Duce’s Cajun Kitchen Corp. might begin working a meals truck and sit-down restaurant in Longview as quickly as this week.
CD Hollins and his son-in-law, Darrin Teixeira, run the enterprise collectively, and the meals truck is already up and working in Harrison County. Hollins, a Longview resident who’s initially from Bastrop, Louisiana, stated he’s a preacher at Marshall and likewise teaches within the faith division at Wylie Faculty. He obtained his culinary abilities from his grandmother in Louisiana, he stated.
Renovations are nearing completion on the sit-down restaurant that shall be positioned at 1204 Alpine Highway, the place a donut store was beforehand positioned and, years earlier than, a Whataburger.
“I hope the restaurant for dinner shall be open quickly,” he stated, however didn’t but have a particular opening date. The Duce’s Cajun Kitchen Corp. meals truck was ending its inspections final week with an expectation of opening 11 a.m. to eight p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Mafia Avenue Vape and Brew, 906 W. Loop 281. I wasn’t certain if the meals the truck will keep there after the restaurant opens for dinner, however may also be out there for particular occasions.
Hollins has operated Cajun eating places in different areas earlier than. Gumbo is his specialty, she stated, and he makes that and jambalaya each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. His son-in-law (the restaurant and meals truck are named after his late brother) makes Cajun rice from scratch, together with boudin balls; and seafood, rooster and sausage po’boys. The menu additionally contains meat pies and crab meat desserts, in addition to their home made cheeseburgers.
Restaurant hours for dinner shall be Tuesday by Saturday from 11 am to eight pm as soon as it opens, and weekends will function Soul Meals Saturday, with recent greens, candy yams, mac and cheese, cornbread, baked rooster and fried, meatloaf, beef ideas with rice and sauce and different gadgets.
Hollins can be a proud father of 5 and grandfather of seven, ages 1 to 12, with an eighth on the best way.
“We’re going to make this group our retirement,” he stated, including that he loves faculties for his grandchildren.
Hollins additionally owns Premium Inflatables in Longview, and his meals truck and inflatable companies will be a part of Mafia Avenue Espresso & Vape, Royal Empire Magnificence & Hair, and William Crain RN, to host a back-to-school giveaway occasion at starting at 9 am on August 13 at 906 W. Loop 281. The occasion will provide free faculty provides, bouncy homes and a water slide, video games, sizzling canine, free drinks and chips, and music.