This Creole/Cajun restaurant was reasonably busy and the bar was packed with Saints’ fans on this evening because New Orleans was playing on Monday night football. Our waiter took our orders and returned shortly with a basket of hot hush puppies that made me want to howl in happiness. I started off with a bowl of seafood gumbo while Ann ordered a ½ dozen oysters. For a main course Ann selected the crawfish etouffee served with rice. I did her one better by ordering the Atchafalaya Crawfish Delight – blackened catfish over Cajun rice covered with crawfish etouffee. Combined with the seafood gumbo, my dinner was a little too much of a good thing.
09/09 The outside of this Creole restaurant looks very much like a miniature Orleans Casino. The inside is spacious with an open kitchen, several dining areas, a bar and several private function rooms on the second floor. Shortly after our menus were delivered we received a basket containing 2 rolls and 8 hush puppies. The rolls were left untouched, but the hush puppies were rapidly consumed in fear one or the other of us would eat more than his/her fair share. We both ordered the New Orleans seafood delight – 3 pieces of blackened catfish plus 3 shrimp over rice covered with a spicy Parmesan cream sauce and served with mixed vegetables. Although this meal will never replace our lunches at Commander’s Palace, I thought it was the best of the trip though my wife was a little less enthusiastic
Pros: Wonderful hush puppies
Cons: Out-of-way location