Delicious Options for the Picky Eater in Your Life!

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Let’s be real, not everyone is into New Orleans' amazing food (yeah, we don’t really understand it either…). But, here at Jazz, we want to make sure that we have options that please everyone!

Which is why, today, we are going to talk about some options that we have on our menu that will ease anyone’s mind who is a picky eater—and we all have one of those in our lives! So, instead of making you suffer by having to go to a bland restaurant that pleases the picky eater in your life, join us at Jazz!

We have the New Orleans favorites you know and love on our menu, but we have also mixed in some classic options to make sure that no matter what you like to eat, you are going to feel like you are at home when you visit us at any of our locations!

Jazz Caters to All!

If you are the picky eater, you know how isolated you can feel when it is your turn to choose where the group is going out to eat—but those days are in the past! With Jazz offering amazing options with great flavor, you can be sure that no matter who is with you, you will all leave happy! Below, we have listed a couple of options that are on the “safer” side—for those who don’t like to venture out of their comfort zone (and that is okay)!!

Great food options for a picky eater?! Music to our ears! 

Great food options for a picky eater?! Music to our ears! 

Grilled Chicken Salad

A salad that has chicken fingers on it… sign us up! Served on a bed of mixed greens and your choice of dressing, you can really make this salad one that you love—and we know that you will!

All American Burger

Of course, we have a burger at Jazz, and honestly—it’s amazing (of course)! A half-pound of meat that will be cooked the way you liked—nothing better! Although our menu says it’s for all of our “unadventurous eaters”, sometimes you just crave a delicious burger!

Chicken Fettuccine

Chicken pasta with a white sauce… it tastes like (flavorful) childhood! Nothing safer than a pasta that you probably ate growing up, but this pasta will definitely exceed your expectations. Our parmesan cream sauce is to die for!

Our delicious Chicken Fettuccine! 

Our delicious Chicken Fettuccine! 

Cajun Chicken Strips

A classic option that we absolutely love. Served with your choice of dipping sauce, this is definitely a “safer” option on our menu—but it is still packed with flavor! These juicy chicken strips that are battered and fried to perfection just might be your next favorite meal from Jazz.

Voodoo Chicken Strips

This is a little bit more daring than our Cajun Chicken Strips—these bad boys are hot! We serve them with ranch or bleu cheese dressing to help your mouth cool down, and we know you’re going to need it! Battered in our homemade Voodoo Sauce, these chicken strips are not for the weak!

Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken with rice and a side of your choice of veggie?! Nothing simpler (or delicious!) than this. It’s a great option for those who are not only pickier, but are looking for a healthy meal!

Just because you are a picky eater, doesn’t mean your meal has to lack flavor! Luckily, when you come to Jazz, everything we have is packed with flavor that will keep ya coming back!  

The Best Blackened Dishes!


It’s 2018! Which means, you probably had some sort of New Year’s resolution about eating better… but eating better doesn’t mean you have to forget about flavor! Here at Jazz, we have some delicious blackened dishes that are full of flavor and won’t kill your New Year’s resolution during the first week!

Our Blackened Dishes

No matter which one you go with (and we promise, you will love ‘em all!), you get new potatoes and dirty rice, and then ya gotta choose between succotash or a veggie medley (tough choices, we know)! Although these dishes might look “burnt”—they aren’t! It’s just a way to prepare your meal that will be packed with flavor—we swear! We have eight different blackened dishes to choose from, and below we’re going to tell ya a little bit more about each of them.

Blackened Catfish

Seasoned and then seared to perfection, this catfish is a great way to try catfish if you have never had it before! Filled with flavor, it’s a total home-run.

Blackened Tilapia

Prepared just like the catfish, it’s a great way to enjoy this classic white fish! We love it with our delicious rice, and we know you will too!

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Blackened Tilapia with Shrimp Czarina

Oh yeah, we did this! Seasoned and seared on a cast iron griddle, we top this bad boy with our zesty alfredo sauce, add julienned vegetables, and a touch of cayenne (you know we love that heat)! If you are on a diet, this is a great way to get the alfredo sauce without the carbs of pasta!

Blackened Garlic Seafood on Tilapia

Sometimes you just gotta kick the tilapia up—and this is definitely how you do that. On top of your tilapia, you’re going to find shrimp, scallops, and krab that has been sautéed in a tasty garlic butter. And of course, that tilapia it’s all on top of has been seasoned and seared to perfection.

Blackened Chicken

A classic dish for those looking to eat lighter! We start off with boneless and skinless chicken breasts, but then we gotta kick up that flavor! Seasoned and seared on a cast iron griddle, you might forget you are trying to eat healthy!

Blackened Chicken Diane

If you are looking for a way to kick up your chicken, this is the way to go (while still being pretty healthy)! Our Chicken Diane is topped with mushrooms that have been sautéed in butter and scallions—yep, we did that!

Blacked Tuna with Dill Hollandaise

This is an amazing dish! It starts off with a 4 oz. yellowfin tuna steak that is seasoned and seared. But wait, there’s more! We add a super delicious dill hollandaise sauce on top—it just can’t be beat!

Blackened Shrimp

Our shrimp is skewered and then seared on a cast iron griddle. Filled with flavor and smoke, it is so good!


We’re here to support you and your New Year’s resolution—whether that is eating healthy, or eating more Jazz, we support you! We cannot wait to see what 2018 brings!

Plan Your Next Event at Jazz!!

