A high-protein diet can help build muscle, which comes in handy for fighting off a shark that is also on a high-protein diet. Take a bite out of the circle of life with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Louisiana-style meats and deli fare at Cajun Specialty Meats, on East Heinberg Street. This Groupon is not valid for online orders.
Cajun Specialty Meats crafts an array of piquant delights from third-generation family recipes. Seasoned pork stuffed into andouille sausages ($5.50 each) lends authentic Cajun flavor to gumbo, jambalaya, and rice. A selection of meats stuffed with other meats picks up where nature's creativity left off with complex protein ecosystems. Feast on a pork chop ($20) or a 10-pound turducken ($55), each filled with Cajun sausage. Meatless options include a selection of heat-and-eat entrees such as a sweet-potato-and-praline casserole ($8.99) that serves 8–10 people. Customers should call ahead to place Mardi Gras orders.
For more immediate hunger, the Cajun Xpress Deli serves up a menu of ready-to-eat fare Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fried sides including crispy, battered pickles ($3.99), and french fries ($3.75) drenched in gravy and cheese flank a variety of sandwiches, stews, and rice dishes. A gator basket serves as a trophy of humanity's food-chain domination, and comes with fries and hush puppies ($8.99). Sample fried crawfish inside a po' boy ($7.99), or fish crawfish, shrimp, and crabmeat from a cup of chunky seafood gumbo ($4).
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