Who came out on top when it comes to Milwaukee's best Cajun, Creole and French restaurant? The result is something of a surprise.
It's true. The Original Crawdaddy's is alive and well and back in West Allis. The Original Crawdaddy's Roadhouse is now serving a slew of favorite Cajun and Creole specialties in a brand new location.
After months of learning from customers and tweaking its offerings, Crawdaddy's on Greenfield has found its stride with a menu featuring cajun, creole and Southern favorites along with barbecue and weekly specials.
It's the final category of OnMilwaukee's dining month. Who came out on top when it comes to Milwaukee's best Cajun, Creole and French restaurant?
Following the closure of Crawdaddy's in West Allis, Jonathan Klug -- the original owner of Crawdaddy's -- has announced that he will be opening a new venue on National Avenue.
Crawdaddy's restaurant could see a revival of sorts, thanks to efforts on the part of Troy Meyer, whose family owned and operated Meyers Restaurant for 45 years.
A longtime favorite West Allis spot has closed, for the second time.
The unique, zesty culinary hybrid of Vietnamese-Cajun seafood is coming to Brady Street. At least, that's what signs on the former Pepi's Place storefront, 1330 E. Brady St., would suggest, as it appears The King Crab Shack will open a second location there soon.
There's quite a bit that looks familiar at the new Crawdaddy's, located just west of its former digs on Greenfield Avenue, including plenty of seafood and those famous honey glazed carrots.
Jack Rabbit Slims, a country rock-inspired restaurant in West Allis, has announced its opening date. The restaurant will feature southern/cajun specialties in the former home of the Painted Parrot and Monkey's Caribbean Grill.
Milwaukee loves Maxie's. Who couldn't enjoy the cozy Southern food restaurant that has held the title since 2010? Don't miss the rest of the winners though -- they all bring something delicious to the table.
Recently, Molly Snyder wrote about the new Chic Cafe - which seems like an odd name to me for a sort of cafeteria-style place that serves Southern comfort food, but I digress - and I resolved to check it out. Then, a couple days ago, Judge Derek Mosley posted a photograph of the restaurant's catfish po' boy on Facebook and my decision was made.
Chic Cafe opened recently at 770 N. Jefferson St. in the lower level next to Shah Jee. We stopped by today for a quick glimpse of the new place.
New Orleans is best known by tourists as a destination in February for Mardi Gras or April for Jazz Fest, but visit the Big Easy in December - particularly around Christmastime - and the vibrant city is equally as spectacular.
Locally, tomorrow's "Fat Tuesday" takes on several historic meanings with traditional Polish indulgence in the anticipation of the Lenten season and the ritual mixing of America's first cocktail in Cajun and Creole Mardi Gras celebration. However you opt to indulge, there's a universal understanding that the day is all about one thing: gluttony and extravagance.