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Are you looking for the perfect place to host an event?! Well, look no further—because we have the place for you! With the holiday season fast approaching, you might be hosting some sort of an event in the near future. This time, call your local Jazz Kitchens to help take the stress away! We can help you host the gathering of your dreams! Like we said, the holiday season is here—make sure to call your local Jazz Kitchen today to book space before it's gone!


Be Our Guest!

Having any sort of gathering—whether it is a company or family gathering—can be stressful! You have to make sure that you have great food, your house is clean, and don't forget to make time to breathe!! With all of that going on, you could forget food in the oven, or even forget to cook something—believe us, it has happened to us in the past! Let us here at Jazz take that all away from you—join us! Just give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate your party!

If you would rather host your gathering at your home or office, Jazz can still be a part of your day!! Let us take the struggle of making food away by catering your event! Everyone loves Jazz food, and bringing it into your party will definitely be a highlight of the party! Cooking while entertaining can be so stressful—so let Jazz take care of that! All you have to do is come pick up your food—it really is just that easy! If you want to learn more about our catering, check out our blog here! Or, you can always call your local Jazz to get more information!

Imagine this at your next event... Yum! 

Imagine this at your next event... Yum! 

Remember that Jazz is the place to be for company gatherings, birthdays, and holidays! Call us today to book your holiday party (or birthday party, or company party)! We cannot wait to celebrate with you!

Ya Just Can’t Say No to Our Gumbo!

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When you pride yourself on being a Cajun and Creole restaurant, you better have some next-level gumbo—and that is exactly what we have here at Jazz! Since the weather is getting colder and colder, it’s time to reunite yourself with a Cajun classic at Jazz!

Why is Gumbo So Special?!

Gumbo is special to us—it is a huge part of the Creole and Cajun world!! And, to be honest, our gumbo really is special—it’s made with those Jazz spices you have come to know and love! But the reason gumbo is so special to the Creole and Cajun world is because it represents the mixture of cultures that made up New Orleans. It brings in flavors from: France, Spain, Africa, indigenous tribes, and more! In our gumbo, not one of the flavors overpowers another; the flavors work together.

Now, the history of New Orleans isn’t as pretty as we have made it seem— but that is the very condensed “happy” version. Our gumbo has been perfected to have an amazing flavor profile that really will take you right to the French Quarter of New Orleans without even having to leave your city—and that is special!


Our Gumbo

It’s authentically New Orleans delicious. Our Gumbo is filled with Andouille sausage, seafood, dirty rice, and that New Orleans flavor you love. We offer it in a cup or a bowl—we suggest the bowl, because you can’t really get enough of our amazing gumbo!

If you have never tried Gumbo before, and you are a little hesitant to try it, we suggest getting our “Tour of New Orleans”. You’re going to get a bunch of signature flavors of New Orleans, and if our gumbo doesn’t hit the spot—something else on that plate will! We honestly don’t think that will happen, but hey, to each their own!


With the weather getting colder, we are in the full-swing of Gumbo Season! Stop in today to warm up with this New Orleans classic!

Give the Gift of Jazz!

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season?! Well, we have you covered here at Jazz! Whether you are getting ahead of the game and planning presents for get-togethers this month, or you realized that your best friends birthday is in December, we have the options for you! And remember, if you are having a get-together with friends and family—let Jazz cater it! We offer amazing food and presents, we’re the whole package!

Gift Giving Ideas

If you’re like us, buying someone a plane ticket to New Orleans as a present is not really in the budget—but the flavors of New Orleans can be found closer to home! Like we wrote about in a previous blog about bringing Jazz Kitchens to your kitchen, it is the perfect holiday gift (click here to read that blog)!  We offer: Cajun Mary Mix (we all know how stressful family get-togethers can be! Add this into the mix and you will for sure be happy!), Voodoo Juice (we like it hot, bring the heat to your holiday get together!), and Bon Ton Cajun Seasoning (seriously, don’t let flavor be missing this season)!


We have even more gift ideas that can come from Jazz—and the best part is that whoever you gift this to will be gracious and happy! Getting gifts for other people can be super hard, so give them the gift of Jazz flavor in the form of a Jazz gift card! Ranging from $5 to $250, our gift cards could not be easier to send! We offer electronic gift cards (eGift) that can be sent via email or text message! This gift idea is perfect for those you might not see during the holiday season, but you still want to show them some love! It’s fast, easy, personalized, and you know whoever you are gifting it to will love you for years to come!

Celebrate with Jazz!

So, whether you are letting us cater your party, you are sending our flavors to your friends, or you are nice enough to send a gift card—all gifts from Jazz will be the icing on the cake this holiday season!


Stomach Pleasin' Po'Boys!

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Now, we would not be a true Louisiana kitchen without offering some tasty Po’boy sandwiches! Now, we have seven different Po’boy options, and they are all to die for! We are going to tell you a lil’ about each of them, while also giving you a small history lesson about the Po’boy! Sit down and get ready to learn—both about the history and what you will be ordering next time you visit your local Jazz Kitchen location!

Po’boy Past

Now, the Po’boy is simply just the name of a sandwich that originated in Louisiana, and it typically has seafood stuffed inside deliciously baked bread with a soft center and crunchy crust. Although people go back and forth on the story of its originated, but most people agree that it is from the term “poor boy”. The reasoning behind this is what gets contested, but all we know is that it is one gosh darn delicious sandwich!

