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Tag: Cajun food Tacoma

Jan.
31st

First bite: Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in downtown Puyallup

Mike de Alwis, center, and his son, Jehan, mix a drink while chatting with a customer at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill. Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photographer
Mike de Alwis, center, and his son, Jehan, mix a drink while chatting with a customer at Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in downtown Puyallup. Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photographer

It’s been some time since this region had a Cajun restaurant, which made the opening of Bourbon Street Bar and Grill that much more anticipated.

The New Orleans-themed restaurant that opened in mid-December is a small destination that’s more bar than restaurant in downtown Puyallup.

Two first-bite visits in the inaugural month showed a restaurant trying hard to do the right thing – mostly succeeding at food, excelling at atmosphere, but struggling at service. Read more »

June
14th

Restaurant oddity: Cajun-Vietnamese restaurant sloshes together NOLA eats with Northwest pho

The tasty collision of Vietnamese and Cajun cuisine resulted in the creation of a spicy Cajun pho complete with crawfish, gulf shrimp and andouille sausage at the Crazy Pho Cajun in Federal Way. Alligator not included. Dean J. Koepfler / Staff Photo
The tasty collision of Vietnamese and Cajun cuisine resulted in the creation of a spicy Cajun pho complete with crawfish, gulf shrimp and andouille sausage at the Crazy Pho Cajun in Federal Way. Alligator not included. Dean J. Koepfler / Staff Photo

Sometimes a restaurant sounds so freakishly odd, a chowhound has no choice but to drive 15 miles out of the way to check out a reader tip. Crazy Pho Cajun, a Cajun-Vietnamese restaurant in Federal Way, was my most recent fun find.

Cajun-Vietnamese sounds a little like a food dare, but root around in the bayou long enough and the culinary marriage of Cajun-Vietnamese makes at least a little sense. Read more »