Dive In: Beware the Wolf

Rougaroux brings Cajun flair to Forest Park

Written and Photographed by Beau Gustafson

Rougaroux, named for the legendary Cajun werewolf said to prowl the sugar fields of Louisiana, has made itself home in Forest Park for over a year. The brainchild of owner Anne Carter and restaurant consultant Ed Stacey, with chef Ryan Champion, Rougaroux is located in a restored historic home full of all the character you’d expect from a place serving the best po’ boys in town (count the roast-beef debris po’ boy and oyster Rockfeller po’ boy as two of my personal favorites). The menu, always evolving, has also been known to include a turtle-and-veal-meatball po’ boy, which, I’m told, is worth the trip even if you live in Atlanta! All wash down deliciously with cold drinks for grown ups, like the “grape ape”—an inspired concoction of grape soda, lemon lime and vodka. So if you are in the mood for good ‘Nawlins food and can’t make it down to the Big Easy, head over to Forest Park to get your fix. Owoooo… 

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