Culinary Thrill Seeking: A view that often includes George the Gator

Published 9:37 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BRIDGE CITY — Peggy’s on the Bayou is now a Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce member. Peggy Albair and family serve Cajun fried goodness and hamburgers that taste like real meat. All of that is right on the water. Literally. If you step out of the back porch screen door you have gone too far. George the gator will be waiting for you.

At this point, just go back inside to enjoy good stuff like crab cakes, oysters, catfish and chicken fried steak.

Albair says pumpkin pancakes are on the way to her breakfast menu and a jalapeno, garlic cheddar biscuit is also about to roll out. I want to be there to catch it. What does she already do with her jalapeno bread? She makes it into bread pudding, and adds whiskey sauce.

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