Bates Recital Hall
"...Last we blogged, we were mid-journey in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in a Starbucks slurping refreshingly cold coffee. What happened next can only be described as magical – we were whisked away to Sha Sha's of Creole by Megan, a friend of our friend Tico..."
"...This delectable example of pure Southern comfort would set you back a good $30 at any steak house in town – don't miss it. Another winner is the Gold Band Creole ($14.99), starring seven jumbo Gulf shrimp that are butterflied, battered in house-made bread crumbs, and perfectly fried..."
"...Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar The menu here is simple: Gulf seafood boiled, fried, or prepared in authentic versions of Creole and Cajun specialties. Try the soft-shell crab po'boy..."
"...I usually do about 12 chickens for my Sunday brunch, but I just ordered around 4,000 for ACL. That's a lot of buttermilk and flour!" says Holmes, who is also making a vegetarian item: baked potatoes with okra in creole sauce..."
"...JG: Once the kids got old enough for elementary school, we came back and I started working for Louie's on the Lake. I worked for them and helped them out with a place in Louisiana, so I kinda picked up on Cajun and creole there..."
"...The menu is simple and straightforward – Gulf seafood boiled, fried, or as ingredients in authentic versions of Cajun/creole specialties. On a couple of lunch visits, we managed to try items from every portion of the menu and were pleased with them all..."
"...The quasi-Creole menu is detailed on the website, but in short, it offers fried catfish, whitefish (tilapia fillet), shrimp, oysters, chicken strips, and chicken wings as platters, combo platters, po'boys, or buckets, in quantities from three to 30 pieces or more. There's lots of frying happening at either location..."
"...For her part, in the beginning, Miller kept more traditional audiences happy in the downstairs' Creole Room, decorated to suggest the French Quarter, with bistro chairs, tables, and familiar New Orleans scenes painted on the walls...."
"...Anyone who has spent much time in Southwest Louisiana's Acadia can tell you that the best examples of regional foods are often found in the most unassuming places. When I walked into the plain frame building that houses Uncle Boudreaux's, I heard zydeco music, saw beer signs and flat-screen TV's on the walls, and, on the tables, soda crackers, Trappey's Pepper Sauce, and Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning..."
"...Many of the renowned chefs of our time have come out of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Creole cooking is one of our authentic regional cuisines, and its practitioners are passionate about food and exacting in their standards..."
"...Taking issue with rosy optimists that equate the survival of the French Quarter as signifying the eventual resurrection of the city as a whole, Neville's own diverse musical endeavors paint a more accurate picture of New Orleans as a center of Creole culture. Historians concede that the port city birthed jazz by way of pioneers including Jelly Roll Morton and Buddy Bolden, but that's merely the tip of the chocolate-and-cream snowball..."
"...Under the leadership of Dominique joined by Michèle Montas after they married the station evolved from offering only entertainment to programming news and commentary. Notably, Dominique broke tradition to begin broadcasting in Haitian Creole, the language of most Haitians, rather than in only the accepted French of the ruling oligarchy..."
"...Louisiana native Clarke spent the past dozen years managing kitchens for the Serranos folks and finally struck out on his own last spring, opening the Evangeline in an abandoned Maudie's location on Brodie Lane. Now that I've sampled several dishes from Clarke's menu, I'm betting that plenty of Louisiana ex-pats and Cajun/Creole food lovers alike will beat a path to his door..."
"...#110, 282-2586) in far South Austin. After a dozen years in the Cafe Serranos organization, Louisiana man Curtis Clarke struck out on his own with a cozy little Cajun-Creole joint in the space recently outgrown by a Maudie's outlet..."
"...Yes, the fall cookbook deluge is in full swing, new titles piling up around my house like falling leaves. My early favorite is the new edition of Terry Thompson-Anderson's Cajun-Creole Cooking (Shearer Publishing, $18.95), a wonderful update of her well-used early Nineties Sunset classic..."
"...Things have finally come full circle for talented husband-and-wife team Michael and Yoli Amr. Cajun/Creole food lovers will remember the Amrs as the founders of Gumbo's, originally located on Bratton Lane in Pflugerville..."
"...Mrs. B's, 8105 Mesa Drive, 372-9529Critics Cajun/Creole..."
"...bought their previous restaurant, Gumbo's, has finally lapsed. Now they'll be returning to chef Michael's Cajun/Creole culinary roots in their former restaurant's original location..."
"...Second, 457-9367) join the downtown fine dining sweepstakes in the coming week, opening outlets in the general vicinity of the Convention Center. Mother of Pearls Cajun & Creole Restaurant & Bar (9033 Research, 719-4455), still the only place to enjoy dinner and live music in North Austin, has changed its hours of operation..."
"...On my last visit, though, they had just begun a new lunch format in which they offer up to three different choices daily. I was delighted to be able to choose from chicken and sausage gumbo, rib-sticking red beans and rice, and shrimp Creole...."