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c’est la vie that’s life in the river parishes

A S p e c i a l P u b l i c a t i o n o f L’ O b s e r v a t e u r w w w. l o b s e r va t e u r. c o m

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bienvenue Roads. They all serve the same purpose — to get from one place to the next — but each is unique. The view along any particular road is unique to that thoroughfare. Any number of roads may lead to the same desination, but they each have their own way of getting you there. In the River Parishes, you can get from St. Charles Parish to St. James Parish taking River Road, Airline Highway or I10, but depending on which route you take, the journey itself couldn’t be more different. So as you choose your next destination, remember, getting there is half the fun.

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Visitors’ Centers


Fall/winter at the plantations




Plantations Entertainment Boat Launches Golf Historic Churches

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Map of the River Parishes



31 Fairs and Festivals Kids’ Activities

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Louisiana Renaissance Festival



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visitors’ centers New Orleans Plantation Country Tourist Information Center 2900 U.S. 51, LaPlace 866-204-7782

St. Charles Parish Tourist Information Center 13825 River Road, Luling 985-783-5145 or 985-783-5140

St. James Welcome Center 1094 N. Airline Ave., Gramercy 225-869-1717

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No fans required Plantations take advantage of cool weather with a full slate of fall and winter events BY DAVID VITRANO L’OBSERVATEUR

Although for many the word “plantation” conjures images of sweltering summer afternoons spent on the veranda with a cold beverage and a perhaps a fan, the plantations in the River Parishes are open all year long, and during the cooler months they take full advantage of the weather by offering a full slate of events and activities. All during the month of October and continuing until Nov. 2, St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie is adorned in black for the Creole Mourning Tour. While it coincides with the Halloween season, the Mourning Tour is actually a recreation of mourning practices of those who used to own the plantation. The doorway is draped in black cloth, as are all mirrors in the house. Also, throughout the house, dress typical of mourning periods are displayed. On Nov. 6, San Francisco Plantation in Garyville will be the scene of the annual concert by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The plantation provides the perfect setting for the

strains of the region’s premier orchestra, which injects a litany of familiar classics with more modern pieces, often from popular movies. The day also features a gumbo cook off. The following weekend, Destrehan Plantation will c’est la vie - page 8

hold its Fall Festival. Scores of arts and crafts vendors will gather from all across the country to show their

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wares while visitors are treated to live music and, of course, a wide range of food and beverages. In December, as Christmas nears, many of the plantations are dressed in green and red, and large elaborate Christmas trees are erected either on the grounds or in the house itself. The plantations lining River Road can be a perfect backdrop for the bonfires that spring up from St. James Parish all the way to St. Charles Parish. The towns of Lutcher and Paulina, however, are the

epicenter of the activity, and St. James’ most famous plantation, Oak Alley, takes full advantage of its location. It kicks off December with its annual Bonfire Party, an elegant affair in which revelers are treated to a gourmet meal while listening to a quartet play Christmas songs. After dinner, the bonfire is lit, and guests are invited to dance the night away. Toward the end of the evening, hot coffee and beignets are served to help guests shake off the evening’s revelry before heading c’est la vie - page 10

home. If a more subdued plantation experience is on the agenda, Oak Alley also hosts a brunch every Sunday in December. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the plantation serves up a buffet meal along with traditional brunch drinks, such as mimosas and mint juleps. For more information on these events or on the plantations in general, see the “Plantations” section, starting on page 14 or visit neworleansplantationcountry.org.

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bon lieux As the name suggests, water runs through the very heart and soul of the River Parishes. It also provides a jumping-off point for many of the region’s attractions. Historic plantations line both banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Farther north, lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas provide a wealth of water-borne activities. So whether you’re in the mood for taking in some history, casting a line or just relaxing in the sun, the River Parishes provide endless opportunities.

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plantations The River Parishes are the focal point of Louisiana’s plantation country. Lining the banks of both sides of the Mississippi River, these grand mansions are vivid reminders of the great cultural heritage of the area. They remind us of where we’ve been and show us where we’re going. From the historical focus of Destrehan Plantation to the grand vista of the tree-lined entrance of Oak Alley Plantation, each of these properties has its own unique offerings and stories to tell. And together, they show the world one of the characteristics that make the River Parishes the exceptional place that it is.

Destrehan Plantation 13034 River Road, Destrehan 985-764-9315 www.destrehanplantation.org Tours with costumed interpreters, demonstrations of crafts and special exhibits are featured daily.

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features: Tour groups welcome, gardens, gift shop, costumed guides, slave cabins, demonstrations, motor coach parking, handicap accessible. (see our ad on page 50)

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Evergreen Plantation 4677 La. Hwy. 18, Edgard 985-497-3837 www.evergreenplantation.org National landmark of 37 buildings, 22 slave cabins, cultural history

tour and alley of 100 mossdraped oaks. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Features: Tour groups welcome, gardens, slave cabins, motor coach parking.

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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens 40136 Hwy. 942, Darrow 225-473-9380 www.houmashouse.com Grand antebellum estate displaying Southern splendor of “The Sugar Place.” Sixteen rooms filled with period

Laura: A Creole Plantation 2247 La. Hwy. 18, Vacherie 225-265-7690 www.lauraplantation.com Award winning tours focusing on Creole plantation women, slaves,

antiques and Louisiana artwork. Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Features: Tour groups welcome, gardens, gift shop, costumed guides, on-site restaurant, motor coach parking, handicap accessible.

and children. Visit mansion, gardens, and slave cabins. Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features: Tour groups welcome, gardens, gift shop, slave cabins, motor coach parking. (see our ad on page 32)

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Oak Alley Plantation 3645 La. Hwy. 18, Vacherie 225-265-2151 www.oakalleyplantation.com Built in 1839 and famous for its alley of 300-year-old oak trees, this National Historic Landmark is recognized for having one of the most spectacular settings in the

entire Mississippi Valley. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features: Tour groups welcome, gardens, gift shop, costumed guides, demonstrations, on-site restaurant, motor coach parking, accommodations.

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Ormond Plantation 13786 River Road, Destrehan 985-764-8544 www.plantation.com Established in 1789, Ormond Plantation is billed as the oldest French West Indies-style Creole plantation on the Mississippi. Features: Ormond Plantation is

PochĂŠ Plantation 6554 La. Hwy. 44, Convent 225-715-9510 www.pocheplantation.com One of the last plantation homes to be built on the majestic Mississippi River, this National

currently open as both a bed and breakfast and for private parties. The plantation will resume public tours in May. The grounds are also the home of the weekly German Coast Farmers Market. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday for lunch 11 a.m. 2 p.m. (see our ad on page 26)

Register of Historic Places offers daily tours, a B&B and RV park. Tour time: 10 a.m. Features: Tour groups welcome, gardens, gift shop, on-site restaurant, motor coach parking, handicap accessible, accommodations.

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San Francisco Plantation 2646 La. Hwy. 44, Garyville 985-535-2341 www.sanfranciscoplantation.org Located on the East Bank of the Mississippi River right off Interstate 10. A $2 million restora-

tion brought this exquisite home back to its original grandeur. Hours: Daily 9:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features: Tour groups welcome, gardens, gift shop, costumed guides, slave cabins, demonstrations, motor coach parking. (see our ad on page 12)

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St. Joseph Plantation 3535 La. Hwy. 18, Vacherie 225-265-4078 www.stjosephplantation.com This authentic Creole plantation offers the opportunity to explore original slave cabins and view exhibits about early plantation life. Tours are provided by de-

scendants of the original owners. Hours: Tours on the hour. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (October through March); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (April through September) Features: Tour groups welcome, gardens, gift shop, slave cabins, exhibits, motor coach parking, handicap accessible.

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entertainment Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne

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4262 U.S. 90, Des Allemands 800-975-9345 www.airboattours.com Thrilling airboat tours through swamps, marshes, and bayous for six to 15 passengers with a USCG licensed captain.

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours 110 Frenier Road, LaPlace 800-467-0758 www.cajunprideswamptours.com Tour the famous Manchac Swamp for a unique journey back to the early days of Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations. (see our ad on page 9)

Crazy Bout History Tours 225-869-8148 www.crazybouthistoryinc.org Tours are culturally and historically designed to entertain and educate.

German Coast Farmers Market East Bank Saturday market, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan, 8 a.m.-noon West Bank Wednesday market, St. Charles Plaza, 12715 U.S. 90, Luling, 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (see our ad on page 18)

1312 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-6700 www.hollywoodcinemas7.com

Plantation Country Airboat Tours 1757 Hwy. 3127, Boutte 877-247-2628 Airboat and plantation tours of beautiful, private fresh water or ancient cypress swamp. Hotel pickup available. Located 24 miles from downtown New Orleans.

Pleasure Bend Nature Tours 117 Rue St. Martin, Vacherie 225-265-7611 Pontoon boat ride with a USCG licensed operator on beautiful Lac Des Allemands and canals provide views of southern Louisiana’s pristine beauty.

St. Charles Parish Planetarium 105 Lakewood Drive, Luling 985-785-8471 www.stcharles.lib.la.us/planetarium Offering a three-dimensional portal to the universe by viewing over 110,000 stars with the latest digital technology.

St. John Theatre 115 W. 4th St., Reserve 985-536-6630 www.stjohntheatre.com

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boat launches Bayou Gauche Boat Launch Located at the end of La. Hwy. 306 at Bayou Gauche

Blind River Boat Launch Located on Airline Highway between Gramercy and Gonzales

Lake Pontchartrain

Fisherman’s Wharf (Bayou Gauche) Located on La. Hwy. 306 at Bayou Gauche

Hahnville Boat Launch Located at the intersection of La. Hwys. 3127 and 3160

Pier 90 Located on U.S. 90 between Luling and Jefferson Parish

Fred’s Boat Launch Bonnet Carre Spillway Launch (Norco) Located on Airline Hwy. at East Levee Spillway

Located at the end of La. Hwy. 643 in Pleasure Bend

Moll Canal Boat Launch Located off La. Hwy. 3127 in Edgard

Brazen Canal Boat Launch Located at the end of La. Hwy. 644

Peavine Boat Launch Located at the end of Peavine Road

Des Allemands Boat Launch Located under the U.S. 90 bridge on the east side

East Guide Levee Launch (Norco) Located at the end of the East Bonnet Carre Spillway Levee at

Reserve Canal Boat Launch Located on Airline Highway between La. Hwy. 3179 and La. Hwy. 53

Ruddock Boat Launch Located off of Interstate 55, exit 7

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golf Belle Terre Golf & Country Club 111 Fairway Drive, LaPlace 985-652-5000 www.belleterregolf.com Semi-private course, opened 1977 18 holes, 72 par, 72.2 rating, 130 slope rating on Bermuda grass

Fashion Golf & Country Club 223 Joe Louis Lane, Hahnville 985-783-6486 Private course, opened 1962, nine holes, 36 par

Cypress Lakes Country Club at Ormond 10 Villere Drive, Destrehan 985-764-6868

www.ormondcc.com Semi-private course, opened 1979 18 holes, 72 par, 72.8 rating, 124 slope rating

Riverlands Golf & Country Club 500 Fairway Drive, LaPlace 985-652-6316 Private course opened 1964 18 holes, 72 par, 71.1 rating, 128 slope rating on Bermuda grass

St. Rose Driving Range 10362 Airline Highway, St Rose 504-466-0411 www.strosedrivingrange.com 33 driving bays

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historic churches Lutcher Methodist Church

985-497-3412 Built in 1920

2347 Texas St., Lutcher 225-869-5248 Built in 1901

Manresa House of Retreats 5858 La. Hwy. 44, Convent Built in 1836 This is a private retreat but can be viewed easily from the road.

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and Cemetery 13281 La. Hwy. 644, Vacherie 225-265-3953 www.olopchurch.org Built in 1894

St. Joseph Catholic Church 2130 Rectory St., Paulina 225-869-5751 Built in 1921 www.riverroadcatholic.com

St. Mary Catholic Chapel St. Charles Borromeo Church and Cemetery 13396 River Road, Destrehan 985-764-6383 www.archdiocese-no.org/scbparish Built in 1921

St. James Catholic Church and Cemetery 6613 La. Hwy. 18, St. James 225-265-4225 Built in 1930

Mission Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel 21750 La. Hwy. 44, Union Built in 1875

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church 6476 La. Hwy. 44, Convent 225-562-3549 www.riverroadcatholic.com Built in 1833

St. Philip Catholic Church St. John the Baptist Catholic Church & Cemetery 2361 La. Hwy. 18, Edgard

1175 La. Hwy. 18, Vacherie 225-265-4085 Built in 1921

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bon temps The fall is a good time to live in the River Parishes. By October, temperatures start to drop, making outdoor activities that much more inviting. Sitting under the oaks at San Francisco Plantation listening to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra would not be feasible during the summer heat, but in November it sounds like the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Additionally, the cooler weather makes possible one of the area’s best known and most beloved traditions — bonfires. These testaments to the spirit of local residents are the perfect way to cap any year.

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fairs & festivals Louisiana Renaissance Festival Nov. 5-Dec. 11 46468 River Road, Hammond From royalty to peasants and even skilled craftsmen you are sure to enjoy the pastimes of the Renaissance. In addition there are several stage acts from swordsmen to jugglers including a full contact joust and birds of prey. www.larf.org (see ad on page 11)

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Concert at San Francisco Plantation Nov. 6 • 10 a.m.

2646 River Road, Garyville The concert is a celebration of fine classical music to start the holiday season. The gates open at 9:30 a.m., take time out to tour this National Historic Landmark, fees charged. Have lunch starting at 11:30 a.m., savor the taste and aroma of some of the finest gumbo in the cook off. In addition there will be a Christmas Market featuring both handmade and resale items. www.sanfranciscoplantation.org

Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 10 • 4-6:30 p.m. St. James Parish Welcome Center U.S. 61• Gramercy

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Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival

West Bank Bridge Park 13825 River Road • Luling

Nov. 12-13 13034 River Road • Destrehan Fall brings on many wonderful activities in Louisiana. The Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival is one of the best. A past winner of Southeast Tourism’s Top 20 Events and the Louisiana Fairs and Festival Classics Award, the festival is a popular event for those who love Louisiana foods, crafts and music. www.destrehanplantation.org

Third Annual Bark at the Bridge Park Dec. 3 • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. West Bank Bridge Park 13825 River Road • Luling

22nd Annual Festival of the Bonfires Dec. 9-11 Lutcher Recreation Park La. Hwy. 3193 • Lutcher Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa’s Very Merry Forest and carnival rides throughout the weekend. Each night will be highlighted with a single bonfire lighting! Come out and experience a prelude to the famous Christmas Eve Bonfires: A tradition unique to St. James Parish and all over the world! (see ad on pages 34-35)

Christmas Eve Bonfires along the Levee

Oak Alley Plantation’s Annual Christmas Bonfire Party Dec. 3 • 7 p.m.-midnight 3645 La. HWY. 18 • Vacherie This year marks the 35th anniversary of this joyous event at Oak Alley. Celebrate the Christmas season in one of the southland’s most beautiful settings. The mansion will be dressed in fresh fruit, greenery and seasonal floral arrangements, reminiscent of Creole Christmases past. Delicious Cajun/Creole buffet, open bar, lively dance band and plenty of good cheer combine to heighten the holiday spirit throughout the famous alley of oaks and the lovely antebellum mansion.

Dec. 24 La. Hwy. 44 • Lutcher, Gramercy and Paulina For more information call 225-869-1717 or 1-800-67-7852 or visit www.festivalofthebonfires.org of www.stjamesla.com.

Krewe of Towapasah Mardi Gras parade Feb. 18 • Noon Reserve

Krewe du Monde Mardi Gras parade Feb. 19 • noon LaPlace

Norco Christmas Parade Dec. 4 Norco The parade rolls from River Road and Washington Street, turns north on Good Hope Street, turns west on Sixth Street and then south on Apple Street. It disbands at Apple Street and River Road.

