Brand New at Razzoo’s: Crafted Cocktails for Summer!

Yep – we’ve gone Uptown on you here at Razzoo’s and released a new menu of craft cocktails that you are sure to love! Don’t you worry – we’re still the Cajun restaurant you’ve come to love – with the rowdy, fun atmosphere and great down home cooking – we’ve just added a few fancy drinks in case you get a wild hair for something high brow. And if not, there is nothing wrong with an ice cold pint of beer or a gator punch for 2!

Want to hear what’s on the brand new crafted cocktails menu? Here are a few of our favorites:

 

Dixie Passion Lemon Drop

If you’ve got a passion for lemonade with a twist, then you’ll love our Lemon Drop! Vodka paired with the flavors of Cointreau, passionfruit, and lemons is a match made in heaven.

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Dixie Passion Lemon Drop

 

Dirty Cajun Martini

True to our Cajun roots, this martini is extra dirty and extra good! It’s gin with Dill Bean juice, plus the rim is dipped in Zydeco spice that will light you up – in a good way.

 

Razzoo’s Smoked Old Fashioned

Now this is a fun drink if you haven’t tried it yet! We capture the essence of the wood by smoking it, then capturing the smoke in a glass and preparing the drink. Sounds weird – but it’s totally delicious.

 

Grilled Lemon and Cherry Sazerac

The unique flavors of grilled lemon, Jack Daniels, absinthe, and bitters - with a few filthy cherries mixed in – make this cocktail absolutely delicious. Give it a try if you haven’t yet!

 

These are just a few of our favorites from the brand new crafted cocktails menu. Try it now at your local Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun restaurant in Texas and North Carolina – with locations in Lewisville, Round Rock, Tyler, College Station, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and more.

Cajun Sausage at its Finest: Syracuse Sausage at Razzoo’s!

When it comes to authentic Cajun flavors, we’re picky.

That’s why we vet each and every supplier for quality production processes and taste to make sure it meets our standards for the best Cajun food around.

One such supplier that gets our Razzoo’s seal of approval is Syracuse Sausage and this is why:

It’s In the Family

We love supporting local, family owned businesses, and that’s one reason we love Syracuse Sausage. Syracuse Sausage has been around since the early 1980s when Joe Mussacchio arrived in Texas and realized he couldn’t find any good sausage anywhere. Given his resourceful Italian roots and background in making sausage at his family’s sausage business back in New York, he figured good sausage was in his blood and he gave it a shot. Syracuse Sausage was born, and is still family owned and operated by the Mussacchio family to this day.  

All Natural Sausage

Raise your hand if you’d like to eat fillers, preservatives, and artificial flavors in your sausage! Nobody? Yeah, we’re not fans either. That’s why we’re proud to say that Syracuse Sausage is produced without all that crud.

Original Spice Blends

So what does Syracuse Sausage use to flavor their sausage? Why only their own proprietary blend of spices of course. You’ll love the authentic flavors of good ole Cajun food that spill out of each bite of sausage.

Texas Proud

Yep, Ponder, Texas is home to Syracuse Sausage, meaning we get to shop local and support local businesses that support our business. I think they all this being a part of the slow food movement? We just know it tastes good.

Ready to sink your teeth into some tender Syracuse Sausage at Razzoo’s Cajun Café? Come in this week to a location near you and enjoy the best Cajun food in Texas – complete with Syracuse Sausage!  

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Po’Boys & Burgers – The Sandwiches of Razzoo’s!

Razzoo’s isn’t really known as a sandwich shop.

 

And we’ll be the first to admit…we don’t do traditional “sandwiches.” What we do have are some pretty darn amazing New Orleans style po’boys and even burgers! Read on to learn more about Cajun po’boys and more:

 

Cajun Po’Boys

 

What were once served to the “poor boys” on the streets of New Orleans (yes, that’s how they got their name) are now a house staple to the guests here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café! There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into that crusty French bread and savoring the flavors of fried seafood inside. At Razzoo’s, you’ll find our traditional po’boys can be ordered 4 ways: with fried popcorn shrimp, fried catfish, blackened tilapia, or blackened chicken breast. Each sandwich comes loaded with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, and our house sauce, plus you’ll get some fresh jalapeno pups and French fries on the side! And we use a crusty French baguette that is the perfect balance of crunch on the outside, and spongy soft bread on the inside.

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Burgers

 

For the mighty few who just have to order a burger in our Cajun restaurant, we’ve got you covered! Try the Big Easy Cheeseburger which is a half pound patty on a buttery, toasted bun, served with all the trimmings including bacon, cheese, and our homemade smoky sauce. Looking for something more adventurous? Then give the Pimento Cheeseburger a try! This tasty burger is slathered in our pimento cheese, then served with bacon – because what burger isn’t better with bacon? You’ll also get some pretty delicious fried onions on the side as a garnish – score!

