I’ve always been a lover of Cajun food. Etouffee. Jambalya. Crawfish. Mmmmmm. There are few chain restaurants around that tempt me, but I could never go in one of those stores, especially since something like Cajun Cafe on the Bayou exists.
I would have gotten over to this gem sooner, but its in Pinellas Park, which is about 45-50 minutes from my home, Apollo Beach. But a friend of mine wanted to get together, who lives in St. Pete, that I hadn’t seen in a while, so what the heck? I’ll make the drive!
When–not if–you make the drive to Cajun Cafe, make sure you’re looking for it. Otherwise, you might not realize that its a restaurant. Its set way off the road and in a way looks deserted. Its adjacent to the Wagon Wheel Fleamarket.
Right when I walked in, I knew I was home. There were a bevy of growlers lining the counter and the beer cooler was full of microbrews from around Florida (aka Best State in the Union). There were some other brews from outside Florida, for you non-elitists.
The food was equally as good as the beer selection. I had the alligator sauce piquant while my friend had the creole gumbo. We both hit a few pints of brew from Swamphead Brewery in Gainesville. The beer, the food. Damn it was good. I had to be rolled out of there.
And they have their annual Crawfish Festival coming up the last weekend of March. I’ll be there. Will you??
Don’t wait. Just go. You won’t regret it!! Have any of ya’ll been?? Thoughts??