Ever since New Orleans found the wormhole in the depths of its grandmother's armoire, it's been hopping by Tulsa in hopes of turning the town Cajun. Take a bite out of its base camp with today's Groupon. For $5, you get $10 worth of country and Cajun cuisine and drinks at Chicory & Chives Café in the industrial area of West Tulsa. Chicory and Chives serves breakfast and lunch on weekdays and breakfast on Saturday until noon.
When owner Jim Loggin opened Chicory and Chives as a country comfort-food diner, he began with just a few Cajun items. Over time, the aromas of buttery country goodness and Cajun spices soaked into the clothes of passersby, igniting cravings for the two-headed fare each time they donned their favorite passing-by sweaters. Comfort items such as fresh-ground, handmade burgers ($4.99–$8.59) and fried or blackened catfish ($8.49–$8.79) are popular palate pleasers, but the Cajun dishes are the diner's objet d'art. Today's Groupon will fill both of your stomachs and keep your wallet full with Cajun specialties like the shrimp or crawfish etouffee ($8.49), a rich medley of fresh seafood swathed in a buttery Cajun gravy served over rice with cheesy bread, a side salad, and seasonal vegetable. Chicory and Chives also offers hearty gumbo, soups, salads, po' boys, and wraps.
You can start your morning fishing for omelettes in the river with a net on a broomstick, or you can try Chicory and Chives' Cajun skillet ($6.69) with three eggs, Andouille sausage, potatoes, jalapeños, onion, tomatoes, and bell peppers all blanketed in cheddar cheese with choice of toast or homemade biscuits and gravy. Chicory and Chives serves up country-style breakfasts all day with egg creations such as specialty omelettes and skillets, french toast, pancakes, a slew of breakfast meats, and grits.
Spicy Cajun food may boost immunity, help you breathe easier, and improve your chances for scoring a date with your high-school crush. Scoop up today's Groupon for down-home cooking that would make your mama hang up the iron skillet and head out for a meal like her mama used to make.
Your Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
- The bowl of gumbo was slightly spicy and flavorful with a mix of rice, andouille sausage, green peppers, celery and okra in a thin broth. The etouffee was relatively mild with shrimp, onions and green peppers in a creamy sauce, while the six smallish shrimp put out the most heat with a chili pepper coating. – Scott Cherry, Tulsa World
- Located in the old Ward’s Cafeteria, this non-descript cafe offers one of the best breakfasts in town along with a nice variety of diner favorites. To top it off there are several Cajun dishes and gumbo on the menu. The Cajun items are traditional Louisiana fare with a burst of flavors. They also offer a daily lunch buffet and salad bar with homestyle entrees and vegetables that truly taste like grandma used to make. – Tulsa Food Blog
- I highly recommend the Shrimp Etouffee, which reason enough to frequent the Chickory & Chives. The blonde roux gravy in the etouffee is just the right mix of savory and spice. It has a smooth butter and onion base with a spicy cajun note at the end. The dish comes with really cheesy cheese & chive toast that compliments the dish perfectly. – Tastes of Tulsa, Urbanspoon