This is a guest post by Susan Guillory of The Unexplorer.
Let me preface this story by saying: I am Cajun. And given that there is not a great deal of Cajun culture in San Diego and its environs, I’m always pretty suspicious whenever anyone claims to sell Cajun food or play Cajun music. I taste the gumbo with one eyebrow cocked, sure that it won’t live up to its authentic roots.
So when I finally, after seven years, had the opportunity to go to Gator by the Bay, a Cajun festival held each Mother’s Day weekend, my attitude was, “We’ll see how Cajun this is. Hmph.”
Apparently there are quite a few Cajuns and afficionados hiding in my fair city. […]