Why Do Cajuns Eat Red Beans & Rice on Mondays?

If you’re a true Cajun, then you probably know that for years, Red Beans & Rice was the traditional dinner of Cajuns across southern Louisiana on Monday nights. Maybe your dear ole Granny still serves in on Mondays and you’ve never had a clue why. Why Monday? Why not Wednesday? Was Friday not good enough? Let us fill you in on a little bit of Cajun history on our beloved Cajun side:

Why is Monday Red Beans & Rice Day?

Women of old were very rhythmic with their weekly schedules. In the late 1800s and even early 1900s, their role was to keep house and cook. Typically, this meant Mondays were laundry day. Laundry was a time consuming task (can you imagine doing a week’s worth of laundry by hand without a washing machine?), leaving little room for cooking a huge dinner, so dinner needed to be easy, yet satisfying.

Enter the kidney bean.

Kidney beans arrived in southern Louisiana with Haitian refugees in the early 1800s and made a perfect Monday night meal because they were easy to slow cook for hours with little supervision. Traditionally, Cajun women would slow cook the beans with the “Cajun trinity” of onions, peppers, and celery, whatever meat was leftover from their Sunday meal the day before, and any other assorted Cajun spices they felt like throwing in. The beans were typically served over a bed of hot white rice, completing the perfect Cajun comfort food.

Today, if you want to get a taste of those delicious red beans & rice the way Granny makes ‘em, you need to look no further than Razzoo’s Cajun Café, with the best Cajun food in Texas! We serve ‘em up hot every day of the week – not just Mondays! (Imagine that?!) Come see us this week at the best Cajun restaurant in Texas!



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Winey Wednesday: The Way to Celebrate Hump Day

Could the week go by any slower?!

Wednesdays are hard…well Mondays are harder…okay maybe every day of the week has its flaws! But let us tell you how to make those Wednesdays just a little more bearable: Winey Wednesday at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

Winey Wednesdays = Wine Specials All Day Long!

When you visit Razzoo’s on a Wednesday, you can whine and complain about your week to your girlfriends or coworkers over a glass of delicious wine – half off! Choose between your favorite red, white, and sparkling wines and enjoy each of them by the glass for half price. It’s an all-day, all-night kind-of-thing, so come see us for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or a late night snack.

Expanded Wine Selection

Thinking to yourself, “Razzoo’s is too Cajun to know good wine!” That’s just not the case! Razzoo’s has gotten fancy in recent years and we have a great selection of wine for you to choose from. We’ve been expanding our wine selection to offer new and exciting wines, perfectly chosen to pair well with our Cajun cuisine. Ask your server for all the details on the current wine selection, as it changes often.

Pair Winey Wednesday with a Lunch Special!

Want to know how to have a really good day? Double up on the deals and join us for lunch on Wednesday! You can order one of our delicious lunch specials – Hurricane Shrimp, Zydeco Pasta, Pecan Catfish, Grilled Chicken Etoufee, and more – and then pair it with a glass of amazing wine. Our lunch specials are the same dishes as our traditional offerings, but just smaller portions so you don’t overdo it at lunch!

See you this week for Winey Wednesday!

We hope to see you this week for Winey Wednesday at Razzoo’s Cajun Café - the best Cajun restaurant in Texas, where you get half priced wine all day long!!

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The Sazerac – The New Orleans Favorite

So many great cocktails have come out of New Orleans, and the Sazerac is no exception. Some say it’s the oldest cocktail in America! As legend has it, it was first concocted by a pharmacist named Antoine Amédée Peychaud in his pharmacy on Royal Street using brand, bitters, sugar, and absinthe. Tastes and times have changed, and so has the Sazerac, but it still remains incredibly popular.

Try the Grilled Lemon & Cherry Sazerac at Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe!

As your favorite Cajun food restaurant, we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer our own specialty twist on this pre-Civil War, New Orleans classic! Delicious Jack Daniels is the star of the show in our Sazerac, along with filthy Italian cherries and grilled lemons. So good. And pairs great with a bacon wrapped Shrimp en Brochette and dirty rice…just sayin’.

Make the Sazerac at Home!

No time to visit us at Razzoo’s this week? Impress your friends with this tasty Sazerac – at home! Here’s our recipe (your welcome):

1.  Start by pouring a few dashes of cherry and lemon bitters in a cocktail shaker.

2.  Next pour in about a tablespoon of cherry juice, a teaspoon of simple syrup, and 4-5 filthy Italian cherries.

3.  Muddle all ingredients in the glass to combine flavors.

4.  Grab your serving glass and just coat the glass in absinthe; pour the rest out. (You just want to add a little flavor here!)

5.  Return to your muddled mixture and add a little ice, 2 oz. of Jack Daniels, and shake!

6.  Strain and pour in your glass to serve. Garnish with lemon slices and cherries. Enjoy!

See our full segment on WBTV here.

Join us at Razzoo’s this week for the Sazerac, other delicious drink specials, craft beer, and of course, the best Cajun food in Texas!



*Menu and specials subject to change without notice. Ask your server for details on current specials and menu items.






Razzoo’s: The Perfect Gift for Everyone on our List!

Are you making a list…and checking it twice?

Whether your gift recipients have been naughty or nice, Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun restaurant in Texas - has the perfect gift ideas for just about anyone on your list! Make it easy on yourself and come see us for all your gift giving needs. Family members, coworkers, Secret Santas, bosses, friends and more – who doesn’t love the gift of Razzoo’s?!

Razzoo’s Gift Cards

Here’s the deal. Everyone’s gotta eat sometime. Why not give them the gift of a delicious free meal at Razzoo’s Cajun Café? They’ll be smacking their lips thinking about that Gator Tail and dirty rice and beanz they can order with your gift card.

And if the joy on their face isn’t enough a reason to get them a Razzoo’s gift card, then get one because there’s a littles something in it for you! For a limited time, when you purchase $25 in Razzoo’s gift cards, we’ll give you an extra $5 bonus card for you to use for your own meal! How about a little crawfish etoufee for lunch? Or fried catfish? You may even want to splurge on a happy hour cocktail!

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Razzoo’s Swag

If you know that special someone REALLY loves Razzoo’s (and who doesn’t?!), then a Razzoo’s t-shirt or baseball hat may just be the perfect gift. We have a variety of styles, sizes, and colors available for both men and women, so there is something for everyone.

Ready to check some gifts off the list? Come see us at Razzoo’s and grab some gift cards, t-shirts, or baseball hats as the perfect gifts. And remember: for every $25 you spend on gift cards, you’ll give an extra $5 bonus card!

*Offers subject to change and for a limited time only. Check with your local Razzoo’s for details.




We’re Expanding: Razzoo’s is Coming to Oklahoma City!

This just in: Razzoo’s is expanding yet again, and this time, we’re going out of the state of Texas!

Oklahomans…get excited because a Razzoo’s Cajun Café is coming to Oklahoma City, OK in the Summer of 2019!

Razzoo’s Oklahoma City – Opening Summer 2019

This is a very exciting expansion for Razzoo’s, as it’s our first out-of-state expansion since 2001. With 21 locations across Texas and one of those in North Carolina, we feel that Oklahoma City, OK is the perfect fit for our next location. The restaurant is slated to break ground in February, adding a new Cajun dining option to The Pointe at Chisholm Creek, located at the intersection of West Memorial and Pawnee Drive in Oklahoma City, OK.

One of the things we are most excited about at the restaurant is that it will have a massive outdoor patio, perfect for a night out with friends, a family celebration, or an opportunity to watch the big game. In total, the restaurant will seat about 280 people in its 7,400 square feet building and will bring 100 new jobs to Oklahoma City.

Cajun Food in Oklahoma City

We’re excited to bring our brand of Cajun food to the fine folks of Oklahoma! What you can expect is Southern comfort food that’s fresh…with no frills. We aren’t really into frills. We’re just into good food you can sink your teeth into. Our Southern hospitality, paired with great home cooked meals like gumbo, etoufee, fried catfish, and jambalaya, make a great meal no matter when you choose to join us. We’ll be open for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night.

Get ready, Oklahoma City, because Razzoo’s Cajun Café is coming soon! Be on the lookout for updates on the expansion, including opening dates, soft opening dining opportunities, hiring, and more.

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When’s the Last Time You Had these Cajun Favorites?

So let’s be honest: when was the last time you let yourself indulge in one of these Cajun favorites? Are there certain Cajun dishes you’ve just been too chicken to try?

There’s never been a better time that NOW to get your Cajun food fix with one of these favorites!


Gator Tail


Oh boy – the most ordered item on the menu (okay besides the rat toes) is our gator tail, and if you’ve never tried it, then you’re definitely missing out! Get it grilled or fried. The fried is served with fries and our “ouch” sauce; the grilled is served over a bed of jambalaya with “ouch” sauce. Either way – you’re in for a Cajun treat.



Andouille Sliders


This is a newer menu item, and one that has quickly grown in popularity! You can order them as an appetizer to whet your palette for a big bowl of gumbo or something – or eat them as a meal. The sliders are made in French baguette, each stuffed with andouille sausage basted in BBQ sauce and fresh slaw. Add a pile of potato chips on the side and your meal is complete.


