There is something enchanting about sitting on the banks of the great Mississippi River watching old riverboats and trawlers go by, eating fresh seafood plucked from the Gulf hours ago, and sipping local brewed beer. Throw in a couple of local musicians, a couple hundred drunk tourist, and a Crazy Lobster and there is Mardi Gras.
Cajun Popcorn Crawfish battered, and fried to perfection, seasoned with Cajun spices. Delightful little pops of swamp mud bugs. The batter was light and crisp, a crunchy carrier for the muddy swamp bugs which tasted very fresh and plumb. Crab cake, crabmeat blended with seasoned bread crumbs, battered and fried, served with remoulade sauce. This was all crabmeat and very little bread crumbs. There was crab in every bite. Jambalaya a Louisiana tradition. Shrimp, chicken, and Cajun sausage smothered with Cajun spices and rice. The rice was moist and shrimp and chicken fresh. The sausage was perfectly seasoned and cured. A dozen fresh shucked oyster came on ice. I wondered if the shucker reached out the back window and caught these oysters? Fresh, plumb, and huge, these oysters would make New Orleans proud. Abita Purple Haze was the perfect adult beverage to accompany this meal.
Amazing scene, live, active, loud, friendly, great food, great beer, warm service, winds from the giant old river…….welcome back New Orleans, welcome back.