Ever since New Orleans found the wormhole in the depths of its grandmother's armoire, it's been hopping to Birmingham in hopes of turning the town Cajun. Take a bite out of its base camp with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of Cajun and creole dishes and nonalcoholic beverages at 122 Tree Lane, a casually upscale Second Street eatery in Helena.
Open for dinner and lunch five days a week, 122 Tree Lane serves a smattering of spicy, authentic eats. Start with a chunky bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo ($7.95), or crunch into a tomato- and onion-studded house salad ($5.95). Entrees, served with salad and choice of side, include bourbon-glazed 8-ounce filet ($20.95), blackened mahi served with pineapple-mango chutney ($16.95), and creole pasta with an andouille sausage-, crawfish-, and shrimp-topped chicken breast over penne pasta with a tomato-cream sauce ($16.95). Pair bites with veggie (broccoli, squash casserole, sautéed haricots verts) or carb-y sides (mac 'n' cheese, baked potato, sweet-potato brûlée). View the complete menu here.
Spicy foods are beneficial for alleviating a variety of ailments: everything from the common cold to Alzheimer's or the inability to balance on one foot. The atmosphere at 122 Tree Lane is as inviting and energetic as its food. The restaurant hosts a variety of events, from a BlueZ and Gumbo Fest this summer to Tuesday pampering sessions. Click here to see a list of upcoming events.
- They have the best filet with that bourbon glaze. Love it! – Morgan M.
- This restaurant has a cozy, yet intimate, atmosphere and is very suitable for both a romantic evening and a family gathering. – Dedra C.
- Best creole pasta east of the Mississippi river. And the gumbo is great as well. – Stephen H.
In addition, local paper the Birmingham News gave 122 Tree Lane four stars in this glowing review:
- We loved everything we tried — from an appetizer truly big enough for five to share (and still not finish) to imaginative entrees to homemade, home-style desserts. – Susan Swagler
776 Second St.
Helena, Alabama 35080Get Directions