CHEF ANTHONY’S CHICKEN GUMBO
Why does Chicken Gumbo proliferate in Sault Ste. Marie?
Let me tell you the story of Chef Anthony’s “Original Recipe” Louisiana Style Chicken Gumbo…ALLEZ! C’est si bon.
Chef Anthony Stackpoole, learned back in 1987 how to make Louisiana Style Chicken Gumbo. He was employed by Freighter Restaurant located inside the Ojibway Hotel, in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie. While the recipe sat at Freighter’s, it evolved a bit. None the less, Anthony consulted with the recipes original creator, Chef David. The two of us came up with the perfect combination of ingredients and spices. This revitalized formula, which contains over 42 separate ingredients, continues to be served at Cup of the Day.
Chef Anthony continued creating culinary surprises while working on the line at the hotel, and his Gumbo was a regular item on the menu. Along with making the Gumbo, he also made two other daily soups. He later transferred to the Pantry Division where he was in charge of the first and last aspects of your meal; those being appetizers, salads, and desserts.
Although there has been a time frame of over 8 years from his Freighter Days, the original recipe was always locked inside his head. The recipe still has never seen ink and paper! He had been waiting for the proper time to share the magnificence of his Chicken Gumbo. He felt that the time and conditions were right to continue sharing his Gumbo recipe with his neighbors, so his Gumbo became a regular item on the menu. Cup of the Day exclusively serves this recipe and it continues to bare his name.
Now, Cup of the Day, exclusively shares this awesome creation with you. It is a hearty, spicy soup filled with chunks of chicken breast, sliced Cajun sausage, and tons of fresh cut vegetables. It follows the traditions of New Orleans. On occasion, the chicken will turn to a seafood variety. So get those spoons a clappin’, We are heading for the backwaters on the bayou!
Do not be fooled into eating any third rate, intimation Gumbo. Chef Anthony and Cup of the Day is the only place serving the original.
OUR HOMEMADE SOUPS
Check our deli boards for today’s soups.
BOWL 10oz – served with Crackers – $ 2.75
1/2 Sandwich & BOWL – $ 5.75
1/2 Sandwich & Bowl of Gumbo – $ 5.75
CHEF ANTHONY’S ‘ORIGINAL RECIPE’ CHICKEN GUMBO – Our Signature Soup – $ 3.50
Ask Tony about the history of this Soo favorite since 1990. It’s Often imitated, NEVER duplicated!
Special requests are always possible and are never a problem at Cup of the Day. Just ask!
DOUBLE MEAT on any SANDWICH add – $ 2.50
Any sandwich on a BAGEL add – $ .25
Any sandwich on a CROISSANT add – $ 1.00
1/2 SANDWICH served with chips – $ 3.25
Side of Coleslaw – $ .99
TRUE VEGETARIAN SANDWICH -$ 4.50
Loaded with all of your favorite vegetables, just pick your dressing; served on multi-grain whole wheat bread.
THE ROMA – $ 4.50
Swiss cheese, roma tomatoes, and Balsamic vinaigrette (with basil & oregano), grilled in a Panini Grill.
HERBED VEGETARIAN – $ 4.75
Herbed cream cheese topped with all of your favorite vegetables.
VEGETARIAN WRAP – $ 4.50
A Sun-dried tomato tortilla filled with fresh veggies and our Mango-Lime Dressing.
VEGETABLE CROISSANT – $ 5.50
Herbed cream cheese on a croissant topped with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, sprouts, red onions & lettuce.
GREEK BATON – $ 5.25
Crisp leaf lettuce, feta cheese, olives, sweet red onions, cucumbers and banana peppers rolled in a tomato tortilla.
GRILLED VEGETABLE PANINI – $ 5.50
Zucchini, yellow squash, roma tomatoes, pepper strips, onions, Mozzarella cheese & Marinara sauce grilled in our Panini Grill.
All salads are served with a breadstick and dressing.
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch – Caesar -1000 Island – Raspberry Vinaigrette – Russian -Fat-free Vinaigrette Dressings – Mango Lime – Sun Dried Tomato Basil – Roasted Garlic Balsamic
TUNA or CHICKEN SALAD PLATE – $ 7.95
Mixed greens garnished with Tuna salad or our rightly famous Chicken Salad, with fresh robust fruits & farm-fresh vegetables.
SHRIMP SALAD PLATE – $ 8.95
A tossed salad of mixed greens embellished with Shrimp, fresh seasonal fruits and crisp vegetables.
GREAT AMERICAN CHEF SALAD – $ 7.95
A tossed salad of gargantuan proportion, topped with turkey, ham, Swiss & cheddar cheeses & adorned with fresh vegetables.
SAULT SALMON LOCKS – $ 9.95
Gourmet greens topped with tender locally smoked King salmon, accompanied with crisp vegetables & shredded cheddar.
“THE CUP” HOUSE SALAD – $ 5.25
A tossed salad of enlightened proportions brimming with vigorous, fresh vegetables.
GREEK GARDEN – $ 5.95
Crisp gourmet greens covered with feta cheese, olives, red onions, cucumbers and banana peppers served with our Roasted Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette.
CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD – $ 7.95
Southwest seasoned chicken breast served with black olives, onions, peppers and our fresh tomato salsa dressing.
BLACKENED CHICKEN SALAD – $ 7.95
Spicy Cajun chicken breast decorated with veggies and served with our Sun Dried Tomato-Basil dressing.
MICHIGAN CHERRY SALAD – $ 5.95
A tossed salad of mingled greens, cashews and dried Traverse City Cherries served with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing.
With CHICKEN – $ 7.95
With SHRIMP – $ 8.95
COBB SALAD – $ 7.95
The traditional Brown Derby creation, with a little jazzed-up, Cup of the Day creativity.
CAESAR SALAD – $ 5.95
Crisp romaine lettuce hand tossed with our house-made Caesar vinaigrette, topped with grated Parmesan cheese, tomato wedges, sliced onions and olives.
With CHICKEN – $ 7.95
With SHRIMP – $ 8.95
RAW VEGETABLES and DIP – $ 3.50
SIDE SALAD (Tossed or Caesar) – $ 3.50