LA Bar, the latest concept from the folks behind Ragin’ Cajun, has opened next door to the original restaurant. While the new restaurant is more elegant than its counter-service cousins, it doesn’t stray far from its Cajun/creole roots.
In fact, much of the menu is the same. The differences: Grilled dishes get fancier sauces and sides. There’s the addition of some high-end appetizers such as barbecue shrimp and char grilled oysters. Don’t worry, however, crowd favorites such as po’boys and gumbo are available, you’ll just pay a bit more. Take the hot Boudin link. It’s $5.49 at the Ragin’ Cajun vs. $6 for the LA Bar.
So, cher, you just have to ask yourself, ‘do I want the fais do do that is Ragin’ Cajun or do I want to pay a couple of extra dollars for a relaxed, indulgent experience?’