Louisiana Bistreaux could open next month
This story has been updated.
The owner of Louisiana Bistreaux says the restaurant’s Suburban Plaza location could open as early as Aug. 14.
Owner Fred Delawalla told Decaturish,”I put a tentative opening date of August 14. The reason I put a tentative date, it depends on all the inspections I’m supposed to have next week. Otherwise, there’s a good chance it’ll be Aug. 21.”
The approximately 3,000 square foot restaurant will open behind the LA Fitness. The primary Louisiana Bistreaux location is in East Point.
Delawalla was born in Pakistan, but is of Indian heritage. He said he has been in the states for the last 44 years. “I came here as a student to go to Georgia Tech, and that’s how I came to Atlanta,” he said. Delawalla studied chemical engineering and joked that there is a connection with food. “When you take food and apply heat, there is a chemical reaction there.”
Delawalla said he got into Cajun food in the 80s, but only recently decided to turn an Italian restaurant he owned into a Cajun concept. Louisiana Bistreaux opened in January 2015, and “it’s been very well received by the neighborhood,” Delawalla said.
He said popular menu items on the East Point location menu will also appear on the Decatur location menu, including their signature jambalaya. The menu will be predominately seafood, with some steak and Angus beef options. Delawalla highlighted the “crawtator crusted grouper” as one of the Decatur menu items. It’s described as “grouper crusted with Zapp’s crawtator chips in a cajun crawfish cream sauce.”
He said the restaurant is planning to have some gluten free and vegetarian options on the menu as well.
Associate Editor Dena Mellick contributed to this story.