Ever since New Orleans discovered the wormhole to Oklahoma City in its grandmother's armoire, it's been secretly trying to Cajunize the town into a repository for its overflow of Mardi Gras revelers. Infiltrate the N'awlins base camp and halt their diabolical plan with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Crescent City cuisine and swamp sips at Jazmo'z Bourbon Street Café. This Groupon can be redeemed for both dine-in and carryout. Reservations are recommended, though the staff can be bribed with colorful beads.
The Bricktown eatery serves up Mardi Gras–appropriate eats in a lively setting for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Indulge adventurous appetites with an order of fried alligator bites ($11) or a half pound of Zatarain's boiled peel-n-eat shrimp ($10). From the Louis Armstrong burger stacked with andouille sausage and swiss cheese ($9) to blackened catfish ($14), Jazmo'z offers all the Big Easy favorites. Lunch, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is more specialty-centric, with a chicken bon ton ($16.99), Satchmo's salmon (with crab beurre blanc sauce, $18.99), and crawfish etouffee ($15.99).
A spacious outdoor patio, live jazz music, and a smattering of boisterous bayou beverages (hurricanes, Arnold Palmers, and Louisiana beers) make the energetic eatery a fun stop for jet-lagged hedonists, music aficionados, and fans of festive fare. A multisensory feast, Cajun and Creole cuisine is proof that fish look their dapperest in a blackened coat adorned with spice beads. Everyone can buy up to three Groupons, so treat your whole krewe of bon amis to a taste of the French Quarter at Jazmo'z Bourbon Street Café.
Jazmo'z Bourbon Street Café made About.com's Best Bricktown Restaurants and Top Outdoor Patio Dining in Oklahoma City lists. While Yelpers are polarized about the service, 80 percent of Urbanspooners like it. OpenTablers give it a four-star average, and four Citysearchers give it an average of five.
- We dont make it to Bricktown that often but when we do, Bourbon Street is where we eat. The food is always excellent. Service is great and we love sitting outside by the canal. Can't go wrong here. – Tom, Urbanspoon
- The atmosphere was lively, but not loud. The waitstaff was helpful and accommodating and not overbearing. One of our party was 30 minutes late but we were not rushed. The stuffed shrimp & hush puppies were really good along with the crawfish etouffee (spicy like I love it!). The micro-beers were refreshing. – OpenTable user who dined on 03/12/10
Jazmo'z Bourbon Street Café
Although it isn't located on New Orleans' Bourbon Street, the vibrant spirit of the Crescent City still thrives at Jazmo'z Bourbon Street Café. Nowhere is that more evident than in its cuisine, which is filled with Cajun and creole flavors. Start meals with a serving of spicy gumbo, then savor the eatery's crawﬁsh étouffée, which features a rich, dark roux teeming with crayfish, green peppers, onion, and celery with dirty rice. Finish things off with light and airy beignets topped with powdered sugar. And that's just a taste of the classic New Orleans cuisine available. The restaurant also offers oysters baton rouge, shrimp creole, and the city's iconic sandwich: the po' boy.
The Po' Boy's Past
Many accounts credit brothers and café owners Bennie and Clovis Martin with inventing the po' boy and giving it its distinctive name. In 1929, when as many as 1,100 New Orleans streetcar conductors and motormen went on strike, the Martin brothers showed their support for the striking tradesmen by handing out free sandwiches made from scraps of roast beef, dollops of gravy, and french bread. Every time a cash-strapped worker visited the restaurant, staff members would signal the kitchen by calling out, "Here comes another poor boy!"
True to its name, Jazmo'z offers several options for outdoor dining. At the Oklahoma City location, a balcony and patio tables shaded by umbrellas overlook the Bricktown Canal. Nightly performances from jazz and blues bands add to the ambiance of guests' alfresco meals.
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100 E California Ave
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