Polo Grill to hold annual Spyder Broussard Low Country shrimp boil and fish fry

Get ready to let the good times roll at the Polo Grill and Bar.

The Lakewood Ranch-based restaurant is celebrating its upcoming 10th anniversary with the annual Spyder Broussard Low Country-East County Shrimp Boil & Fish Fry on July 15.

The event, which also began 10 years ago, will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the restaurant at 10670 Boardwalk Loop in Lakewood Ranch, according to a press release.

The Spyder Broussard Low Country-East County Shrimp Boil & Fish Fry pays homage to the time Polo Grill and Bar proprietor and chef Tommy Klauber spent working in New Orleans years ago, as well as a tribute to Houma, La., native Spyder Broussard, Klauber’s good friend and the uncle of his wife and fellow Polo Grill and Bar proprietor Jaymie Klauber, the press release said.

“Jaymie’s uncle is about as Cajun as you can get,” Tommy Klauber said in the release.

This year’s menu features a wide variety of Cajun dishes, including boiled shrimp with sweet corn and Andouille sausage, Gumbo Ya Ya Acadian with popcorn rice, fried catfish, baked oysters Bienville, Cajun ratatouille, Beignets du Monde and more.

In addition, Tommy Klauber has a company in Lafayette, La., overnight him boudin sausage, a classic white Cajun sausage that’s often paired with rice, according to the release.

“It’s a real Louisiana delicacy, and unless you’ve ever had it at our place or in Louisiana, then you’ve never tried this sausage,” Tommy Klauber said. “It’s just delicious. People go crazy for that, too.”

The event will feature live music by the Gumbo Boogie Band, which will bring the zydeco sounds of New Orleans to Lakewood Ranch.

Reservations for the event, which cost $37.50 per person, are required.

For more information, visit PoloGrillandBar.com or call 941-782-0899.