Cocktails are on the sweet side, and almost all contain syrup, grenadine, orange and/or peach. But that’s just staying true to creole eateries. This is NOT your nice sit-down spot for your first date, unless you’re looking for a gloves-on, hair-up, bibs-down, sauce-all-over-both-of-you date. Which could be fun!
Start with the gumbo and catfish, which comes in a small basket with PHENOMENAL Cajun fries. Spicy, great for winter, and just warms your soul. Because New Orleans.
For your entrée, share a combo – it’s so much food, and can include crawfish, shrimp, lobster, and snowcrab depending on which you pick. You also customize the sauce you want (hint: ask for a mix of all of them. Locals and staff have it this way), and you’re asked to pick a spice level. Medium has a kick, so don’t go crazy if you aren’t a hot sauce fiend.
Finish it off with their humble caramel dessert (if you can fit anything after your entrée!)
Have fun with this one. Go with a friend (or five), get your bibs and gloves on, and dive in!
You can have several small plates and spend about $20 pp, or go all out for $30 pp. And that’s for a ton of food. It is cash-only with an ATM up front.
Check it out on Chrystie St between Broome and Grand in the Lower East Side.