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Monday, June 17, 2013

The Geezer's Questionable Father's Day Adventure - a Cape Girardeau Restaurant Review


Now gang....If you've been reading this blog long...YOU KNOW that I would never EVER say or do ANYTHING that was bad on purpose.  But once in a very blue moon...things just happen and even the best of us find ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.....but I just wanted to TELL you guys what happened and try to explain....so here we go...

We've had a very long and trying year in the Canyon...I don't know why that is...there was nothing major going on...but you know how sometimes it's just 6 of one and half a dozen of another bunch of things go wrong...and seems like we're ducking poo poo that has hit the fan just a comin' and goin' all the time this year.....
And then Kevin had the flood and my goodness what a nightmare that's been...and he's still deep into the throngs of repairing a totally empty and damaged home...

Well...then last week...we had 2 birthdays and that took time for the kids to all stop their busy lives and have family gatherings and they're so busy anyway....SO I just told them...I volunteered this really... at grandmas birthday that I'd see to dad on Sunday and they could have their weekend...and Evan's mom was wanting to do something for Kims birthday that day anyway...SO I told them dad knows they love him and how busy they are so I'd see to Father's Day ON Father's Day and they could have their weekend to catch up with their own lives...I had talked with the geezer about this before I mentioned it to them...and he said "ABSOLUTELY!!!"  and that he KNEW how hard it was to juggle 2 families around holidays and then we'd had the birthdays and the flood and this and that...so he said that was fine with him and he and I would do something and have a blast......

So as the week wore on...I was trying to think of someplace fun but unusual to take the geezer and I just typed in Fried Oysters and did a search in Southern Ill and West Ky and Missouri Bootheel...and up popped Broussard's Cajun Cuisine in Cape Girardeau, Mo.   Sooooooooooo I looked at their website and their menu online and it was a Cajun place and not only did they have fried OYSTERS...they had Boudin (pronounced boo-dan and that's a Louisiana sausage made with pork and rice) and that's something the geezer has been saying he had to get to Louisiana to get for years and years because his friend that used to bring it up TO him has passed away and he absolutely loves boudin....

Soooooooooo right after church...we were off on our adventure and he didn't have a clue where I was taking him.....we got in the car...and he was driving even on his secret adventure...because he's a 1950's husband and he doesn't believe in the wife driving the husband unless she's taking the husband to the hospital....hahaha  In FACT he was on crutches again about a month ago and I had to drive him to the foot doctor and when we got home our neighbor called and said "What's going ON down there...I saw you pass with Katy driving and I knew something was bad wrong with YOU"  :-)  
But I told him a few turns to take and then I said.."Head to the grapevine trail"  And he said "OH so we're going to CAPE?"  I said "Maybe....keep driving and don't ask so many questions" 

We got to Cape and I told him to go to the historic district and then I saw the green alligator sign up over Broussards...and I said "That's it....park just where ever you can find a place"   So we got out of the car after parking across the street and we stood and looked at that place and OH my LORDY MERCY SAKES ALIVE....it looked like what people call a 'dive'....and the pics online looked so GOOD......It had signs in the window and I don't want to put the word on here...but you know if you said A&W Root_ _ _ _  It's the _ _ _ _ word that was in that window 2 or 3 times....and the geezer looked at me and he said "KATY?  I don't think that looks like a place we need to BE and I KNOW YOU don't need to be in there"  :-0   I said "Well....it looked good online and had super reviews of their fried oysters and boudin and I wanted to surprise you"  He said, "Well you've surprised me alright... but now I don't think we should go IN there..."  I said "Well....it's a Cajun place and we're here and they have your very favorite food...so let's just peek in the door and see what we see...we can always come right back out" 

Well we peeked in the door and inside was worse than OUTSIDE...OH HEAVENLY DAY!!!  We stepped in and looked around and this priceless geezer said "I'm leaving this up to YOU...but I'm thinking "no"....I said "Well let's sign in and give it a minute...we can leave at any time up till we place our order."   The frisky little blond in short shorts that barely covered her panties if she even had any on....told us there would be a 15 to 30 minute wait....which set even MORE in the negative with the geezer....he's always said he stood in a chow line in the army and he would never stand in line to eat again...but we walked over to the side and waited and in about 15 minutes....they took us into the dining side....IT WAS THE PITS...but I wanted my old geezer to have fried oysters and boudin on Father's Day sooooooooooo bad...I just gritted my teeth and made the best of it.

We were blessed to get the little blond bimbo with the almost invisible short shorts on as our waitress and she was climbing all over the table beside us washing the table and the window sill and the window...that corner was cleaner when she got done than it had EVER been in the history of that building....I was SOOOOOOOOOOOO tempted to pop her on her fanny and say "Hey sweetie...that was me and not him...and whatever you're marketing....he isn't interested in bologna...he has steak at home so go clean somewhere else" but I just let it slide....but boy it was hard.....Sometimes...you just can't be nice about EVERYTHING....YOU KNOW IT?????????

So we were sitting there waiting on our order and I said "It even smells like muddy swamp water in here  :-/  OH my GOODNESS....But we ordered Boudin and crackers as an appetizer and it was absolutely delicious...and then they brought the flattest yucky salad out we have ever eaten in our lives...we took a couple bites and scooted it aside....Then came the fried oysters and they were each the size of a big bull frog and tough as whit-leather...and the longer you chewed...the bigger the mouthful of fried oyster got....We were trying to eat and laughing at the same time...the geezer said "Boy you may not spend much money...but when you blow it...you blow it"  But he added..."But you have made this one fun day...."  Because we had laughed and laughed till we thought it might be time to CRY over the wasted money...
We got a to go box...pretending these oysters would be easier to eat at home...and surprised the little blond bimbo with a normal tip instead of the mega bucks she thought she was earning with her performance.....and we were off....

I've decided in my old age...I'm going to start acknowledging these little bimbo waitresses. If they ask for it from now on...they're going to get it...and from me. This old geezer is just a really good lookin' rascal and he has a very jolly and extra friendly personality and the little bimbo's always get the wrong idea...They have no clue he'd be just as friendly if they were 88 as he is at whatever age they ARE...so they always think he's flirting with THEM...But I've seen him in action for 50 years and I know better....

We learned a big lesson yesterday though...There really ARE places we just won't go.  We've been teased for years about Hooters and places like that...because we just won't go in those places...and we've been in our first and last 'dive' and that was yesterday at the hand of the Church Lady as the geezer calls me....
If the geezer's stop on the road at a questionable place...we'll be down the road at the next McDonald's or Cracker Barrel and they can pick us up when they come by.....But yesterday was my fault and I take total blame for it....It really WAS a fun day though and the geezer has had 46 Father's Days that were all fun but are now just a blur in his memory bank.....but he'll never forget the Father's Day in the Cajun Dive.....shall we pray...


I hope those foreign words on this pic...aren't saying anything bad  :-/


     
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