A meal with friends soothes the soul, much like a mother's hug or a movie about brave dogs learning to read. Enjoy a feel-good feast with this Groupon.
$7 for $14 Worth of Cajun Dinner Fare
The menu includes a gumbo of the day ($4.50 cup; $7.50 bowl) and entrees of crawfish pie ($8.95), beef lasagna ($8.50), and a half-pound Cajun burger with blue cheese and wasabi mayo ($9.95).
Bleu Crawfish @ 219
On the heels of the success of La Pizzeria, Todd Henson had a great idea: caddy-corner another restaurant across from the Saenger Theatre in historical downtown Mobile. Thus was born 219, a lunch spot for continental cuisine. But that wasn't enough either. Now as the sun begins to draw slowly back into the corners of Conti Street, the venue transforms into Bleu Crawfish @ 219, a dinner joint where chefs populate tables with a spice-soaked bayou of Cajun-style dishes. Patrons sit amid the hanging vines and lilac walls of the bar area waiting to tear into crawfish pie, lounge in the dining room preparing to cure a spoon’s hypothermia in a steaming bowl of gumbo, or dine in an outdoor courtyard.
Tucked behind Leinkauf Elementary School, La Pizzeria has been lauded by Press-Register food editor David Holloway as "one of the best-kept secrets" in town. He praises owner Todd Henson's balance between Italian classics—pastas with housemade sauces and calzones among them—and creative menu contributions. A list of character-inspired gourmet pizzas includes the garlic-infused Bela Lugosi and the Sherlock Holmes, a mystery order whose toppings are chosen by the chef and cooked beneath a carefully aimed magnifying glass. Strewn with white tablecloths and still-life paintings, the low-lit interior features one private table, where Henson wagers "we've had a hundred proposals of marriage … over the years."