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Bayou Bar & Grill Restaurant Review: Memphis may be a few hours up river from New Orleans, but the spirit of the Crescent City finds its way into the food and atmosphere at the Bayou Bar & Grill. Laid back and authentic, the place serves such real Cajun fare as shrimp and crawfish etouffée, hand-breaded oysters, and crab cakes rémoulade. Po’boy sandwiches come stuffed with all sorts of fillings --- the traditional fried shrimp, oysters, catfish, fried chicken, grilled grouper, and even smoked turkey. For the adventurous, the Bayou even serves alligator chili (try it over french fries with added cheese). The Bloody Marys offered during weekend “Mardi Gras” brunch are locally famous, and you’ll need one (or three) to wash down eggs Pontchartrain (poached eggs with bacon, oysters and hollandaise atop an English muffin). Desserts include such Southern favorites as bread pudding and chocolate pecan pie. The wine list is short and only features inexpensive labels, but the Bayou is better known for its cocktails and decent beer line-up (there’s a wide selection of New Orleans’ hometown brew, Abita).