New Beginnings on Race Street: the roads lead to Cajun food, music and ice cream

Race Street is nearly done, and the anchor is Tributary Cafe.

The city’s newest “urban village” is finished off Riverside Drive, with new curbing, trees and back-in parking. That’s where you find Tributary Cafe, known for it’s scratch-made Cajun-Creole cooking. 

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In three years, Tributary has made its name for rich seafood gumbo, weekend brunch and huge plates with shrimp or seafood.

Chef Cindy Crowder-Wheeler has updated the menu with new dishes such as crawfish hoecakes, plus Louisiana pimiento burgers, fried chicken and blackened pork chops.

Crawfish hoecakes are new at Tributary Cafe on Race Street, Handout photo

The original mainstays like shrimp Victoria (with mushrooms and creme fraiche) and crawfish etouffee are still around. But she’s added shrimp Clemenceau (with mushroom and beurre blanc) and a signature Key lime pie.
Tributary is open for lunch or brunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, brunch Sunday; 2813 Race St, near Riverside Drive., 817-744-8255,

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