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A Taste of New Orleans Living in the Midwest + Live Music

A year ago this week, I was in New Orleans soaking up the sun, indulging in the food, and engaging in the musical atmosphere. Wishing so much I could travel back, I was pleasantly surprised to find a taste of New Orleans here in Wisconsin.

For a friend’s birthday, we went to dinner at Blue Opus. This restaurant and bar had live music and creole food. I ordered the gumbo which had excellent flavor and was the perfect amount of spice for me. Others at our table ordered the red beans and rice, jambalaya, and fan fare favorite–a little of everything. If this traditional creole selection is not for you, you can also create your own burger, build a garden salad with fixings, or order from a selection of sandwiches. Or stop in for a drink and some sides including mac n’ cheese bites, breaded dill pickle spears, garlic cheese curds, or hushpuppies.

For dessert, beignets or banana foster bites. Yum! They also have a kids menu.

The live music was a great bonus and entertained our group greatly as we sang along to many of the popular songs from various decades. There is live music almost every night of the week with Mondays being open mic night. Check out the current schedule here.

I’d highly recommend trying out the Blue Opus on your next outing. As they state, “Great food. Great Possibilities.”


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4 thoughts on “A Taste of New Orleans Living in the Midwest + Live Music

  1. New Orleans is super high on my travel list! Do you have any photos from you trip or anything like that? I would love to see you do a post on that! 😉

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