Ever since New Orleans found the wormhole in the depths of its grandmother's armoire, it's been hopping by Scottsdale in hopes of turning the town Cajun. Take a bite out of its base camp with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Louisiana cuisine at Jaspers Peak Bistro Bar & Grille, located in North Scottsdale.
Spicy up a day with Jaspers Peak Bistro's authentic menu offerings, starting out with a southern classic such as deviled eggs (crab, capers, shallots, Creole mustard, and mayonnaise, $5). For a Cajun combination, try the shrimp and ancho tacos, served with cabbage, remoulade, and ancho chili ($12), or take on a house specialty with a dinner order of jambalaya (andouille sausage, gulf shrimp, chicken breast, onions, and peppers over rice, $19). Trade the dolls and needles for a voodoo chicken pasta plate—boneless chicken breast, Cajun spices, pesto, garlic, spinach, bacon, white wine, and fire-roasted tomatoes over penne with parmesan ($17) alongside a cup of gumbo ($5).
Jaspers Peak Bistro's upscale yet casual atmosphere allows diners to enjoy a meal without the twin horrors of the restaurant spectrum—panic attacks from forgetting one's monocle and panic attacks from being seated near a party of pants-less diners. Slip out to the patio for some atmospheric dining or cozy up to the full bar after dinner to further enhance the experience.
20511 N Hayden Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255