Saints QB Drew Brees breaks NFL record for career passing yards
The new Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is ready-made for Texas: a football bar with spicy food.
Part-owner Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints joined up with two LSU graduates to come up with a sports bar and grill Louisianans would love, and along the way they put together enough favorites to make it a hit in Texas, too.
A Walk-On’s opened in the Arlington Highlands shops this week, and quickly drew attention for the fried catfish and shrimp along with the showpiece: Krispy Kreme bread pudding.
Instead of some canned-tasting, bland gumbo, Walk-Ons has a rich, dark duck-and-andouille version in a thick brown roux.
The fried catfish fillets compare well in a city known for Catfish Sam’s and one of the first Pappadeaux locations. A po-boy sandwich arrived thick with fillets, lettuce and picture-perfect red tomatoes.
The restaurant’s signature “boom boom” shrimp are spiced with what tastes like an aioli based on Buffalo red-hot sauce.
You’ll want to try several dishes, from the blackened chicken Alfredo or the catfish Atchafalaya to the smoked Gouda-bacon turkey cheeseburger.
With locally based Razzoo’s new Tricky Fish also offering an excellent menu, Gulf seafood restaurants might be the best chains of all.