Eats: Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar – Kitsilano

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There is something about authentic Cajun and Louisiana style cooking that you can’t find just anywhere.   I’ve been to New Orleans, Louisiana or NOLA two times within the last two years.  The culture and food there is simply fantastic.  Everything has flavour – from the people, to the history, to the drinks, to the wide variety of foods.   So when I came back a year ago from my first experience of the NOLA food, I was craving good fried chicken and an amazing Caesar.  Enter Chewies.

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Today, I’m introducing you to that old favourite.  The Kitsilano location was its first location.  Located two blocks away from the beach, it has a wrap around patio and a cozy interior.  The restaurant itself features a unique open kitchen concept that allows guests of the restaurant to immerse themselves in the true style of  southern cooking.  Dishes like Gumbo, Creole Mussels and Jambalaya are on the menu and taste so authentically New Orleans that it was hard to pick where I had had the better of the two dishes.

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