Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2016 Louisiana Trip - Day 4 Continued - Whiskey River and Pat's Seafood

Henderson, LA temps – 55/38, home temps – 37/30. 

After a little research, we soon discovered that most of the local action is on the weekends and especially on Sunday so we had a pretty full day, beginning with the visit to Hebert's (previous post) and the ladies shopping next door.

A couple of hours later we headed a few miles to Henderson and Whiskey River Landing where Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns were playing.  I don’t know what I was expecting but for sure it was a larger, fancier place than we found.  Here are a few outside shots and as you can see parking is at a premium but folks found a way – the first one is from the web and the second is the entrance to the club.

Inside, there were tables around the outside of the dance floor, a bar, and a stage for the musicians.  We shared a table with this nice couple from Houston who had made a point to stop over here on their way to NOLA so they could visit Whiskey River.  The third shot is out the window behind me.

The crowd started out thin but it was hard to get through the standing room throng when we were ready to leave.  It’s obvious these folks like their music, as do I, and they came to dance.  I loved the music but don’t know if we were listening to Cajun or Zydeco, but hopefully I’ll know before we leave.  Two things I am sure of is that most of the songs sounded the same to me and these Acadian folks know how to have a good time.

Bev took a very good video with her phone but we couldn't seem to get it onto my computer to post it here.

We left the dance hall and went just up the road to Pat's Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant for supper where I had the half Fried Crawfish and half Crawfish Etouffee and both were delicious as was the stuffed fried shrimp Bev and Pat shared - I took the etouffee and fries home for lunch the next day.

Pat's is also attached to the Atchafalaya Club - where another band was playing to a huge room full of dancers - we just stuck our heads in for a look.  This area does big time dancing on Sunday afternoon even in the middle of winter.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. What a wonderful way to enjoy cjun country, just love that food there.

  2. I would love to hear the music. I want to know the difference in the music when you figure it out.

  3. Larry, You guys are just wild and crazy! Nightclubbing and masses of crawfish...right in the middle of all the action. Looks like a great time! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. Sounds like you guys are having a good time & you're eating tasty grub!

  5. David loves zydeco music. He says it is more about the accordion and the fiddle. Cajun is more about the squeeze box. But both make you want to get up and dance. Sounds like you guys are having a great time.

  6. This sounds like a place that Bill and I would really love!

  7. With that fancy new knee I thought you'd be out there twirling around with the rest of the enthusiasts! The food sounds and looks great - what a fun trip

    1. Unfortunately that fancy new one is still partnered with the other bad one but it was hard to resist the urge to get out there.

  8. It might be tiny but I love the character of this place! Great find, Larry.


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