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.
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.
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 new Monterrey restaurant is being prepped to open to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The venue, which is headed by chefs Robert Bergeron and Dion Jefferson, will focus on affordable upscale cuisine inspired by Southern and creole cooking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.