Blu Cloud Restaurant and Lounge: Now Open in Deep Ellum

Blu Cloud Lounge and Restaurant opened for lunch this week at 2604 Main Street in Deep Ellum, with chef Kenneth Wilson at the helm.

"He is southern Louisiana cook," says Blue Cloud rep Samuel Jackson. "And has been in the industry for about 20 years. He specializes in southern fusion with Creole Cajun."

Blu Cloud, which is owned by Donte Evertt and his father, Darryl McCloud, is a restaurant by day and a lounge with live music by night.

On the menu: Shrimp & Grits, "King Creole" Bayou Nachos (seafood infused), Cajun Style Seafood Gumbo, Mo's Po'Boy Sliders, Creole Style Crab Cakes, Spicy Caesar Salad, Blackened Tilapia, Crawfish Etouffee.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.