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contents Local Mardi Gras ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~5 Pups in the Park ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Frisco Fest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Gone but Not Forgotten ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Listings Fairs & Festivals ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Entertainment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Golf~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 25 Boat Launches ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 28 Plantations ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 29 Historic Churches ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 31 Dining ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 32 Map of the River Parishes~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20-21

The River Parishes Magazine, C’est La Vie Publisher ~ j. Kennon General Manager/Managing Editor ~ David Vitrano Circulation Manager ~ Rhett Triche Advertising ~ Monique Narcisse • Christine Browning • Regina Burrell • Jennifer Glidden • Barbara Eckert Contributing Writer ~ Ryan Arena • Monique Roth Graphic Design/Layout ~ Allison Ezidore • Tasha Atwood 116 Newspaper Dr., LaPlace, LA 70068 • 985-652-9545

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Catch the spirit BY MONIQUE ROTH L’OBSERVATEUR

New Orleans is undoubtedly the central hub of huge Mardi Gras parades and partying, but residents of the River Parishes are gearing up for five local parades that will help them revel in the Carnival season.

Krewe du Monde

Krewe du Monde, the largest parade in the River Parishes, will roll at 11 a.m. on March 2. This year is the first year that the parade has a planned 11 a.m. start time. Krewe du Monde, a parade with a purpose, is a fundraiser for the local chapter of the Lion’s Club. The club is actively involved in the

community, serving through charity work that includes the support of sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. Krewe du Monde will feature approximately 30 floats and numerous school groups this year. New to the parade will be a trailer that will run at the end of the float procession. Parade participants will be able to throw beads back into the trailer, and the beads will be sorted and resold by the ARC of St. John. The 2014 parade will also feature a float for newly returned troops. That float will be in front of the parade, directly behind the Lions Club float. No route changes for Krewe du Monde are slated for this year.

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The King and Queen and members of their royal court will be officially presented at the 35th Krewe du Monde Ball at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the St. John Community Center. Krewe du Monde “Attends a Monster’s Ball” is the theme.

Krewe of Tohwahpahsah

Krewe of Tohwahpahsah, Reserve’s distinctive parade, will roll on March 1 at 1 p.m. The parade was started years ago after a bar room conversation about the need for a parade in Reserve, and the parade actually rolled for three or four years without a permit from the parish. This year is the 30th anniversary of the

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parade, and it will feature a variety of vehicles and groups. In the past few years the parade has faced rainy weather conditions, and organizers have pushed the parade time up in those instances in order for the parade to still roll. Royalty for this unique street procession is announced the day of the parade. There is no entrance fee for the parade, but interested riders must show proof of insurance on the vehicle they will be riding in. Vehicles will line up at Riverside Academy in Reserve, and all are welcome to ride.

Krewe of Lul

2014 marks the 37th ride for St. Charles Parish’s Krewe of Lul. This year’s parade will roll through Luling on March 1 at noon. Consistent with previous years, this year’s parade will feature St. Charles Parish sheriff units, St. Charles Parish Hospital EMS units, fire department trucks, 10 dance teams, several festival queens,


two different horse groups, approximately 30 floats and the Hahnville High School band. Krewe of Lul is another parade that has faced less-than-ideal weather patterns over the last few years. As always, the St. Charles Parish Hospital will have a truck collecting peanut butter and cash donations along the route to be donated to the St. Charles Social Concerns Food Bank. Krewe of Lul’s route this year will have no changes.

Krewe of Des Allemands

The Krewe of Des Allemands will roll on March 2 at 1 p.m. Ronald and Audrey Matherne of Des Allemands will reign as king and queen. The royalty of the parade is always a married couple, and the Mathernes have been married for 60 years. The Krewe of Des Allemands was formed in 1995 after the local Lion’s Club stopped parading. Like Krewe of Lul, St. Charles

Parish Hospital will have a truck collecting peanut butter and cash donations along the route to be donated to the St. Charles Social Concerns Food Bank. There are no changes in route slated for this year’s parade.

