Showing posts with label Baton Rouge LA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baton Rouge LA. Show all posts

Friday, April 3, 2015

Fried Catfish in a Truck Stop at Buff's Cafe

Fried catfish, hushpuppies and onion rings at Buff's Cafe in New Roads, Louisiana
Fried catfish, hushpuppies and onion rings at Buff's Cafe in New Roads, Louisiana
After a morning exploring downtown Baton Rouge and picking up a tip to take the Natchez Trace Parkway from Larry at TeachPreachPaint (be sure to check out his wonderful paintings), I crossed back over the Mississippi River to the small town of New Roads where the list of best eats on Urbanspoon tipped me off to a restaurant in a gas station. Read my full review of the fried catfish at Buff's Cafe and seafood restaurant in New Roads, Louisiana.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fried Shrimp Loaded Potato at Cou-Yon's Cajun Bar-B-Q

Fried shrimp loaded potato at Cou-Yon's in Port Allen
Fried shrimp loaded potato at Cou-Yon's in Port Allen (across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge)
I walked into this barbecue joint in Port Allen (across the Mississippi from Baton Rouge) and said I didn't feel like barbecue. What?? Hey, I just had the worst BBQ in Texas last night at Rudy's, so I asked the nice lady at the counter what else did she suggest. She said they also have seafood (and lots of it). I was a little dazed after the hot drive through the bayou, and she could tell from the blank look on my face that I still couldn't decide what to get. She said, "Get the loaded potato. It's got fried shrimp on it. You'll love it. That's what I always get." But how is a potato supposed to be dinner? The other lady at the counter laughed and said, "Don't worry -- it will fill you up." Find out how I liked the loaded potato in my review of Cou-Yon's Cajun Bar-B-Q in Port Allen after the break.