Thanks to the disgruntled reader who wrote in to correct our outdated listing of Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe. Yes, we were carrying some old material in our dining guide and we are happy to right the error. If you haven't been out to Ri'Chard's since it opened in 2005, you might be surprised by the changes, including the addition of étouffée and beignets to the roster of New Orleans cuisine.
In addition to a bayou-soaked menu of alligator bites, crab bisque, mahi-mahi, blackened redfish, Gulf shrimp, boudin and bread pudding--which also boasts Community Coffee, Gambino's French bread and beer--Ri'Chard's hosts nightly songwriters' nights.
This spring, owner Richard Trest is finishing up a patio, which he describes in his weekly email update: "Best dumb question of the week: Hey, you guys building a patio? Answer: No we're building a brick wall. We're going to stand it up when we're done."
Located at 4420 Whites Creek Pike (Phone: 299-9590), Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Sunday jazz-and-blues brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment is always free, and the music schedule is posted after the jump.
Tue - May 26: Phat Tuesday with Richard Trest and his many excellent friends
Wed - May 27: 6:15 Lacie Madison 7:30 Rodeo Pony
Thu - May 28: 6:15 Station R 7:15 Brittany Allyn and Chris Nole
Fri - May 29: 6:15 Winfields Locket 7:30 Erika Chambers
Sat - May 30: 6:00 until 9 Ragin' Cajun Writer's Jam
Sun - May 31: Noon John Richards
Tue - Jun 2: 6:15 Carrie Mills 7:15 Seth Costner
Wed - Jun 3: 6:15 Jesse Ball 7:15 Kate Curtis
Thu - Jun 4: 6:15 David Brendan Hunt 7:30 Bob Spanburgh
Fri - Jun 5: 6:15 Barbara Cloyd 7:15 Roads2October
Sat - Jun 6: 6:00 until 8:00 Shotgun Scooter
Sun - Jun 7: Noon The Riker Project
Tue - Jun 9: 6:15 Jeff Batson 7:30 Marc-Alan Barnette
Wed - Jun 10: 6:15 Caitlin Nicole Eadie 7:15 Craig Jackson Band
Thu- Jun 11: 6:15 Ashley Gatta 7:15 Chris Miller
Fri - Jun 12: 6:15 Tim Carroll & Friends 7:30 Erika Chambers
Sat - Jun 13: 6:30 Larissa Bovetti 7:30 Wild Animal with Mississippi Millie
Sun - Jun 14: Noon Mississippi Millie with Tiger Gagan