Seafood is more than just crab legs and lobster. There’s endless permutations and varieties of seafood to be found out there in the culinary wilderness. But there’s nothing quite like the taste of Cajun seafood.
That’s why AY Publisher Heather Baker and KARK host Pat Walker are getting a taste of Louisiana this week at Boudreaux’s Grill & Bar.
“I love seafood. This is going to be so fantastic,” Walker says.
“They have everything from Creole to pizza to shrimp and grits,” Baker says.
Baker’s not kidding when she says they have everything. This Maumelle restaurant sports a massive menu with signature burgers with names like Ragin’ Cajun Burger, the Swamp Burger, Bourbon Street Burger and the Thibodeaux Burger, as well as po’ boy sandwiches, jambalaya, crawfish étoufée, gumbo, red beans and rice, peel-n-eat shrimp and much more.
For Baker and Walker, Boudreaux’s is sending out some of their specialties. These include the alligator bites, which are marinated alligator tail that have been tenderized and fried and are served with Remoulade sauce, as well as the blackened shrimp alfredo and the Voodoo Plate. The blackened chicken Cajun alfredo sauce is one of the restaurant’s “A Taste of New Orleans” specials and features a special homemade sauce. The Voodoo Plate is loaded with blackened catfish fillets, blackened Gulf shrimp, fresh veggies and Texas toast.
When feasting on Louisiana seafood, you’ve got to have the proper drinks. Boudreaux’s has all the fixings for a good time at the bar. Baker and Walker opt for the Boudreaux’s Bloody Mary and the Boudreaux’s Hurricane.
“Sipping on these drinks, waiting for the food – oh my gosh,” Walker says. “The famous Boudreaux’s hurricane – fantastic.”
“I got an ultimate Boudreaux’s Bloody Mary. Look at that,” Baker says.
Once the food hits their table, it’s on for these two food fanatics. They quickly begin chowing down on the dishes Boudreaux’s is serving up.
“I can’t believe all the types of different types [of food]. Anything you think Cajun, Boudreaux’s here has it,” Walker says.
“There’s nothing missing that I want. I just want it all,” Baker said.
When everything’s over, Walker is ready to take over for DJ Williams as one of the regular host for the Bucket List. “I got tell you – forget about DJ doing this bucket list anymore. I’m game everything, anytime,” he says.
Check back next week to see where the Seafood Bucket List tour will go next.