Po’boys at Jazz

No matter which Po’boy you decide on, you get Cajun Slaw and Hushpuppies on the side—or you can always substitute sweet potato fries for $1.50! We have classic options, such as the shrimp, catfish, and oyster po’boy—but we also have some that are a little different and fun! No matter which Po’boy you choose, you’re going to be going home happy, full, and wanting to come back for more. All of our Po’boy options come in both lunch and dinner sizes!

Our shrimp po’boy has the most tender shrimp that has been tossed in our signature Cajun seasoned batter, and then you best believe we fry that bad boy until it’s golden brown! All this is on top of a delicious baguette!

Our Shrimp Po'boy!!

Our Shrimp Po'boy!!

Another classic, the catfish po’boy is very similar—a catfish fillet piled onto that fresh baguette. Seriously, it’s too good.

Switching gears a little, we have our chicken po’boy that has tender chicken breast that we (of course!) fry to a golden brown, and then place all that goodness onto a baguette.

Another seafood option is our calamari po’boy. The calamari is seasoned and breaded, placed on top of that fresh baguette, and then dressed with Sauce Piquant. Mmmm we absolutely love this!

Our crawfish po’boy featured crawfish tails that are tossed into that signature Cajun seasoned batter, fried golden brown, and then placed on top of that baguette.

An absolute classic, the oyster po’boy, has battered oysters ("ersters") with our seasoned corn flour—and of course, we gotta put it on a baguette!

Last, and certaintly not least, we have our andouille mamou po’boy. This bad boy is spicy! We have authentic andouille sausage (seriously, this is so spicy and so good), provolone cheese that is melted to perfection, and Sauce Piquant! It brings the heat!

Our Andouille Mamou Po'boy!!

Our Andouille Mamou Po'boy!!

Come join us for lunch or dinner (or both!!) to try a classic or not-so-classic Po’boy at Jazz! Good luck choosing only one, it’s harder than it looks!


Tailgatin’ with Jazz!


Tailgating season is in full swing, ladies and gentlemen! But you know what your tailgate is missing?! Jazz To Geaux! With five different (and delicious) tailgating options, you are going to make everyone else who isn't eating like royalty very jealous! The best part about this, is we have done all the cooking for you—you just gotta come and pick up the aluminum pans before you head off to the game! These five different tailgating packages are listed below—what they include, and what they cost! Honestly, you don’t even need to be tailgating to get our delicious food To Geaux, we wouldn’t blame ya for just getting it for a regular ol’ Saturday or Sunday!

To Geaux!

As we stated earlier, we have five different tailgate options to choose from—Papa Vic, Voodoo, Bayou, Tour of New Orleans, and Geaux KC Packages! Keep on reading to learn more about all three!

Papa Vic Package

At $25 per person, you will not be going hungry at your upcoming tailgate—we mean it! This package gets you 2 pounds of crawfish, 2 new potatoes, a cornbread muffin, corn, and an andouille sausage link—all of this is per person! We know a good (and tasty) deal when we see one, and this is one of our favorites!

Voodoo Package

Like the Papa Vic Package, the Voodoo Package is $25 per person as well, but it features some different (but still delicious!!) items. In this package, you will get: 1 pound of crawfish, corn, an andouille sausage link, one-fourth (1/4) 31/40 shrimp, 2 new potatoes, and a cornbread muffin. This package offers a little more variety (with the addition of shrimp)! When it comes to the Papa Vic and Voodoo packages, both are delicious, so it is up to you to choose which package fits your tailgate!

Bayou Package

Our third tailgate package will only cost $18 per person! This package includes: one-half (1/2) pound of U-peel shrimp, 2 new potatoes, a cornbread muffin, corn, and an andouille sausage link. Again, all of this is per person! A deal of a lifetime, if you ask us! 


Tour of New Orleans Package

Are you looking to feed roughly 12 to 15 people?! The Tour of New Orleans Package is the one to choose, and it only costs $100! In this package, you get: half a pan of jambalaya, half a pan of red beans and rice, half a pan of seafood gumbo, and cornbread muffins (one per person). Some of our favorite dishes from Jazz coming together to make your tailgate the best one yet!

Geaux KC Package

Our final package feeds 10 people and costs $90! This package will have: 10 Boudin links (smoked or jalapeño, cooked or uncooked—can be grilled by you!), half a pan of red beans and rice, and one cornbread muffin per person. A great and tasty option for your tailgate of 10!


Have you found the perfect tailgate package for you, but you want to add a little something more to it?! Well, we can do that for ya! You can add: Boudin link ($5—smoked or jalapeño, cooked or uncooked), half a pan of red beans and rice ($30), half a pan of seafood gumbo ($50), half a pan of jambalaya ($50), Cajun Mary mix ($6), and/or Bon Ton spice ($4). If you need anything extra to kick up your tailgate, we have you covered!   

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If you need some help spicing up your tailgate, look no further! Contact your local Jazz location to get your order in for the upcoming weekend (please give us at least 72 hours to get your order ready!)—you will not be disappointed!

Best Spicy Pastas in Town!


The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Creole and Cajun food might not be pasta… but we are here to change your mind on that! We have a whole section of our menu dedicated to Voodoo Pasta—pasta so good it will put a spell on ya! Within this little section of our menu, we have both spicy and not-so-spicy options we need you to try (check back for a blog on the not-so-spicy options in the future!!)—because they’re so good and we’re afraid you might pass them up because: 1) you have already found a dish you love, or 2) you don’t think about pasta when you join us for lunch or dinner!! Both of which are valid reasons, but today we are here to change ya mind—each pasta even comes in three different size options: half order, full order, and lunch size!

