Food and Drink

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…




Seven Recipes for Crawfish Boil Leftovers

It’s finally starting to feel like more like spring (according to my seasonal allergies, if not always the weather), and crawfish prices are slowly trickling lower and lower. Soon the air will be filled with spicy wafts of steam from weekend boils, and at the end of every boil, there’s…