Friday, March 12, 2010

Don's Bayou Cajun Cookin'

Posted By on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Don Garrot, co-owner of Don’s Bayou Cajun Cookin’, was hesitant to talk about the new restaurant this morning. People are already flocking to the place and he's concerned that he won't be able to keep up with demand if more people hear about it.

“I need to get some bigger pots,” said Garrot this morning during a discussion that also touched on 180-year-old recipes and gigging frogs in the bayous of Louisiana. He says he learned about Cajun cooking while growing up around Baton Rouge. He opened just three weeks ago, and word of mouth is already bringing in enough people to sell out some menu items on busy days.

Expect homemade turtle stew, fried alligator nuggets (yes, real alligator), crawfish étouffée, fried catfish, jambalaya, chicken and seafood gumbos, barbecued pork and beef, frog legs, jalapeno cornbread, slaws, salads, red beans and rice, po’ boy sandwiches and “momma’s cherry pecan cake.” Everything is homemade and many ingredients are flown in from Louisiana, says Garrot.

The place — which is located in a former plant nursery at 8991 E. Tanque Verde Road — seats about 18 people. Outdoor seating is also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday. Take out is available. Call 749-4410 for more information.

(Special thanks to Tucson Weekly reader Ken Sandock for the tip.)

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