For our anniversary 2 years ago, we decided to take a trip to New Orleans. My hubby is one of the most thoughtful men in the world. (You’ll understand why in a minute.)
I have an internal Bucket List that is constantly expanding and changing. On that list, was classic and yummy beignets from Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans. It was a must. The hubby and I are all about first times and making dreams, even the smallest ones, come true. So, he took me to the French Quarter, let me walk around and be in awe of the architecture and history as well as enjoy some really amazing food.
Other than the beignets, we had some bomb Po’Boys. I’ll have to share the story and pictures later but let me tell you, it was Ah-mazing. Ever since we always have tried to find some decent local Cajun food. And we both agree that we found a great option.
The name says it all. It’s a perfect Tex-Cajun place to be.
So, let me just tell you. I was ready to go back as soon as we left because it was such a satisfying experience.
Now, brace yourselves! That’s right; your eyes doth not deceive you.
Frog legs. Never have I ever thought that I would try these. Most people have said they taste like chicken and well, they’re wrong and right in a way. It’s similar to the flavor of chicken but a lot juicier. Small little packages that pack a kick of flavor. The seasonings they use are strong but not overpowering and the bed of fries is a nice addition. They’re crunchy and lightly salted which is how they should be. I didn’t try the sauce, because I’m kind of a purist when it comes to food. My thought is, either it can stand on it’s own or they need to do better.
Hubby ordered a cup of gumbo and a shrimp po’boy. He was loving it. The flavor was spot on, everything was freshly made and had the right amount of spices. The items that were meant to be hot, were and the veggies were cold and fresh. It was a perfect addition to his meal, on a night that was slightly colder than normal for Houston.
I went with the crawfish po’boy because what’s a more Cajun po’boy than that?
It was delicious. The bread was lightly toasted and fresh, so, soft but with a slight crunch to every bite. The crawfish was flavored really well, nothing overpowering and perfectly fried; crunchy on the outside while still being the meaty mudbugs that they are; as they are intended.
The veggies were so good too. Fresh, cold and crunchy; again, as they should be. I really have nothing negative to say. I’m a bit of a sensitive person when it comes to spicy food and there was a kick to it but nothing that I couldn’t handle and everything worked so well together that it didn’t matter; it just added to it.
I definitely recommend that you stop in and try it out. If you’re from New Orleans or Louisiana, let me know what you think. I’d love recommendations or tips on what are must-haves or must-go places either here in Houston or not.
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you tried them before? Do you have a favorite item? Think there’s a better place out there?
I am all ears. And if you try it out, let me know if you agree or disagree. You can find me here or on social media. Like, Follow, Share, Pin… You know, all that good stuff.
Until next time 🙂