Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
"...The Thanksgiving fire at Sambets Cajun Deli and Fiery Foods Store pretty much wiped out what had become owner Catherine Slocombe's life...."
"...Stuffed Cajun Meat Market and Specialty Foods12226 RR 620; 512/918-1600 Mon-Fri., 10am-8pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm www.stuffedfoodstores.com..."
"...Lagniappe Cajun Cafe photograph by John Anderson The assignment was to find another review subject in the Bastrop area, but the Cajun place I remembered on Hwy 71 East was nowhere to be found. Since I was already primed for Louisiana cuisine, I sifted through the faxes and press releases on the desk until I found buried treasure: a faxed copy of the menu from Lagniappe Cajun Cafe..."
"...Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Kitchen..."
"...The Original New Orleans Po-Boy and Gumbo Shop The subtle kick from the red beans and rice, combined with the perfect breading on the fried shrimp and oyster po'boys, makes everyone a crazy Cajun. 2105 S..."
"...Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food Cafe is a joint nestled on the corners of Rosewood and Lafayette. Small; scratchily painted; windows with bars over them, you could call it a hole in the wall I guess..."
"...It's also the time that food-crazy Cajuns lovingly refer to as "gumbo weather." The first frigid north winds trigger a communal urge for huge bowls filled with the cold-weather favorite -- a magical middle ground between stew and soup that reflects the land's bounty and fertile culinary culture. Whether it's chunky with chicken and smoked pork sausage or laced with halved blue crabs and plump Gulf shrimp, hot gumbo counts as the only true antidote for a wetland winter and one of French Louisiana's primary food groups...."
"...I-10 offers the most direct route between Texas and the 22 Southern Louisiana parishes that make up the Acadiana region, aka Cajun country, on your way to New Orleans. The drive offers myriad opportunities to experience all facets of the culture of the French Acadians, with even an hour's detour from the interstate taking you to another world or an unforgettable meal..."
"...Shoal Creek is the local home for all of the Nawlins Saints football games -- 'nuff said? Louisiana native Bud George, a 20-year Cajun chef, builds his food from the ground up and does it the right way, including smoking his ducks for the gumbo and making his own boudin. Beauxdacious poorboys, muffalettas, etoufee, jambalaya, combos, and all the traditional sides -- Shoal Creek has small prices and the BIG taste...."
"...Starring: Johnathon Schaech, Frederick Koehler, Tamara Braun, Jeremy Davidson, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Mulkey and Marshall Bell. As far as I know, Little Chenier is unique in the annals of American film in that it is the only narrative feature to sink as deep as a dead gator into the virtually impenetrable Cajun culture of southern Louisiana without resorting to stereotype or hokey Southern Gothic by way of the bayou..."
"...So, it is no surprise that I have a strong affinity for all things Louisiana. I discovered Evangeline Cafe shortly after it opened in 2004, and there's still no finer Cajun-style fare or atmosphere in town..."
"...With Mardis Gras fast approaching, it's only natural that for the day before, you cook up a big pot of red beans and rice. Cajun-Creole red beans and rice are the classic dish eaten on Mondays all over Louisiana, because traditionally Monday was wash day...."
"...Louisiana native Curtis Clarke created a definitive bastion of Cajun-Creole hospitality, cuisine, and live music in an ordinary strip center in far south Austin ten years ago. This week, he's inviting friends and customers to help celebrate that important milestone at his Evangeline Cafe...."
"...If you've ever spent the weekend in a small town in Louisiana, you probably observed someone using what is referred to as a "Cajun microwave." It's a rectangular wooden or metal box with a tight fitting lid. Smoke and the mouthwatering aroma of roasting pork were probably pouring out...."
"...That crew, by the way, includes Long and Hill, who are being positioned as two starters in the next generation's Dream Team of Comedy. Nothing they do here really furthers their cause, although one does wonder what particular strain of ganja possessed Hill to take on an accent lifted wholesale from PBS's gone-but-not-forgotten Cajun Chef..."
"...Next thing he’ll be asking you to change the color of your skin, change the color of your car, change the color of your hair.” What's the ruckus about? Lozina E. Stephens, proprietress of beloved Rosewood restaurant Nubian Queen Lo-La’s Cajun Kitchen, is being threatened with eviction from the Royal Palms trailer court..."
"...11th, 477-6600. * C.A. Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Kitchen..."
