Razzoo's Cajun Cafe reopens in Irving after completing renovations

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe reopened after completing a remodel Nov. 4. The Cajun restaurant has locations throughout Texas, as well as one location in Oklahoma City. Some of Razzoo’s menu offerings include shrimp- and crab-stuffed jalapenos, Gulf Coast oysters, po’boys, grilled alligator and more. Its Irving address is 1414 Market Place Blvd., Irving. 972-373–9400. www.razzoos.com


By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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