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Craving Creole: 5 of our fave cajun joints

Regina Fox

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Despite being a few hundred miles from where the real action is taking place, we think you deserve your piece of the King Cake…er, pie.

Take your palate on a vacation to NOLA this Mardi Gras at five of our favorite cajun restaurants around Columbus.

Yats | 1386 Grandview Ave, Columbus

Go cajun creole crazy at Yats in Grandview, where you can get an array of sauces and stews + rice and cajun buttered baguette for under 10 bucks. No waiters, no tablecloths, just the way we like it.

J. Gumbos | 64 Granville St, Gahanna

Want a bowl as big as the Bayou? Head to J. Gumbo’s for delicious and authentic creole and cajun food at a great price.

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Gallo’s Kitchen and Bar | 2820 Nottingham Rd, Columbus

Join Gallo’s for our Fat Tuesday celebration with live music all night long, Hurricane cocktails, Abita beers, and the best creole cooking in Columbus.

Kai’s Crab Boil | 839 Bethel Rd, Columbus

Roll up your sleeves and tighten your bib, it’s about to get messy! Kai’s brings the flavors of the coast to the Midwest. Shake up your favorite seafood any way you like ’em.

Chef Butcher’s Creole Kitchen | 1052 B Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus

In 2006, 54-year-old Louisiana native Chef Henry Butcher decided it was time to be his own boss. Now, his restaurant is one of the top cajun authorities around here. The menu is all Bayou: seafood jambalaya, fried gator, Po Boys, several gumbos, fried catfish creole and of course, red beans and rice.

When I'm not weaving a beautiful tapestry of words, I'm likely digging through jewels and vinyls at an antique shop near you.

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Burritos To-Go: Six spots with carry-out or delivery for National Burrito Day

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It's always great to support local, but when you can do so and enjoy a burrito? That's a win-win.

While COVID-19 has made going to restaurants almost non-existent, carry-out and delivery still remains an option for many places. And to celebrate National Burrito Day, we wanted to send you in the direction of six spots that are offering the beloved-burrito through carry-out and/or delivery.

Señor Antonios Mexican Restaurant | Carry-out | 8617 Columbus Pike

Everything a traditional burrito should be; grilled chicken, fajitas, and smothered in cheese sauce.

https://www.facebook.com/SenorAntonios/photos/rpp.138883582788520/468001616543380/?type=3&theater

Dos Hermanos | Carry-out and delivery | 59 Spruce St.

Though their hours are restricted now—11 a.m. to 5 p.m.—you can still snag one of these at the North Market, or through apps like UberEats, PostMates, and GrubHub.

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Brekkie Shack | Carry-out and delivery| 1060 Yard St.

It's never too late in the day for a breakfast burrito!

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Chile Verde | Carry-out and delivery | Varies

Its best recommended to attack a Chile Verde burrito with a knife, fork, and loads of extra napkins.

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Northstar Cafe | Carry-out and delivery | Varies

Northstar keeps the vegetarians in mind with this burrito featuring tofu, brown rice, and greens.

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Cuco's Taqueria | Curb-side pick-up and delivery | 2162 W Henderson Rd.

Cuco's makes sure you have enough burrito to last you at least two meals. Plus, what's National Burrito Day without some chips and salsa?

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Big Cat Energy: Watch Brio Asst. GM channel Joe Exotic in new video

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At this point, the Tiger King references are all but inescapable. And it's for good reason; the show somehow gets more and more detached from reality as it goes on.

That being said, no one expected this video when Brio took to Facebook to announce its still doing carry-out orders at its Easton location.

https://www.facebook.com/brio.easton.9/videos/118240286484197/

"Hey! Do y’all have the hunger of a large jungle cat?" the post said. "Y’all tired of being caged up all day? Can’t find meat in the grocery store? Well, git yerself down to the Brio! Hurry, and try not to git bit!"

But this isn't the first time they've used a unique approach to announcements.

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Visit this link to place a pick-up order.

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Katalina’s owner leading charge for independent restaurant owners

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Known for her famous Pancake Balls (ridiculously delish, BTW), Katalina Day, the namesake behind Katalina's, is urging Gov. DeWine to consider emergency financial lifelines for her industry.

Restaurants were among the first and most devastated industries impacted by the coronavirus. Many notable local brands, such as Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, have closed most operations. According to Day, the industry needs immediate government intervention to survive.

Day started a Change.org petition which articulates the unique and specific challenges faced by the industry and the people who rely on it for their livelihood.

Addressing Gov. Dewine for relief, the petition is closing in on 1,000 signatures

"We have followed orders to close our doors to protect our communities, knowing what it would mean for our businesses, and we are grateful as citizens that you were one of the first to foresee that necessity. We did so without protest, and those of us who remain open are providing a valuable service through delivery, despite it being increasingly less profitable (as delivery services infringe on any profit)." said Day in the petition.

The petition closes with: "Bottom line: From our employees to our vendors and landlords to the burden on the healthcare industry and government, there is not a part of society that will not be touched by this crisis. "

Given these unprecedented challenges, please immediately consider:

  • Emergency grants for immediate business needs such as payroll and crucial operating expenses including food orders and utilities. 
  • Commercial and residential rent abatement and a moratorium on evictions both for owners and employees. 
  • Immediate cash relief for current and laid-off employees.
  • Abatement of payroll and sales tax.
  • Temporary commercial and government loan payment relief.
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