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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Definitely a Fat Tuesday...

In honor of Mardi Gras, PK and I grabbed dinner from a wonderful little canjun creole place named Yats. The restuarant was decorated in traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold and giant King Cakes were never-ending last night.

It has become quite a favorite for us. The restaurant is small, quaint and the service is super fast and friendly. It's a cash only place, but the staff go by the "trust system," and will give you an IOU if you happen to forget your greens.

Another thing I love about Yats is that they let you sample everything! It could almost be a meal in itself. PK loves the Chili Cheese Étouffée, and I do too. It's creamy and filled with crawfish. It's a delicious spin on comfort food and a joy to eat on a cold day in Indiana. The spices, the consistency,  and the combination of rice and sauce makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Another favorite is the jambalaya. Big chunks of sausage, perfectly cooked rice, kickin' spices and peppers brings the feel of Louisiana right to your plate. The French bread is a perfect compliment to the meal and a true belly stuffer. One order can easily feed me two or three more times and still keep me wanting to come back.

(All pictures courteousy of their website.)
There are four locations in Indianapolis and I plan on visiting them all before too long. Great place, great atmosphere, great food, and a great end to Mardi Gras.

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