After 11 years of serving up bourbon chicken at area fairs and festivals, Louisiana Grill has found a permanent home in the South Towne Shopping Center on St Rt 725 (there’s no sign up yet-it’s coming). In the space that formerly housed Meadowlark, the carpet’s been stripped, the walls once adorned by local artwork have been turned into large chalkboard menu’s lining an aisle leading you to order at the counter.
The menu gives you options of their signature bourbon & rice in 3 sizes- as a small bite for $3.69, a small entree at $6.49 or large for $8.69. Add an order of pinto beans and it’s their Holy Trinity. Next on the menu is the Jambalaya- slightly spicy and hearty with chicken, rice and shrimp with a slice of cornbread offered in 2 sizes for $7.49 and $9.69. If you prefer yours with a bit more of a kick as I do, each table has a bottle of Sriracha sauce right along with the salt, pepper and ketchup. Also on the menu: a bourbon chicken sandwich, Texas toast BLT, smoked sausage, biscuits and gravy, french fries as well as sweet potato fries. Down the road a Sunday brunch will be added and there are plans to hold beer and wine tastings or private parties on Sunday evenings.
Spicy food just calls for a hearty beer and I was excited by the selection of craft beers that were offered as well as a small wine selection. Of course, in true southern tradition, sweet tea is also readily available.
My visit to the eatery was on the second day they were open and a sign on the door mentioned they are still on temporary daytime hours, but expect to be open nights by the end of this week. The restaurant will be closed on Monday’s. There is seating for about 40 guests, though Dana, the owners daughter, shared that the expect to do quite a bit of carry out business. She also mentioned future decorating ideas and perhaps the addition of a tv, which I hope happen soon, as the place currently has a kind of boxy, unfinished feeling. But overall the food was tasty, the portions good and the service was quite friendly. I look forward to visiting again soon!
Lunch and Dinner:
Tuesday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm