The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana-state quarter from your ear. Today's Groupon presents another option when there are no illusionists handy: for $10, you get $20 worth of Cajun fare at Cajun Grill & Bar in Metairie.
The chefs at Cajun Bar and Grill call on the culinary traditions of their locale to craft spicy Cajun specialties. Meal-prefacing portions of hot tamales ($9.95) don tough cornhusk exoskeletons to shield tender innards of masa during food fights. Combo po boys host a trio of shrimp, oyster, and catfish ($9.95), and platters of New Orleans favorites, such as red beans and rice ($9.95), arrive cradling diner's choice of hot sausage, smoked sausage, fried chicken, or fried catfish.
Classic creole cuisine mingles in the N'awlins sampler ($12.95), a mixture of jambalaya, shrimp creole, and fried catfish, allowing diners to sample the flavors of the Crescent City without chomping on a Mardi Gras parade float. Washed down with sweetened iced tea ($2.25), postmeal cooldowns include handmade desserts such as pralines ($2) and bread pudding drizzled with rum sauce ($3.95).
Cajun Grill and Bar
Cajun Grill and Bar’s menu teems with New Orleans favorites. Po’ boys occupy a good amount of real estate on the menu: options include catfish, hot sausage patties, N’awlins hot ham and roast beef, or the combo—a mixture of shrimp, oyster, and catfish. Buried deep within the jambalaya is the traditional New Orleans flavor, along with shrimp, chicken, and sausage. The restaurant also serves plenty of seafood platters, including fried shrimp and catfish, and homemade desserts, such as the bread pudding with rum sauce, are a nice capper to every meal.