Miss Nola’s Cafe

Mudbugs at Miss Nola’s Café

We hope your toes are ready for tappin’, because Vancouver-based duo The Mudbugs will give a special performance at Miss Nola’s Café from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 7. The concert is in honor of downtown Camas’ First Friday event, which is a Mardi Gras-themed tribute to dogs with a doggie parade, costume contest, and doggie-owner look-alike contest. Everyone—two-legged and four-legged—will be decked out in their wildest Mardi Gras outfits and when they get hungry, Miss Nola’s will come to the rescue with classic Low Country Cajun and Creole cuisine.

The Mudbugs are roots based with blues, country, and zydeco at the core. You’ll hear original tunes influenced by Clifton Chenier, Doc Watson, Hank Williams Sr., and Snooks Eaglin, as well as some favorite Americana covers. The Mudbugs are KG Jackson on vocals and guitar with Candy Jackson on accordion, washboard, triangle, and backup vocals.

Miss Nola’s Café, owned by Chef Tim and Melissa McCusker, is located at 401 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. The McCuskers met in New Orleans and garnered a considerable amount of experience cooking Low Country cuisine during his tenure in the South. Cajun, Creole, and Southern flavors are the inspiration for the menu. Cocktails like the traditional Hurricane and Charleston Mule are available to guests. The walls are decorated with keepsakes from New Orleans and gifts that people have brought back from Mardi Gras. To learn more, visit missnolas.com.

Caps N’ Taps Oktoberfest + Miss Nola’s Cafe

There are two things happening in downtown Camas on the first Friday in October that are too delicious to miss. The first is Oktoberfest at Caps N’ Taps, the craft beer bottleshop and taproom that has been making a splash on the North Bank beer scene for a couple of years now. Caps N’ Taps is hosting its first Oktoberfest celebration from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, and on Saturday, Oct. 3. The party will feature draft beers from local breweries as well as some of the world’s best German Oktoberfest beers. There will also be beer games (like regular games, only more fun, because BEER), raffles, special guests from local craft breweries, and Vienna-style sausages from Dog Heaven. There’s no admission price, and prices for beer vary depending on the type. Caps N’ Taps is located at 337 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more details, visit capsntapscamas.com.

The second palate-pleasing thing that’s happening in downtown Camas is that Miss Nola’s Cafe will be open to serve you Low Country Southern-inspired fare. (It’ll be like having our very own Screen Door, but without the three-hour wait. Although the cafe did actually sell out of food on the first couple days it was open.) Miss Nola’s Cafe—formerly the upscale fusion restaurant known as Harvest—is owned and operated by Tim and Melissa McCusker, who owned a restaurant in the actual South for many years. The space has been totally revamped and boasts a new tin ceiling and walls, new colors (think LOTS OF ORANGE), new tables…and even a few stuffed gators, for extra atmosphere. Miss Nola’s Cafe, located at 401 N.E. 4th Ave., is one of two restaurants owned by the McCuskers in downtown Camas; you might also try Feast at 316 for steak and cocktails.

Above image:  Mmmmmm….beer and biscuits! #getinmybelly