Food and Drink

10 No-Fail Christmas Cookie Recipes

Cookie season is upon us! Whether you’re making them for a cookie exchange, class party, or just for your family to enjoy, cookies hold a firm spot in most of our Christmas traditions. Cookies are a great item to bake with children because there’s almost always a step little hands…



Ready to Go Thanksgiving

We don’t always have time to slave over a hot stove making our favorite homemade holiday dishes. So I’ve compiled a list of local Northshore groceries and eateries that have come to the rescue, offering an array of festive favorites from turkey to stuffing to sweet potato pie. Your feast…


Authentic Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Every year for Thanksgiving my husband or his mother will make a gumbo. This makes sense because the weather is finally cooling off and for sure gumbo is a cool weather food. Notice that I said I don’t make the gumbo? I have a lot of Irish in my blood…


Rusty Pelican Covington {Sneak Peek}

The Rusty Pelican has long been a community favorite in Mandeville. Luckily for people living further west, they’ve now put in a location in Terra Bella. The Rusty Pelican features a wide variety of family favorites including po boys, fried baskets of chicken or seafood, and hamburgers. They also offer…


Sunday Brunch

If you are looking for a place to venture out on the weekends you should try one of our local weekend brunches. The Northshore has an array of restaurants doing some interesting things with your traditional brunch items. 5 Girls 305 LA 21 / Madisonville New spot to check out…



Vietnamese Restaurant is a Game Changer for Ponchatoula

Pho Queen, Tangipahoa Parish’s newest Vietnamese restaurant, is a game-changer for Ponchatoula. For a small city, Ponchatoula has a number of eateries that feature local favorites like po boys, gumbo, and burgers. Some of Ponchatoula’s restaurants serve breakfast and lunch only and options can be limited in town for night business. Located…


Check it Out: The Anchor at Tchefuncte

Photographs taken by contributor Amanda Jones. After what feels like an eternity, the location that previously hosted Friends restaurant is starting to get a new lease on life. On the bottom floor is The Anchor at Tchefuncte. The Exterior The Interior The Anchor is an open-air experience which is perfect…