Today, we are going to speak to our spice-lovin’ audience! These pastas are filled with flavor and love you know from Jazz, but it’s kicked up with spice! Spice weenies beware!

Spice, Spice Baby!

Four of our pastas range on the spicier side—but the spice is a great kick of flavor that won’t hurt too bad (or, if it does hurt too bad, we promise it’s worth it)!

Spicy Seafood Options

Two of our spicy pastas have seafood in them—the Shrimp Czarina and Seafood Little Mamou. If you’re in the mood for spicy cream sauce and seafood, Shrimp Czarina is your go-to. Filled with deliciously plump shrimp, veggies, and that spicy cream sauce—you know you will be leavin’ Jazz happy and full!

If you can’t choose between red or white sauce—you gotta try our Seafood Little Mamou. It has both red and white (Alfredo) sauce—the flavors work so well together you will be confused as to why you have not ordered it before!

Shrimp Czarina

Shrimp Czarina

Spicy Chicken Options

Not everyone is a fan of seafood, and we get that! But everyone loves pasta—so you best believe we have some spicy options that have chicken—two to be exact. We have: Blackened Chicken Fettuccine and Cajun Caccitore! Both are great options, so it will probably be hard to choose.

The Blackened Chicken Fettuccine is the spicier version of the ‘normal’ or classic Chicken Fettucine! We even think it might be better than the classic (sorry, classic pasta) with the added spice and flavor profile!

And lastly we have our Cajun Caccitore that does not have a creamy white sauce—it has our super spicy Sauce Piquant! In the words of our menu, it really does get this chicken KICKIN’! We absolutely love it!

Try Our Spicy Pasta!!

Seriously, our spicy pasta dishes are not to be missed!  They’re so good, and we want to make sure they get the love they deserve! If you are more of a spice weenie (it’s okay, we understand), check out our other pasta options on our menu that don’t have the little pepper next to it, and check back for a blog that features the not-so-spicy but still amazingly delicious pasta options!

Amazing Appetizers at Jazz!

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So many times we feel as though people miss out on delicious options because they don’t think they can fit appetizers in—let us remind you, that you can do it if you put your mind to it! Or, if you can’t, you can always take it home with you! When you start with an appetizer, it allows your stomach to make more room for your meal… Well, we aren’t sure if that is true, but we love to make our trips to Jazz the trifecta (you know, getting an appetizer, dinner, and dessert)! Today, we are going to talk about three of our absolute favorite options from our Appetizer section from our menu!

Side Note: In a previous blog we spoke about making beignets an appetizer, too—so don’t miss out on that amazing opportunity, either! You can check that blog out here!

Jazzy Appetizers

We have 17 amazingly tasty appetizer options, and today we are only going to highlight three! Make sure you check out our full menu to see all the options! 

Voodoo Wings

Wings are a classic option for an appetizer, but ours are literally the best wings you will ever have. They are spicy and delicious, and you will not feel like you got skimped on the amount of chicken on each of the wings! It comes in two sizes—12 wings or 6 wings! Perfect for sharing… but we also will not judge if you eat them all yourself!

Mmmmmmm Voodoo Wings!

Mmmmmmm Voodoo Wings!

Cajun Calamari

Another classic appetizer option, but of course we have added our Jazz flair to it! Seasoned and breaded calamari that is fried to golden brown perfection. On the side, we add a delicious Sauce Piquant and Parmesan cheese—the three work together to create the appetizer of your dreams!

Tour of New Orleans

Alright, this actually might be the appetizer of your dreams instead of calamari. Why?! Oh, well because we add four different and delicious appetizers onto one plate. You heard that right—it’s like the best deal ever, a four for one deal! We have some Jambalaya, Beans & Rice, Gumbo, and Hushpuppies. Yeah, we cannot believe that we offer this too, because we would order this every time we came!

Appetizers seem to get the short end of the stick, so next time you stop in at a Jazz location—show the appetizers some love! We have seventeen different options for appetizers, so order more than one!! We love them all, and we know you will too!

The Beignet Breakdown

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In a previous blog, we broke down our menu for you by giving you the history and details of an important staple of the Cajun world—étoufée! Today, we are going to do something similar with one of our absolute favorite things in the whole world—dessert! And we ain’t talkin’ some lame dessert that only satisfies you because you crave sugar. We’re talking about the best dessert in the world (seriously, even Kim Kardashian West is all about them)! Today, we will tell you all about the magic that is beignets.

Beignet Background

Beignets are originally from France, but have made their way into the New Orleans Creole and Cajun scene. So, it only makes sense that we offer them at our Jazz locations! They are also frequently served as a breakfast option, and they most resemble a fritter or tiny doughnut covered in delicious powdered sugar. Traditionally, they are made right before you eat them—so they are hot, fresh, and of course delicious (especially when you get them from Jazz…)! Here at Jazz, we suggest you order beignets every time you come—with a side of café au lait (or simply put, coffee with hot milk). As you can see from the picture below, this dessert is not one to miss out on! 