Krewe of Tomorrow

The Krewe of Tomorrow, St. James Parish’s only Carnival parade and the only parade in the River Parishes that rolls on Fat Tuesday, will roll Tuesday, March 4, at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “70’s Soul Train Mardi Gras.” President Roxie Batiste, one of the two presidents of the krewe, said this year’s parade will feature eight floats, three marching groups, horses, cars and trucks. Batiste said this year will be bigger than years past, and that each year the parade gains more and more momentum. Anyone interested in participating in the parade can contact a Krewe of Tomorrow member, or email Batiste at roxiebatiste@yahoo.com.

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Krewe of Tohwahpahsah Saturday, March 1

Krewe du Monde Sunday, March 2

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Krewe of Lul Saturday, March 1

Krewe of Des Allemands Sunday, March 2

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Krewe of Tomorrow • Tuesday, March 4

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A little history BY MONIQUE ROTH L’OBSERVATEUR

History of the colors of Mardi Gras Ever wonder about the history of the official Mardi Gras colors? Rex, the King of Carnival, selected the official Mardi Gras colors in 1872, honoring the visiting Russian Grand Duke Alexis Romanoff, who suggested the colors of purple, green and gold. The 1892 Rex Parade theme “Symbolism of Colors” affirmed the colors’ meaning. Purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power. It’s interesting to note that our Mardi Gras colors influenced the choice of school colors for rivals Louisiana State University and Tulane University. When LSU was deciding on its colors, the shops in New Orleans had stocked up on purple, green and gold material for the Mardi Gras season. LSU decided upon purple and gold, and bought a lot of the fabric. Tulane bought much of the only remaining color — green! History of Mardi Gras beads and throws The tradition of throwing beads and small trinkets from the parade floats dates back almost as long as the parades themselves. Originally, the beaded necklaces were made from glass, but the krewes switched to plastic beads in the mid 1900s. Throws started in the 1920s when Rex and a few other krewes started throwing small trinkets. Today, you can catch almost anything from a rider, including stuffed animals, plastic cups, snacks, small toys and even bags to hold all your goodies.

Did you know? Economic impact reports indicate that Mardi Gras generates over $1 billion in annual spending for the New Orleans economy. Mardi Gras is a state holiday in Alabama, Florida, and eight parishes in Louisiana. Typical attendance for Mardi Gras in New Orleans is about 1.4 million. The first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans was held in 1837 and the first time floats appeared in the parades was in 1857. Mardi Gras festivities have been canceled 13 times before, most often during wartime. Mobile, Ala., was the first place in the U.S. to celebrate Mardi Gras, and now holds the second largest celebration after New Orleans. The official Mardi Gras song is “If Ever I Cease To Love.”

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Unleash some four-legged fun BY MONIQUE ROTH L’OBSERVATEUR

Dog lovers in St. John the Baptist parish will want to save the date and join in the fun at the sixth annual Pups in the Park event to be held on Saturday, April 5, at Highway 51 Park in LaPlace. Pups in the Park dog walk is a fundraiser organized by the Rotary Club of LaPlace to raise money for various community and animal-related causes.

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In the past, money raised has been donated to animal shelter organizations or for the purchase of bullet-proof vests for St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s canine unit. This year, net proceeds will be split between the LaPlace Rotary Club and the St. John Parish Sheriff’s K9 unit. The event is an excellent way for dog owners to meet like-minded people in the community, all while having fun and getting some exercise. Registration for the event will begin at 10 a.m., and the event will last from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Organizer Raj Pannu, a local business owner and Rotary Club board member, said last year’s walk earned $5,000 and that this year’s goal is $10,000. The entry fee for the dog walk is $10 per dog, and each dog will receive a commemorative dog bandanna. The event features a one-mile walk around the

track at the park and a number of contests for the dogs such as “cutest dog” or “fattest dog.” In addition to contests and the actual dog walk, there will be food and items for sale by sponsors and local vendors. For more information about participation or sponsorship, contact Pannu at rajpannu@aol.com.


Dog boarding tips • Vaccinations are generally required for boarding a dog. Required vaccinations typically include Bordatella, DHPP and Rabies. • Kennels normally ask that all dogs be non-aggressive towards humans. • All dogs must be flea-free, and if they aren’t a bathing fee may be applied. • If a dog is on a strict diet, kennels may require you to supply your pet with food. • Something that smells like home, like a blanket or clothing, may help your dog to feel more comfortable. • You may be allowed to provide a kennel with toys and treats, so it never hurts to ask. • Don’t forget to let a boarder know about any medications that your dog may be on.

