Sunday, November 05, 2006

Restaurant Review: Louisiana Longhorn Café

I rarely have reason to go to Round Rock, but Melissa, Phyllis, and I decided on a scrapbooking field trip to the scrapping store in Round Rock. Of course, all that shopping made us hungry. We ventured into "downtown" Round Rock to try a restaurant on Old Main.

Both the locals and Rob Balon (http://www.diningoutwithrobbalon.com) praised the Louisiana Longhorn Cafe and now we know why. This little slice of Cajun Country in the middle of small-town Texas was fabulous. The special that day was soft-shell crab, but we opted to eat off the regular menu. Phyllis pronounced the shrimp etouffee first-rate and it smelled heavenly. Melissa got the shrimp po'boy with delicious fried okra (enough for all three of us!). And I ordered pirogue...a crawfish po'boy smothered in etouffee sauce with a side of perfect cole slaw. Yum, yum!

The only problem was that there is soooo much food in each serving and the sandwiches wouldn't reheat well. I'm sure the etouffee is fine reheated, IF you have any left. Maybe the key is to split an entree and order a dessert. They sounded fabulous and I intend to try at least one of them next time.

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