Louisiana native Johnny Schulze grew up loving the bold flavor of all things creole and cajun. Eats from the bayou have such a rich, distinct taste, it’s only natural to find yourself missing them if you leave the area. That’s exactly what happened to Johnny when he found himself living in Cleveland, OH. However, rather than wallow, he took it upon himself to fill in the gap in the marketplace. That spirit birthed Zydeco Bistro. Named for the musical style as culturally diverse as the cuisine, this truck is granting the Midwest the gift of all things zesty.
Johnny is diametrically opposed to the notion of bland food, as evident by the fare here. The menu, of course, sports po’ boys, each one packed with flavor. You can, for example, grab one of these classic NOLA sandwiches stuffed with andouille smothered in honey creole mustard and citrus slaw. There’s also a bounty of classic cajun entrees from jambalaya to crab salad to ratatouille. Johnny packs these dishes with all those aromatic spices that give Louisiana cooking its full-bodied taste. And don’t forget to polish off your meal with a pillowy beignet smothered in powdered sugar. If you’re drooling, we’ve got some news sure to excite you – Johnny caters. So, book Zydeco Bistro for your next event. There’s nothing sadder than a get-together with boring eats, and this is a surefire way to spare your guests that fate.
Jambalaya — Chicken thigh and smoked sausage mixed with dirty rice seasoned up with a fragrant, flavorful mix of herbs, spices, onions, peppers, and ample amounts of garlic. Yum.
We serve Southwest Cajun cuisine, which is where Zydeco music originated. Music and food cultures mirror each other. Each involves melding various cultural traditions.
I learned basic food prep working for my uncle and learned a lot watching my mom cook at home. I got my formal training at Delgado Community College’s culinary program.
It’s been a goal since I worked the Jazz Fest in NOLA. It was a great atmosphere, and it taught me how you can serve large groups quickly but keep the quality high.
My family. I wanted to spend quality time with them on my own terms.
It is hard to pick just one. Probably the Medina Art Festival. It’s got lots of local talent, and it will be our 9th year there.
That’s easy – our cajun andouille and poulet jambalaya! That’s a big crowd pleaser.