Cajun cuisine's distinct spices stem from its attitude-laden ingredients, such as brazen pork cheek, incredulous crawfish, and sassy-fras. Give your taste buds some lip with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a Cajun cuisine package for two at Dang! Crabs in Garden Grove (up to a $40 value). The package includes:
- $30 worth of anything on the menu
- Two alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks (up to a $5 value each)
The chefs at Dang! Crabs transform empty plates into flavorful plumes of zesty New Orleans–style delicacies. A dose of half a dozen charbroiled oysters swims through garlic herb butter sauce ($10), and salad bowls overflow with a choice of sea candies, such as shrimp ($7), oysters ($7), or crawfish ($6) on a bed of crisp romaine, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy cucumbers drizzled in tangy Cajun red-pepper aioli dressing. Choose from a septet of hefty po boy sandwiches, including the fried catfish ($6 for half; $9 for whole) or Mikey’s Special, which recruits beef and ham to spar with a pickle spear in a vat of red-pepper aioli ($7 for half; $10 for whole). Traditional bowls of chicken or andouille gumbo ($7) make mouths even spicier than the bell pepper mouth-guard from your lacrosse days, and fries in varieties such as sweet potato, Cajun, or utilitarian accompany plates of fried catfish ($10), calamari ($8), and okra ($5).
Throughout the meal, dining duos at Dang! Crabs sport crab bibs and New Orleans beads as they eat with their hands and sip authentic NOLA beer, such as bottles of Abita or Dixie. Meanwhile, eyes gallivant across the Southern artwork that adorns the restaurant’s paprika- and espresso-hued walls, revel in the glow of large flat-screen TVs, or challenge a crawfish to a staring contest.