Story & History - Legend of the Lost Cajun
I have been asked a thousand times, “How did a Cajun end up in Summit County, Colorado?”
And I’m always happy to answer.
Hi, I’m Raymond Griffin, “The Lost Cajun” from Barataria, La. and to answer the question, I usually tell people that I got drunk and got lost! The truth is that Belinda, my late wife, and I had dreamed of living here in the Rockies and opening a little Gumbo shop for years. For 15 years we owned and operated a fishing lodge in Louisiana - Griffin Fishing Lodge - then came Katrina, then Rita, then Ike and Gustav and on top of all that, the big oil spill… What a mess! It was hard to leave but we just had enough! So here I am and here I will stay! The first little Gumbo shop opened in October of 2010 in a tiny building on Main Street in Frisco, CO. People just love the down-home atmosphere and the authentic Cajun food. It was so popular that I needed to expand and a lifelong friend named Jon Espey, from Alabama, came up for a visit, fell in love with the Rockies and stayed! We opened our second location in Breckenridge in July of 2012. Jon has the same passion and love for all things Cajun, especially the food, which I have and together we have re-created a true Cajun dining experience! Our gumbos take 4 to 6 hours to cook, like all of our special dishes, red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee and lobster bisque, there are no short cuts, and it’s got to be cooked slowly, with a lot of care! Our seafood is like none that you have ever tasted and the Beignets are just like the ones you get in New Orleans - maybe just a wee bit better! Stop in and try some of our free samples and you’ll see what I’m talking about. As we say in Louisiana, “make a pass” and say hello, feel the down-home atmosphere and “pass a good time!” .
Come Grow With Us
Our family is growing! As the word spreads around the country about our great food, unique atmosphere and one of a kind culture, people from everywhere are asking the same questions over and over, "What makes a Lost Cajun so special"? and "How do I get a Lost Cajun in my home town"?
Well my friends the answer is pretty simple, it starts with courtesy and respect and three simple words, Please, Thank You and Your Welcome! We are able to hire the best servers and cooks around because of the great work environment that we create, treating everyone with courtesy and respect. And our southern hospitality using simple words like please and thank you ensure that every customer, every time has a great experience at The Lost Cajun! Just look at our reviews on "Yelp" or "Trip Advisor"!
When you look at the food choices around, we are not another, burger , pizza or sandwich shop! We are an old style family restaurant, that feels like you are having lunch or dinner at your neighbors house. Just click on the link below and learn how you can be The Lost Cajun in your home town.
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Search for our App on your mobile device, "Lost Cajun", and get a deal - $2 off of every bowl of Gumbo! You can also: Get door to door directions via GPS | Join our Loyalty Club for app owner only specialties | Check out our cool Zydeco music inside of the app | Take photos with your friends and upload them to use so we can post them | Use our translator to learn some Cajun | Use our voice recorder feature to leave us your comments, suggestions, and whatever else is on your mind | Use our tip calculator | and MUCH MORE...
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Summit Daily News: The Lost Cajun - Straight from the Big Easy Itself...click here to read the article
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