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Frisco Fest free in ‘14 BY RYAN ARENA L’OBSERVATEUR

Frisco Fest offers a little something for everyone, one reason why it’s expected to draw it’s biggest turnout to date, between 8,000 and 10,000 people, in 2014. San Francisco Plantation’s biggest fundraiser, the garden and crafts festival is set to take place on the plantation grounds for the 11th consecutive year on March 15 and 16. Funds generated from the event are used for San Francisco Plantation’s upkeep. “It’s a great weekend to get out of the house and spend some quality, fun time with family and friends,” said Kim Fontenot, the plantation’s general manager. “And it’s for a great cause. We’re a non-profit, and everything goes toward preserving a historic landmark.” For the first time, admission to Frisco Fest will be free this year — meaning visitors will get plenty of bang for their buck. More than 100 crafters and artist booths will be on the grounds, offering carefully created items that include woodworks, stained glass, hand-crafted jewelry and Cajun products. There are also gardener’s clinics and plant sales as well for those who fancy themselves having a green thumb.

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Of course, as with any festival in this area, the food is one of the biggest draws. Everything from Cajun rice and etouffee to traditional springtime favorites like burgers and hotdogs are staples of the day, and it doesn’t end there. Two separate cook-off competitions are set for the weekend, with the “cracklin cookoff” set for Saturday and the “Chef’s choice” event on Sunday, tasty treats for all created as a result. After the cookoff events, one can purchase the food offerings just in time for lunch. Those inclined to get in a workout along with their food and fun are in luck. Saturday includes a 25-mile “Tour De’ San Francisco” bike tour, while Sunday offers the return of the 1-mile fun run and 5K race. And for the children there are pony rides and a petting zoo. Finally, it offers a day of music and beautiful scenery for all. And — once again — it’s free of charge. “We wanted to entice even more people to come out and enjoy the festival,” said Fontenot. “We’ve opened our doors, and we want everyone to come out.”

More than 100 crafters and artist booths

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History found underground BY DAVID VITRANO L’OBSERVATEUR

As one drives along River Road, passing the more populated communities of the River Parishes through to the farther reaches of St. James Parish’s east bank, the ghosts of the past virtually scream from ancient oaks and structures bearing the scars of time. These ghosts, however, will actually materialize as Crazy ‘Bout History resurrects its popular “Gone But Not Forgotten” cemetery tour in late March. The event takes place at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Convent and brings visitors on a trip back in time through the historic church and its grotto as well as the cemetery out back. As participants make their way through the tour, they will encounter figures from the past, some locally famous and some less so, who regale the crowd with stories from their lives and their deaths. Despite the somewhat somber nature of the event, it translates into an entertaining way to learn some of the little-known aspects of the area’s rich history.

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Although past incarnations of the event have taken place around Halloween, this year the group decided to hold it in March, when spring temperatures can make standing outside in the cemetery a far more pleasant experience. This year’s event will take place on March 23. The first tour starts at 10 a.m., and the last is at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12, and proceeds go toward upkeep of the cemetery and other Crazy ‘Bout History projects, including the restoration of an antique horse-drawn hearse. St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church is located at 6484 Louisiana Highway 44 (River Road) in Convent. For more information, call 225-869-8148.

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fairs & festivals MARCH 1

MARCH 15

MARCH 30

Krewe of Towahpasah Mardi Gras parade – 1 p.m., Reserve

San Francisco Plantation “Frisco Fest” – San Francisco Plantation, 2646 U.S. Highway 44, Garyville

Oak Alley Plantation Spring Arts and Crafts festival – 9 a.m., 3645 Louisiana Highway 18, Vacherie

Chanel School Spring Festival – 2590 Louisiana Highway 44, Paulina

APRIL 5

Krewe of Lul Mardi Gras parade – noon, Luling MARCH 2 Krewe du Monde Mardi Gras parade – 11 a.m., LaPlace

