A popular Viet-Cajun restaurant serving spicy seafood makes its TX debut in Arlington
In line with a consultant for property administration firm Weitzman, it can open within the spring of 2024.
The placement is the primary in Texas for Huge EZ, which has three areas in Louisiana. At Arbrook Oaks, it can be part of a portfolio that features Arlington’s solely Goal location, in addition to a lot of retailers, companies and eating choices.
Huge EZ began out as a small seafood market and po’boy store, based by cousins Thien Nguyen and Nhu Nguyen in 2015 in Gretna, Louisiana. They made a reputation for themselves by serving to to pioneer the “Vietnam Cajun type” crawfish type during which crawfish are boiled within the conventional south Louisiana method, then dried and sautéed in spicy garlic butter with citrus, ginger, and Chinese language pepper.
“At first, the thought of boiled crawfish dipped in a shower of garlic, butter, citrus and spices did not sit nicely with the Cajun/Creole inhabitants, however quickly the strategies they first developed at their childhood dwelling in California discovered their means into the hearts of even the pickiest crawfish lover, ” as they are saying.
The approach was in style within the native Vietnamese neighborhood, however Huge EZ helped make it a development, incomes them an look in Gordon Ramsay’s meals collection Louisiana Uncharted.
Most of their menu options North Texas’ beloved Cajun aptitude, together with etouffee, po’ boys, crab truffles, oysters, and bread pudding — however with enjoyable occasional Asian influences like barbecue shrimp with jasmine rice, and lemon-ginger “Saigon” wings, one in every of which 5 flavors of wings with lemon pepper and garlic parmesan.
There are additionally fried seafood baskets, fried hen, meat pies, crawfish fritters, seafood egg rolls, garlic noodles, garlic fries, and “animal” fries with ketchup, Cajun mayonnaise, sizzling sauce, and bacon bits.
Costs are cheap: etoufee is $15. A shrimp and catfish platter with fries, hush puppies, and toast is $16. The most costly dish is the seafood platter with catfish, shrimp, clams, fries, hush puppies, and toast for $21.
Additionally they have a full bar with refreshing cocktails, a few of that are ready boba tea type.
Once they opened a second location in Kenner, Louisiana, in 2021, they expanded their idea with greater ambitions together with a bigger menu, full service, and a extra colourful, assertive method to decor and ambiance, together with rooms clearly painted to resemble Mardi Gras floats, an method they might comply with. Additionally on the Arlington location. (Additionally they have an informal sibling idea known as Huge EZ Seafood & Wings, which is an informal spot situated in Harvey, Louisiana.)
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