It makes complete sense that this tasty dessert is pronounced ben-YAY! Once you try them, you will understand the ‘hype’ that surrounds this dessert. We have heard so many customers come in and be excited to try our beignets for the first time— and not only are their expectations exceeded, they look forward to the next time they can come and eat with us! Next time you stop by, make sure to leave space for this delicious dessert—you will not be disappointed! Or, if you feel as though you might not be able to save space for dessert (honestly, it happens to the best of us—don’t worry!), you should try the beignets for an appetizer! We know, it might sound crazy, but it is a tried and true way to make sure that you aren’t too full to miss out on this delicious dessert-turned-appetizer! And at Jazz, we kick our beignets up by adding delicious Chantilly whipped cream sauce on the side (pictured above)—you do not want to miss out on this!!

Next time you visit your local Jazz location, make sure to either order your beignets as an appetizer, or get them for dessert! They are tried and true, and loved by everyone who has tasted them, and especially Jazz's beignets!

Daily Specials at Jazz!

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Did you know that all Jazz locations have an awesome daily special menu? For five out of the seven days of the week, we have different, delicious, and nicely priced specials! Now, these specials are dine in only, but once you see out different specials and pricing—you will want to stop in and get the deals! What could be better than the Jazz food you know and love and discounted prices?! Nothing! 

Delicious Dine In Deals

From Sunday to Thursday, we have deals that you will not want to miss! Love the different deals we have on each day? Feel free to stop in every day—who are we to judge?! We love our food, and at these prices— it is a great way to fill your tummy at a discounted price!

Southern Sundays

No better way to start off your week than at your local Jazz location with deals on Cajun Bloody Mary’s, étouffeé, and Creole dishes! On Sundays, a Cajun Bloody Mary will only cost you $3.50—what a deal! A deal so good, you can definitely get more than one! When it comes to étouffeé and the Creole dishes—whichever you choose, it will only be $10! This could be the perfect time to try something new! If you aren’t sure what étouffeé is— you can click here, to check out an earlier blog we wrote on understanding that scary word!

Mudbug Monday

Join us on Monday for more delicious deals! This time, we’re servin’ up Hot Broiled Crawfish—and when you order two pounds, you get $5 off! Along with this, our Hurricane drinks are $5! So, if you order two pounds of our crawfish (and get your $5 off…), your Hurricane drink (which is only $5!) is now sort of free! What a great and delicious deal that you will not find anywhere else!


Half Off A La Mer Tuesdays

This deal sort of speaks for itself, but we’re still going to break it down for ya! Join us on Tuesdays for half off any Chicken A La Mer option! All you have to do is order a beverage of any kind to get this deal! And don’t worry—we’re here to help you out! We also have select bottles of wine that will be half off on Tuesdays! Half off dinner and a bottle of wine?! Sign us up!

Winged Wednesdays

One of our favorite days to help us get through the last half of the work week is Winged Wednesdays! Our Voodoo Wings are only 50 cents each! What goes well with wings?! Beer, of course! To help you wash down (and cool off!) we have Abita Beer for only $3.25! If you’re sick of cooking and need a deliciously cheap meal— stop on in and join us!


Topless Thursdays

It’s not as raunchy as it sounds—or is it?! On Thursdays, we offer oysters on the half shell for only $1! Just like Winged Wednesday, we also offer beer specials on Thursdays—this time, its Boulevard Beers for $2.25! A delicious, and cheap(!), option for a Thursday night dinner!

No matter the case, joining Jazz is a good call—but it’s even better when you can get our flavorful dishes at discounted prices! Next time you join us, make sure to check out our daily specials to see what deal you can get!


Live Music at Kansas City, MO Jazz Location

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At Jazz we love to promote our delicious food and amazing times—let the good times roll, right?! Along with that, we also have different events throughout the year at our five different locations—events like amazing live music from great performers! Today, we will be highlighting the last couple performers we will have at our Kansas City, MO location! What could be better than eating our delicious food while listening to amazing jazz music? Nothing—we bring the New Orleans to you!

Music to Your Ears!

We have live music every single day at our Kansas City, MO location this September because we love to listen to jazz while we eat Jazz Kitchen food, of course! To make sure you come and visit us at the right time, check our calendar online to see who is playing, and at what time they will be playing at so that you can either hear the performance while you’re enjoying your meal, or chill at the bar and stay for the whole time! 

Coming up at our Kansas City, MO location, the end of September is going to be amazing! Filled with great artists, you might want to join us for dinner every night until the end of September—trust us, you don’t want to miss any of the upcoming performances! From now until the end of September we will have the following performers:

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Seriously, make sure to mark your calendars and join us for a fun filled time during the upcoming week and weekend! Delicious Jazz Kitchen food and jazz music—there really is not anything better than that!

Catering with Jazz Kitchen!

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Have you ever been at a party or gathering in the past, and while you’re eating the rather bland catered food that has been offered, and you realize that you miss the flavors and options Jazz Kitchens have to offer?! We’ve been there too—and it’s the worst! So, we are here to remind you that Jazz Kitchens has a whole catering service for any and all sized parties!

Our Catering Company

Bon Temps Catering, by Jazz, brings the heat to any sized party by delivering deliciously tasty food that you know and love from your local Jazz Kitchen! We will bring some extra soul to the party that you have planned as well, since we craft all of the food that you have asked for at your party with not only those flavors, but also with our love! We want your catering experience to make you feel like you’re inside your local Jazz Kitchen so that you don’t need to stress out over a thing!


