The Remnant Of Nawlins
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."
Watch the video below to hear the Thomas Family's inspiring story from Korey himself, and then plan your trip to The Remnant Of Nawlins.
"Baby come on in here, get somethin' to eat." That's what it is, ya know? That's what I wanted to bring here.Korey ThomasBryan Legend, Owner of The Remnant Of Nawlins
Food has always been an important part of life in the Thomas Family. Like it is for many of us, food was a way to connect with friends, neighbors, and even strangers.
"One thing I believe everybody in New Orleans was taught, was to share food," Korey Thomas said with a smile. "I can bring you to New Orleans right now and I guarantee you, somebody's gonna offer you something to eat. 'Baby come on in here, get somethin' to eat.' ... that's what is, ya know? That's what I wanted to bring here, because I felt like the BCS (Bryan-College Station) embraced me and my family to that degree. We were going to Twin City Mission and being fed when we first were here. Pay it forward."
I want you to feel like you're coming in to my home and eating. That's our culture.Korey ThomasBryan Legend, Owner of The Remnant Of Nawlins
The Remnant Of Nawlins offers a variety of foods, including: crawfish, fish, shrimp, pork chops, dirty rice, gumbo, étouffée, King Cake during Mardi Gras season, and more.
"Come in The Remnant and expect to get some great things. Sometimes, you can come in and there's things that we don't even have on our menu that we'll try to prepare just for you. I want you to feel like you're coming in to my home and eating. That's our culture," Thomas finished.