Midwest Living Review
By the Mississippi in historic downtown Cape Girardeau, this restaurant's decor doesn't quite live up to its colorful website. But the food more than compensates. Wow! It's Cajun with a kick. In fact, if you have a shellfish allergy or are trying to avoid fried foods, you're in trouble (you'll be limited to a Caesar salad or hamburger). With ingredients (even alligator!) shipped in from Louisiana, we knew we were getting the real deal. And our meal did reminde us of the food we had on a recent trip to Louisiana. The aromatic creamy etoufees and extra-spicy jambalaya entrees are cooked daily. We had a catfish po'boy ($7.99) and a Cajun-fried platter of frog legs, alligator and crawfish ($14.99). All of it spicy and fresh, though a little heavy. We finished with a lighter-than-usual bread pudding topped with rum sauce -- yum. We think the bar is as big a draw as the restaurant. There's a big stage for bands (they claim the best live music from St. Louis to New Orleans) that play 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Too bad we arrived at 6 p.m.