 

Ready to try one of our “sandwiches” at Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe? The po’boys and burgers are calling your name! Join us for lunch or dinner for the best Cajun food in Texas and North Carolina! We’ll save you a seat.

 

Enter to Win a Trip for 2 to New Orleans!

It’s contest time!

 

Who doesn’t like free stuff?

 

If for some reason you’re the type who just isn’t into freebies, then you can stop reading now.

 

But if you are like us, and you’re all about the free stuff, then Razzoo’s Cajun Café and Abita Brewing Co. have teamed up for one sweet deal you won’t want to miss!

 

Enter to Win a Trip for 2 to New Orleans!

Our friends at Abita Brewing are sponsoring this sweepstakes and the package is phenomenal. One grand prize winner will be whisked away to New Orleans – along with a guest of your choice – and put up for two nights in a New Orleans hotel. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city, before a limo shows up at the hotel to take you both to the Abita Brewing Co. headquarters for a private brewery tour and lunch at the Brew Pub. You’ll love hearing all about how the best beer in Louisiana is made! It’s a weekend you won’t soon forget – and it’s all free if you win the grand prize in our sweepstakes!

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More Prizes Available!

Just because there is only one grand prize winner doesn’t mean there can’t be other winners too! You might win Razzoo’s gift cards or even VIP tickets to our soft opening of the Pasadena location!

 

More Chances to Win!

Why not increase your odds and enter to win more than once? Upon entering the sweepstakes, simply follow the instructions to like the Razzoo’s Cajun Café page on Facebook and to share via Twitter. Each task will get you an extra entry for the amazing prizes available.

 

Enter Now!

Ready to enter? Simply fill out the form here and you’re set! Maybe today’s your lucky day and you’ll be a big winner.

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Shrimp at Razzoo’s: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Fruit of the Sea

In the words of the wise Bubba Blue in Forrest Gump…

 

“Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, bake it, sauté it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fired. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That – that’s about it.”

 

While Razzoo’s doesn’t have quite this many options when it comes to shrimp – err the fruit of the sea  - we do have quite a few delicious ways to enjoy this seafood favorite. If you get a hankering for some fresh Gulf shrimp, here are a few ways you can enjoy it at Razzoo’s Cajun Café:

 

Fried Shrimp

 

Ahh – the ever popular Fried Shrimp at Razzoo’s never fails to satisfy! Get the Fried Shrimp Basket with beautifully butterflied fried shrimp and corn on the cob – or order it as a combo platter with fried catfish and fried crawfish tails. Need an appetizer idea? Get the bite-sized popcorn shrimp! Tasty morsels of shrimp goodness right there.

 

Shrimp en Brochette

 

If you want a little slice of Cajun heaven in your mouth, go for the Shrimp en Brochette! It’s succulent shrimp, wrapped in bacon and jalapeno, then served over dirty rice with a zesty dipping sauce. We love the explosion of flavors with each bite!

 

Shrimp Creole

 

One of our go-to Cajun comfort foods, the Shrimp Creole at Razzoo’s in Texas features juicy shrimp, tossed with our creole sauce, then mixed with dirty rice. It’s warm and satisfying, perfect for a rainy day – or any day.

 

Shrimp Salad Lettuce Wraps

 

We’ve added a new menu item, and it’s getting rave reviews! The Shrimp Salad Lettuce Wraps are light on the waistline and delicious. Our creamy shrimp salad with veggies is served with lettuce on the side, ready for you to scoop into the lettuce leaves and enjoy! This is the perfect light weekday lunch.

 

Seafood Gumbo

 

The “Cajun soup of life” as we like to call it, the Razzoo’s seafood gumbo features succulent shrimp, fish, oysters, okra, veggies, rice – all the good stuff! You can’t go wrong with this for lunch, dinner, or a late night snack with drinks.

 

If you’re in the mood for the best Cajun food in Texas with the freshest seafood around, come see us this week at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

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3 Reasons to Visit the World Famous Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

If you love crawfish and all things Cajun as much as we do, then do yourself a favor and mark your calendar now for the world famous Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival!

 

Coming Soon: Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

May 4-6, 2018

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

 

No, this event is not at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – or even in Texas for that matter - but it’s worth the drive. Each year the fine folks of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana throw the biggest Cajun crawfish party we’ve ever seen!

 

Why Breaux Bridge?

 

In 1959, Breaux Bridge was given the title of “crawfish capital of the world” by the Louisiana legislature. Determined to make good on such a prestigious title, the folks of Breaux Bridge began the festival in 1960. It’s grown each year, with nearly 40,000 flocking to Breaux Bridge each year for the festival!

 

What Can I Expect at the Festival?

 

 

Here are 3 reasons you must visit this festival:

 

·      Cajun Crawfish Galore: If you’re a crawfish fan, then you’ll think you died and went to heaven at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Order up a bowl of crawfish bisque, a crawdog, fried crawfish, or just plain ‘ol Cajun crawfish boiled to perfection. No matter how you like your crawfish, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy it.

 

·      Family Fun: Bring the whole family, because there are rides and midway for all! Arrive early on Sunday to experience the fanfare of the parade, with beautiful floats and of course – more crawfish.

 

·      Soulful Zydeco Music: As Texans, we don’t often hear the soulful sounds of Cajun Zydeco music. All the best Zydeco and Cajun bands play the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, so plan to take in the sights and sounds, or even enter one of the dance contests!

 

Make your calendars to visit the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, and in the meantime, visit us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café for freshly boiled crawfish ready to be devoured! We’re the best Cajun restaurant in Texas for a reason.

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Ready for it? Razzoo’s Has the Lowdown on the Fastest Way to Shuck an Oyster

It’s oyster season at Razzoo’s, which means we hear a lot of questions about oysters. One of the most common ones: how do I shuck an oyster?

 

Read on to find out the fastest – and easiest! – way to shuck oysters. The faster you eat – the more you get!

 

The Old Fashioned Way to Shuck an Oyster

When looking at a sealed oyster, many people will attempt to pry open the oyster along the backside, where the shell comes to a point. How do they do this? By repeatedly jabbing a knife into the oyster until it splits open. Sounds like a good idea, but when it comes down to it, it’s 1) not very graceful and 2) a great way to end up with shards of shell in your oysters or mutilated oyster meat.

 

Fastest Way to Shuck an Oyster

Okay, are you ready for it? It’s actually pretty simple. First off, locate the wide part of the oyster, which is the front. Now, instead of jabbing your knife in repeatedly, slide the paring knife in between the shells - just to the right of the center front works well – then gently twist to separate. As you begin to pry the shells apart, be sure to sever the abductor on the top of the oyster. Once you cut it loose, your shells should slide open seamlessly, and all you need to do now is sever the bottom abductor by gently sliding your paring knife along the bottom side of the oyster. Flip it and reveal the beautiful, smooth oyster meat. Lastly, drizzle with lemon juice or Tabasco and slurp it down!

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Razzoo’s Serves Raw, Shucked Oysters on the Half Shell!

Not sure you want to worry yourself with the dirty work of prying oysters open? Come on in to Razzoo’s in Texas or North Carolina, where we have delicious, fresh oysters on the half shell ready and waiting! Order our signature Cajun raw oysters or you can get them boiled with garlic butter and Parmesan.

 

Don’t Forget - Kids are Welcome at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

Looking for a place to take the whole crew for a family dinner? Maybe you want to introduce those youngins to the delicious flavors of boiled Cajun crawfish? Either way, Razzoo’s Cajun Café is a family friendly establishment!

 

Fact: Picky Eaters Love Razzoo’s!

It’s easy to get in a rut when you are going out to eat, and we get it. The kids can be picky and sometimes it’s easier to just run to the tried-and-true options. However, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that our kids menu is chock full of delicious options that are sure to please even our pickiest guests.

 

Lots of Options

Junior can choose between the cheeseburger, chicken strips, popcorn shrimp, grilled cheese, or a corny dog. Would your child rather have something that isn’t fried? Then they can order grilled chicken tenders too! French fries are the standard side – yum! – but we can substitute mashed taters and veggies if you’d rather them eat some greens. There is truly something for everyone at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – a great family friendly restaurant in Texas.

 

You Choose the Meal for One Low Price!

No matter which meal your child chooses, they are all just one fantastic low price - $5.29! For a delicious entrée, sides, and drink – it’s basically the same price as a fast food dinner. Score!

 

Introduce Junior to our Cajun Favorites

 

Even if your child orders off the kid’s menu, you can still indoctrinate him or her into the ways of delicious Cajun food by ordering one of our famous appetizers for the table. Rat Toes (shrimp and crab stuffed jalapenos), Fried Gator Tail (yep, it’s just what it sounds like), and Boudin Balls are all crowd pleasers perfect for the whole family!

 

Bring your family in this week to Razzoo’s Cajun Café for the best Cajun food in Texas, proudly serving Dallas, Fort Worth, Round Rock, Tyler, Spring, College Station, and more.

 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time. Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing.

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