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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Celebrate National Margarita Day with $3 Mardi Ritas at Razzoo’s!

It’s crawfish season.

It’s Mardi Gras.

And tucked into this already glorious season – National Margarita Day!

 

What does that mean for you? It means food and Texas-sized drink specials going on now on all your favorites.

 

National Margarita Day is Thursday, Feb. 22

Mark your calendars now and plan to join the fine folks at Razzoo’s Cajun Café for National Margarita Day! In addition to our already stellar Texas drink specials, you will get $3 Mardi Ritas all day and all night on National Margarita Day!

 

What is a Mardi Rita?

It’s simply our version of a margarita, served on the rocks or frozen. The classic tequila, triple sec, and lime cocktail comes adorned in beads and ready to party. And at $3/glass, you can afford to order one for all your friends – and have plenty of money leftover for a delicious Cajun fried meal.

 

We Put the Special in Drink Specials

If margaritas just aren’t your thing (and you’ll need to explain yourself because they should everybody’s thing!), then we’ve got a wide selection of other delicious drink specials to whet your whistle. Try our fruity Hurrycane Hell, or order the Swamp Thang, which is the Hurrycane Hell and Mardi Rita swirled together to form a unique cocktail that is all it’s own. And yes, it still comes with the beads. If you really want to get crazy and party it up, then go with the ultimate trash can drink – our Gator Punch! It’s served in a giant punch bowl and can supply enough punch for 4 people, if you share.

Lastly, don’t forget about the craft beer and wine! Razzzoo’s Cajun Café in Texas has all your favorites, including the Abita Brewing Co.’s beer and hand picked red and white wines.

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So are you ready for National Margarita Day?! Join us Thursday, Feb. 22 for $3 Mardi Ritas and the best party in town.

 

*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.

 

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!