"...While it may have been a great book, this film version of Heaven's Prisoners isn't going to be winning any Palm d'Ors. From Baldwin's on-again/off-again Cajun accent to Roberts' endearingly goofy (yet totally ridiculous) portrait of a muscle-bound bayou bad boy, the film continually teeters on the brink of the laughter..."
"...All around Louisiana communities have put their own stamp on the annual Carnival season. From the raucous parades and parties of Mardi Gras in New Orleans to the Courir de Mardi Gras or chicken runs in the Cajun parishes, each area of the state has given the celebration its own lively characteristics...."
"...Since opening three years ago, the Patrizi’s food truck inside the Butterfly Bar/ Vortex has inspired a small cult for its simple but elevated approach to Italian food and its housemade pasta. Now owner Nicholas Patrizi hopes to do the same thing for Cajun food, with new venture Vic & Al’s at the Scoot Inn...."
"...Lola Stephens-Bell, owner of Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food Cafe, has been answering the call to feed the homeless for more than 30 years...."
"...Slusher) and Curtis (vs. Goodman), petition controversies, and old-fashioned mudslinging, the ceremony was bitterness-free -- but with a Cajun buffet, not exactly fat-free...."
"...McGowan's Cajun Kitchen..."
"...Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – comes early this year, signaling the end of carnival season and a final indulgent celebration before the beginning of the Lenten days of abstinence. Austin Mardi Gras observances have grown over the years, and even though it doesn't look like there will be a local parade, there are plenty of places to enjoy traditional Cajun/Creole dishes, along with king cakes, Community Coffee, Sazeracs, hurricanes, Abita beer, and bright-colored beads, all to the infectious beat of zydeco music..."
"...Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food1815 Rosewood, 474-5652 Monday-Tuesday, 11am-6:45pm; Wednesday-Friday, 11am-8:45pm; Saturday, 5-8:45pm www.nubianqueenlolas.com..."
"...The Land Where Blues Began: Appalachian Journey Jazz Parades: Feet Don't Fail Me Now Cajun Country: Lache Pas La Patate! D. Alan Lomax, 1990..."
"...Over the years, the number of Cajun and Creole restaurants in Austin has waxed and waned, but it's now at an all-time high. In researching this story, we found more than 20 eateries with some kind of Cajun or Creole inclination on their menus, indicating that a full five years after the post-Katrina diaspora, the Austin metro area is still awash in the distinctive flavors of the Crescent City and Acadiana in places such as the MoJoe Room Bar & Grill, which offers a hearty menu of po'boys, gumbos, and étouffées, and Hot Boiled Pho & Crawfish, a fusion joint that perfectly demonstrates the most recent culinary influence of immigrants along the Gulf Coast..."
"...Sundazed's Beatrocket subsidiary has pumped out arguably the two best reissues, The Best of the Sir Douglas Quintet, a straight re-release of the group's 1966 debut, and The Sir Douglas Quintet Is Back!, which gathers up many of the remaining singles recorded for Huey P. Meaux's 1964-66 Crazy Cajun sessions..."
"...John, the Vaughan brothers. Some folders feature generic subjects, such as "South Florida Blues News," "San Francisco Bay Blues," and "Blues Festivals." But one of the most-posted folders is an odd little sub-genre called "Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop," and its popularity - when Big Mama Thornton's file got zapped for lack of activity - is astonishing...."
"...Yes, Williams has started a Cajun band, and after only a few months of existence, it's shown him to be quite the cultural chameleon. Of course, as with his partnership with Samilpa in Los Pinkys, Williams is helped along in his new Gulf Coast Playboys outfit by stellar bandmates, most notably fiddler Ralph Williams, formerly of the Bad Livers, and guitarist Steve Doerr of the LeRoi Brothers..."
"...Restaurateur Freda Cheng grew up in Taipei before moving to Austin, where she ran a Chinese restaurant in Georgetown. During this time, travels to New Orleans with her late husband introduced her to Cajun culture and cuisine, and she fell in love with the bold flavors and traditions...."
"... As a teenager, he worked in restaurants. Since he's never been formally trained, he claims that he "soaked up the Cajun food culture through osmosis."� He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, majoring in sociology, with a minor in French..."
