Ancient Egyptians often threw salt up to the heavens to bring rain, which is why modern humans throw pepper at vending machines to summon Diet Coke. Enjoy a showering of seasonings with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Cajun fare at Nora Lees French Quarter Bistro in New Castle, Delaware.
Chefs at Nora Lees channel the spice-heavy traditions of the Gulf region into a menu of Cajun specialties. Voodoo crawfish tails ($8.99) heat up frosted-over jaw hinges with the piquant punch of house-made XXX spicy black barbecue sauce. Air boating across taste buds, spoonfuls of crawfish jambalaya ($16.99) whisk palates away to the bayou, and blackened entrees, such as catfish ($16.99), tuna ($18.99), or sirloin ($16.99), wear a zesty coat of Cajun seasoning like a witch doctor at a wedding. Chefs blend a savory duo of andouille sausage and ground filet to construct andouille meatloaf ($16.99) dressed up in a garb of bacon and creole barbecue.
Nora Lee’s French Quarter Bistro
With a menu of scratch-made meat and veggie dishes accented by colorful sauces and collar-heating Cajun spices, the culinary artists at Nora Lee’s French Quarter Bistro transport taste buds to the lively streets of New Orleans. Hunks of daily-baked bread soak up creamy crayfish bisque or chicken-sausage gumbo, and bacon-wrapped meatloaf made with ground fillet and andouille sausage tempts forks and knives.