Cajun cuisine's distinct spices stem from its attitude-laden ingredients, such as brazen pork cheek, incredulous crawfish, and sassy-fras. Give your taste buds some lip with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Cajun fare and non-alcoholic drinks at Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia.
Located in a historic 1800s hotel, Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen transports palates to New Orleans with an extensive and evolving menu of Southern-inspired cuisine. Start with a savory whoopee pie ($5.25), cornbread and crab meat mingling with a creamy mushroom sauce. The bison chili ($4.50 for a cup, $6.50 for a bowl) fills feasters with a hearty, low-fat version of the American classic, and shrimp fais do do ($17.95) charms palates with a coconut-infused blend of blackened and barbecue crustaceans nestled beside rice and slaw. Channel the spirit of Bourbon Street with a seared bourbon-glazed new york strip steak ($21), served with frizzled onions, buttery garlic shrimp, and crawfish, brought to the table over hundreds of garish parade floats. Prudhomme’s also serves up a variety of sandwiches, burgers, salads, and po boys, offering an arsenal of options for digestively diverse groups.
Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen
Although Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen occupies a nearly 200-year-old brick hotel and former speakeasy replete with underground tunnels and a reputation for hauntings, the restaurant nevertheless exudes a warm, lively vibe. For 24 years, aromas of fried shrimp and blackened catfish have drifted through the dining room, whose dark wood walls display a jumble of American antiques and artifacts as owners David and Sharon Prudhomme rove around greeting guests.
50 Lancaster Ave.
Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512