Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blue Light Cafe, Ruston Louisiana

I have now experienced soul food to a new, and unquestionably authentic, level. I discovered this restaurant on my trip to Ruston, Louisiana, with the help of some engineers at Louisiana Tech. I loved it.

An old house in an old neighborhood has been converted into this fine dinning establishment by removing most of the interior walls to make a dining room with 15 booths, two window unit air conditioners, and the friendliest service you could ask for.

I think the wood paneling on the walls may be original. Notice the exposed conduit and electrical panel. The floor sloped noticeably to the left as you enter and approach the cash register. Everyone writes their order on a little slip of paper and hands it to the help. On the menu are fried pork chops, fried chicken, cream corn, mustard greens, yams, mashed potatoes, cornbread, lima beans, and chocolate cake, among other delights.

The M and the boys loved it, as did I. The cultural experience alone was worth the money, but the food and service were stellar. And so ends my first restaurant review on Orangehouse.


Redlefty said...

I love places like this.

majorleague007 said...

That place does look pretty sweet! You should recommend them to that Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives."