Fat Tuesday Deals are Going on NOW at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

Just one more week, and we’ll be in the throws of our favorite time of the year – Mardi Gras!

And here’s the thing – we just can’t wait until Fat Tuesday to start giving out the Fat Tuesday Specials! From February 5 until February 13 (Fat Tuesday), you can get amazing deals on the best Cajun food around and drink specials galore. Here’s the rundown:


$5 Appetizers


Come see us for happy hour, lunch, or dinner and get one of our amazing deep-fried appetizers for only $5! Options include Rat Toes, Fried Pickles, or Cajun Cracklin & Crispy Chips with loaded cheese dip. While all are finger lickin’ good, we’re partial to the Rat Toes. A Razzoo’s specialty, our Rat Toes are jalapenos – jam packed full of shrimp and crab – then deep fried to perfection. It’s the perfect appetizer, or meal for cheap people.



Peel & Eat Shrimp - $.75 Each!


Oh those succulent Cajun shrimp….come and get ‘em for just $.75 each! Have as many or as few as you like, just be sure you order a Texas drink special to go with it! As always, they are Cajun boiled and served with our delicious cold dipping sauces.



$3.50 Drink Specials


Speaking of drink specials…Razzoo’s has the best Fat Tuesday deals in town! Whether you prefer a cocktail or a beer, Razzoo’s has you covered. For just $3.50, enjoy one of our Frozen Hurrycanes, Mardi Ritas, or an Abita Amber draft beer. It’s the flavors of Louisiana brought to Texas, and served at prices you just can’t beat.

So who’s ready for Fat Tuesday?! Let’s get this party started! Come on in and celebrate with us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café, running the best Fat Tuesday specials now through February 13! With locations across the state of Texas and even in North Carolina, there is sure to be a location near you.

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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Secrets to the Best DIY Crawfish Boil

Over here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we’re licking our chops and our mouth is watering because crawfish season is almost here! We can already taste those succulent little mudbugs!

While getting your crawfish freshly boiled and ready-to-eat at Razzoo’s is always a great idea, many people ask us how they can replicate that great Cajun taste at home. Want to cook the best crawfish and impress your friends and family with your new found culinary skills? You’re in luck, because our experts here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun food restaurant in Texas – weigh in on their secrets to the best DIY Crawfish Boil:

Get the Right Gear

If you’re going to cook a giant pot of mudbugs, then you’re going to need a giant pot (and some other stuff) to do so! You’ll want to invest in a decent burner, one that is around 50,000 BTU and has a low profile to avoid being bumped over. A long wooden paddle is a must for stirring – think 36-48 inches long – and a 120 quart pot is handle just about all the crawfish you could want.

Figure out How Much to Buy

First of all – who is coming? If it’s a group of Cajuns, then you’ll need at least 4-5 pounds per person because we’ve never met a true Cajun who doesn’t hurt themselves eating crawfish. Inviting a bunch of crawfish newbies? Then don’t plan on them eating much; maybe 2 pounds each.

Quality is Key

The boil is only as good as the quality of the crawfish you start with! Go with a reputable supplier that provides clean, live crawfish. We highly recommend Fruge Aquafarms, as their quality is second to none.

Cook to Perfection

Start with a great powdered Cajun boil seasoning, such as Zatarains, and follow the package instructions. Get the water up to a boil, add the crawfish, and cover. Let the mixture return to a boil, then cut the heat and add any veggies you want. You want the crawfish to slowly cook, soaking in that Cajun seasoning goodness as they go. Cook until your crawfish have sunk and are no longer rubbery, but aren’t falling apart either.

Need more tips? Watch this video on the perfect DIY Crawfish Boil from your friends at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

Thank you Sundance Square for Being Our Home for 25 Years!

The Old West isn’t really all that different than Cajun Country.

 

Good folks.

Good food.

A little shenanigans from time to time.

 

It’s the reason Razzoo’s Cajun Café opened up for business in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square 25 years ago – and we’re still proud to call it home today!

 

The History of Sundance Square

You ever wonder how Sundance Square got its name? Today, we know it as one of Fort Worth’s entertainment districts, full of food and fun for the whole family, but back in the early 1900s, it was the epicenter of Fort Worth’s darker side. Sundance Square was named for Butch Cassidy’s right-hand man, Harry Longabaugh, otherwise known as the Sundance Kid. Butch Cassidy and his crew were well-known bank robbers, and they came to Fort Worth for gambling, drinking, and the like. So the next time you’re in Sundance Square, you can remember its ties to the Old West.

 

New Year, New Menu!

Razzoo’s Sundance Square is proud to announce some new menu items for 2018! Don’t you worry, there will still be plenty of fried fish and crawfish to go around, but we wanted to add a few new things that are sure to become favorites:

·      Pimento Cheeseburger: Pimento cheese is a southern staple, and now at Razzoo’s Sundance Square, you can enjoy it on a burger! Join us for lunch or dinner and order the Pimento Cheeseburger, stacked high with crispy onions, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and our homemade pimento cheese.

