EatLafayette Dish of the day: Blue Dog Café's Louisiana Purchase

by Kari Walker

Cajun dining with a side of George Rodrigue's beloved pup

Photos by Madeline Hurst

Crabmeat Florentine, Louisiana Purchase and bread pudding from Blue Dog Café

Everybody loves the late George Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings, but if you haven't been to the famous Blue Dog Café, then you're missing out on a delicious part of Rodrigue's colorful legacy.

Blue Dog Café's lunch menu is filled with yummy Cajun creations, but the Louisiana Purchase is what we're chowing down on today. This dish is a generous bowl of penne pasta, marinated grilled chicken breast and artichokes with an absolutely divine herbed wine and cream sauce. Blue Dog's vegetable du jour is served on the side with your Louisiana Purchase. Treat your lunchtime hunger to this satisfying taste of Louisiana.

Other popular items on the menu include crawfish enchiladas, crabmeat Florentine and the remarkable honey-glazed duck. If your stomach is ready to come and try out Blue Dog's lunch menu, it's available Monday-Friday starting at 11 a.m. All of the items on the lunch menu range from $8.95-$15.95

Leave a little room for dessert - the bread pudding with pecan praline sauce will sate your sweet tooth and make your day a little happier.

Blue Dog Café
1211 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette

The EatLafayette campaign, which runs through Sept. 1, aims to encourage dining at locally owned establishments. To have your dish featured in INDEats as the EatLafayette Dish of the Day or Dish of the Month in IND Monthly (you must be willing to share your recipe for the monthly feature), contact Kari Walker at [email protected] find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.