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- $21 for two gumbos or cajun classics with two beers or glasses of wine, valid Monday-Thursday ($36 value)
- $24 for two gumbos or cajun classics with two beers or glasses of wine, valid any day ($36 value)
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The Lost Cajun
When asked how he—a Barataria, Louisiana native—found himself all the way up in the Colorado Rockies, Raymond Griffin blames alcohol. Although the jokingly tells people he got lost while drinking one night, the real reason was a bit more intentional. Raymond and his late wife, Belinda, spent 15 years operating a Louisiana fishing lodge before agreeing they endured one hurricane too many and moved west. Once there, they opened a gumbo shop amidst the snow-capped mountains. The rest is history.
The Lost Cajun, however, hasn't managed to settle back in Barataria just yet, mostly because Raymond keeps busy opening new restaurant locations across the country. That's no problem, though—he's used to waiting. In fact, patience remains a crucial ingredient in almost all of the homespun southern dishes. The menu's four gumbos, which feature everything from Gulf shrimp and crabmeat to chicken and hot Louisiana sausage, must spend 4–6 hours simmering before being ladled into a bowl. Cooks pay just as much attention to other Cajun classics, such as Oyster po-boy sandwiches, crawfish etouffeé, and fried catfish. And for dessert, they prepare New Orleans-style beignets, which emerge from the kitchen with a liberal dusting of powdered sugar.