We totally missed this one, but back in mid-February, a little Cajun jewel called Crescent Connection Bistro opened in a North Charleston strip mall. Chef and owner Iran Coleman says his food is authentic Creole cuisine and buys all his seafood and most of his ingredients directly from New Orleans for classic fare like crawfish etoufee, red beans and rice, jambalaya, and an array of po’ boy sandwiches.

Of course it wouldn’t be true Cajun if there wasn’t some cornbread to go along with a number of scrumptious home-made side dishes including mac and cheese, smothered okra, and their popular corn macheux made out of corn nuggets, cream, and fresh thyme. But the best part? It’s dirt cheap with nothing priced over $8. Crescent Connection is located at 1910-E Montague Ave. and they serve lunch and dinner, but are closed Sunday and Monday. We’ll be heading out there for a visit soon, but in the meantime, read Holly Herrick’s review at Charleston Chow.