"...While neighborhoods are defined geographically, communities are made up of people with shared interests cultural, political, philosophical, ethnic, musical, culinary, whatever. Places in cities emerge for like-minded people to get together and enjoy those things that make them a community, and Evangeline Cafe is such a place, a harmonic convergence of Austinites who love Cajun food, culture, hospitality, and music...."
"...Broussard's Cajun Cafe..."
"...Long before Hurricane Katrina blew into town and changed New Orleans forever, baker Aaron Hegger had a well-deserved reputation as the "Famous Cajun Pie Man." His pies were served in dozens of New Orleans restaurants, featured at catered events for celebrities and politicians, and named the "Best Pies in New Orleans" one year by local radio food critic Tom Fitzmorris. When Hegger and his family returned home after the storm, they realized New Orleans had changed; crime was up and too many of their friends and pie customers were gone..."
"...Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food Kitchen A proprietress as friendly as her food is good serves up huge portions of burgers and Cajun chow from a succinct menu. The dining room is communal and friendly, and Lola is a blessing..."
"...Cajun Pizza Place7318 McNeil #111, 291-7997 Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 10:30am-11pm www.cajunpizzaplace.com..."
"...Hot Boiled has all the Vietnamese standards: pho, vermicelli bowls (bun), rice plates (com), spring rolls, and hot pots. Then there are Cajun specialties such as po'boys, fried seafood, gumbo, étouffée, red beans and rice, and Cajun-style seafood boils that include your choice of crawfish (in season), shrimp, or snow crab legs served with corn, potatoes, and sausage...."
"...Crazy Cajun Kitchen8557 Research #126, 782-8597 Tuesday-Friday, 11am-3pm & 5-10pm; Saturday, noon-10pm; Sunday, noon-9pm www.crazycajunkitchen.com..."
"...Sixth Street is closed off for the event, and there have been some less-than-successful attempts at parades, but Austin's own true, definitive take on Mardi Gras has yet to really emerge. We do have more Cajun/Creole-inspired restaurants in Austin these days than we've ever had before, and most of them have something special planned in observance of the holiday..."
"...Robbie's Cajun Kitchen1203 W. Sixth, 477-7768..."
"...First off, let me say that I think Cajun food is a culinary nirvana. Southern Louisiana cuisine is a world treasure among the best regional cuisines..."
"...AC: I've always thought it was like a beach-culture melding of New Orleans with Cajun country – roux, gumbo analogies, all that...."
"...LAFAYETTE/CAJUN COUNTRY Awwwwwwww, cher! While it's a little trek, a Cajun Country Mardi Gras is probably the most affordable and most likely to book this late in the game. [image-1]..."
"...Place the corn on the grill, close the cover and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes, or until kernels are tender when pierced with a paring knife. Remove the husks and reserve for making the soup. Cajun Red Beans & RiceServes 8 to 10 (or 5 hungry Cajuns)..."
"...Parrain's, a small and unassuming storefront cafe uphill from the lake, houses some delicious food, yeah! The place began as a small shop inside the gas station across the street and has expanded to its own site, where it hosts a songwriters' night on Sundays from 7 to 10pm, with acoustic sets for one to three artists on the tree-shaded back patio. The menu offers a selection of moderately priced Cajun standards, with daily specials such as bacon-wrapped quail with honey citrus glaze, asparagus, new potatoes, and homemade coconut cream pie for Father's Day...."
"...Oh, Acadiana, your stars are shining tonight. Louisiana artists made up the bulk of the nominees in the first ever Cajun and Zydeco Grammy category, which included Eunice, LA homeboy Geno Delafose (scheduled to play SXSW), the Racines, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and young bucks, the Pine Leaf Boys. Our embedded source at the 2008 Grammy Awards out in the other L.A. has just informed us that the legendary Terrance Simien has taken the first ever win in the Cajun and Zydeco category in the pre-telecast part of the program..."
"..."People come by all the time and ask if they can just get a drink and sit on the deck and enjoy the sunset," says Mary Jane Deltz, the restaurant's manager and daughter-in-law of Benno Deltz, the Galveston native that started the Cajun/Southern fried fish stand in 1983. "We always say, 'Sure, come on in and make yourself at home,'" she added with a laugh...."
"...Fred's Lounge in Mamou is more than the Cajun Music Capital of the World. The village on the Louisiana prairie is the spiritual center of the universe for anyone who loves the foot-tapping tunes played by bands built around an accordion and fiddle player and Fred's is the epicenter...."