·      Shrimp Lettuce Wraps: Looking for something healthy and light? Not many things on the menu at Razzoo’s fit that description, and that’s why we’re excited to announce the arrival of Shrimp Lettuce Wraps! Layer each piece of lettuce with our signature shrimp salad and enjoy!  

 

Thanks again to all of our guests who have made 25 years at Sundance Square possible! We’re excited to see what the next 25 years holds for us! Join us this week at Razzoo’s Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas for the best Cajun food in the Old West.

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Fun Fact Friday: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Crawfish

Crawfish season is kicking off soon, and at Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we just can’t get enough of those little crustaceans! In honor of our favorite time of the year – crawfish and Mardi Gras! – here are a few fun facts you probably didn’t know about about crawfish:

 

1.   Crawfish Come in Lots of Colors.

 

You thought all crawfish were red, right?! Wrong! In fact, crawfish can be blue, green, yellow, and even white. The common denominator: they all turn red when cooked.

 

2.   There are Hundreds of Crawfish Species.

 

There is not a one-size-fits-all definition for crawfish since there are over 500 species of crawfish worldwide! (This makes it easier to understand how there could be so many different colors for crawfish.) Over 350 of those species live in the United States, but surprisingly we only harvest and eat two of those.

 

3.   Crawfish Can Regenerate.

 

During mating season, those frisky little crustaceans fight hard for their prize, and sometimes this results in a loss of a limb. Never fear – crawfish have the ability to regenerate lost limbs!

 

4.   Crawfish are Protein Rich.

 

Don’t feel bad about gorging on a pile of mudbugs! Not only are crawfish rich in protein, but they are also a good source of iron, calcium, and Vitamin B. Eat until you hurt to gain the max benefit!

 

5.   Long Live the Crawdad!

 

Crawfish can molt up to 15 times and double in size with each molting! It takes about 4 years before they reach adult status, and if left in the wild, they can live up to 30 years!

 

Ready to try the best crawfish in Texas? Come into Razzoo’s Cajun Café this week and order a few pounds of our amazing Louisiana crawfish, served with butter for dippin’ and all the fixins. It’s a crawfish boil without any of the work.

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New Year’s Celebrations are Better at Razzoo’s!

After the presents are exchanged and the family gatherings have ended, don’t forget to make plans to ring in the New Year. What’s that – you don’t have any plans? We’ll save you a seat at Razzoo’s Cajun Café in Texas!

 

At Razzoo’s, you know what to expect. Good people. Delicious food. And of course, fantastic Cajun drink specials. Here are a few of our favorite drinks, perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration:

 

Gator Punch

Nothing says festive like a big ole fish bowl of Gator Punch! The drink serves up to four – if you’re willing to share! – and is filled with 6 different liquors. You’ll even get complimentary beads to wear and 2 ft. long straws to slurp it down. Let’s just call it the trash can drink to top all trash can drinks.

 

Craft Beer

Call you local Razzoo’s Cajun Café and find out what’s on tap now! We love sourcing craft beer from local artisans, many of which are right here in the great state of Texas. Of course, we’re also partial to our roots, and that’s why you’ll find brews from Louisiana’s own Abita Brewing Co. as well. Many of our locations offer pint nights and tastings too; just ask the bartender about it the next time you’re in.

 

Swamp Thang

Get crazy with two of our most popular Cajun drink specials mixed into one! The Swamp Thang is a blend of our Mardi Rita and Hurrycane Hell, drizzled with melon and raspberry liqueur on top. Too chicken to give it a try? Then just opt for either the Mardi Rita or the Hurrycane Hell by itself. Both are classic Cajun cocktails you’re sure to love.

 

Are you ready to party?! Then spend your New Year’s Eve with us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café! With a wide selection of wine, beer, and cocktails, it’s the perfect place to ring in the New Year.

 

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Tips & Tricks to Making the Best Bread Pudding

Want to bring something different to this year’s holiday party?

How about whipping up a batch of southern bread pudding?!

 

An old Creole favorite, bread pudding is a staple in restaurants in and around New Orleans. They might all add their own spin to it – white chocolate bread pudding, bourbon vs. rum sauce, etc. – but at the end of the day, it’s the dessert Cajuns have come to love and appreciate for centuries.

 

Ready to whip up your own batch? Here are 5 chef secrets to making the best bread pudding, straight from the experts here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café in Texas:

 

1.   Stale Bread is Best

In order to achieve that perfect, sponge-like consistency in your Cajun bread pudding, be sure to use stale bread vs. fresh bread. Fresh bread is just too soft to soak up all the goodness of the custard.

 

2.   Avoid Whole Grain Breads

Bread pudding turns out best when you use straight up, plain French bread. Don’t have French bread? Then use some other variety of white bread or brioche. Whole grain breads just don’t taste as good, so avoid those “healthy breads” at all cost.

 

3.   Butter the Pan

Want those edges all nice and crisp? Don’t skimp on greasing the pan! Use real butter and smother the pan in it before baking. Not only will everything turn out perfectly golden brown, but you’ll have less trouble with the bread sticking to the pan.