MARCH 16

St. John sixth annual Pups in the Park – U.S. Highway 51 Park, LaPlace

Krewe of Des Allemands Mardi Gras parade – 1 p.m., Des Allemands

San Francisco Plantation “Frisco Fest” – San Francisco Plantation, 2646 U.S. Highway 44, Garyville

United Way of St. Charles Bridge Run – 6:30 a.m., West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling

Chanel School Spring Festival – 2590 Louisiana Highway 44, Paulina

APRIL 6

MARCH 4 Krewe of Tomorrow Mardi Gras parade – 1:30 p.m., Gramercy MARCH 14 Chanel School Spring Festival – 2590 Louisiana Highway 44, Paulina

MARCH 22 St. Charles Parish Lions Club car show – 8 a.m., Jerusalum Temple, 1940 Ormond Boulevard, Destrehan MARCH 29 Oak Alley Plantation Spring Arts and Crafts festival – 9 a.m., 3645 Louisiana Highway 18, Vacherie

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St. Charles Parish Rabies Run – 9 a.m., East and West Bank Bridge Parks, Destrehan and Luling APRIL 11 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival – 330 N. Sixth St., Memorial Park, Ponchatoula APRIL 12 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival – 330 N. Sixth St., Memorial Park, Ponchatoula


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Festival – St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Destrehan

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival – 330 N. Sixth St., Memorial Park, Ponchatoula

MAY 4

APRIL 25

Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival – St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Destrehan

St. Joan of Arc’s Fair – 529 W. Fifth St., LaPlace APRIL 26 St. Joan of Arc’s Fair – 529 W. Fifth St., LaPlace APRIL 27 St. Joan of Arc’s Fair – 529 W. Fifth St., LaPlace MAY 2 Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival – St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Destrehan MAY 3

MAY 23 Gonzales Jambalaya Festival – Irma Boulevard, Gonzales MAY 24 Gonzales Jambalaya Festival – Irma Boulevard, Gonzales MAY 25 Gonzales Jambalaya Festival – Irma Boulevard, Gonzales MAY 26 Gonzales Jambalaya Festival – Irma Boulevard, Gonzales

Little Red Church Food and Fun

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entertainment Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne 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.

Cajun Village 6486 La. Hwy. 22, Sorrento 225-675-2782 www.cajunvillageshops.com A collection of unique shops and galleries featuring Louisiana artists and products set up in cabins that look like they were pulled straight out of the swamp

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, Destre-

han, 8 a.m.-noon West Bank Wednesday market, St. Charles Plaza, 12715 U.S. 90, Luling, 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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 pick-up available. Located 24 miles from New Orleans.

Pleasure Bend Nature Tours 117 Rue St. Martin, Vacherie 225-265-7611Pontoon boat ride with a USCG licensed operator on beautiful Lac Des Allemands and canals providviews 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.

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

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golf Belle Terre Golf & Country Club

Grand Ridge Golf 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

500 Willowdale Blvd., Luling 985-308-1640 www.grandridgegolf.com Semi-private course

Cypress Lakes Country Club at Ormond

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

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

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

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

Carre Spillway Levee at Lake Pontchartrain

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

Fisherman’s Wharf (Bayou Gauche) Blind River Boat Launch Located on Airline Highway between Gramercy and Gonzales

Bonnet Carre Spillway Launch (Norco) Located on Airline Hwy. at East Levee Spillway

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

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

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

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

East Guide Levee Launch (Norco)

Peavine Boat Launch

Located at the end of the East Bonnet

Located at the end of Peavine Road

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Ruddock Boat Launch Located off of Interstate 55, exit 7


Bocage Plantation

plantations

39050 La. 942, Darrow 225-473-4445 Info@BocagePlantation.com Tours of the home and grounds take place Wednesday through Sunday, noon-5 p.m. $20 per person, children 12 and under get in free Features: The meticulously restored property also serves as a high-end bed and breakfast and is available for special events.

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.

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 moss-draped oaks. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Features: Tour groups welcome, gardens, slave cabins, motor coach parking.

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

Destrehan Plantation 13034 River Road, Destrehan 985-764-9315 www.destrehanplantation.org

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

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

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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225-715-9510 www.pocheplantation.com One of the last plantation homes to be built on the majestic Mississippi River, this National 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.

