1362 Naaman's Creek Rd.
Boothwyn, PA 19061
It's no secret that Cajun Kate's is my spot for New Orleans cuisine. In all honesty, they are in my top three places to eat in the area. Probably ever.
The ambiance is hectic but laid back, much like the Big Easy. There are always a lot of people waiting to order, save for a collection of diners who grabbed a seat and are in no rush to leave. It's perfect. The feeling of supremacy when you secure a stool is what I imagine people who wait in lines for new electronics experience, but better.
Once seated, you will have to figure out what you want to order. It's a lot harder than it sounds.
I always go with the fried mac and cheese. It's unbelievable. Covered in a Creole tomato glaze, this variation was stuffed with crab, crawfish, and corn. The brininess of the crawfish and crab really came to light, and kept this extremely indulgent dish tasting fresh.
The crunchy outsides are just fried perfection, and the glaze is a sweet, tangy, barbecuey thing of beauty.
Although I admittedly like seafood po' boys best (their oyster and softshell crab weekly specials are to die for), the brisket gets it done.
Tender, juicy brisket, smothered with provolone, smeared with creole mayo, and accompanied by lettuce, tomato, and pickles make for one hell of a sandwich.
I just could not resist over-ordering (seems to be a running theme) so I got half of a muffaletta to go. But I ate most of it there.
Mortadella, genoa salami, cappicola ham, provolone, and olive salad all delicately laid inside a beautiful seeded roll. Don, (the man in charge) recommends it lightly toasted, and you best listen to him. The slight warmth applied really softens the bread, and the generous application of oil keeps it from being too dry. This is greatness.
As usual, Cajun Kate's EASILY takes the highest of Philly Phoodie honors, and I look forward to many more years of eating Cajun. As long as my arteries can stand the mac.