Abita Brewing Company: Have you Tried the Best Beer in Louisiana?

While our restaurants may be throughout Texas, we pride ourselves on bringing the best of Louisiana to Texas. That’s great Cajun seafood, sausage, red beanz n rice, and of course, amazing craft brews.

 

One of our favorite beers from Louisiana is Abita Brewing Company. Some might even say it’s the best beer in Louisiana. We love importing it to our Cajun restaurants in Texas, and here’s why:

 

Tastes of New Orleans

Abita Brewing Co. is located a short 30 miles north of New Orleans in Covington, Louisiana. Covington sits atop Abita Springs – a natural underground water source with the most beautiful, purest water around. Many argue that the use of Abita Springs’ pure water is one of the reasons Abita beer is so good. It’s like the true, unique flavor of Louisiana is bottled into every batch – something that genuinely cannot be replicated.

 

Small Batch Beer

Anytime you’re working with true artisans, you’ll hear them talk about the importance of small batch brewing. It helps control the process and make sure each batch is perfectly brewed. Each batch is created with the highest levels of quality control in mind, undergoing rigorous tasting and quality control measures to ensure the best beer in Louisiana.

 

Ingredients from All Over the World

Abita Brewing has looked high and low to source the best, highest quality ingredients for their beers. The result: British and North American barley, yeast from Germany, and hops for the Pacific Northwest. It’s beer with character, infused with flavors from all over the world to make Louisiana’s finest.

 

Absolutely No Preservatives or Additives

No preservatives, stabilizers, or additives in Abita beer. Period. End of story. It’s the reason why you can take a sip of Abita beer and taste the freshness in each sip.

 

Ready to try the best beer in Louisiana? Come see us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café today! We have a wide variety of Abita Brewing Company beers available including some of our favorites like Purple Haze, Strawberry Lager, Turbodog, and more.

Are Oysters Safe to Eat During Hot, Summer Months?!

Summers in Texas are hot.

Sweltering hot.

August is the Big Daddy of all summer months, where temps in Round Rock, Lewisville, Tyler, College Station, and around the state of Texas frequently run 100 degrees.

So with temperatures so high in Texas, is it safe to eat raw oysters at Razzoo’s?!

The answer is YES!!!

Razzoo’s doesn’t source just any old oysters. We get the freshest, safest ones around. And in the hot, summer months it’s Gold Band Oysters all the way, everyday.

High Pressure = No Harmful Bacteria

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that during the warm summer months, the ocean water is also nice and warm. Warm water and raw oysters don’t go well together because the warm water can lead the oysters to harbor harmful bacteria. With Gold Band Oysters’ high pressure wash, it’s not even a worry.

Won’t the High Pressure Processing Make My Oysters Taste Weird?

Nope! Not one iota. Gold Band Oysters pride themselves on giving Razzoo’s customers the best oysters in Texas year round, all without compromising any taste. The taste is the same. The feel of the oyster is the same. Just without the harmful stuff. In fact, both the American Culinary Institute and the American Tasting Institute have given Gold Band Oysters Best Taste Awards for their flavorful oysters.

Bonus: Ease of Shucking!

Ever tried to shuck an oyster, only to find you mangled it? Yeah, we have too. That’s why we love that Gold Band Oysters come pre-shucked leaving you more time to focus on the good stuff: eating your oysters!!

Ready to slurp down the best oysters in Texas?! Razzoo’s Cajun Café has you covered! Come on by today to order up our raw oysters on the half shell. They’ll be ice cold, served with lemon, crackers, horseradish, and cocktail sauce. Not into raw? No problem! We’ll gladly grill ‘em and coat ‘em in garlic butter. Good eatin!

5 Ways to Eat Catfish at Razzoo’s!

Catfish is a staple of Cajun cuisine. It’s pretty hard to beat pipin’ hot, flaky catfish fresh from the Gulf.

Good news: Razzoo’s Cajun Café has not 1 – but 5 – different ways for you to enjoy catfish this week. So dig in and grab one of these delicious platters today!

 

Fried Catfish

Ah yes – one of our most popular dishes and for very good reason. Razzoo’s has a knack for frying up just about anything, and the catfish is sure to please. Ours is cut into strips and fried, giving you plenty of fried goodness, then served with French fries, corn on the cob, hushpuppies, tartar sauce, and cocktail sauce. Decide how hungry you are though…this one comes in 2 portion sizes: Fried Cat Basket (big) or Fried Cat Platter (bigger). Prepare to be full either way!

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Jalapeno Catfish

If you like the taste of fried catfish but want to try something new, go with the jalapeno catfish! Our fried catfish filet is drizzled in a creamy jalapeno gravy and served with fresh vegetables and buttered French bread. Good eatin’!

