Nestled in the eclectic neighborhood of University Heights, you’ll find some voodoo magic – American Voodoo, a seasonal gourmet restaurant that brings a California flair to traditional Creole cuisine.
Opened in September 2013, the restaurant is a welcome addition to the area’s restaurant row, with a rotating, seasonal menu that serves up the finest in soul food, while incorporating fresh ingredients.
“We want our patrons to have a new experience every time,” said Joshua Hamlin, Owner of American Voodoo. Incorporating local produce into their farm-to-table menus, American Voodoo is currently offering innovative dishes like Fig-Glazed Cornish Game Hen, West Coast Scampi and Sweet Potato Brownies.
But don't worry, they will always have the Southern staple of fried chicken on their menu - with their own unique touch of course. Slow-cooked and deep-fried, American Voodoo’s fried chicken is a must-try for all foodies. “Having Southern roots, fried chicken was something I loved so much,” said Hamlin. “It was one of the items I had to have on the menu.”
The restaurant also offers an intimate, yet social setting. Set among a rich wood interior, handcrafted voodoo dolls and souvenirs from Hamlin’s travels, American Voodoo gives diners a relaxed and communal environment to enjoy.
In true Southern hospitality form, American Voodoo aims to please. “Ninety-nine percent of the patrons that come out and support us clean their plate. For us, that’s the best sign,” said Hamlin. “For every last bite to be taken – that’s what we want.”
For more information, visit www.american-voodoo.com.