The Lost Cajun

We got together with Bruce and Julia last night before they embark on their new adventures with their life on the road. We all met up at a small local Cajun restaurant called The Lost Cajun. As you might guess by the name, it is a Cajun restaurant, specializing in Cajun foods. Julia and I both have some Cajun roots, whereas Bruce and Larry have been adopted into the culture through osmosis.

Everything was very clean and the atmosphere was full of Cajun fun.

The Lost Cajun was founded by the lost Cajuns Raymond and Belinda Griffin, who ventured west to Colorado from Barataria, LA, after hurricanes and loss in their home state of Louisiana. They first opened a little authentic gumbo shop in the mountain area of Frisco, CO in 2010. From Frisco, they decided to open yet another Cajun restaurant in another “little” Colorado mountain town called Breckenridge. Now, they are franchising their brand and their restaurants all over the country. “It’s not just the food people love, it’s our culture of courtesy and respect that we’ve created, along with some of the best service that you have ever experienced. Our gumbos take 4 to 6 hours to cook, as well as our special dishes such as red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee and lobster bisque. There are no short cuts, and it’s got to be cooked slowly, with a lot of care! Our seafood is like none that you have ever tasted, and the beignets are just like the ones you get in New Orleans – maybe just a wee bit better! Stop in and try some of our free samples and you’ll see what I’m talking about. As we say in Louisiana, “make a pass” and say hello, feel the down-home atmosphere and “pass a good time!”.

As always when we get together with Julia and Bruce, we have a great time and share great food together. This time was no different. We chose to eat inside, as the weather outside was a bit frightful.

Fortunately, it was warm and welcoming inside. The walls were decorated with all kinds of fun Cajun memorabilia.

The food was just as warm and inviting as were the walls. Bruce started things off with a cup of Cajun Gumbo. Based on his smile, I think he liked it.

Next came a basket of fried alligator with a spicy remoulade for all of us to share. I love good alligator. It was perfectly crispy and tender all at the same time.

Those were just the starters. Next came the meal. Bruce, Julia and Larry all ordered Po’ Boy sandwiches. They were all different and they all ordered different sides.

I went for something totally different and I ordered the fried fish. I know, surprise, surprise right?! Me being different, who would have thought? 🙂

Everything was delicious and disappeared quickly. The portions were just the right size so that we were able to save a little room to finish the evening off with some hot and fresh beignets too. They were just as good, if not better, as the ones I remember from Cafe du Monde, down on Bourbon Street, in New Orleans.

We all had a great time telling stories and sharing laughs, as well as sharing the delicious food, or as they say in Louisiana, we made a pass and passed a good time. As the sign says, “Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times”.

Until we meet again Bruce and Julia. Safe travels on the road with all your new and upcoming adventures that await you both. Laissez le bontemps roulez!

We went to the The Lost Cajun located in Westminster, Colorado, just a hop skip and a jump from our doorstep. They are located at 3013 West 104th Avenue, Suite 100, Westminster, Colorado. You can give them a call at (720) 772-7773 or visit them online at So make a pass and pass a good time. Trust me, you will be very happy you did.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

8 thoughts on “The Lost Cajun”

  1. You have Cajun roots? I would’ve never guessed, other than the French name. Cafe du Monde does not have the best beignets, Morning Call cafe does, but it’s off the tourist path. My husband grew up in New Orleans and took me there several times to visit with friends.

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