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 $20, you get $40 worth of Cajun fare and drinks at The Bayou Restaurant in Mount Vernon.
The Bayou Restaurant whips up an extensive menu of authentic Cajun cuisine and a treasure trove of hot sauces, served to the sounds of ticketed live blues and zydeco concerts held several nights a week. Scare off the spirits clinging to your tonsils with Voodoo chicken wings ($8.99), or snack on mudbugs, 1–3 pounds of boiled and seasoned crawfish served out of a pot ($9.99–$25.99). Diners can take their pick of Bayou po' boys, featuring classics such as the fried-catfish po' boy or BBQ Porkwich po' boy ($9.99–$12.99). The Southern-fried Kickin' Chicken livens up digestive dojos with smashed potatoes and coleslaw sidekicks ($17.99), and the Southern stuffed shrimp filled with succulent crab meat and drizzled in lemon-garlic-bourbon sauce is a two-fold treat rivalrous of jelly-bean-stuffed licorice ($22.99).
The Bayou features 100 mild to infernal hot sauces perfect for augmenting orders, bringing home to baby, and creating unforgettable back massages. For an additional ticket fee, Groupon customers can take in a host of authentic Creole musical acts, including Buckwheat Zydeco (up to $35) or Popa Chubby ($15).
The Bayou Restaurant
Every weekend, the soulful notes of blues bands fill the air of the casual, Zagat-rated eatery with lively and exciting ballads. National acts such as Popa Chubby, CJ Chenier, and Jeffrey Gaines complement the sounds of tribute bands as well as Monday open mic participants. Having first opened in 1991 in Westchester, experienced chefs in the kitchen orchestrate dishes of spicy jambalaya, boiled crawfish, and exotic alligator sausage that are every bit as expressive and flavorful as the tunes they complement. Dishes arrive with steam still curling into the air, awaiting diner's selection from a menu of 100 gourmet hot sauces that customize dishes with fiery flavors of habanero peppers, smoked chipotles, peach and vidalia onion, and dragon tears. Bayou’s chefs also whip up their creole food for special events with their catering services.
580 Gramatan Ave.
Mt. Vernon, New York 10552