Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as Jamie and her family were invited to Bourbon Street for a meal. All opinions expressed are Jamie’s own.
Tip #5 – Look where you wouldn’t expect and find AMAZING deals!
Bourbon Street of Nyack
One of the things that (T) and I have learned over the years is that some of the best food comes out of the most unexpected kitchens! Places that don’t necessarily have reputations for being “Restaurants” often times have remarkable kitchens with delicious eats at even better prices. That leads us to our dining out tip this week: Look where your wouldn’t expect to find some great deals! This is our tip that we put to great use at Bourbon Street of Nyack.
Most of us think of Bourbon Street as a bar, but that’s actually not the case. Prior to midnight, Bourbon Street is a fabulous restaurant offering a wide variety of creole and cajun dishes with a relaxed, child friendly atmosphere to boot. Diners can choose to sit outdoors and people watch, or come inside for a more upbeat, celebratory experience. Kids are given bubbles, necklaces, stickers, and other toys to keep them busy while adults peruse the menu with famous drinks and dishes. The best thing about coming here is that no matter what day it is, THE KIDS WILL EAT FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF AN ADULT MEAL. Yes, that’s 7 days a week!
Jamie enjoys one of those famous drinks ;o)
The kids play with their toys while (T) sneaks a peek at the menu.
In true (T) fashion, he went right for one of the signature appetizer dishes, fried craw-fish. This is a creole dish that made (T) feel like he was right down in New Orleans. He really enjoyed them and little (S) agreed. Luckily there were also mozzarella sticks and chicken fingers so ( R ) did not have a meltdown over craw-fish. The appetizers went very nicely with the complimentary bread and aoli that was brought to our table to begin the experience. I always like a restaurant that brings bread because it keeps the kids occupied. However in this case (R ) and (S ) were way too busy putting on their stickers, trading bead colors, and running to the big window to even notice the bread was on the table. (T) and I liked it though! More importantly, the kiddie drinks came out in sippy cups. This is of utmost importance to us since the chance of (S) tipping over his drink is about 75%.
Sticking with the creole theme, (T) ordered the famous Jambalaya and I had the Po Boy (though I could only finish half so full from all the other food). We weren’t sure if creole and cajun would be too spicy for the kids, so we ordered them a brick oven pizza from the pizza specials menu. When it came out (S) rolled up his sleeves and said “oh wow!” I should also point out that there were no Ala carte costs. The meals come with fries, salad, etc. and the kids can add on a dessert for only $1! While we were there, I noticed that they also have a menu where all the choices are served family style. Ordering family style is actually one of our favorite ways to make dining out affordable (see my previous article “Dining Tip #1)! There are also Fat Tuesday 1/2 price happy hour deals and early bird specials on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays ($16 for a 4 course meal) that can be combined with the kids meal deals.
The deals alone are a reason to come check out Bourbon Street but honestly we will be back because we had fun. After dinner we took the kids for a walk around Nyack and visited their sister store, Johnny Cakes. We don’t need the stroller any longer but we did appreciate the fact that Bourbon Street is located directly across from the Muni lot. All in all a good night being adventurous and trying new places!
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