Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of New Orleans homestyle fare at The Big Easy in Winter Garden.
At The Big Easy, owners Morgan and Misti stir authentic ingredients into beloved family recipes for a menu that earned a rave review from Tasty Chomps. Packed with andouille sausage and caramelized veggies, Grandma's jambalaya ($9.99) warms stomachs and lovingly squeezes cheek interiors with hearty flavors. A dark roux serves as the flavor foundation for Estelle's crawfish étouffée, built up by slow-cooked crawfish stock, layers of vegetables, and a healthy sprinkling of herbs ($12.99). Steam rises from a cup of chicken-and-sausage gumbo ($4.99 for 8 oz.), and unexpected notes of curry and sun-dried tomato entrance tongues in the Louisiana Low Country shrimp and grits ($12.99). Pay homage to New Orleans–style french bread—heralded for its fluffy interior and crocodile-wrestling abilities—as it encases po boys, including the shrimp po boy with lightly battered and fried shrimp smothered in a Louisiana-style rémoulade ($8.99).
Jazz and zydeco beats bounce off purple and gold walls decked in NOLA art and artifacts, and gigantic umbrellas on the outdoor patio shield diners from the envious stares of passing pedestrians. Eaters with higher spice tolerances are encouraged to ask the chef for an extra dollop of heat, and younger visitors can peruse a kids' menu with fewer crustaceous offerings.