Original Air Date: 10/25/23
Featured Music: Jambalaya (On The Bayou) – Fats Domino; Fried Bananas – Dexter Gordon
Stepping into Nola Voodoo is like stepping into a Tavern in New Orleans. Inside you are greeted by the smells of homemade Jambalaya, the spirit of the Saints captured in various memorabilia, and of course a few Mardi Gras beads. Their menu had all the favorites and even included two family recipes from owner Henry Batiste’s mother and grandmother. Carlos Lando, Steve Chavis, and I stopped in for lunch and caught up with Henry who took a moment to come say hi. It was my first time in and the food was delicious and hit the spot – I had the shrimp po-boy with a cup of red beans & rice.
A few weeks later I returned for dinner, unbeknown to me, during a Saints game and it was a blast! Most tables were reserved to watch the game but Henry still found a spot for me and a couple of other walk-ins to join in on the fun. He was an incredible host, getting the room hyped up for the game with his mic. Everyone cheered along, you can tell it’s a neighborhood joint and the food was just as good as the first time – Highly recommend! I was eyeing Henry’s daily homemade cakes but in the end vowed to get them next time.
Henry Batiste joined Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis on Eats & Beats to talk about this southern cuisine staple located in Northeast Denver. For more information on menu and events, you can visit their website!
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