Restaurant Reviews: Mama Roux and Madam Mam’s

I’ve written enough on Promises and Christmas Tour for the timebeing. So I thought I’d share some restaurant info. I also don’t usually review restaurants in my own town for two reasons.

One – The whole point is that we travel a lot and therefore we share the restaurants we find on the road.

Two – I don’t want to give away my secret places at home. Then everyone will start eating there. But I do want these places to succeed. But recently two new restaurants broke through the veil. So here we go…

Mama Roux – this is a new Cajun place on the north edge of Austin on 35. The cajun food is awesome. And cajun is my favorite kind of food, so I’m pretty hard on those places. But the food was great. Gumbo was awesome. But what you have to try is the Tabasco cheesecake. Yes, you read that right. And it’s amazing. You need to try it. I could have eaten 7 of them.

Madam Mam’s – now, I know for most of you Austin folks, you’ve known about Madam Mam’s for quite a while. There is one right by campus. But I live about 10-15 minutes away. And they just opened a new one in the Village on Anderson. We ate there the other day and it’s great. It’s beautiful inside. I usually don’t care about stuff like that but my wife was with me so I noticed. And it’s really nice. But the food is the highlight. Great service, great thai.

So there’s two places for you to check out if you are a local or if you happen to be visiting our town this Christmas season. Just don’t go on the days I’m going. I don’t want to have to wait in line behind you.