New Jewels Caribbean Restaurant offers a taste of Saint Lucia

Published Nov. 21, 2018

Jewels Caribbean Restaurant promises a tropical escape both in terms of atmosphere and cuisine will offer a menu filled with family recipes for dishes that conjure the flavors of Trinidad, Saint Lucia and the surrounding islands.


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.


"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.


Downtown Dining Week: Bayou

Published June 3, 2009

As expected, Bayou's lunch was authentically spicy and flavorful. Starting the meal with a Cajun caesar salad, Bayou's twist on this classic kicks up summer heat with a blackened Cajun seasoning contrasted by crisp, cool lettuce and rich parmesan cheese.


Cookin' up Creole jambalaya

Published Feb. 24, 2009

Cajun and Creole flavors represent life and culture that embraces the Mardi Gras celebration with cooking that's bold, spicy and authentically New Orleans. In honor of Fat Tuesday, Lakerz Sportz Bar & Grill in Oconomowoc shares this jambalaya recipe filled with French Quarter authenticity.


Maxie's deeply Southern dinner

Published Jan. 12, 2009

I'm certainly not the only one, but I really love this place and I think it's a great, authentic independent on Milwaukee's west side.