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Fire on the Bayou is a New Orleans inspired restaurant.

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Fire on the Bayou is a New Orleans inspired restaurant.

Fire on the Bayou

At first, Fire on the Bayou sounded like a Western song my grandpa listens to while he reads the newspaper. By the time I figured out it was a restaurant it seemed like the last place I wanted to go, but I am glad I did. Fire on the Bayou is a New Orleans-style Cajun restaurant with a huge menu; po boys, gumbo, jambalaya-you name it, they have it.

 I am partial to the shrimp and grits. A lot of people have their own grit preferences, but I like mine to be so creamy you could mistake it for a really thick soup, and they nailed it. You can get the dish with cajun cream sauce or gravy. The cajun sauce adds a depth of flavor that the gravy does not.

photo by Charlotte Mansur
Shrimp and grits enter with Cajun cream sauce and the wedge salad.

 If you want something on the lighter side, try the wedge. It comes how I like it: covered in so much blue cheese and bacon you can barely taste the lettuce. They also offer over 20 sandwiches and tacos, like the Canal Street BLT, a typical BLT, but with fried green tomatoes and a seasoned mayo. 

photo by Charlotte Mansur
The Canal Street BLT comes with a side of coleslaw or fries.

They give you beads with every meal and good music that gives you a true New Orleans feel. Most importantly, you can take comfort in knowing they don’t play Western music in the background.

 

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