Rougaroux is bringing Poboys to Birmingham: Forest Park’s newest and cutest restaurant

Rougaroux house
The former Pink House cafe turned Rougaroux is now serving up cajun dishes to Forest Park

Yesterday marked the soft opening for this adorable restaurant in Forest Park.  Get the DL here.

Birmingham’s Finally Getting Some Poboys

The owners of Hotbox are collaborating with Rougaroux owner Anne Carter to serve delicious cajun specialities in a cozy way in the ‘ham. In case you live under a rock, Hotbox’s Asian-fusion street food comes straight out of their iconic vintage airstream in Avondale.

Yesterday they launched their next restaurant adventure, Rougaroux, located at 817 39th St S Birmingham, AL 35222.

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Front of the menu. Zoom if you please.

Serving up cajun poboys and gumbo in the adorable pink house (formerly Pink House cafe), Rougaroux offers Birmingham the New Orleans specialties we have been missing for far too long.

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Bread pudding. “White chocolate bread pudding with pecan pralines and run sauce.” And it was YUMMY.

They hit it off with their soft opening yesterday which will continue through the weekend. BYOB temporarily and they will start regular service Monday.

Third Friday in Forest Park
Forest Park in south Avondale (image courtesy of Forest Park’s Facebook)

Hop on over to Rougaroux for lunch or even better, for Third Friday in Forest Park!

Shops and restaurants keep their doors open a little longer and offer specials for locals to enjoy Forest Park after hours (5-8 pm).

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Are we in the Bayou? Nope, it’s The Rougaroux in Forest Park. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

PLUS local artists turn merchants’ loos into masterpieces with art installations called Tour de Loo. (Yea, you heard me right, their restrooms become works of art.) And this is no joke: Robin Richeson Colter, Creative Director at B-Metro judges installations and awards the winner with a $300 prize.

And not to be weird, but Rougaroux’s bathroom is very cool.

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The Rougaroux loo

Give them a follow on insta to show the love and to stay up to date on their latest dishes.

What do you think of Birmingham getting a new cajun restaurant? Let us know!
Madeline Ingram
Madeline Ingram
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