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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cajun mudbugs in the snow

Harlan, Emily, Matt and I accompany Olive to Lagniappe, a Cajun Creole Eatery in Marquette. I don't know why I found that incongruous, perhaps it is the several feet of snow on the ground.
Olive is fascinated by the alligator

We both enjoyed the more edible version - surprisingly succulent and tender


I ordered the Crayfish Ettouffe...


Being this far North of the spice line, I thought it safe to order at a grade 7 level of "hotness" - one step short of the max. This proved to be a mistake. Still edible, and enjoyable for the full-on Louisiana-hot sinus-clearing, forehead-sweat-popping, breath-taking experience, but could taste little else beside the pepper. No one to blame but myself.

An evening of good food, good beer, family fun and Olive cuteness.

2 comments:

Sean Rea said...

I can't help but notice that the labels on the beer bottles are turned away from The Reader. This makes it difficult to prove the authenticity of the claim that good beer was had.

mw said...

The Reader can be a pain in the ass sometimes. I was disappointed that they did not any beer on tap, but they have quite a nice selection of Louisiana and Michigan bottles and cans (last page of the menu). I needed three beers for the 7 alarm etouffee - Keewanau Brewing Company Red Jacket Amber Ale, Pickaxe Blonde Ale, and Michigan Brewing Company Mackinac Pale Ale.