 

4.   The Crustier the Better

When starting your Cajun bread pudding, don’t bother with removing the crusts. The crustier the better we say! That crust adds varying textures to the bread pudding and crisps up nicely when on top.

 

5.   Don’t Skimp on the Sauce

Whether you’re using a bourbon or rum based sauce recipe, be sure you don’t leave this step out! There are few things in life better than a great piece of bread pudding smothered in rum sauce.

Just want to skip the fuss and still bring the best bread pudding in town? Call Razzoo’s Cajun Café and order our famous Luziana Bread Pudding! Filled with fresh peaches, southern pecans, and drenched in a dark rum sauce, it’s the perfect dessert for any holiday occasion.

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Give the Gift of Razzoo's this Holiday Season!

Are you finished with your holiday shopping yet?

If you’re anything like us…then you’re a little behind.

Want to know what’s perfect for brothers, sisters, uncles, coworkers, bosses, teachers, and just about anyone on your list? A gift card to Razzoo’s of course!

 

Special Holiday Savings on Razzoo’s Gift Cards!

Give the gift of delicious, fresh Cajun food from Razzoo’s Cajun Café! Our gift cards are always the right size and available in any amount you would like. And as a special holiday gift to you, we’ve sweetened the deal by offering a $5 bonus card every time you purchase $25 worth of Razzoo’s gift cards! It’s free money, yall! Use that $5 bonus card to treat yourself to a tasty lunch, or a finger lickin’ good dinner with all the Cajun trimmings. Heck - that $5 bonus card will almost cover the price of one of our delicious Cajun lunch specials! My mouth is now watering for the Shrimp Po’Boy Special….

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Razzoo’s Swag

If you really want to go big and impress that special someone in your life, then add a little Razzoo’s swag to your gift as well. (You know, because nothing quite says “I think you’re awesome” like a Razzoo’s t-shirt!) Razzoo’s Cajun Café has a huge selection of t-shirts and hats, available for both men and women in a variety of styles and sizes. Check your local Razzoo’s to see what they have on hand or view everything here.

We hope to see you this week for lunch, dinner, or happy hour at the best Cajun restaurant in Texas! And while you’re here – don’t forget to pick up a few holiday gifts with a gift card deal that can’t be beat: $5 bonus card given for every $25 in gift cards purchased!

Happy Holidays from your Friends at Razzoo's Cajun Cafe!

Want the Best Fried Turkey?! Follow these 5 Steps from Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

You already know about our famous fried shrimp, fried fish, and fried gator tail, but did you know Razzoo’s also fries turkeys during the holiday season?!

Sure do. In fact, you might just want to consider us experts in the field. And while we aren’t keen on sharing our proprietary frying methods (some things are better kept top secret), we will divulge a few tips on how to cook the best fried turkey at home:


Step 1: Get the Right Turkey

First off, know how big you need it. The general consensus is that you need to estimate 1-1.5 pounds per person you are feeding, but our motto is generally, “go big or go home.” The bigger the bird, the better, because who doesn’t love turkey leftovers?

Another thought here: make sure you don’t buy a turkey with a pop-up plastic thingy in it. The heat from the fryer will melt it and that’s no bueno.

Step 2: Start Thawing a Week in Advance

Remember how we said to get a big bird? Remember that the bigger the bird, the longer it is going to take to thaw. Don’t assume you can put it on the counter the night before and it’s magically going to be thawed on Christmas morning. Allow yourself an entire week of thawing in the refrigerator to make sure everything cooks evenly once fried.

Step 3: Know How Much Oil to Use

Once your turkey is in the hot oil, you want the oil line to be about 4 inches from the top of the fryer. Instead of pulling a Bubba and just winging it before you fry, you’re better off marking a fill line in advance. The best way to do this is to put your frozen turkey in the fryer and fill the fryer with regular, cold water until it’s 4 inches from the top. Remove the turkey and mark where the water settles. Easy peasy.

Step 4: Marinade Like a Pro.

Start by mixing up the marinade two days in advance to let the flavors blend. A day before frying, use an injection syringe to carefully inject the marinade into the meat. The goal is to pierce the skin the least amount of times so that they skin doesn’t shrink up as it cooks. As you’re injecting, try massaging the marinade into the meat to spread it around. We know, it sounds super weird, but it makes a huge difference in flavor.

Step 5: Fry it Up!

Put that bird in the fryer and watch it cook for approx 4 minutes per pound, but you’ll want to start checking the internal temp at around 3.5 minutes per pound. Your turkey is ready once the turkey breast registers 155 degrees. Let the meat rest for 15 minutes and you’re ready to serve your holiday feast!

Not sure you want to follow all these steps for the best fried turkey? No problem. Call Razzoo’s Cajun Café today and get the best fried turkey made-to-order! Orders are filling up fast, so get yours in today!

The best fried turkey is at Razzoo's Cajun Cafe!

The best fried turkey is at Razzoo's Cajun Cafe!