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Cajun Soulfood in the City
Esther's Cajun Soulfood is located in historic Independence Heights. The dishes are Southern comfort food with a cajun twist. The recipes were passed down in Esther's family and today she serves them to her guest. Southern tastes like seasoned oxtail with spices, smothered pork chop and Cajun pepper steak are highlighted by daily specials such as shrimp and crawfish etouffee and savory turkey wings.
There's one simple truth about Esther's. No one leaves hungry. Whether one of the above dishes are your weakness, or delicious sides like the twice baked potato or candied yams, you're bound to fall in love with something here.
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A COMMUNITY RESTORED
Change is on the horizon in Independence Heights. We are building on our strengths, our historic churches, excellent schools, community resources, and our people. We are finding new ways to come together as a community as new families move to the neighborhood and our diversity increases. All around us investment in neighborhoods and infrastructure is occurring. The North Corridor light rail gives us greater connectivity, and redevelopment is transforming the neighborhoods immediately surrounding us. We are identifying opportunities for old and new residents to work together creatively on ways to reclaim our historic identity and shape our future revitalization efforts, while we work to remain true to our roots and utilize local talent to rebuild our community. Over the last few years residents, former residents, business owners, church leaders, parents, educators, community leaders, and our partners have come together to imagine and vision a new future for our historic community, Independence Heights