Lache pas la patate, Mon cher! - Don't let go of the potato, my dear!
I'm always on the lookout for a good Cajun/Creole restaurant - po-boys, etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo and crab bisque highlight the menu. Patrick's doesn't have a website but check out the photos section of their Facebook page to see their menu. Patrick's Bistreaux is located in the heart of Berry Hill.
Cajuns are an ethnic group mainly living in the U.S. state of Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles (French-speakers from Acadia in what are now the Canadian Maritimes). Today, the Cajuns make up a significant portion of south Louisiana's population, and have exerted an enormous impact on the state's culture.
Nashville Scene: http://www.nashvillescene.com/bites/archives/2012/12/18/first-bite-patricks-bistreaux-in-berry-hill
More Cajun-French phrases:
Laisser les bons temps rouler (Less lay bohn tohn roo lay): Let the good times roll!
Ca c’est bon (Sa say bohn): That’s good!
C’est la vie (Say la vee): That’s life.
C’est magnifique (Say mag ni feek): That’s great
Cher (Sha): Dear(a term of endearment).
Mon cher or ma cher: My dear.
Joie de la vie: Joy of life.
Lache pas la patate: Don’t let go of the potato. (from a popular french song)
Que le bon Dieu vous benit: May the good GOD bless you.
Fais-do-do (Fay doe doe): A dance ( Literally means “go to sleep”) This was told to children so the parents could go out and dance.
Lagniappe (Lahn yop): A little something extra.
Merci (Mare see): Thank you.
C’est tout (Say too): That’s all, finished.
Bonjour Mes Amis: Good day my friends.
Au Revior Mes Amis: Good bye my friends.
Merci Beaucoup: Thank you very much.