The northwest side area gained more po'boys as of March 20 with the opening of The Lost Cajun, the Colorado-based chained that opened at 5602 Hausman Road, Suite 102.
The franchise has less than two dozen locations across several states including South Carolina and Tennessee and Texas. Another Lone Star State location is due for Humble in the coming months. The San Antonio branch was opened by Eric Bernal and Daniel Monterey.
Those looking to find something to fill the void Where Y'at left when they closed this February should be excited for this eatery. The laid-back setting features strewn New Orleans knick-knacks, a full bar and plenty of seating. The menu includes Louisiana favorites, gumbos and Cajun classics, po'boys and beignets. A small a la cart section is filled with Lagniappe or "a little something extra" items such as boudin balls, catfish bites, crawfish pies, and fried pickles. In place of bread service, servers at The Lost Cajun offer up a paddle of six 2-ounce samples filled with various gumbos, crawfish ètouffèe, red beans and rice, jambalaya and creamy lobster bisque. Lunch po'boy specials are available for $9.95 or $11.95 catfish, sausage or fried shrimp and oysters, respectively. The sampler comes in clutch when choosing your accompanying bowl. I chose the ètouffèe with my lunch special and server Baxter clued me in on a not-s0-neat alternative. Order the crawfish pies "sloppy" and they'll be serve on top of a bed of rice and smothered in ètouffèe. I doctored my own order, and will be coming back for more.
Crawfish boils are in the works in the coming weeks, and hours are in flux for now, but expect them to open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday.