Find Southern Hospitality at Gritz Cafe


     The 49th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, The Princess and the Frog was released in 2009 by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film is set in the 1920’s in New Orleans, Louisiana and tells the story of a hard working waitress named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant.

     The beginning of the film shows Tiana and her dad making a big pot of gumbo. Her father wants to own a restaurant and tells Tiana that “good food brings people together from all walks of life, warms them up and puts little smiles on their faces.” When the gumbo is ready, Tiana runs out the front door and yells, “Hey everybody, I made gumbo!” The scene shifts to people scurrying to the front porch to have their share of the famous Louisiana dish.

      Tiana’s father was right. Good food makes for great bonding moments. According to Wikipedia, “Southern hospitality” is a term used to describe the warm welcome from residents of the Southern United States, whether their kind gestures are to welcome you into their homes or to their state. Food figures high in Southern hospitality and is a large component of the idea being the provision of Southern cuisine to visitors.

       At Gritz Café, you can find a bit of each Southern state sprinkled on the menu. From Louisiana to North Carolina, you can savor the delectable cooking that with one bite will transport you to the bayous and slow summer days of the South. Gritz Café has been voted Best of Las Vegas. Stop by to see why this intimate café has won over critics and residents of Las Vegas. Gritz Café is opened for breakfast and lunch Sunday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.