think Somerset is going to wait until it's too late to save.. We do have some decent places to eat right now, although we won't draw the type of places that other large cities have due to the 'dry' status. That and our population numbers, income statistics, etc.

Well, anyway. Two days until the opening of J. Gumbos. We're getting out taste buds geared up. I'll be honest in my personal review. If the serving size is adequate for the price of a good meal and it's tasty food on top of it, we'll happily be repeat customers. Downtown Somerset needs the diversity. It needs more than just ONE or TWO places in order to draw people down there regularly..

For instance, I didn't think we'd really care for the "Aussies" Chicken place that opened recently on Hwy 27, but that was certainly a pleasant surprise. We've been back a few times now. I like the different flavor of sauces that they offer. It's NOT your usual cookie cutter chicken wing chain, that's for sure!
Its me

Elizabethtown, KY

#43 Mar 6, 2012
Will they be serving "plantains" by any chance? Don't know if that's spelled correctly LOL, but love to eat them. And Cajun will be just great for a change!
I agree with Nope, & I'm going to miss my fresh seafood too, now that I'm back in Ky again!
People around here also don't seem to understand what a good meal should cost because they compare everything to burgers or Cracker Barrel. Y'all should go out of state if ya think Ky restaurant prices are too high! LOL. I've had a hard time even finding a decent steak! So far, a place called "Colton's" in Campbellsville has the best T-bone I've come across in the area. Whose the best steak in Somerset? I'm up here all the time so I need to know what's good & what isn't worth my time or money.
itscrazy

Somerset, KY

#44 Mar 6, 2012
I know of a convenience store that got bought out, the people running it are not the India people that own it. A worker there said that they get food stamps and take the food stamps to walmart buy product and take it back to their store and sell it for cash, is this right? Of course it isn't , they have learned the system. Me a single white man that works, i can lose my job tomorrow and i wouldn't be able to get help anywhere. How can people from other country's come over here and draw"? The system is broke!!
Tough Love

Corbin, KY

#45 Mar 6, 2012
Some people seem to be under the impression that immigrants receive preferential benefits, tax breaks and loan guarantees that are not available to the rest of the population. I'm not sure where this urban legend started, but from what I have read, there's absolutely no factual basis for this belief. Despite the fact that the mainstream fact checking groups have repeatedly denounced this notion, the hate-mongers and the xenophobes continue to push their sad little agenda. It's truly pathetic.

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#46 Mar 6, 2012
They may not get breaks of any kind , but , how do poor east indians & pakastanis send many thousands of dollars to their relatives / partners in the US ??-
What do they grow over there and smuggle into other countries ??- Then send the profits over here to buy motels , convenience stores , and restaurants ???- The money is laundered so many times , it's whiter than their towel hats -

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