Reporter Food: Howe’s Bayou in Downtown Ferndale
(Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2022)
Ferndale, MI- Howe’s Bayou at 22848 Woodward Ave is a longstanding supporter of local journalism and a delicious favorite here in the Reporter Food column.
We’ve written about their portablella and mixed sweet peppers po’boy, the Baton Rouge crawfish cakes , and the catfish po’ boy. I missed them very much when they closed due to the pandemic, and I’m still sad they aren’t open in the afternoon for lunch any more. But, that does make it extra special when I’m able to stop in for dinner.
For this story I had the salmon dinner, which features seared Norwegian salmon served with dirty rice and sauteed veggies. Such yummy brain food! I get salmon fairly often at restaurants, and Howe’s always has the best quality fillets. And they cook it perfectly, with just a little crispiness on the outsides and flaky in the middle.
Other entree options include Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Tenderloin Dinner, Vegetarian Creole, Voodoo Shrimp and more. The selection of po’ boy sandwiches is also impressive, with choices like catfish, Andouille sausage, Andouille crusted oyster, and portabella with peppers. Mac and cheese is a highly recommended side as well.
Dessert options include key lime pie, bread pudding, and brownie sundaes. I did not indulge for this visit, but I can personally attest to the wonderfulness of them all.
The website, www.howesbayou.net, seems to be down. But online ordering can still be done through ToastTab. Or just stop in to Howe’s Bayou, just north of 9 Mile on Woodward Avenue in Downtown Ferndale.
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