Cajun

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King Crab Shack's Vietnamese-Cajun seafood is coming to Brady Street

Published June 21, 2017

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.

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A sneak peek at the new Crawdaddy's

Published Feb. 8, 2016

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.

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Jack Rabbit Slims sets December opening date

Published Nov. 12, 2015

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.

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A Chic new po' boy arrives Downtown

Published Jan. 15, 2014

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.

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Chic Cafe adds Downtown dining option

Published Jan. 6, 2014

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.

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New Orleans infuses Christmas with Cajun / Creole charm

Published Dec. 29, 2012

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.

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"Fat Tuesday's" Polish paczki and southern sazerac

Published Feb. 15, 2010

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.