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Fresh Seafood in the Midwest?

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Fresh seafood from the Gulf Coast found in Evansville, Indiana? It’s the truth! Nearly a year ago, Kenneth and Linda Parkman opened a small, authentic Cajun cafe named Par-K Seafood. Each week, Parkman hand picks his seafood selection from a wholesaler on the Gulf Coast. He then drives back to Evansville to offer Hoosiers a delicious dish with the fresh seafood they crave. Par-K’s menu offers a wide variety of New Orleans’ classics such as Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, Seafood Gumbo, and Crawfish Etouffee, just to name a few. They also offer a special of the week, such as Baked Catfish fillets. Each plate comes with a slice of French bread toasted and buttered to perfection. Prices are very reasonable, they offer a small, medium, and large dish, and the staff offers an experience in and of itself.

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Baked catfish with toasted French bread and Shrimp Creole, on plate, and in back from left: Seafood Gumbo, red beans and rice, and Crawfish Etouffee.

Over Fall Break, my dad and I ventured to Par-K Seafood after hearing about its fresh and diverse menu. My dad and I are both lovers of Cajun food and spicy food for that matter. When we first walked into the store we were happily greeted by the owner who didn’t hesitate to offer us a sample of any dish we contemplated on purchasing. Parkman’s concern with keeping his customers happy and satisfied with their experience at Par-K was phenomenal. Ultimately, my dad and I decided on three small dishes: Red Beans and Rice, Crawfish Etouffee, and Seafood Gumbo, my dad’s favorite Cajun dish, each served over rice. Our order ended up only being around $12! Parkman believes that Par-K Seafood is the customer’s store. If you have a seafood request, don’t hesitate to ask. Parkman will do his best to suite your needs and satisfy your palette. Check out Par-K Seafood’s website for additional information, photos of their quality fresh seafood, and also recipes of your favorite Parkman dish. Also, “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. If you would like to go: What: Par-K Seafood Where: 757 S Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715, across from Lawndale Shopping Center Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Phone: 812.401.5222

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