Marlow’s Tavern: Bayou ‘n Bourbon is back!

The Big Easy Muffaletta

We live near The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, which recently opened a new Marlow’s Tavern, so we were delighted when they invited our family to try the new Bayou ‘n Bourbon menu. If you’re not in this area, no worries. You can still enjoy the same great menu their other locations, such as Roswell, Midtown, Dunwoody and more!

Marlow’s Tavern is offering the annual Bayou ‘n Bourbon menu through March 28, 2016.

The Food

We start with drinks (don’t we always!) The Bourbon St. Lemonade was spot-on – Southern Comfort, lemonade, and a little mint. Hubby had the Marlow’s Hurricane, which is a dressed up version of Pat O’Brian’s secret recipe, with Bacardi and OJ. It’s topped off with a taste of 151!

Being born in Louisiana, I was very excited to try the menu, and started with the Deconstructed Jambalaya. This delicious dish included chicken and Andouille sausage, over dirty rice and Creole sauce with crawfish. It was delicious, with the perfect balance of punch and flavor.

Hubs enjoyed “The Big Easy” Muffaletta, featuring Mortadella, Genoa salami, spicy capicola, olive salad made with GG’s Fine Food creole seasoning, and melted Provolone…all on pressed Ciabatta bread. HEAVEN. It was heaven, I say. And huge! All the servings were so gigantic that we also enjoyed leftovers for lunch the following day.

Oh! And I can’t forget the side we had with the sandwich…Jalapeno Corn Grits. HOLY COW! These were amazing! Not too hot, with a creamed corn texture. Amazing!

Marlow’s Tavern is also family-friendly… my boys opted for the pizza with fries, and they loved every bite.

After dinner we all split the Honey Bourbon Bread Pudding. I have to confess that bread pudding is already my favorite dessert, but this was over the top. Honey and vanilla crème brulee with soaked sliced of Cuban bread and a splash of Jack Daniel’s Honey, all topped with honey covered vanilla bean ice cream. Gosh, I’m drooling as I recall…and trust me, there was no leftover dessert!

We’ve outlined the entire Bayou ‘n Bourbon menu at the end of this article, so be sure to take a look!

The Atmosphere

As I mentioned, Marlow’s Tavern is family-friendly. We were seated at a booth with high-backs tall enough to ensure the boys’ antics were not on display for the customers next to us. Guests call also enjoy high-top seating or a place at the bar.

The Woodstock location features a patio that was heated and enclosed for winter. We enjoyed the live music, as well!

Prices

The Roasted Chicken and Crab Dip or the Bayou Lump Crab Dip are great starters for under $10. Main dishes start at $12.50 for the Muffaletta and go up to $26 for the Sweet Bourbon St. Ribeye.

Drinks were $9-11, depending on your selection, and $6 for the Abita beers. The bread pudding was $7 (plan to order two…it’s big, but there is never enough of this amazing creation!)

Kid’s menu options are about $5.

Final Thoughts

I know Mardi Gras has passed, but it is always time for Cajun food if you ask me! I recommend a trip – with our without the kiddos- to Marlow’s Tavern to try the new fare. Check the website of your nearest location; it’s worth making an extra effort to visit during the live music.

N'awlins Style Po'Boy

N’awlins Style Po’Boy

Bayou ‘n Bourbon Menu Highlights

When the Cajun craving strikes, the Bayou ‘n Bourbon menu is ready and waiting for lunch and dinner. New items on this year’s menu include the following:

  • Bayou Lump Crab Dip – Creole-spiced lump crab, andouille, spicy mustard, Asiago, Parmesan crust and toasty French baguette            
  • N’awlins-Style Po’ Boy – fiery spiced red fish, apple-cabbage slaw, shredded lettuce, Roma tomato and Creole rémoulade on toasted baguette                                            
  • “The Big Easy” Muffaletta – imported mortadella, Genoa salami, spicy capicola, GG’s secret recipe olive salad, melting provolone on pressed ciabatta bread                                         
  • Sweet Bourbon St. Rib-eye – blackened Jack Daniel’s Honey-blazed rib-eye, jumbo asparagus and a creamy crawfish pie          
  • A few of Marlow’s signature favorites include: Roasted Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo; Daily Flatbread From The Bayou P.D.; Deconstructed Jambalaya and Honey Bourbon Bread Pudding.

For guests who prefer to be spirited away New Orleans-style, Marlow’s has crafted a special menu of drinks and cocktails, which includes the following:

  • “Pat’s” Marlow’s Hurricane – a New Orleans tradition stolen from Pat O’Brien’s.  His secret recipe all “jazzed up” with Bacardi light rum, fresh orange juice and a floater of Bacardi. Hold onto your beads!
  • Bourbon Rum Punch  – Old Forester, Meyer’s Dark Rum, vanilla, cream & nutmeg
  • Bourbon Street Lemonade – house-made  New Orleans original, Southern Comfort, lemonade, kiss of mint, fresh lemon & lime and a dash of simple syrup
  • Sokol Blosser Evolution, Oregon 16th Edition – unique blend of nine different white grapes, produced and bottled in Oregon with hand-selected Oregon, Washington & California fruit, bright straw, exotic tropical citrus, hints of spicy apple with lush, crisp, bright finish
  • ABITA® Turbodog-Draught – Turbodog Dark Brown Ale brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate malts and Willamette hops, rich flavors, perfect partner for all things Cajun! ABV: 5.6
  • ABITA® Wrought Iron IPA-Bottle – Abita Wrought Iron IPA is the resilient, indestructible nature of New Orleans. India Pale Ale forged with intensity of apollo, equinox and mosaic hops, bright as iron from a fiery forge, perfect for a night on the bayou! ABV: 6.9

Disclosure: Thanks to Marlow’s Tavern of Woodstock for hosting me and my family. My undeniable adoration for the grits and bread pudding – and the other opinions here – are all my own!

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