Sausage gumbo is a time-honored tradition of the American South, second only to stealing magnolias and midnight Yankee tipping. Indulge in refined Southern customs with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Southern-style soul food at The Table is Bread.
The Table is Bread sates dinner appetites with a menu of succulent, Southern-cooked seafood, steaks, po’ boys, and pasta. The onion blossom ($6.95) sounds the bell for any dinner dining session, calling seafaring entrees such as the grilled or fried shrimp ($16.95) into action. Carnivores looking for a land-bound delicacy can order a tender, 20-ounce t-bone steak cooked to their preferred temperature and served with a house salad and choice of potato, steamed vegetables, or a live crawdad barbershop quartet that serenades dinner guests with four-part harmony ($23.99). For those favoring layered eats, selections such as the Patton’s sausage po’ boy ($7.95) swiftly satisfy. Eat in the company of friends, family, and your childhood dentist with a trip through The Table is Bread’s dinner dilly line ($8.95 for adults, $5.99 for kids), where everyone gets their choice of an entree and two sides.
The Table is Bread
Named for the ever-present loaves of bread that stood as religious offerings at the Temple in Jerusalem, The Table is Bread mingles Southern culinary and spiritual traditions in a spacious dining room. The menu brims with classic Southern specialties alongside Cajun-tinged seafood such as the signature Table La-La, a juicy catfish fillet fried or grilled and smothered in zesty crawfish étouffée. The centerpieces aren't the only flavors in the spotlight, however. "The candied yams were my favorite," writes Shermin Khan of Dig Baton Rouge. "Cooked with brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon, [they were] neither too greasy nor overly sweet." Khan also expands upon the restaurant's spiritual focus, which draws weekly performances by gospel musicians and includes maintaining an alcohol-free atmosphere.