At The Remnant Of Nawlins, the cultures of Texas and New Orleans converge to bring down-home Cajun cuisine to the heart of the Brazos Valley. From red beans and rice to jambalaya, crawfish to gumbo, shrimp poboys and everything in-between – owner Korey Thomas serves many of the dishes he grew up on in New Orleans's Lower 9th Ward.
In August of 2005, as the Gulf Coast braced for the impacts of Hurricane Katrina, Thomas was forced to stay behind in prison as his family headed west toward Texas.
"I got involved in drugs, and stuff that adolescents shouldn't be involved in," Thomas explained to us. "When Katrina hit, my house was in the flood area. We lost everything." He went on, "[my family was] on the road for 18 hours, and Motel 6 on Texas Avenue (in Bryan-College Station) was the only place that had a room."