If you have an event coming up in the future, please reach out to us—we would love to be part of any of your gatherings! Seriously, whether it’s something as small and simple as an office party, or the most important day of your life (wedding!!), or even for Mardi Gras—we are here to bring our food to you! Honestly, what could be better than an on-site seafood broil at your event?! Nothing!

Not only will we bring the soul and flavor to your party, but we will also have the amazingly professional service that you are used to whenever you come into a Jazz location. We love to make you feel at home with our food, and we promise to do that wherever you plan your event! To inquire more about planning your event, simply click here so that you can tell us more about your event—when it is, where it is, and what you’re looking for when we cater your event and someone on our catering team will get back to you shortly. We cannot wait to be part of your next event!  

Dive into Our Menu—What is Étouffée?

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Our menu revolves around delicious flavors that are rooted in both Cajun and Creole histories, and sometimes it can be hard to decipher what things really mean if it is something new to you! Today, we are going to help you understand just what the heck étouffée is and what it means! Of course we always supply little breakdowns of what our menu is under each of our offerings, but we want to make sure we make sure you really know what it is before you pass up on it because you might not know how to pronounce the word!

Étouffée, A Breakdown


On our menu we have shrimp, crawfish, and blackened chicken and mushroom étouffée available—but what does that really mean? On our last page of the menu, we have stated that it is a spicy, dark roux and stock sauce. And maybe that makes sense to you, but also that is a lot of cooking terminology that can get pretty confusing (even for us, promise)!

So we are going to break it down even more for you! As we stated earlier, étouffée is rooted deeply in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Most commonly it is a shellfish based dish (i.e. why we have both shrimp and crawfish options!), and it is then served over rice (specifically, dirty rice or jambalaya). To get the delicious flavors necessary, a technique called smothering is used. Smothering is common in Cajun and Creole cuisine—this technique involves just simply covering the pan of meat (or seafood) with liquid in the pan. It is like braising food on a stove-top. The dark roux is cooked for roughly 30 minutes to not only get the desired color, but the needed flavors! These flavors are nutty, and delicious (we may be biased, though)!

No matter which étouffée you choose next time you come in, we promise it will be delicious! Whether it is the shrimp, crawfish, or blackened chicken and mushroom, they are all served over our delicious and famous dirty rice, too! Since our flavors and menu are deeply rooted in Cajun and Creole cuisine, sometimes the names can get a little confusing! But remember, we are always here to help you choose a new and delicious dish!

What Makes Jazz Kitchens so Special?

Now in the past we have talked about our gluten free menu, our kids’ menu, the differences between creole and Cajun, and much more—but we have yet to talk about the most important part of our restaurant—you! Anyone and everyone who comes through out doors to join us for a meal is what makes us the restaurant you love to go to. Yes, at all our Jazz Kitchens locations we are proud of the delicious food and tasty drinks we have to offer to our customers, but we would be nowhere without all of our loyal customers! It is because of those who come and visit us on their best days and their worst days— the connections made at Jazz are the reasons we love what we do. And at the end of the day, all we want to do is put a smile on your face, or keep you smiling no matter what the circumstances are through our food and service!

Our Jazz Philosophy

At all five of our locations we do whatever is necessary to create an inviting environment for everyone—and it shows not only in our attention to detail in our food and drink, but in how we take care of everyone who walks through our door. Whether it is your first time at a Jazz location, or you have been so often you lost count—we want you to leave (after a delicious meal, of course) happier than you came. We know that we can do that with both the delicious flavors throughout our menu, while also having amazing customer service.

This service comes in many different forms at every Jazz location you visit—from our handcrafted and delicious food, to making sure we are able to help all of our customers no matter what they need. Do you have an answer about our menu? Are you maybe still confused about the difference between creole and Cajun? No worries—we will happily answer any question, and if we are not able to answer your questions, we will find someone else on the team that can.


Similar to the roots we have in jazz music itself, we want to bring people together and let the good times roll with our delicious food and impeccable services—we really do it for you!

Online Ordering- at Your Local Jazz Kitchens!

Although we love when you come and visit us, we also know that it isn’t always a possibility to come in and dine—don’t worry because we have online ordering! Since we have our four different locations, each location has a specific ‘tab’ on our website to order online. At the end of this post, we have included links to our four locations so that it will take you there directly! So if you get hungry after reading about online ordering, you can easily order your favorites from this post! 

Lunch Menu

It makes sense to have online ordering for dinner—but we know that our flavors are too good to not have a delicious lunch menu! This menu is available through online ordering between the times of 11 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Included in this special lunch menu is our normal menu, but in lunch-sized portions. Many of the lunch options come with tasty sides built in, and to see exactly which sides are included with your meal, please check out our online menu located at the end of this post! We apologize that our lunch menu only goes until 3 PM, but we have our delicious ‘regular’ menu always available! (Note: our regular menu is just what we always have—so it’s still packed with delicious creole and Cajun flavors that you love)!

One of our favorite meals to take home and eat are any of our etoufees (found under “Sautéed F’Sure”) since it is prepared with both care and flavor! We have three different etoufee options: we have shrimp, crawfish, or blackened chicken and mushroom! All three are amazing, but crawfish is the original, and sometimes you just gotta stick with the original! Thankfully, this amazingly delicious dish is easily enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, along with all of our other options!

