By Kelli N. McClain, Contributor
I love going to Razzoo’s Cajun Café — the popular chain specializing in Louisiana-inspired cookery — because the drinks are huge (as in Mason jar-sized) and delicious, and the spicy, zesty food is something I crave every few months.
What I didn’t know about Razzoo’s is that the restaurant makes all its own sauces. Nothing comes from a can, there’s nothing frozen — it’s all handmade. Recently, I was invited to try all their sauces and, of course, the food that goes with each. There were over a dozen to try, and our wonderful wait staff kept us hydrated with Mason Jar Chillers with awesome names like Watermelon Crawler, Swamp Thing, Gater Punch (made for four people and adorned with beads for fun), and water, of course.
[Disclosure: Razzoo’s Cajun Café provided The Dallas Diva with complimentary food and drinks. The opinions here are the writer’s own.]
Dinner guests were given 2-oz. samples of ALL of Razzoo’s sauces — everything from Meunière (for the blackened tilapia) with a sharp, peppery, buttery flavor; the Fais Deaux Deaux, which features Creole spice with hints of honey and lemon; and the Hurricane, a spicy sauce with honey notes, which is for Razzoo’s Hurricane Shrimp.
So much food!
Like the cocktails, lots of entrees have eye-catching names like the Rat Toes, which are shrimp- and crab-stuffed jalapeños that are fried deliciousness. A must-have! Firemouth Wings are marinated in “death sauce,” fried and served with a cooling antidote. Plus, at Razzoo’s, you can have your shrimp stuffed, fried, grilled and plain — I’m sounding like Forrest Gump in my head.
The restaurant is great for visiting with your friends, and you can make it a party or, on the flip side, dine with the little ones and make it a family night when no one wants to cook. There are multiple locations of Razzoo’s, from Cedar Hill to Dallas to Round Rock, near Austin. No reservations are needed, just an appetite!
Razzoo’s Cajun Café, multiple locations