By Liz Renninger

Laissez bon ton roulette! Takeout just got a little livelier at VooDoo Daddy’s Steam Kitchen. The locally owned Cajun and creole restaurant is open and offering pickup and takeout orders in the midst of the pandemic that has swept the world.

Owners of the family-friendly restaurant knew they needed to add creative elements to stay top of mind when guests peruse their dining options.

While the dining room is closed, customers are still encouraged to place to-go orders seven days a week. Guests will get something a little more special on Fridays and Saturdays. While grabbing dinner to go, they’ll be entertained by jazz singer Cheryl Thurston of Cheryl’s Mardi Gras Jazz Band from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the patio.

Customers are asked to remain in their cars if they choose to stay and listen while they eat to respect social-distancing guidelines. Discounted menu items include $3 kids’ meals, $7 lunch deals and family meals for four starting at $45. The family meals include options like voodoo pasta with salad and garlic toast, red beans and rice with one side and garlic toast, jambalaya with one side and garlic toast, and the chicken strips platter with two sides.

The restaurant also recently expanded its to-go alcohol program by adding premade cocktails like cosmos and old-fashioned drinks to its already-impressive lineup that includes full bottles of wine for $12 and packaged beer. People can also get a split bottle of wine and the restaurant’s signature hurricane drinks and sangria to go. All alcohol must be consumed at home.

The restaurant will also offer a special beignets and bubbly option on Sunday, May 10, for Mother’s Day. The family meal, which feeds four, includes shrimp and chicken linguine, garlic remoulade toast, a house salad with your choice of dressing, eight beignets and a bottle of Gerard Bertrand Cote Des Rose sparkling rose for just $62.95.

Guests can call in or order the Mother’s Day special online at voodoodaddy.com. It will not be available for third-party delivery.

Delivery orders can be placed through DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and Postmates for all other dishes, sides and drinks.

VooDoo Daddy’s Steam Kitchen, 1325 W. Elliot Road, Suite 106, Tempe, 480.659.6145, voodoodaddy.com.

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