Cajun cooking and Southern hospitality

lolasBy Debbie Hall

Lola’s – A Louisiana Kitchen, located in the art-chic Holsum Lofts in the Arts District, brings authentic Louisiana cuisine and Cajun cooking to downtown Las Vegas. Menu items include crab cakes, oysters, po’boys, crawfish and sweet potato pecan pie.

Owner and Chef Lola Elizabeth Pokorny, born in New Orleans and raised in Louisiana, relocated to Las Vegas in 1990. Coming from a family of cooks, chefs and restaurateurs, she has enjoyed preparing and sharing authentic Cajun foods from southern Louisiana all her life. As owner of Cajun Connection in Las Vegas for 15 years, Pokorny has achieved success as a personal chef and caterer.

Opening Lola’s is Pokorny’s lifelong dream and passion. She just doesn’t serve food, but true Southern cooking. One of her specialties is roast beef debris po’boy, a blend of two of Lola’s favorite debris (or gravy), one from New Orleans and one from Monroe, with the choice of dressed (condiments added including mayonnaise, Creole mustard, yellow or French mustard, and pickles) or undressed with no condiments added.
Other southern dishes include Mama’s Cajun red beans and rice, slow cooked with real Andouille sausage; homemade Tasso served over steamed white rice; and bronzed catfish and grits served over smoked Gouda grits with an Andouille sausage and mushroom ragout. As for dessert, there is Lola’s famous bread pudding covered in Jim Beam praline sauce.

Lola ExtCrawfish for fresh boils are seasonal, with the season runs from Mardi Gras to the 4th of July, depending on availability.

Hours are Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the last seating 8:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the last seating 9:30 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m. with the last seating 9:30 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

Lola’s – A Louisiana Kitchen
241 W. Charleston Blvd. Ste.101
In the Old Holsum Bakery
Las Vegas, NV 89102