Indy Goes Cajun

Even this far from the bayou, you can still find NOLA-inspired dishes to make your mouth water

We’re a far piece from the bayou, but that hasn’t stopped some lip-smackin’ Cajun and Creole grub from finding its way north. Put these three Indianapolis restaurants on your list when you're craving Cajun, Creole and Louisiana-style dishes:

At Bourbon Street Distillery, enjoy the NOLA-inspired patios while you chow down on “bugs & pasta” (crawfish) or fried oysters with remoulade (361 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis, 317.636. 3316).

B’s Po Boy has the shack vibe down, and their po boy sandwiches (from andouille sausage and BBQ shrimp to a veggie version) are nicely washed down with Abita and followed by beignets (1261 Shelby St., Indianapolis, 317.916.5555).

Finally, Yats slings gumbo, red beans and rice, and étouffée at locations all over town (including 5365 N. College, Indianapolis, 317.253.8817).