St. Charles Parish annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Krewe of Lul Mardi Gras parade Feb. 18 • 1 p.m. Luling

Krewe of Des Allemands Mardi Gras parade Feb. 19 •1 p.m. Des Allemands

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LAPLACE – Take an hour-long trek north on Interstate 55, and then hop on Interstate12, and you will come to a place that takes visitors back in time about 500 years. Every year in November, a sprawling tract of land in Robert is transformed into a medieval English village and marketplace that is home to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival, the largest fair of its kind in the state. Organizers Alvon Brumfield and Rick Hight say the festival, which is in its 12th year of existence, gives visitors an idea of what life was like for people of the middle ages, with a little bit of Louisiana spice added to the mix. “We bring in some of the

best talent from all across the country,” said Brumfield, the festival’s promotions director. “They are all extensively trained to play their parts, and for most actors, it is their full time job to be a knight or a lute player or Queen Elizabeth.” Brumfield said the idea behind the festival came to him while he was in the military stationed in Tucson, Ariz. “I performed magic and illusions while I was in the military,” said Brumfield. “One afternoon Rick decided to take me out to a local Renaissance fair, and I just fell in love with the idea. I felt Louisiana needed to have something like this.” When deciding on a location for the fair, Brumfield chose an area along the I10/I-12 corridor because of its central location to Baton

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Rouge, New Orleans and other nearby communities such as the River Parishes. “I knew I would need a lot of space,” said Brumfield. “So the city was out of the question because of the price of real estate and the scarcity of land.” Brumfield said once visitors enter the fair, they would find the most entertainment per capita of any festival of its kind. “There’s probably about two dozen or so shows per day,” said Brumfield. “One of the unique aspects of our festival is the amount of personal interaction, or ‘interactive theatre,’ we have. Actors and performers will actually pull people on stage and get them involved.” The long list of shows and performances include full contact jousting, performed by trained stuntmen and

Medieval mirth in Robert trained horses, falconry with real hawks, owls and falcons, glass blowing, juggling, comedy, dueling and puppeteers. There is all also a wide variety of musical performances that use authentic instruments of the time period, such as lutes, bag pipes, standup bass and the hurdy gurdy. Some devoted couples even plan their weddings around the festival dressing in period costumes. Brumfield said the festival food features medieval fare, like huge turkey legs, steak on a stake, gourmet mushrooms, apple cider and mead, but attendants can also enjoy more modern refreshments if they so choose. The festival also features more than 80 merchants displaying a substantial assortment of hand-made

crafts and unique souvenir and gift items. “Many of the merchants are on hand to talk to visitors face to face about what they are selling,” said Brumfield. “It is really easy to find a great gift idea.” The festival opens Nov. 5 and will run each weekend of the month, as well as the first two weekends of December. The festival closes Dec. 11. There are also three student days, Nov. 15-17, for

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various grade levels for schools looking for a unique and educational field trip idea. The festival is not open to the public on those days. The festival grounds are about an hour drive down I55 and I-12, just outside Hammond. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day, rain or shine, and close at 5 p.m. For more information, call the festival offices at 985-429-9992, or visit www.larf.org.

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bon appétit Gumbo is a dish with origins as vague as its list of ingredients. It can be made with seafood, fowl or pork. Some gumbos don’t even contain any meat at all. Some are dark and robust. Others are light and more subtle. Gumbo is a product of the time and place it is made. And if it is made in the River Parishes, chances are it contains that delectable local delicacy, andouille. Dining in the River Parishes is a bit like gumbo. A little of this, a little of that, and before you know it you have a great meal. Just don’t forget the rice.

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St. John the Baptist Parish Bailey’s Andouille 513 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-9090 (see our ad on page 21)

Belle Terre 111 Fairway Drive, LaPlace 985-652-5000

Best Wok Chinese Restaurant

Bully’s Halfway House

530 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-9989

3701 U.S. 51, LaPlace 985-652-9168

Buddy B’s

Cajun Grill

2788 River Road, Garyville 985-535-3663

135 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-359-4745

Chili’s Grill & Bar 1820 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-1227

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Chinese King 1036 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-651-7888

China House Super Buffet 1900 U.S. 51, LaPlace 985-651-0041

Chung’s Heavenly Sweets 607 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-359-7987

Dragon Garden 140 Belle Terre Blvd.Ste E., LaPlace 985-652-7250

Connie’s Grill 1462 La. Hwy. 44, Reserve 985-536-3027 (see our ad on page 17)

El Mexicano Crab Trap II 117 Pontchartrain Road, LaPlace 985-651-2345

1036 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-4250 (see our ad on page 41)

Cornerstone Cafe

Fatty’s Restaurant

50 Dominica Drive, LaPlace 985-652-1111

186 Museum St., Garyville 985-535-5555

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Frenier Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar 113 Dottie Lane, LaPlace 985-224-2178 (see our ad on page 16)

Hibachi Supreme Grill 1721 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace

IHOP 220 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-4468

Italian Pie 405 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-359-1743

Jacob’s Andouille 505 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-9080

Frostop Drive-In Restaurant 411 E. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-6361

Gator’s Den Old Highway 51 South, Manchac 985-386-7902

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Kobe Japanese Steak and Sushi

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co.

506 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-8880/652-8853

1338 W. Airline Hwy., Ste. 7A, LaPlace 985-653-6731

LaCarreta Mexican Cuisine 107 Carrollwood Drive, LaPlace 985-651-9991

Pier 51 3017 U.S. 51, LaPlace 985-651-0300 (See our ad on page 47)

Pirogue’s Café 719 W. 10th St., Reserve 985-479-7800 (see our ad on page 48)

Popeye's Fried Chicken 1603 W Airline Hwy, LaPlace, LA 70068 985-652-3030

McDonalds 1608 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace 985-652-2600 (see our ad on page 30)

Rotolo’s Pizzeria 3503 W. Airline Hwy., Ste. B, Reserve 985-536-3503

McDonalds 1616 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace 985-652-4822

Ruby Garden Chinese Restaurant


3101 U.S. 51, LaPlace 985-653-8700

4297 Main St., LaPlace 985-652-5171

Shoney’s 4293 Main St., LaPlace 985-652-1789

Sicily’s Pizza 214 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-7010

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St. James Parish

Subway 357 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-8700

Subway 2701 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 1900 U.S. 51, Ste. B, LaPlace 985-479-7827 985-652-9699

Café Perique 234 East Main St., Gramercy 225-869-1774

China King 849 N. Pine St., Gramercy 225-869-2000

DJ’s Grille 21060 La. Hwy. 20, Vacherie 225-265-7600

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Grand Point Truck Stop & Casino 3415 La. Hwy. 3125, Paulina 225-869-6960

Hot Wingz To Go 234 E. Main St., Gramercy 225-869-3008

Hymel’s Seafood Restaurant 8740 La. Hwy. 44, Convent 225-562-7031 (see our ad on page xx)

Jenny’s Overstuffed Poboy & Chicken Shop 114 N. Airline Hwy., Gramercy 225-869-0899

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One Stop Grub 22170 Highway 20 Vacherie 225-265-4782

Pizza Hut 1665 Louisiana Highway 3125 Gramercy 225-869-6151

Popeye’s 982 La. Hwy. 3125, Gramercy 225-869-6060

Sonic Drive In 852 N. Pine St., Gramercy 225-869-5666

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Breeze Cafe 124 Longview Drive, Destrehan 985-764-8800

Cafe Ormond 1974 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-725-0741

Cajun Kitchen 13322 U.S. 90, Boutte, Ste. Q 985-785-2405

Cashio’s Food Villa and Deli 13572 River Road, Destrehan 985-764-9389

Chow’s Garden 1974 Ormond Blvd., Ste. I, Destrehan 985-725-2469 / 985-725-2488

Country Corner Deli 13217 River Road, Luling 985-785-7800

Taylor’s Express Truck Stop 964 La. Hwy. 3125, Gramercy 225-869-1734

Dot’s Diner 12179 U.S. 90, Luling 985-785-6836

El Mexicano

St. Charles Parish

12715 U.S. 90, Ste. 140, Luling 985-785-7694

Anita’s Smokin’ Steak Burgers


13145 U.S. 90 Ste. B, Boutte 985-785-2220

Bamboo Garden

3001 Ormond Blvd., Ste. H, Destrehan 985-725-1116

13491 U.S. 90, Ste. 6, Boutte 985-785-9929

G&G Restaurant

Bei Jing

307 Paul Maillard Road, Luling 985-331-2932

12895 U.S. 90, Ste. D, Boutte 985-331-8885

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Great Wall

Lovecchio’s Deli

12715 U.S. 90, Ste. 190, Luling 985-785-7900

29 Apple St., Norco 985-725-5683


Mariano’s Italian Eatery 12371 Highway 90, Suite A Luling 985-785-7777

14984 U.S. 90, Paradis 985-785-2083

Happy Gardens II 15264 U.S. 90, Paradis 985-785-3888

Herbert’s Seafood 13467 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-9839

Hong Kong 3001 Ormond Blvd., Ste. D, Destrehan 985-725-9099


Hymel’s Restaurant

3009 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-725-1021

15805 River Road, Hahnville 985-783-6349

Mocha Latte 1950 Ormond Blvd., Ste. B, Destrehan 985-307-0852

Iron Gate 13299 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-308-0013

La Maison Magnolia

Occasion’s Restaurant and Lounge

950 First St., Norco 985-725-0400

117 Maryland Drive, Luling 985-785-1681

Let’s Top It Yogurt Bar

Ormond Plantation Restaurant 13786 River Road Destrehan 985-764-8544

13322 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-308-1318

Little Tokyo 13371 U.S. 90, Ste. A, Boutte 985-331-0887

Palmetto’s Restaurant 10405 Airline Hwy., St. Rose 504-472-0771

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Pam and Dale’s Seafood Restaurant 14620 River Road, Destrehan 985-764-3112

P.J.’s Coffee of New Orleans 150 Ormond Center Court, Ste. T, Destrehan 985-764-7573

Pocomo’s Pizzeria 1371 U.S. 90, Luling 985-308-0957

Sicily’s Italian Buffet 12895 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-9064

Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken 116 Longivew Drive, Destrehan 985-764-1231

Southern Latte Cafe 13322 U.S. 90, Ste. D, Boutte 985-308-1472

Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken

Sonic Drive In

13210 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-1377

12557 U.S. 90, Luling 985-331-0099

Portside Restaurant

Sport’s Pub & Grill

11698 River Road, St. Rose 504-5469-3111

3001 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-764-1100

Rotolo’s Pizzeria

St. Rose Tavern

2243 Paul Maillard Road, Boutte 985-785-7777

11760 River Road, St. Rose 504-469-8864

Rotolo’s Pizzeria

Sub Express

150 Ormond Center Court, Destrehan 985-725-2411

26 Apple St., Norco 985-764-9922

Sailfish Food and Spirits 12287 U.S. 90, Luling 985-308-0712

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Trey Wah (Chinese)

613 Paul Maillard Road, Ste. 200, Luling 985-331-2257

124 Longview Drive, Destrehan 985-764-1147


1972 Ormond Blvd., Ste. E-2, Destrehan 985-764-1818

Taste of Toyko 14130 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-9818

Voodoo Grill Subway

100 James Drive East, St. Rose 504-464-1880

(located inside WalMart) 13001 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-331-1786

Waffle House


14173 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-758-6499

12715 U.S. 90, Ste. 120, Luling 985-785-3999


Subway 12609 Airline Drive, Destrehan 985-725-1108

613 Paul Maillard Road, Ste. 400, Luling 985-308-0743

Xtreme Sports Bar and Grill Subway 1955 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-725-9444

140 I-310 Service Road, St. Rose 504-915-1239

The Z’s Spot Sunny Day Cafe 120 Mallard St., Ste. 120, St. Rose 504-465-1331

15146 U.S. 90, Paradis 985-785-7776

Zeringue’s Seafood Co., LLC Sushi Cafe 13899 River Road, Ste. A, Luling 985-308-1003

13120 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-1456

Zydeco’s II Sydnie’s Pub and Grill

13228 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-308-1058

13894 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-2728

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