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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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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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Poll: Cajun Fried Chicken or Cajun Fried Steak?!

So here’s a tough one for our Razzoo’s regulars: do you prefer our Cajun fried chicken or our Cajun fried steak?

We’ll be the first to admit, it’s a tough decision, because there are a ton of similarities:

·      Cajun Fried Goodness: Both are Cajun fried – which just means we use our own specialty blend of spices in the batter to give traditional Chicken Fried Steak that perfect Cajun twist. Let’s just say our version is a Southern staple just kicked up a notch.

·      Sausage Gravy – Cajun Style: Both are served with amazing Andouille sausage cream gravy for sloshing your meat around in. It’s spicy and oh so good on just about anything.

·      Southern Sides Mama Would Be Proud to Serve: Both come with red-skin mashed taters and veggie de’jour – which just means whatever veggie of the day Razzoo’s is cooking up that day. Could be green beans, corn, okra, or the like.

·      The Price is Right: Both of these amazing Cajun dishes can be had for just under $12! And with the amount of food piled high on that plate…it’s a steal of a deal!

With so many similarities, chicken vs. steak really just comes down to a matter of preference.

So the folks here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun food restaurant in Texas – would love to hear for you! Are you into a little bit of chicken fried?! And if so – is it chicken or steak?

If you’ve taken the time to read to this point, surely your mouth is now watering for Cajun Fried Somethin’! Come into Razzoo’s Cajun Café this week to get Cajun Fried Steak, Cajun Fried Chicken, and all sorts of other delicious fried Cajun offerings. Shrimp, catfish, the best gator tail in Texas…you get the idea! It may not be good for your heart, but it sure as heck tastes good!