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Gator Punch


Can we shift gears and talk about drinks for a minute?! Our Cajun favorites go beyond the food, as we’ve got a slew of great Cajun style cocktails, including our Hurrycane on the Rocks and the famous Razzoo’s Gator Punch. Trash can drinks never looked – or tasted! – so good with each fish bowl glass (get it for 4 or 2) adorned in classy Mardi Gras beads and then loaded with our favorite liquor.



Gumbeaux


Gumbeaux – or gumbo as most call it – is a Cajun staple and one we take pride in here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café. There is no right or wrong way to make gumbo (although many argue that there is), so we offer two of the most popular ways to prepare it: with seafood or with chicken and Andouille sausage. Both are excellent choices for a brisk Fall day in North Texas!

Ready to get your Cajun on?! Join us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café in Fort Worth, Round Rock, Lewisville, Tyler, Lubbock, College Station, and more to order these, and other, Cajun favorites.  

Razzoo’s Non-Cajun Food: When Cajun Food Just Isn’t Your Thing…

We still can’t believe it, but there are some people out there who just don’t get their taste buds in a tizzy over the thought of delicious, deep fried Cajun goodness. We don’t know many of ‘em, but we occasionally have folks dine with us who want non-Cajun food and that’s okay! You’re welcome here too! Here are a few non-Cajun options you are sure to love:

Cheeseburgers

Now we’re speaking your language, right? The quintessential food of the American diet, our cheeseburgers are pretty darn tasty. Enjoy the Big Easy Cheeseburger, which is a half pound burger topped with crispy bacon, cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomato, all served on a buttery toasted bun. Or try our new cheeseburger: the Pimento Cheeseburger. This delicious burger has our own pimento cheese and crispy fried onions. Yum!

Honeysuckle Ribs

Tasty ribs with meat that just falls off the bones…who can resist?! Our mouthwatering ribs are first slow cooked, then grilled for the perfect barbecue flavor. Served with French fries, moonshine apples, and garlic toast, these melt-in-your-mouth ribs are hard to beat.

Salads

If you’re looking for something lighter on calories and more green in color, then give one of our salads a try. They get rave reviews among salad lovers for being loaded with flavor. Our chopped salad has bacon, cheese, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, fried onions, crispy greens, and the chef might even throw in a few surprises! Our Caesar salad is your classic Caesar salad, and you can get it with blackened chicken or shrimp to spice it up.

Chicky Dipper Basket

A classic, you just can’t go wrong with traditional chicken strips. But you won’t find run-of-the-mill chicken strips here, no sir! Ours are hand cut and hand breaded, then fried to perfection. Served with your choice of slaw or corn, French fries, and our house honey mustard sauce.

Getting hungry? Join us at Razzoo’s for delicious Cajun food or non-Cajun food; the choice is yours!  




Celebrate National Gumbo Day with Razzoo’s Cajun Café! We’ll be slingin’ $3 Abita’s all day!

Few dishes conjure thoughts of down home, Cajun cookin’ like gumbo. Hearty, hot, and no doubt delicious, gumbo is a signature of Cajun cuisine and one to be celebrated! (Or at least we think so.)

Since there’s now a holiday for just about everything, you can celebrate your allegiance to this pot of Cajun gold on Oct. 12 – National Gumbo Day! This year, we’ve partnered with Abita to bring you $3 Abita drafts and bottles all day! For every Abita you order, you get a raffle ticket to win a pretty cool prize!

Join Razzoo’s Oct. 12 for National Gumbo Day!

Ready to celebrate the deliciousness that is gumbo?! Join us at Razzoo’s on Oct. 12 and let’s party! We’re partnering with our friends at Abita Brewing Co. – Louisiana’s best craft beer – to bring you $3 drafts and bottles all day long! Pair that with a piping hot bowl of gumbo and you’ve got a match made in gumbo heaven.

History of Gumbo

Ever wonder where gumbo began? Yeah – we all know it came from Louisiana – but it appears it’s really a melting pot dish who’s origins are murky. The earliest reference to the word “gumbo” dates back to 1803 when it was served at a New Orleans political event. As with many dishes in Louisiana at the time, it was made with French, African, Spanish, and Indian influences. In fact, the word “gumbo” is actually derived from a West African name for “okra.” (This is interesting since there seems to be an ongoing debate on whether gumbo should be made with or without okra.) Those that don’t use okra in their gumbo, generally use another spice – filé – which is commonly used in Choctaw and other Indian dishes. And the “roux” used in gumbo – that comes from a French influence. There are as many variations of gumbo as there are crawfish in the bayou – and we think they are all pretty great.

Ready to get your gumbo on?!

Mark your calendar for Oct. 12 at Razzoo’s Cajun Café as we celebrate National Gumbo Day with Abita Brewing Co. and $3 bottles and drafts!  

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