 

Blackened Catfish

Equally as delicious, the blackened catfish is generously basted in butter and coated in Cajun seasonings, then blackened to perfection. Plus: you get a generous dose of dirty rice, veggies, and French bread.

 

Stuff’d Catfish

If you’ve come hungry, then look no further than the stuff’d fish. You’ll get tender catfish filet stuffed with shrimp and crab stuffing, then slathered in crawfish butter sauce. It’s mighty delicious, just not great for your waistline.

 

Combo Platter Catfish

Can’t decide between catfish and your other seafood favorites?! You don’t have to! Order the Combo Platter: fried catfish, shrimp, and crawfish tails, all served with French fries, corn on the cob, and hushpuppies.

 

What are you waiting for?! Head to a Razzoo’s Cajun Café near you to enjoy the best catfish in Texas – just the way you like it! Proudly serving guests in Round Rock, Lewisville, Tyler, College Station, Fort Worth, and more.

Cajun vs. Creole – Do you Know the Difference? 

At Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we’re always talking about Cajun “this” and Cajun “that”. And then someone starts asking about the term “Creole.” Where does that fit into the mix?

 

Don’t you worry – Razzoo’s – the best Cajun restaurant in Texas – is here to set the record straight on Cajun vs. Creole.

 

Country Food vs. City Food

 

Louisiana is a melting pot of cultures, inspirations, and in turn, flavors. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to get the different cuisines mixed up! So think of it this way: Cajun is “country food” and Creole is “city food.”

 

Cajun country consists of the low-lying, swamp regions of Louisiana. Mainly settled by the Acadians (French Canadian immigrants), the original colonists were resourceful. (I mean, if you settle in a swamp, you kind of have to be, right?!) They used every part of the animals – pig for example – to create their meals, hence the unique Cajun sausages we have today. Cajun food is marked by great seasoning and the use of the “holy trinity of Cajun cooking,” celery, onion, and bell peppers. You’ll pretty much never find tomatoes in Cajun food – so if you find some – then you know it’s Creole!

 

As you might have guessed by now, Creole cooking is for the city folk. New Orleans is the hotbed of Creole cuisine, which is traditionally food made in the homes of the New Orleans upper class. They had access to spices, creams, butters, and vegetables that the Cajuns didn’t normally have, so the dishes are normally richer and offer more variety (hence the addition of tomatoes.)  

 

Whether it’s Cajun or Creole, Louisiana cuisine is hard to beat! Get your fill of Cajun jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, dirty rice and beans, and so much are Razzoo’s Cajun Café! Located in Lewisville, Round Rock, College Station, Tyler, and throughout the state of Texas.

Poll: Cajun Fried Chicken or Cajun Fried Steak?!

So here’s a tough one for our Razzoo’s regulars: do you prefer our Cajun fried chicken or our Cajun fried steak?

We’ll be the first to admit, it’s a tough decision, because there are a ton of similarities:

·      Cajun Fried Goodness: Both are Cajun fried – which just means we use our own specialty blend of spices in the batter to give traditional Chicken Fried Steak that perfect Cajun twist. Let’s just say our version is a Southern staple just kicked up a notch.

·      Sausage Gravy – Cajun Style: Both are served with amazing Andouille sausage cream gravy for sloshing your meat around in. It’s spicy and oh so good on just about anything.

·      Southern Sides Mama Would Be Proud to Serve: Both come with red-skin mashed taters and veggie de’jour – which just means whatever veggie of the day Razzoo’s is cooking up that day. Could be green beans, corn, okra, or the like.

·      The Price is Right: Both of these amazing Cajun dishes can be had for just under $12! And with the amount of food piled high on that plate…it’s a steal of a deal!

With so many similarities, chicken vs. steak really just comes down to a matter of preference.

So the folks here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun food restaurant in Texas – would love to hear for you! Are you into a little bit of chicken fried?! And if so – is it chicken or steak?

If you’ve taken the time to read to this point, surely your mouth is now watering for Cajun Fried Somethin’! Come into Razzoo’s Cajun Café this week to get Cajun Fried Steak, Cajun Fried Chicken, and all sorts of other delicious fried Cajun offerings. Shrimp, catfish, the best gator tail in Texas…you get the idea! It may not be good for your heart, but it sure as heck tastes good!

Razzoo’s: More Than Just Fried Food

When people think Razzoo’s Cajun Café, they normally think about all of the delicious fried foods on our menu. We’re talking Rat Toes, Fried Shrimp, Fried Pickles, Fried Catfish, etc.

But folks – Razzoo’s is so much more than that!

Sure, our fried food is pretty fantastic if we do say so ourselves, but Razzoo’s has other non-fried menu offerings that are just as delicious.

