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Allyn's Restaurant Review: For 20 years, "eclectic" had been the best way to describe Allyn's. It was a little bit Cajun and a little bit rock 'n’ roll. It was a touch Tex-Mex and even had a small wine shop. It was a place to have a good time --- a happy hour destination and the source of oddball offerings such as blackened alligator. Today, it’s reinventing itself as something more upscale, more Cajun and less Mexican, more New Orleans jambalaya and less ho-hum chimichanga. While Allyn's is keeping items like its black bean quesadilla roll on the menu, the neighborhood restaurant and pub is also adding crowd-pleasers, namely a dozen craft beers on tap (whereas before there had been only bottles). There aren't many places in Cincinnati you can go for a crawfish boil, but Allyn's is one of them. It's a good place for live music or to enjoy patio weather. Allyn's also boasts flat-screen TVs throughout for sports fans and a Mardi Gras atmosphere for its Cajun-loving customers. And the shop up front offers an array of wines and beers and a line of hot sauces to keep things spicy.