Bistro Byronz to be featured on Food Network’s ‘Burgers, Brew and ’Que’ Friday _lowres

Photo provided by Food Network -- Chef Michael Symon, center, talks to diners at Bistro Byronz in Baton Rouge during filming for 'Burgers, Brew & 'Que.'

The specialty burgers created for Bistro Byronz’ Wednesday Burger Bontemps night have attracted a following.

In December, one burger also drew the attention of the Food Network.

Late last year the “Burgers, Brew and ’Que” show came to feature the Bistro Byronz’ croque madame burger, a turkey burger with Canadian bacon, bacon mournay sauce and poached egg that is not on the daily menu.

“It’s pretty interesting and very popular when we run our specials,” said Emilie Alton, owner of Bistro Byronz.

The French bistro-inspired restaurant, with locations on Government Street and on Perkins Road, may not be a burger, beer and barbecue joint, but it does serve the types of food the show seeks to spotlight.

“It really us about finding locations that have different takes on burgers, barbecue and brew and everything in between,” Alton said.

During four hours of filming with the show’s host, Chef Michael Symon, they also tried the poisson Acadiana, — fried fish over rice that is topped with crawfish etouffée.

Both locations of the restaurant — 5412 Government St. and 8200 Village Plaza Court — will celebrate the show’s airing Friday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 p.m.

All year they are celebrating the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary. When it opened a decade ago, Alton said, she wanted it to be like a New York aor Paris bistro, a comfortable neighborhood restaurant.

“That’s what we aspire to be, somewhere between chains and fine dining where you can get great food for an affordable price,” she said.