Featured photo: Marilynn’s Place is a Cajun and Creole restaurant located at 4041 Fern Avenue in Shreveport. Photo by Jim Noetzel.
Like anything that happens at Marilynn’s Place – a festive Cajun and Creole eatery located in a converted Texaco station in Shreveport’s Broadmoor neighborhood – there’s a story behind why the restaurant is presently experimenting with serving German pub cuisine on Wednesday nights. Wednesday is $2 Louisiana beer night at Marilynn’s Place. Owner Boz Baucum says that he was delighted and surprised to find that cheap local beer and live music were attracting a huge group of German patrons. As the weeks passed, though, they began to ask for German food. So Baucum, who studied some German cuisine during his time at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, started doing research into German pub cuisine. That’s how tonight’s (Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016) special, drei im weggla, came to be.
“If it starts to work, I’ll do one every Wednesday night through Oktoberfest,” Baucum said. “It’s something fun to do. We have live music, $2 Louisiana beers and German pub food. You know, it’s perfectly natural!”
Drei im weggla, which translates to “three in a bun,” is made with three grilled Nürnberger Rostbratwurst pork sausages stuffed into a bun – which means that it fits in perfectly with the rest of the over-sized, decadent menu items at Marilynn’s Place. Baucum drove all the way to a German butcher shop and deli outside of Dallas to pick up the Nürnberger sausages and other ingredients.
“I asked the fräulein behind the counter for the real deal, and left with 96 Nürnbergers,” Baucum said.
Whether you’re a German living in Shreveport-Bossier or just someone curious about international foods, this is a fun opportunity to taste something that doesn’t show up often in local eateries. Prost!