bro's cajun cuisine

Today I had some of the best cajun/creole food I’ve had since I was last in New Orleans.

Amanda and I went to Bro’s Cajun Cuisine today, and it was awesome.

The place itself is not a particularly fancy joint – it’s sortof a dump, really – about what you’d expect of a place that’s a restaurant and catering headquarters. But the food is extraordinary. The gumbo is out of this world. I had the sampler platter which is what I’d recommend to anyone, as they give you nice heaping portions of everything: crawfish etouffee, shrimp creole, red beans & rice, and a giant link of boudin. Even my side of turnip greens was awesome (it’s pretty hard to screw up turnip greens, but I’ve seen it done).

They do catering, crawfish boils and stuff like that as well, and I’d imagine they do a fine job. In fact, “Bro” was in the room with us – this is a guy you could tell really appreciated his food as much as his customers. He was with a catering client, discussing the menu with him in remarkable detail – a couple of good ol’ boys from Louisiana talking about everything from the details of their etouffee to a recipe for bananas foster. It showed his dedication to his craft, though we didn’t really need it. The food spoke for itself.

The prices are a little steep for a lunch – $13.95 or so for the sampler platter, but it’s a massive heaping platter of food, and it’s seafood, so the prices are right in line with what they should be. I took home enough food for an entire meal. Give this place a try. Laissez les bons temps rouler!