18088 State Highway 105
Washington, TX 77880
Between Navasota and Brenham, on Highway 105, on the south side of the highway, nestled in the trees stands a unique dining and drinking experience for the intrepid – the Asian Cajun Bar and Grill. As you can see to the right, it looks like a typical Texas ice house, but it’s not.
First, a little back-story. We live in Brenham, and circumstances often dictate that we have to head up to College Station. Marie made that journey a couple of times in the last few weeks, and took a different (and more efficient) route than we usually took, and upon her return one day she mentioned seeing an establishment out in the middle of nowhere that claimed to serve both Asian and Cajun food. We made a half-hearted mental dog-ear to remember to try the place out, but we figured that given the combination of factors it was probably a long shot that we’d end up liking it.
Tonight we headed to College Station to see a movie (Extract), and on our way up there we passed the joint again, and agreed that if it was still open on our way back we’d stop and check it out. It was, and we did, and we’re glad we did.
It turns out that it is exactly what it seems, which is a combination of an ice house (which for non-Texans is a particular type of open-air, laid-back neighborhood bar), a sports bar, a Cajun restaurant, and an Asian restaurant. The place appears to be run by a Cajun man and an Asian woman. Our assumption is that they are a couple-type couple, but that’s just an assumption. The place had a nice feel, and the proprieters were friendly.
I had the fried shrimp and Marie had the fried crawfish, and we also ordered some fried dumplings, and had a couple of Shiner Bocks to round out the meal. The piece de resistance was that the Dallas Cowboys game was on in the dining room. The food was excellent, the beer was cold, the service was good, and the Cowboys won (beating the Vikings in preseason!). All in all, an excellent evening.
We’ve already made plans to go back, and foresee the Asian Cajun Bar and Grill becoming part of our regular dining rotation.