Update: Bayou Lucy’s is open. Here is Bayou Lucy’s Menu.
Bayou Lucy’s should be serving Cajun and Creole dishes by Wednesday morning, according to owner Yolonda Jimenez.
Jimenez operated Bayou Cafe in Rocky Mount, which she closed (she told food writer Lindsey Nair she closed because of problems with the building).
She is opening the new restaurant in Roanoke on Brandon Avenue across from Towers Shopping Center where Big Lick BBQ (which was formerly Henry’s Memphis BBQ) closed earlier this year.
As Lindsey reported in September, Bayou Lucy’s will serve gumbo, jambalaya, oyster po’ boys, shrimp po’ boys, crawfish po’ boys, red beans and rice and court bouillon, a rich red wine gravy fortified with seafood and served over rice. She will also make her signature cornbread.
Jimenez has been working through several issues to get the restaurant open, most recently problems getting a sign installed, but she vowed that the wait would be worth it.
“I want to serve you guys good food,” she said.
The restaurant should be open for breakfast on Wednesday.
If you stop by this week let us know what you think!