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George Toomer: The Artist Behind the Menu

Ever see the Razzoo’s artwork on an ad and think, “yep – that’s Razzoo’s” before you ever see the restaurant name?

 

Our artwork – in advertising, on our menu, and around the restaurant - is fun, eclectic, and unique, and we owe that style to the great George Toomer.

 

Buffalo George – The Artist

 

George, or “Buffalo George,” as many called him (no one seems to know why), had a unique style, iconic style of art that he lent to many brands during his career, and we were honored to be one of them. In fact, he received over 200 advertising awards during his career, awarded for designing commercial artwork, logos, and icons. His style was truly one-of-a-kind, light-hearted and quirky, just like the man himself.

 

Jack of All Trades

 

But good ‘ol George, he was more than just an artist. He was a full-fledged jack of all trades. In the 1970s and 1980s, he considered himself a “minor Dallas celebrity,” making a name for himself as a designer, TV personality, writer, and social critic with a comment about just about anything.

 

During that time period, George was making a name for himself in Dallas and beyond. He wrote for the Dallas Morning News and Texas Monthly, as well as People Magazine, putting his signature satirical spin on just about everything he penned. He gave his own restaurant critiques in WFAA’s PM Magazine. He also appeared in his own TV show in Baltimore, as well as making guest appearances on the Today Show, 20/20, the CBS Morning News, and Real People. Basically – Buffalo George had opinions on everything and he was willing to share with just about anyone who would listen.

 

One of Our Own

 

George Toomer passed in 2009, but his legacy at Razzoo’s Cajun Café lives on. We love George’s quirky style and how it’s defined so much of our business at Razzoo’s. He just “got us” and our mission, to bring great Cajun food to great people, and he did it a way that was lighthearted and down-to-earth. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and neither did George.

 

The next time you’re at Razzoo’s and chuckle at the menu art, raise a glass to good ‘ol Buffalo George. It’s what he’d want ya to do.

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You’re Invited to our Birthday Celebration at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

Let’s get this party started!

 

Each year at Razzoo’s we love celebrating our birthday by thanking those that make it possible – our amazing guests of course! So what does that mean for you? Drink specials, swag, surprise giveaways, and maybe a few more tricks we’ve got up on our sleeve.

 

Tell us more!

 

Glad you asked! Our Razzoo’s Birthday Bash will take place on Wednesday, June 13. It’s an all day event, with drawings, prizes, and of course, drink specials! In addition to some delicious deals on craft beer and cocktails, our birthday celebration marks the beginning of a brand new tradition – Winey Wednesday.

 

What is Winey Wednesday?

 

Every Wednesday beginning June 13, you can visit your local Razzoo’s Cajun restaurant in Texas or North Carolina and get any glass of wine for half price! That’s right – all day long! Reds, whites, roses, and sparkling wines are all half price by the glass. It’s a great chance to try something new at a fraction of the cost. Or a chance to get two glasses of your favorite for the price of one. It’s whatever floats your boat. All we know is, Winey Wednesday is the place to be for lunch, happy hour, or dinner.

 

New Wines Added for Summer!

 

And just in time for our Winey Wednesday promo, we’ve added two more wines to the wine list for summer: Charles & Charles Rose and a Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc. If you haven’t heard, Rose is the hottest wine around right now, and we love the crispy, light flavor of the Charles & Charles Rose. As for the Joel Gott Sauv Blanc, it’s the perfect compliment to all the spicy Cajun favorites on our menu. Gator Tail, red beans & rice, and a glass of Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc please!

 

Join us Wednesday, June 13, for our Razzoo’s birthday celebration! We can’t wait to party with you!  

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