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Duck gumbo and Krispy Kreme bread pudding are coming to south Arlington, and now we know the day.
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, the Cajun-themed sports grill backed in part by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, will open April 22 in the Arlington Highlands.
Walk-On’s has built a reputation as a reliable Cajun chain, but one menu item in particular draws attention: the Krispy Kreme bread pudding.
The restaurant cuts doughnuts into smaller bites, then soaks them in the same kind of eggs-milk-sugar-vanilla combination that’s usually used to make regular bread pudding. (Other restuarants use day-old bread, biscuits or rolls.)
Walk-On’s, based in Baton Rouge, La., is known mostly for sports-bar food such as the shrimp with “boom boom” sauce or the “Cajundillas” — quesadillas with chicken, andouille, boudin and jack cheese.
But there’s also an entree menu with dishes such as catfish Atchafalaya with etouffee, fried catfish or a grilled-shrimp wrap with maple-cane vinaigrette.
Walk-On’s will open at 401 E. Interstate 20, about 6 miles south of the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. That’s a Highlands anchor location that was formerly a Houlihan’s; walk-ons.com.