|If you must know, I was on hand for a spoken word production by MouseMuse Productions.|
It’s shocking that I live in Connecticut and have only been to the Two Boots in Bridgeport just once and I legit live 15 minutes away if I speed and there’s no traffic. What’s even more shocking is that I’ve been to their Grand Central location more times than I can count.
While this can be classified as “totally slacking” what might be worse than never visiting Two Boots of Bridgeport is only having ever ordered pizza at the GCT Two Boots. What’s wrong with that is Two Boots, even with a small menu has a few Cajun/New Orleans classics on their menu like jambalaya, blackened or fried catfish, beignets, and po’boys.
Don’t get me wrong though, their pizza is fantastic. Two Boots has all the familiar toppings but they also have some different stuff available like tasso, creole chicken, Andouille sausage, spiced shrimp or crawfish. Even a few other toppers like sopressata, Andouille meatballs and capicola aren’t readily available at most places.
If those toppings aren’t enough of a temptation, their specialties pies named after pop culture icons might. The Newman (Seinfeld), Mr. Pink (Reservoir Dogs), The Cliff (Cheers) and The Dude (The Big Lebowski) are just a few you can choose from. I’ll let you look up the flavor combos on these pies.
This time I had to pass up the pizza and go Cajun so I ordered jambalaya with chicken, Andouille, and tasso. The jambalaya had some kick to it without being too spicy and it had plenty of smokiness from the tasso and Andouille sausage. What I liked was that it wasn’t too soupy and the portion was definitely filling. Whatever juices were left, I sopped up with the homemade dumpling/roll they give you with it.
For dessert I had to go classic NOLA so that meant beignets. I order beignets whenever I see them on a menu in the area and these were easily the best; heavily sugared, only slightly dense, but not greasy.
Besides the pizza and Cajun selections, Two Boots is a happening night time spot and they frequently have open mic nights, live music, DJs, karaoke, and spoken word stuff like poetry or readings going on. The Bridgeport location also draws lots of area college students from Fairfield U, Sacred Heart and the University of Bridgeport since it is right in the much improved Downtown B-Port that seems to be a booming locale for restaurants, trendy bars, and the very cool place it sits next to, The Bijou Theater.
Ultimately, Two Boots has solid choices on the menu that won’t kill your paycheck and it is worth a visit so pick a night, see a show, or actually BE the entertainment yourself and get your karaoke on or get up on stage and dictate a poem if you have the guts! They serve drinks too, so that might help in building courage.
281 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604