Food News: Uno Chicago Grill Offers Up Flavors of New Orleans

Mardi Gras may be squarely in the rear view mirror, but the folks over at Uno Chicago Grill are serving up a Cajun feast for a limited time with their New Orleans Jazz Festival of Flavors.  The new, limited-time only menu features some tempting items, including a Cajun Blackned Mahi-Mahi, a Shrimp Po-Boy sandwich, and a Chicken and Sausage gumbo that looks every bit the part.

The popular chain also stays true to its namesake with the new menu items, offering up two different styles of Cajun-inspired pizzas. Have a look:

Cajun Pizzas Uno

CHICKEN & ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE FLATBREAD
Our all-natural flatbread crust layered with sliced grilled chicken and andouille sausage, peppers, onions and plum tomatoes, a spicy red sauce, mozzarella and Cheddar.

JAMBALAYA DEEP DISH
A ‘mix up’ of chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage in a red sauce with plum tomatoes, layered with cheese, and spiced with a Cajun cayenne mix.

The new menu also includes a 6 oz. top sirloin steak infused with Wowza Sauce, a boneless chicken “bites” appetizer, and a “Ragin’ Pasta” that looks like your traditional Jambalaya, only sans rice.  A “chocolate chocolate” Malt Layer Cake and Bananas Foster are offered as dessert items as well.

The best part is that you don’t have to feel guilty about giving the new menu the old college try, as Uno’s Chicago Grill was recently named America’s Healthiest Chain Restaurant by Health.com.  The 6 oz Sirloin Steak (320 calories, 10 grams fat) and the Cajun Mahi-Mahi look to be your best options here (420 calories, 26 grams fat), but bring a friend if you’re taking on the Jambalaya deep-dish Pizza, which weighs in with 114 grams of fat per pie.

9 comments on “Food News: Uno Chicago Grill Offers Up Flavors of New Orleans

  1. Wow….big up to Uno Chicago…ALL of those items sound terrific. I’m a huge fanboy of anything Cajun, blackened, New Oawlins and I love Mahi Mahi so naturally the Cajun Blackned Mahi-Mahi is calling my name (it’s saying “Bear….Bear).

    The Chicken & Andouille Sausage Flatbread sounds amazing too!

  2. Adam says:

    I love their flatbreads. I seldom will consume 1000 calories in one sitting, but I always make sure to finish their flatbread pizzas at Unos. The BBQ chicken and Thai Chicken are damn good.

    I know some people hate the place because of the whole “mockery of the actual Pizza Unos” angle, but I think they are the best overall chain. Their menu kicks the heck out of the likes of a Friday’s or Chili’s or Outback, and they actually have good lunch deals.

    • Ryan says:

      Big fan of Uno’s flatbreads too. The BBQ Chicken is really good…haven’t tried the Thai Chicken. A recent favorite of mine has been the “Its All Greek to Me” Grilled Flatbread Panini…(Chicken, kalamata olives, spinach, pesto, tomatoes, caramelized onions, mozzarella and feta).

  3. Adam says:

    Have not tried that. I always mean to go for lunch there and try out their bottomless soup deal but I never seem to get around to it. Maybe this week…

  4. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa……….bottomless soup!

    French Onion, New England Clam Chowder, Veggie, Broccoli & Cheddar, Italian Wedding, Beef Barley, Chipotle Corn Chowder, Tuscan Pesto Minestrone and Cuban Black Bean & Lentil and their Windy City Chili. Wowaweeewahh, I’ve got to try both the Chipotle Corn Chowder and the Tuscan Pesto Minestrone.

    Too bad the closet location to me is several hours away.

  5. Adam says:

    Yea dude. Give me a good Minestrone any day of the week and I’m set. Best soup on the planet as far as this very biased Italian in concerned.

    Random side-note, but the US Military makes a great Minestrone MRE.

  6. Raiders757 says:

    I’ve never been all that impressed by Uno’s, and haven’t gone to one in quite some time. Did they change their menu recently? I always found it to be rather limited. I’ve eaten at several location and always left with that “meh” feeling.

  7. Adam says:

    Raider,
    Take a look at their website (unos.com). They have a regular menu but they also have a seasonal menu. I think they did a major overhaul in 2006 or 2007. I understand that there are always limitations to chains (for instance, I can tell you that their Veggie burger is just a boring old standard Gardenburger with salsa) but I think they do their flatbreads very well and have a good selection otherwise.

  8. @ Adam “Random side-note, but the US Military makes a great Minestrone MRE.”

    Haha, that is random. I’ve never known someone so into Ministrone.

    That’s pretty darned high accolades for their soup. I really enjoy the soups from Whole Foods….I rarely find good quality soups out at restaurants…especially chains. They usually all taste the same.

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