Bistro La Roux, the Circle Pines restaurant packed with New Orleans flavors, has announced it will close on June 29. The vet-owned business began as a food truck by chef Tim Glover, Cajun to Geaux. He fast built a following of fans craving jambalaya and gumbo that weren’t about to play Minnesota nice on the spice scale. The restaurant first opened in 2014 and expanded in 2016 with the addition of space for live music.
On the menu were alligator bites, po’ boys, Commander’s shrimp, etouffee, and other dishes not always commonly found on this end of the Mississippi River.
A Facebook post included a heartfelt message of gratitude announcing the closure after five years of good times. For the remainder of its time, Bistro La Roux will host a few more boils and the return of a few favorite specials that ran in the restaurant.
After June 29, Glover said that the Cajun to Geaux truck will likely ride again in some form.