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Cajun in RTP?

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Westy May 10, 2007 07:02 AM

Hello -
Anyone know of any Cajun/Louisiana style restaurants int eh RTP area? If so -are they any good?

Thanks.

Matt

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  1. FuzzyT RE: Westy May 10, 2007 02:26 PM

    Oh, you're breaking my heart here. Sad to report that the so-fine Taste Of New Orleans is no more, and despite reports of a comeback have not been seen again. Can't even tell you how much I get to missing those Oyster Po'Boys.

    There are places that label themselves Cajun/Creole/LA in style, but in my experience are coming up well short of the mark. I'd call what these places are doing LA influenced bar food, and not even all that great by those standards. Nothing horrible, just a pale shadow of what I'm really looking for.

    Cajun Charlie's, Morrisville
    Yancy's, Raleigh
    Big Easy, Raleigh

    Best of luck and please let us know what you find.

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      OrganicGal RE: FuzzyT May 11, 2007 06:59 AM

      Yancey's, from my experience, isn't really Cajun/Creole. They're more Southern, with some LA-influences thrown in. And don't bother with Zydeco, either. Terrible, terrible service (I once spent 20 minutes with an empty glass, and 45 minutes for food, before FINALLY tracking down the manager to get service. And when the food arrived, frankly, it was pretty bad).
      Cajun/Creole food is one thing that's really lacking in the Triangle. Heck, I've even been finding myself jonezing for Buzzard Billy's Etouffee, and they're a chain! And, simply put, they're better than anything I've found in the Triangle other than Taste of NO that calls themselves cajun.

      1. re: FuzzyT
        SenorSuarez RE: FuzzyT May 14, 2007 08:38 AM

        Yeah, there's a serious lack of canjun restaurants in the triangle. I'm guessing DIY is your best bet.

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