Chasin’ Tails Upgrades Menu With Cajun Staples and NOLA Cocktails
Posted by Jennie Tai / Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Photos courtesy of Chasin’ Tails
Too hungry to change out of our tube socks and mesh jerseys, my teammates and I stumbled into Chasin’ Tails after a football game last Saturday night for dinner. We were more than ready for seafood, a few baskets of fried-anything and a round of cold beer; but to our surprise – we noticed a few new things. First off, a glowing crane game you’ll notice that sits to the right of the host stand. It’s not filled with fuzzy, stuffed animals though, but instead, gallons of water and live lobsters at the bottom where, for $3 per try, you can attempt to catch one for dinner.
Chasin’ Tails had recently revamped their menu with items like hand-battered wings, po’ boys, new entrees, desserts and fun cocktails served in fish bowls and yard glasses, reminiscent of Bourbon Street.
On both the lunch and dinner menu is an option for customizable seafood salads, balanced with a pair of Cajun comfort dishes: crawfish etouffee and crawfish mac and cheese.
There’s also po’ boys—fried shrimp and gumbo, lobster roll and fried oysters with bacon and cheese—plus land-based sandwiches of pulled pork, roast beef and panko-crusted fried green tomato. There’s also a riff on a bánh mì sandwich, piling in ham, andouille sausage, roasted pork, carrots, radish and jalapenos.
Desserts include chocolate bread pudding (pictured above), pecan pie with bourbon caramel and the New Orleans’ coffee, Café du Monde.
At the bar, the owners claim the new yard-long glasses are ”better than the hand grenades found on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.” Continuing with the enhanced party theme, Chasin’ Tails now hosts karaoke nights, charity poker tournaments and on Saturday, throws a Halloween bash with a costume contest for cash and gift prizes.
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