Southern cuisine varies greatly by region, from the Cajun and creole dishes of Louisiana to the bags of granulated sugar served at Disney World. Sample the South with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Cajun Fare
Entrees include crawfish enchiladas ($12.99), red beans and rice with andouille sausage ($9.79), and breaded catfish smothered with crawfish étouffée ($15.99). See the full menu.
Chef John Haug knows that Louisiana culture is more defined by its food than by all of the region's jazz, Mardi Gras beads, and Huey Long bumper stickers combined. He showcases the tasty fruits of Cajun living at Cypress Grill, spotlighting the classic New Orleans dishes such as étouffée and jambalaya that help the restaurant consistently place as one of Austin’s top 35 restaurants in the Austin Chronicle's readers' poll. On Thursdays, live Cajun or Jazz Swing music enlivens the funky neighborhood joint, which is more than likely already filled with the aromas of the fresh Gulf seafood that populates plates of barbecued shrimp and crispy oysters. Chef John also brings his down-home touch to New Orleans Brunch on Saturday and Sunday, which combine Creole influences with locally-sourced organic eggs plucked from pasture-raised chickens. The restaurant also celebrates seasonality; during the spring, cooks haul in 300 pounds of fresh crawfish for the restaurant’s weekly boil.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Great food. And they have happy hour!”
“Best Cesar in town.”
“Try the crayfish ettoufe, it's amazing. ”