Friday, November 12, 2010

Catahoula Brings A Little Big Easy To Queen Village

It’s been five years since Katrina hit the shores of the Gulf Coast and just a few months since the BP oil spill devastated the very same coastline. But the area that never seems to quit continues to thrive – if only in spirit, here in Philadelphia.

Catahoula Bar and Restaurant brings a little bit of the Big Easy to this South Philadelphia neighborhood. With a handful of outdoor tables, a renovated bar and high top seating, this gastropub has all the makings of a local favorite.

Bringing the feel and flavors of Louisiana rustic to the tables at Catahoula is Chef Paul Martin. It was Martin’s vision that brought “the dream” together at the former home of Sautee’ and it’s his Lafayette, Louisiana roots that shine through in the menu.

Martin plans to bring in nearly 90 percent of his seafood from the Gulf region by the fall, including a Louisiana favorite and the star of his menu staple, the New Orleans B.B.Q. Style Shrimp. Other pub fare includes oyster shooters, shrimp, soups, flatbreads, po-boys, sandwiches, big salads and big poppa plates. Menu prices top out around $20, wines go from $6 - $9 and during all Phillies games drafts are only $2.50.

Catahoula is open 7 days a week for dinner at 4pm and brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am – 3pm.

Catahoula Bar and Restaurant 775 S. Front St. Philadelphia, PA 215-271-9300

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