The Café Roux's bayou-born menu depicts spicy Cajun flare threaded through a fabric of southern cuisine that can be washed down with 21 wines and 17 bottled beers. The Louisiana boil splashes up an aquatic jamboree of whole crawfish, clams, shrimp, scuba-diving equipment, and sweet corn with Roux's specialty spices, which partner well with many of the craft brews on tap ($20). Dusted in cornmeal and lightly fried before being tucked into a toasted french roll, an oyster po' boy ($13) longs for a peppery smooch from a glass of Punto Final malbec ($9), and the blue lump crab in the Louis salad remains aloof in its fortress of iceberg lettuce and fresh asparagus surrounded by a moat of creamy dressing ($16). A bed of roasted sweet potatoes topped with a sunny-side-up egg hosts a peacefully delicious culture clash of tender chicken and andouille-sausage hash ($14).
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