T-Coon's Restaurant was started by me, David Billeaud. As a 6th generation Billeaud from Broussard (whose French ancestors came here to Acadiana from France) if I'm not Cajun, who is? Prior to opening my first T-Coon's restaurant in 1993, I had no restaurant experience at all, but I grew up surrounded by cooking: after all, there were 9 of us in the family. Both my parents were excellent cooks.
E...ven though I'm a Cajun, you'll notice that the word “Cajun” is not used in any of our advertising. That's because we see the word misused throughout the country. I’ve chosen the term Zydeco instead as it better represents the flavor of T-Coon's. Zydeco implies a mix of the Creole and Cajun influences that are exclusive to this area of Southern Louisiana. Travel just a few miles from Acadiana in any direction and you quickly lose the true Zydeco influence.