Since I can’t make it to Jazz Fest this year in New Orleans…I decided stuffing my face with some authentic creole food was almost as good. Sisters Creole opened in May 2011, and their fresh take on classic creole food is a welcome addition to Athens’ eclectic food scene. Housed in the former Williams Grocery in the old Whitehall Mill community, the spunky sister trio have brought some new life to this part of town and some “Louisiana spice!”
Sisters Creole features all of your New Orleans favorites: Shrimp and Oyster Po Boys, Shrimp Creole, Etoufee, Red Beans and Rice, Jambalaya. They also have homemade sides that are a must: sweet potato tots (topped with cinnamon, sugar, and salt OMG) and potato chips with homemade ranch for dipping. Their sauces are also homemade- cocktail, tartar, and remoulade. We couldn’t make it to dessert this round…but next time for sure! Sisters is famous for Bread Pudding with whiskey sauce, cheesecake, lemon pie, pecan pie, and praline yam cake.
This family business is built on grandma’s recipes and a few new ones thrown in the mix. Family owned restaurants are my favorite; you can feel the warmth and love when you go inside…Big smiles greet you at the register and they’re happy to offer you a suggestion because they know and love the menu well. That’s what we found here- three sisters having a ball, cooking and serving up the food they grew up with. Can’t wait to go back!