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Bayou Bar & Grill Restaurant Review: Mardi Gras beads dangle from every inch of the ceiling, and the scent of crawfish is heavy inside this casual Cajun bar. The menu deals in traditional New Orleans fare, such as shrimp and crawfish etouffée, hand-breaded oysters, and crab cakes rémoulade. For the adventurous, the Bayou even serves alligator chili. The Bloody Marys offered during weekend brunch are locally famous, and you’ll need one (or three) to wash down eggs Pontchartrain (poached eggs with bacon, oysters and hollandaise over 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 offerings (there’s a wide selection of New Orleans’ hometown brew, Abita).