Posts Tagged ‘Gumbo’

The week’s specials 12/19/2011

December 19, 2011

Beck's Cornbread Loaf is the best!

Only a few days to go!  Keep your energy levels high with our protein packed specials this week, including Beck’s Blackened Salmon over Gumbo Rice and our Jambalaya Breakfast Bowl with Fried Egg, Cheese, and Corn Bread.  To get into that holiday spirit why not take home a bag of our Pecan Praline Coffee from Community Coffee.  We’re selling it at $ 2.00 off a bag!

The Crawfish Are Coming!

March 8, 2010

Well, the weather is warmer and crawfish season is just around the corner. We’re already thinkin’ about those succulent little devils with corn and potatoes. In fact, we just bought a 30 gallon pot from — just in time for special event catering season. So, stay tuned!  Who’s your crawdaddy now?

Mardi Gras Media Coverage

February 20, 2010

Here is a nice photo of our Mardi Gras event, published in the Inquirer on Feb. 17. Thanks again to everyone who participated and made it such a success.

Here are some other media clips that we would like to share.

Good Day Philadelphia, 2/16/10

Gloucester County Times, 2/16/10

NBC — Mardi Gras Teaser, 2/15/10

KYW Newsradio 1060, 2/16/10

A Big Fat Thank You!

February 18, 2010

A personal note of thanks to everyone who contributed to such a successful Mardi Gras event. What a great time! The event created incredible excitement for the market and generated amzing media coverage with 3, 6, 10 and Fox 29 all covering it. Also, WRTI and KWY NewsRadio came out. And did you see that awesome photo in yesterday’s local section (2/17)?

Special thanks to the staff of the Reading Terminal Market and Habitat for Humanity for your help, and to the vendors in the market for being so accommodating. Also, the Al Harrison Dixie Land Jazz Band for inspired music and to our volunteers who twirled, juggled and strutted your stuff.

Thanks again. Also, if you like Jambalaya, take a look at our spot on Good Day Philadelphia!

Two Days Till Mardi Gras

February 14, 2010

Only 48 hrs. to go until Fat Tuesday. Come spend it with us at the Reading Terminal Market for food, Dixie Land music, a parade and more! Oh, and watch for us Tuesday morning on Fox 29. Good Day Philadelphia will be shooting live from the Terminal!

Battle of the Chefs

February 4, 2010

Just in. Bill Beck will be on Good Day Philadelphia on Friday for a Superbowl segment showcasing the foods that represent New Orleans and the foods that represent Indianapolis. Guess which side he’ll be on. The show airs around 9:20. If you are interested in goin’ Cajun for your Superbowl party, give us a call!

Mardi Gras!

January 18, 2010

Get ready! Beck’s Cajun Cafe is bringing Mardi Gras to the Reading Terminal Market, Tues., Feb. 16, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come and enjoy Dixieland music and authentic Cajun favorites including jambalaya, mufaletta and po’ boys. We’ll also be serving up a giant pot of gumbo and the proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. The parade starts at 11 a.m. We’ll be cutting the King Cake at 1 p.m., Find the baby inside and win a prize!

Go With Gumbo, My Friend

January 7, 2010

Gumbo when you’re happy. Gumbo when you’re sad. Gumbo when you’re sleepy. Gumbo when you’re mad.

Gumbo by Beck's Cajun Cafe

A good gumbo may be the ultimate comfort food. If you’ve never tried it, gumbo is a stew or soup originating in Louisiana and which is popular across the Gulf Coast and into the South. It consists primarily of a strong stock, meat and/or shellfish, a thickener, and the vegetable “holy trinity” of celery, bell peppers and onion. It”s is traditionally served over rice.  There’s a decent history on Wikipedia that you can read.

Keep your eyes open for some exciting announcements in the next week or so about our gumbo (P.S. it involves Mardi Gras!)