Blues music and Cajun cuisine are intimately connected, as the music genre is named for the color morose lobsters turn when banned from crawfish jam bands. Let seafood sing its sad, sad song with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a night out for two (up to a $24.99 value) at Fat Fish Blue, a Cajun restaurant and music venue. This night out includes:
- Two tickets to any Friday or Saturday show (a $12 value)
- One appetizer (up to a $12.99 value)
At Fat Fish Blue, the authentically bopping Louisiana-Creole cuisine feels right at home with live blues, jazz, soul, and rock music five nights a week. On Friday and Saturday nights, the cayenne-slingers pull out all the stops for toe-tapping bands from across the nation, with past players including such legends as Taj Mahal, Koko Taylor, and a mournful assortment of Leadbelly’s discarded guitar picks. Upcoming shows expand on the restaurant's repertoire with the reggae-thumping Jah Messengers on Friday, October 14, and the Motown croonings of The Magic Touch Band with Ms. Etta on Saturday, November 5. On Saturday, October 29, the Swamp Boogie Band intertwines four-part harmonies, and Blue Lunch combines doo-wop and classic R&B with old-time blues on Friday, November 18.
Culled from the Gulf Coast–bred kitchen chops of executive chef JR Grady, the appetizer menu unleashes torrents of Cajun flavor with fiery fried crabcakes over collards and Mobile relish and the Swamp bake, featuring simmering blue crab, artichoke, and two-cheese dip. The Bourbon Street Sampler offers an all-inclusive edible tour of the Big Easy with cups of Mumbo jambalaya and Big Daddy's gumbo all waving from a half-pound float of boiled crawfish and throwing red–bean-and-rice necklaces to particularly coquettish forks.