Ever since New Orleans found the wormhole in the depths of its grandmother's armoire, it's been hopping by Atlanta 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 Cajun and Creole cuisine at J. Gumbo's in Kennesaw.
Referencing the tasty time-honored recipes of his grandmother, J. Gumbo's founder, Billy Fox Jr., designed a comforting menu of home-style sustenance. All dishes are prepared using only the freshest ingredients and zestiest spices available, as well as enough love to turn a wooden puppet into a real boy and a sock puppet into a foot. Dive fork first into a hearty bowl of jambalaya, bursting with tender chicken, sausage, and the ubiquitous "trinity" of Cajun cuisine: bell pepper, onion, and celery ($5.66). To deliciously deny the impending mitten season, wrap your hands around a voodoo-chicken po' boy sandwich, a belly-warming feast of spicy chicken and green onions atop french bread ($5.66). The menu is friendly to mild-mannered and thrill-seeking diners alike, with each menu item labeled according to heat––one hot-sauce bottle denotes mild, whereas three signifies a concentration of capsaicin powerful enough to send tongues rocketing to the sub-zero climes of Pluto in search of relief. Cool your palate while staying seated with an ice-cold sweet tea. ($1.89 each).
J. Gumbo's comforting cuisine is matched by equally uplifting ambiance and heaps of friendly service. Cheerful yellow, orange, and purple walls are accented by vibrant prints and warm spotlighting, and a mixture of cozy booths and tables accommodates visitors of every variety, whether dining on a date, feasting with friends, or trying to win a staring contest with the wall.