Creole food

Geechee Bayou to open in Old Louisville

The restaurant space at 1161 S. Second St. that briefly was Slice is set to become a Cajun and Creole restaurant to be called Geechee Bayou, which plans to open before the end of the month.

Lisa Rainey, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, plans to include on her menu dishes she learned from the cooks in her family –  her mother, grandmother and aunt. Among those will be crab-stuffed shrimp.

Traditional Cajun and Creole dishes will be offered, such as gumbo, blackened shrimp, blackened lobster bites, jambalaya, red beans and rice. But Rainey plans things like seafood pizza as well. The restaurant’s name is a reference to the culture of enslaved Africans who came to Louisiana. The restaurant will also feature a live zydeco band.

Geechee Bayou will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

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