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A Little Bit of the French Quarter, Here in Central Texas

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Paula Jo and I had a very fine meal last Thursday evening at the French Quarter Grille, formerly Mama Roux. The tragic loss of the owners of that popular spot left a massive hole in the Cajun/Creole dining choices in Austin. Since that’s one of the […]

Garden Update: Okra’s Up!

Where did the word “gumbo” come from? From Africa, the home of okra. Gumbo means okra. In more ways than one! Nowadays gumbo means a great stew or soup, usually of Cajun or Creole style, with all sorts of goodies in it. Including okra. (Wouldn’t be gumbo without okra.)

Okra is amazingly easy to grow […]

Fish 4 Friday: Creole Tilapia, Easy Peasy Dinner

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011» , RdJ Marathon»

Tilapia comes from an African tribe’s word for fish. Simple, eh? Tilapia are warm-water fish, with a white, almost fat-free flesh that flakes nicely when baked. According to Wikipedia, tilapia are the 5th most important fish in aquaculture, behind species like salmon, […]

Is That Alligator? Sloppy Joes, Cajun Style

This entry is part of a series, RdJ Marathon»

Invented in America, the Sloppy Joe has become a staple from pubs to school cafeterias. It’s a classic quick-fix food, and depending on the care exercised, can be anywhere from hearty and satisfying to drecklich.

What’s interesting, though, is the way this sandwich has spread across […]

Really Bad News Wednesday: Owners of Local Restaurant Found Dead

The Chile Underground recently posted a review on a local restaurant that has drawn acclaim for its outstanding Cajun and Creole food: Mama Roux. It is with great personal sadness that we report today the deaths of the owners, Yoli and Michael Amr. The couple were found dead in their home early this morning after […]

Mama Roux: So Good There's A Song About It, Sort Of...

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

This restaurant is closed.

I took my troubles down to Mama Roux – You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth – She’s got a pad down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine, Sellin’ giant dishes of Love Potion Number Nine…

This is the way Lieber and Stoller would have […]

Fish 4 Friday: Why Let the Kids Get All the Good Stuff? Cajun Shrimp Mac 'n' Cheese

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

One of my favorite food magazines, Chile Pepper (sadly, it now appears the mag is defunct), recently shared an article that really attracted my attention. As a kid, I could eat my weight in my mom’s homemade macaroni-and-cheese. (My mom’s still the best home cook […]

Down Home Cookin' in the French Quarter

This entry is part of a series, New Orleans Scene»

Our first night in New Orleans, and we chose to see the French Quarter right away. Can you believe it? (I don’t count the previous evening, as we’d just arrived and were too tired to pub crawl explore properly.) It was a cool, dry […]