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Char-grilled oysters are served at Mara's Homemade, a

Char-grilled oysters are served at Mara's Homemade, a restaurant in Syosset that serves Cajun-inspired cuisine and barbecue. (June 24, 2011) Photo Credit: Yana Paskova

Cayenne, creole, crawfish ... you can get it all here on Long Island. No, you don't have to traipse off to the Big Easy to get your hands on some good ole gumbo or spicy jambalaya. Just head on over to the bayou, er ... Jericho Turnpike in Syosset, where there's a Mardi Gras party every day at  Mara's Homemade. It's the place that gives customers that down-home New Orleans experience, beads included. 

Host Meredith Daniels meets owner Mara Levi and learns how the chef  makes the most famous dish on the menu, crawfish cheesecake. 

Videojournalists: Chris Ware and Meredith Daniels

Mara's Homemade is at 236 W. Jericho Tpke., in the Muttontown Plaza shopping center, Syosset; 516-682-9200.

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