If You Can’t Dine with Us…

Even though we love seeing our customers in-person, we know that sometimes you want the comfort of your own home to enjoy our food— which is why we made ordering online so easy! If you can’t stop in soon, have no fear—your Jazz Kitchens favorites can still be enjoyed, even if that means on your couch in your pajamas! 




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Kansas City, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri

Omaha, Nebraska

Kansas City, Nebraska

Best Kids Menu in Town!

We talk a lot about how much love and flavor we put into our food—but what about the kids?! When you see kids menus at most restaurants, the kids seem to get the short end of the stick with bland options! We are a family friendly restaurant, and want everyone to feel at home when they come through our doors—that’s why we have a gluten free menu (check out our blog on it here), the regular menu, and our special kid’s menu! Since we felt like kids get the short end of the stick when it comes to flavor and options—which is why we have a fun and flavorful menu for those 11 and under!

The Basics

Not saying that these options aren’t fun and flavorful, but they are seen as ‘safer’ options that are targeted toward the younger audience. This includes our grilled chicken strips: this meal comes with two deliciously seasoned chicken tenders, perfectly cooked green beans, and hushpuppies you do not want to miss out on! Had to be a lil' different and make them grilled chicken strips to pump up the flavors! If we were under 11, we definitely would consider ordering these!

For our young friends that like their greens, we have a tasty Grilled Chicken Salad! This salad includes: cut up egg, some shredded cheese, delicious homemade croutons, and that flavorful grilled chicken. To top it off, you can choose any dressing you fancy! It’s a delicious and healthy option for kids!

You know we have to have a Cheeseburger available for those picky eaters (or those that love hamburgers… we understand completely). Not so surprisingly, this beef patty comes topped with a slice of American cheese and a side of fries! We like hamburgers, but we love our cheeseburgers!

Lastly, we have a pasta dish—Kids Pasta Fettuccine. This pasta is sautéed in butter, then dusted with parmesan cheese; a classic and delicious option for kids of all ages (well, up to 11…). For an added cost (only $2!!), we’ll make it Alfredo pasta! Either way, it's a great option!

Kicked Up Options

Again, not so surprisingly enough we have some kicked up options for our friends under 11! We want kids to have delicious options, but have the proper portion sizes for their growing bodies! We have three different seafood options that you can’t go wrong with!

First up we have Grilled Shrimp! These kids will be getting eight shrimp, on a skewer (tail on!), served with green beans and hushpuppies. Hmmm just typing this out makes us wish we were 11 or younger to get this meal!

Next up we have Kids Popcorn, which is beer battered popcorn shrimp. These are fried to perfection—seriously, a beautiful golden brown. For sides, there are some hushpuppies and green beans to compliment the fried-to-perfection shrimps.

Last up we have some Catfish Nuggets! Some people might fear catfish, or not want to try it because they have never had it but we promise that these nuggets are good! Similar to our popcorn shrimp, these nuggets are fried to perfection—and on the side we have some hushpuppies and green beans!

So, we are sorry that we can’t allow everyone to order off the Kids Menu, but our friends under 11 will be so happy to have so many delicious options to choose from! And of course, at all of our locations we will have fun and interactive kid menus to color on! As we said earlier, we pride ourselves on our flavors, and we will not let age stop the flavor! Next time you stop on in with someone 11 or under, try something new on our delicious kids menu!

The Great Debate— Cajun and Creole

The best part about our Jazz Kitchens locations are that we get the authentic flavors of Louisiana without having to travel there! At Jazz Kitchens, we offer both Creole and Cajun flavors—but what does that mean? How are these two flavor categories really different? Today, we are going to break down the difference between Creole and Cajun so that our customers can have a better understanding of our flavors through the history of what our flavors mean! We know you love our flavors, and now you'll know where our flavor comes from and why they taste so great!


The concept of Creole revolves around a group of people that were born to those that settled in the French colony of Louisiana, and it specifically this took place in good ol’ New Orleans. Throughout the years, the classification of Creole has been mapped onto many different bodies and started as a classification of people of French and Spanish backgrounds who lived in New Orleans.

From this history of what Creole means, the flavors of the food is very similar to the people—it is a blend of many different cultures, including: Spanish, African, German, Caribbean, Native American, and many, many more. Creole food, when compared to Cajun food, is thought to be more “high-end”. This reasoning stems from Creole people having easier access to fun, and exotic spices and other ingredients that increased the flavor of the food they prepared. A couple of classic Creole foods are: jambalaya, gumbo, and remoulade sauce.



Now, people love to fight over the idea that Creole food can only be found in New Orleans—and we all know this isn’t the case when it comes to Jazz Kitchens! We have been able to use the flavors that originated in New Orleans and bring them to our Kitchens!


So now that we understand what Creole is—how is Cajun different? Like Creole, Cajun has a long-winded history that revolves around French colonists. This time it starts in Canada, and then these French colonists were powerfully removed from their homes in Canada, and then settled in Louisiana—specifically in the swampier regions. Now, you probably didn’t come here for a history lesson—but we promise, it is all important when thinking about the flavors that are on your plate!

From this upheaval, these colonists became amazingly resourceful and were about to take advantage of wherever they were—especially in the swampy areas of Louisiana. These colonists also did not have access to things we take for granted (i.e. refrigerators), so they made sure to use every part of the animal. Most Cajun food, then, revolves around meat, and especially sausage (i.e. boudin, Tasso, Andouille)! Along with this, the flavor (spice!!) is hugely important when it comes to Cajun food— but this can sometimes be misinterpreted as spicy—however, Cajun food is just flavorful and aromatic that sometimes packs a small punch! Much of Cajun food also includes onion, celery, and bell pepper—many refer to this as “The Holy Trinity of Cajun Cuisine” since it is used as a base for many Cajun dishes.

