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    COVER 2, the little brother of Austin’s own upscale sports-focused restaurant, COVER 3, is now hosting weekly crawfish boils every Wednesday this spring while supplies last. Attendees can choose between their choice of a pound of crawfish tossed in COVER 2’s signature mild or hot sauce or a pounded of “loaded crawfish” served with mushrooms, sausage, corn, and potatoes tossed in COVER 2’s signature sauce. For more information on the weekly crawfish boils please visit

    New Orleans is one of my favorite cities, so I was not surprised when I fell in love with a trailer that specializes in Cajun cooking.

    The menu at Nettie’s Place has a little bit of everything, and it’s all pretty fantastic.

    The main draw is probably their Poboys. The pink flamingo is delicious – blackened or fried shrimp served on French bread with tomato, lettuce and remoulade. The ca-sian egg rolls were a fun starter. They were a southwest style eggroll with a Cajun kick, served with creamy avocado sauce that made for the perfect dip. As far as sides go they have potato salad, fries and my personal favorite, sweet potato fries.

    On Thursday’s they do “Thirsty Thursdays” where starting at 6:30 they have live music and free beer (until it runs out)!

    It is definitely worth checking out this “Little Space With A Big Cajun Taste!” It’s some of the best Cajun in Austin.

    Tuesday & Wednesday: 11 a.m. -2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 8p.m.
    Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Sunday: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

    Phone: 512 – 221-0815 (they take call in orders)

    603 W. Live Oak
    Austin, Texas 78704

    Happy Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. . .After some confusion this morning – I am going with what I originally was going to post about Evangeline Café. Having never been I hesitated but none the less I have heard nothing but raving reviews about this place, my roommate and her boyfriend are huge supporters and regulars.

    My boss just gave me a run down as well, she said that if you want to celebrate Mardi Gras in true New Orleans fashion, Evangeline Cafe is the place. The music combined with their to die for Gumbo makes for an excellent combination. Better get there early if you want a place to sit because by late evening the crowd will be spilling over into the parking lot and you’ll find yourself with standing room only. Despite the standing room only isn’t good food, good music, good company what Mardi Gras is all about?

    They offer a variety of Cajun style food combined with great live music. A little taste of Bourbon Street in Austin. The owner is a Louisiana native with over 30 years in the food industry so he knows a thing or two about making a mean crawfish.

    Tonight’s Line Up includes:
    6:00 pm- Matt & Funky Gras
    8:00 pm -Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces
    10:00 pm- Ponty Bone

    8106 Brodie Lane
    Austin TX 78745