Love Gunbo? Love Etouffee? Fat Tuesday Cajun Bar & Grill is the newest spot you'll want to check out. It's located on 809 Washington Street downtown Vancouver, WA. Phone number is 360-735-7199. We found their menu to be a full variety of southern foods such as the Muffuletta, Po'boys, Gumbo, etc. They also have fun appetizers such as Fried Green tomatoes! Average pricing was about $10-12 dollars. Try Fat Tuesdays! You're gonna feel like you're sitting in a New Orleans Bourbon Street tavern.
We tried the Gumbo and it's good. It's a gravy base, not a file' like I prefer, but it was very good. (O.k., We're from Mississippi/New Orleans area and my husband Mike makes the BEST file gumbo around and respects the old southern adage, "first you make a roux." It takes Mike all day to make it and he works off of the original & famous Paul Prudohmme's recipe from New Orleans. I have to say I'm pretty partial to Mike's so it's hard to judge other people's gumbo next to Mike's.)
Fat Tuesdays is decorated with a huge crocodile hanging from the ceiling and he must have eatten a patron because his mouth is grinning. There are all sorts of BRAS hanging from the ceiling also, giving Fat Tuesdays that true New Orleans flavor. I liked what Karen Perrson at The Columbian Newspaper had to say about the opening of the Fat Tuesdays and the crocodile! Karen used great descriptive words that bring alive the foods and flavor! And the picture she posted of the food just made me hungry.
(Picture from our last Mardi Gras trip, Feb. 2011)
Our waitress was Jennifer and she was delightful. She told us that every Tuesday is "open mike" night where bands and such can "interview" to be hired to entertain at Fat Tuesdays. She also told us that on Monday nights there is "Taco Night" where the tacos are only fifty cents and she says they are awesome and often just drops in for dinner on Monday nights for their tacos.
Love Gunbo? Love Etouffee? Fat Tuesday Cajun Bar & Grill is the newest spot you'll want to check out.