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Understanding Cajun Cuisine: Gumbo vs. Jambalaya vs. Etoufee

Look, we get it.


You weren’t Cajun born and bred, and while you love our down home Southern cookin’, it’s kind of hard to know what to order. Gumbo, jambalaya, and etoufee…they’re all really the same thing, right?


At Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we’re here to set the record straight on the differences between these delicious Cajun dishes.


What is the difference between gumbo, jambalaya, and etoufee?

Gumbo is more of a Cajun soup, generally started with a rich roux, and then many vegetables and different types of meat. Etoufee is a thicker dish that is less soup-like and will normally only have one type of meat. Crawfish is the most popular meat in etoufee, but you will also find shrimp etoufee. Jambalaya is similar to gumbo, but the rice is cooked into the dish vs. being cooked on the side.


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Sound complicated? It isn’t! Just remember they are all delicious and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Here’s what you can expect from each of these dishes at Razzoo’s Cajun Café:


Razzoo’s Gumbo

Get our Razzoo’s Gumbo one of two ways: chicken and Andouille sausage based or seafood based with shrimp, fish, and oyster. Both come with a rich, spicy roux, rice, okra, and other veggies. Get the big bowl if you’re hungry  - or grab a small bowl for on the side.


Razzoo’s Etoufee

Our Razzoo’s Etoufee starts with a rich, dark roux, and then is cooked with your choice of chicken, shrimp, or crawfish and served with dirty rice and some thick, French garlic bread.


Razzoo’s Jambalaya and Gator Tail

We’ll fill you in on the best way to eat our Razzoo’s jambalaya: with the gator tail of course! Gator tail is our most popular entrée at Razzoo’s and for good reason. Tender gator tail is grilled to perfection, then served over a bed of jambalaya with our BBQ “ouch” sauce on the side.


Bottom line: whether you want gumbo, etoufee, or jamabalaya – Razzoo’s Cajun Café is the best place to get it!

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Summer is Wine Time at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!

Whether you consider yourself a wine aficionado (you know, wine snob) or know nothing about wine except that you like it and that’s good enough for you, Razzoo’s is the place for you!


This summer, we’re highlighting our delicious selection of wine, with deep discounts and specials each day of the week!


Happy Hour Specials


It’s been a long day at the office, and it’s time to wind down with a  glass of wine! Join us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café and get that glass of wine for $2 off during Happy Hour. Happy Hour is 3-7pm, Monday-Friday, and we’ll have a seat waiting for you! Tell your friends and make it an after-work tradition.


Winey Wednesdays


In addition to happy hour specials, Razzoo’s will be offering half price glasses of wine, every Wednesday this summer – all.day.long! Say WHAT?! Get your favorite red, white, or rosé for just a fraction of its regular price. And we’ve been expanding our wine menu so there is a great selection to choose from. So stop whining and get over to that Wednesday hump with Razzoo’s and Winey Wednesdays!


New Wines Added to Our Summer Wine List


Two new wines have been added to our summer wine list: the Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc and the Charles & Charles Rosé. You will absolutely love the way the Sauv Blanc crisply balances the spice in our Cajun dishes. Shrimp creole and red beanz ‘n’ rice never tasted so good! And let’s talk about that rosé…. Rosé is the hottest wine out there right now, and this one from Charles & Charles is one of our favorites. Light and summery, it’s perfect for enjoying on the Razzoo’s patio with friends.


We look forward to seeing you for Wine Time at Razzoo’s – home of the best Cajun food in Texas!

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