Ready to hear about some of our favorites? Read on—

Stuff’d Fish or Shrimp

The menu even says this one is “real great” – and for good reason! Who wouldn’t want to experience tender, flaky fish, stuffed with our crab and shrimp stuffin’, then drizzled with creamy crawfish butter sauce. Is shrimp your favorite? Then order our jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab, coated in a creamy sauce. It’s the stuff of dreams I tell ya.

Grilled Gator Tail

A delicacy of the Gulf coast, when in season, gator tail sells out fast! Try this Cajun favorite served with jambalaya and our special BBQ “ouch” sauce. No frying required.

Cajun Tricky Fish

Razzoo’s has perfected the art of creating moist, tender, melt-in-your-mouth blackened chicken and fish, and the Cajun Tricky Fish is no exception. Pair with our crawfish etoufee and dirty rice, and it’s a match made in heaven.

Cajun Combo Skillet

Love experiencing the best Cajun food in Texas but have a hard time choosing just one thing? Order the Cajun Combo Skillet and enjoy grilled Andouille sausage, crawfish etoufee, shrimp creole, red beanz and rice, corn on the cob, and French bread – all in one meal. We might be rolling you out of here, but we guarantee you’ll be fat and happy!

So you see – Razzoo’s is more than the best fried Cajun food. We’re the best Cajun food period – fried or not. Enjoy one of these non-fried favorites on your next visit to your local Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

Summer Fun: What’s Happening at Razzoo’s?!

At Razzoo’s Cajun Café, summer is one of our favorite seasons. It’s a time to pop in and celebrate the little things in life with drinks on the patio and the best Cajun food around. But that’s not all - here are a few events to watch for over the summer:

 

·      Pint Nights: Who doesn’t love cheap beer?! Case in point: Pint Nights!! For example, every Tuesday at Razzoo’s Lewisville and Razzoo’s Tyler you’ll get $3 pints all day and all night! Yall – that’s cheap beer! And we’re not just talking about the cheap-cheap beer. We’re talking about the good stuff: Community Beer, Dos Equis, Karbach, and more. It’s all on draft. All ice cold. And all just $3 on Tuesdays! It’s almost a crime not to come on out and join us!

 

 

·      Live Music: Summer is about sitting on the patio with a drink and listening to some great music. Visit Razzoo’s Cajun Café in Lewisville, Tyler, Round Rock, and Harker Heights for live music Thursdays! Check with your local Razzoo’s to find out times and who’s playing. P.S. Don’t forget to an order of Rat Toes or Fried Pickle Puckers to munch on while you listen! Or maybe a glass of one of our brand new wines?

 

·      Lunch Specials: Everyone’s gotta eat lunch, why not head to Razzoo’s Cajun Café to get great deals on the best Cajun food in Texas! Wednesdays are Rabbit Food Wednesdays, which means you’ll get a salad loaded with your choice of fried shrimp or blackened chicken plus a drink, all for just $7! Tuesdays are for $7 Po’Boys! There’s all this and more at Razzoo’s for lunch!

 

Make this summer a summer to remember and spend it with us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café! – home of the best Cajun food in Texas!

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A Stormy Past: 3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Hurricane Cocktail

Cocktails aren’t normally created by accident, but some stories are just more interesting than others.

The Hurricane – or Hurrycane as we Cajuns at Razzoo’s call it – is one such cocktail with a storied (or should we say stormy?) past. Tall tales or truth is anyone’s guess, but here are 3 little known facts about the popular cocktail brought to you by your favorite Cajun restaurant, Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe:

#1: The Hurricane Originated in Louisiana

Ahhh – now you see why we love the Hurricane so much! Back in the 1940s, Pat O’Brien’s on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana concocted the drink out of sheer necessity – and we couldn’t be happier he did!

#2: The First Hurricanes were Free!

Yes you read that right – free drinks for all! Back in those days, Prohibition was a very real thing, and Pat O’Brien’s – then known as Mr. O’Brien’s Bar & Tipperary – is said to have been a speakeasy for sailors passing through New Orleans. Just say the words “storms abrewin!” and they’d let you in. (No lie.) As Prohibition came to an end, liquor was still in short supply and all the bars were vying for their share. In order for anyone to get even a small share of the good stuff, you had to order a ton of the bottom shelf liquor, so Pat ended up with crates of bottom shelf, cheap rum. So what’d he do?! Mix it with fruit juice and hand it out to sailors for free as a marketing gimmick! The first Hurricanes were born!

#3: The Name is in the Glass

Pat O’Brien named the popular cocktail after the type of glass he served it in – hourglass shaped like a hurricane lantern. Some accounts even say that the first glasses were in fact old hurricane lamps, turned into drinking glasses by having a bottom sealed on, but that seems a little far fetched even for us to believe!

Ready to try the best Hurricane in Texas? Visit us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café for a delicious Hurrycane and other Texas drink specials!

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