cajun


V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015

Restaurant Review

Fat Tuesday Every Day

N’awlins Mardi Gras Café brings authentic Cajun to Albuquerque

N’awlins Mardis Gras Café has damn good cajun food.
V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Fresh Fish by a Ghostly Sea

Down N Dirty Seafood Boil

Gail Guengerich gets deliciously messy on the shores of a prehistoric ocean.
V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010
Lola Brandon, a cashier, waits to greet customers at the biblical, soul food café.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Noah’s Ark Café

Kingdom come hungry

A great flood didn’t carry Edward and Iolanda Johnson from New Orleans to Albuquerque in 2005, but Katrina had something to do with it. That journey would be a logical reason to call their restaurant Noah’s Ark Café, which serves a range of New Orleans specialties—but Edward says that’s not why they picked the name. Perhaps it’s a nod to the biblical boat’s function, stewarding the DNA of the animal kingdom to safe passage. But in the case of Noah’s namesake café, it’s the secrets of Cajun, Creole and New Orleans soul food that are guarded. Closely.

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