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Tag: Cajun restaurants Tacoma


First bite: Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in downtown Puyallup

It’s been some time since this region had a Cajun restaurant – which makes the opening of Bourbon Street Bar and Grill even more sweet. The New Orleans themed restaurant is a tiny destination that’s more bar than restaurant in downtown Puyallup. It opened Dec. 16.

A first-bite visit in the inaugural week showed a restaurant that was trying hard to do the right thing. The food was decent, the service was friendly despite being painfully slow – I suspect this restaurant will be a hit with local diners, but only time and your dining dollars will tell.

What I liked most about the restaurant was the New Orleans inspired menu that read like the greatest hits of Bayou dining – jambalaya, gumbo, blackened seafood, po’ boy sandwiches. They were all there. Read more »


Cajun makes a comeback in Parkland with Madea’s Cajun Cafe

Keitha Okafor owner of Madea's Cajun Cafe in Parkland near Pacific Lutheran University uses her Louisiana roots to cook up Cajun favorites like the shrimp Po' Boy sandwich. Photo by Dean J. Koepfler/Staff photographer

Parkland is an unlikely neighborhood for bayou eating. Nevertheless, for close to a decade, it was our version of the best Louisiana parish for etouffee, gumbo and po’ boy sandwiches. Read more »