A taste of Louisiana’s Cajun cuisine is here with the opening of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux.

The 50th Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux opened last month in Viera to great reviews.

“I cannot tell you how excited we are about opening our 50th location in wonderful Viera, Florida,” said Brandon Landry, the founder, co-owner and CEO of Walk-On’s.

The restaurant bills itself as a place for dinner with family, for a date night, for cocktails with the girls or to watch a game on one of the dozens of big screen televisions.

Landry said he started the idea of Walk-On’s as a school project 18 years ago at Louisiana State University.

Landry, who earned a spot on the LSU basketball team as a walk-on, played with the team from 1997 to 2000. It was around that time that the idea of Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar was born. Soon the first Walk-On’s was opened.

“Here we are 18 years later opening number 50 in a great community with awesome franchise partners, Nate and Courtney Fowler,” Landry said.

Walk-On’s in Viera officially opened its doors to the public on March 22 with an extensive menu that includes Pastalaya, Cajun Ribeye, Mardi Gras Mahi, Sweet chili salmon, Fried Catfish, Bayou pasta, burgers, fish tacos and much more.

“It’s been a great process,” Landry said. “We’re excited to be

in Viera.”

Courtney Fowler said it took about three years to get the restaurant built and opened.

“It’s been a long three-year process, but we’re grateful to everybody that helped us along the way,’ she said to a crowd that gathered March 22 in front of the restaurant for a ribbon cutting and official opening.