Andouille Sausage

Andouille Sausage

Creole vs. Cajun

We hope this small history lesson helps you better understand the flavors that you are eating, and how it is important to us to know the stories of these flavors in order to deliver the best Cajun and Creole dishes. Now, we don’t really see Creole and Cajun as a battle, rather that the two are able to work together and complement each other as you can see many of our dishes include flavors influenced by both Creole and Cajun backgrounds! 


Jazz Kitchens in Your Kitchen

Jazz Kitchens has five different locations (Kansas City, MO; Kansas City, KS; Columbia, MO; Lubbock, TX; and Omaha, NE), and although we are happy with our five different locations, we know that we are not able to reach all of the Creole lovin’ folks out there—so thankfully we have an online store to fix that! Whether you stopped by one of our locations and loved what you had, used to stop by one of our locations and have moved far away, or have a friend who would love our flavors—we are able to ship three different products to their homes! Listed below are the different products available, and a little breakdown of each of them.

Cajun Mary Mix

We like classic Bloody Mary’s, but we love Bloody Mary’s made with our signature Cajun mix (which is only $6!). You can never go wrong with spice, and we knew a that classic Bloody Mary just fell flat. Now that you can have this mix at your house, you are bound to be the best place for friends and family to gather for a Sunday brunch, or any other time you want one—we aren’t here to judge, we’re just here to supply a mix that is going to take your flavors up a notch.

Cajun Mary Mix

Cajun Mary Mix


Voodoo Juice

Voodoo Juice

We put this juice on literally everything—we can’t get enough of it! And for only $3 a bottle, you can afford to put this on everything too! At our restaurant locations, we have it on all the tables—and now you can have it on your table at home! We love putting it on: eggs, chicken, and definitely any Cajun food you like to cook at home, but we recommend putting it on anything and everything.

Bon Ton Cajun Seasoning

This seasoning, for only $4, brings amazing heat and flavor to any meat—chicken, steak, shrimp, and all types of fish, to just name a few. We hate flavorless meat, and we know you don’t want to eat that or share that with friends and family. This seasoning will save you from flavorless meals forever! We use this seasoning in-house, and we want you to be able to have our flavors at your home, especially if you can’t stop by one of our five locations.

Finally you can have the flavors from our kitchen in your kitchen, and we know you will not be disappointed. These three options can always be found on our website store!

Menu Minus Gluten

Here at Jazz Kitchens we like to say “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” or simply put, “Let the Good Times Roll!” and we want to continue to live up to that. Letting the good times roll can be hard for someone that is gluten free. At all Jazz Kitchens we want the good times to roll no matter what for our customer’s. That is why we have an entire menu just for our gluten free friends! Below it will break down the menu, and some of our favorite options. Because no matter who you are, and what you eat, you are bound to let the good times roll at Jazz Kitchens.


Not so surprising, these options are grilled! No matter what option you choose, you’re going to get a side of either mixed veggies or succotash (translation: corn and lima beans cooked together). One of our favorite dishes is the grilled chicken pontchatrain. This grilled chicken is amazing because it is doused in shrimp sautéed in tequila, lime and Alfredo sauce—honestly what more could you ask for? On a bed of rice? Sure, we have that too—no problem, and even your choice of vegetable.


Again, this section speaks for itself—but the flavors and options are to die for. One of our favorites in the “Sautéed F’Sure” category is our Shrimp Creole. The shrimp are sautéed with tomatoes, peppers, onion, celery, and you guessed it—classic Cajun spices. You might need a drink with it to cool your mouth off—we have you covered when it comes to that to. We have: Pepsi products, iced tea, sweet tea, and coffee—or ask your server for more options!


Now this is where it gets tricky for our gluten-free friends at Jazz Kitchens—pasta is filled with gluten! All of our Voodoo Pasta dishes avoid this since they are made with brown rice noodles. We have eight different gluten free pastas, but our favorite has got to be the Shrimp Czarina. Beautifully plump shrimp and julienned veggies are sautéed in a zesty cream sauce. The cream sauce might be a little off putting—this dish is “hawt, hawt, hawt” as we like to say at Jazz Kitchens! You’ll probably need something to cool your mouth off!

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Last, but certainly not least, is our blackened dishes section. No matter what you choose, you’re going to be getting some delicious dirty rice, new potatoes, and a choice of veggie! Out of our seven different options for blackened dishes, a good one to try out is the blackened tuna czarina. This dish contains an amazing piece of yellowfin tuna, seared to perfection, and then topped with our deliciously zesty czarina Alfredo sauce—this is one dish that is not to be missed!

Our goal at our five different locations is to offer the tastes, sights, and sounds of New Orleans cuisine without having to actually go there—and we want that for everyone! Because of this, we created an entire menu that is gluten free. We not only care about what we serve, we care about how we serve it—so please tell us if there are any other dietary issues (i.e. allergies, intolerances). We made sure that when we removed the gluten from these dishes we did not remove the love, fun, or flavor.

Check us out on social media to follow along and get an inside look at Jazz Kitchens! We are active on Facebook (account varies by location), Twitter (account varies by location), and Instagram! We hope to see you soon to let the good times roll!