The Austin Food Bloggers Alliance Happy Hour this month took me to Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe! Razzoo’s has 18 locations across Texas (and 1 in North Carolina) and have been serving cajun food for the past 26 years. I visited the one in Round Rock.
To start, we tried three of their most popular appetizers – fried pickles, chips and cracklin’ with a delicious meat filled queso, and their cajun fondue with garlic toast. Now, fried pickles are kind of my thing. I get them everywhere I go! Personally, I like fried pickle spears because you get more pickle that way, but these slices were pretty thick. Sometimes, you get fried pickles that are almost like chips they’re so thin and fried. These are not like that – they’re delicious.
Drinks. This was my favorite part of the evening! Razzoo’s has been working on their drink menu and wow! does it show! I tried several different drinks off their “Brave New Crafted Cocktails” menu: The Smoked Old Fashioned (not pictured), Grilled Lemon and Cherry Sazarac, and Tipsy Cobbler were my favorites. They also serve HUGE 32oz mason jar drinks (some alcoholic, some not, pictured below is just their lemonade). Finally, my favorite drink of all was the very festive Cajun Sunrise. It comes in a giant 22oz mug and is a half rocks, have frozen margarita! Super fun and tasty. You can choose from several different flavors, too.
I mentioned the Tipsy Cobbler above, in “drinks” but it could really be a dessert. We had the pleasure of the bartender teaching us how to make this one – thanks for that, Razzoo’s! It’s cinnamon infused Bayou Spiced Rum, Jack Fire, Mathilde Peach Liqueur, brown sugar and peaches. It tastes just like a peach cobbler!
Right now, it’s crawfish season at Razzoo’s! That’s really the whole reason I went to Razzoo’s – to try their crawfish. I’d never had crawfish before, so shout out to all the Razzoo people that taught me how to do it! I cracked and peeled a few (hint, you have to dip it in butter. Razzoo’s butter dip is SO GOOD). I didn’t suck out the juices from the head though… I don’t think I’m quite there yet.
The PR contact for Razzoo’s was SO sweet. She made all of us bloggers a little mason jar with the ingredients to make our own Tipsy Cobbler at home! Thank you!
Overall, if your family is into cajun food, Razzoo’s is a wonderful place to go. They’re definitely family friendly (Round Rock location is in a shopping center with plenty of parking), the staff is super friendly and attentive, the food is affordable and delicious, and their drinks will make everyone happy.
I got to check out The Knotty Deck and Bar thanks to an Austin Food Bloggers Alliance happy hour! Thanks #AFBA for setting up yet another wonderful #AFBAHH.