This actually is not a bad place to eat; a bit on the funky side in décor and scale, as you would expect from something called Buzzard Billy's Flying Carp Café. The menu is about as Cajun as you could anticipate 1100 miles upriver from New Orleans and for the most part is well prepared. Spicy hot items are so marked. The clientele is diverse and middle class, enhanced by special populations of visitors attending the convention center a half block away. The restaurant is placed close to downtown hotels, the growing arts district, and numbers of shops, bars, and other features of a small city with a lively and reasonably thriving downtown and is two blocks from the Mississippi River. The worst part of the restaurant are the restrooms; located well enough but marginally clean. The location is fine except in the snowy winter as so far, the city doesn't clean the piles of snow on the curbs and gutters; for the nimble, athletic, well padded and well insured at this point. After eating at Billy's leave room for ice cream at The Pearl, the old-fashioned ice cream parlor across the street after stopping in for a cheesehead at TJ's next door.
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