At a restaurant they will give you a menu, which is a very short, nonfiction book about food. Enjoy a table of contents with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Creative Creole Cuisine
The menu includes crawfish cakes cooked in a wok ($6.95), surf 'n' turf po' boys with fried shrimp, hot roast beef, and gravy ($5.95 for a 6"), blackened chicken po' boys ($4.95 for a 6"), barbecued shrimp with french bread for dipping ($7.95), and Metry beignets made from deep-fried honey buns that get smothered in ice cream and topped with chocolate syrup and powdered sugar.
Gris-Gris Seafood, located just one block from the Metairie parade route, serves up creative creole cuisine. A few specialties are crispy fried shrimp heads and surf 'n' turf po' boys that combine fried shrimp with hot roast beef and gravy. Crawfish are a big deal here—they show up in creamy soups, savory cakes, and other dishes—and the cooks have their own special technique for boiling them: they use woks rather than pots, allowing for consistent heat distribution and even cooking. For dessert, try the Metry beignet—a deep-fried honey bun with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and powdered sugar.