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 currently open as both a bed and breakfast and for private parties. Tours are available MondayFriday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour groups welcome, gardens, gift shop, costumed guides, demonstrations, on-site restaurant, motor coach parking, accommodations. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Friday for lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Poché Plantation 6554 La. Hwy. 44, Convent

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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 restoration 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, motor coach parking.

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 de­scend­ants 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.


historic churches

Lutcher Methodist Church

Manresa House of Retreats

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

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

Riverland Christian Center 123 Redemption Way, Reserve 985-536-4717 Built in 1937

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

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church & Cemetery

985-497-3412 Built in 1920

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

St. Mary Catholic Chapel 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 1175 La. Hwy. 18, Vacherie 225-265-4085 Built in 1921

2361 La. Hwy. 18, Edgard

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dining St. John Parish 3LJ’s Cafe 4293 Main St. (U.S. Highway 51), LaPlace 985-359-0380

Aloisio’s Bakery 504-430-1194 • 504-858-8432

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

Best Wok Chinese Restaurant 530 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-9989

Buddy B’s 2788 River Road, Garyville 985-535-3663

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

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

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

Connie’s Grill 1462 La. Hwy. 44, Reserve 985-536-3027

Donut Hole 421 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-651-4001

Bailey’s Andouille 513 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-9090

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Dragon Garden Cajun Persuasion 502 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-359-1988

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

El Mexicano 1036 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-4250


Frenier Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar

985-359-1929

Level III Sports Bar & Grill

113 Dottie Lane, LaPlace 985-224-2178

1400 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-359-1860

Frisco Deli

McDonalds

1113 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-651-7745

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

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

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

Kobe Japanese Steak and Sushi 506 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace

1173 E. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-359-1677

McDonalds

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

1608 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace 985-652-2600

Sicily’s Pizza

McDonalds

214 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-7010

1616 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-4822

Sonic Drive Inn 100 Ormond Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-3168

Spectacular Tubers 542 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-653-3323

Subway

1721 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace 985-652-5233

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

Huddle House 4325 Hwy. 51, LaPlace 985-651-1800

3503 W. Airline Hwy., Ste. B, Reserve 985-536-3503

Ruby Garden Chinese Restaurant

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

Hibachi Supreme Grill

Rotolo’s Pizzeria

4297 U.S. Hwy. 51, LaPlace 985-652-5171

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co.

Hoof Daddy’s BBQ & Grill

406 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-359-1032

Subway 985-652-8880/652-8853

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

LaPlace Southern Kitchen

975 Cambridge Dr., Ste. B, LaPlace

Pier 51 Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar 3017 U.S. 51, LaPlace 985-651-0300

Turn Arounds 1107 E. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-224-2818

Waffle House 4304 Hwy. 51, LaPlace 985-651-6111

Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse 769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace 985-652-9990

St. James Parish Aunt Ellies PJ’s Coffee 1808 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-764-7573

1934 Main St., Lutcher 225-869-4088

Popeye’s Fried Chicken 1603 W Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-3030

Pro Stylez Sports Bar & Grill 150 Belle Terre Blvd., Ste. F, LaPlace 985-359-1880

Rotolo’s Pizzera

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

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The Creole Cafe 3409 La 3125, Paulina 225-869-3333

China King

rant

3645 La. Hwy. 18, Vacherie 225-265-2151

Grand Point Truck Stop & Casino

Paradise Smoothie

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

3415 La. Hwy. 3125, Paulina 225-869-6960

Chuck Lee’s Chinese Kitchen

Hymel’s Seafood Restaurant

10560 Hwy. 70 W., St. James 225-473-3050

8740 La. Hwy. 44, Convent 225-562-7031

Creole House Cafe

Jenny’s Overstuffed Poboy & Chicken Shop

3409 Hwy. 3125, Grand Point 225-869-3333

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

Golden Grove Restau-

Oak Alley Restaurant

935 La. Hwy. 641, Gramercy 225-869-1212

114 N. Airline Hwy., Gramercy 225-869-0899

Nobile’s Restaurant & Bar 2082 W. Main, Lutcher 225-869-8900

10850 Hwy. 3125, Ste. C, Gramercy 225-258-4448

Pizza Hut 1665 La. Hwy. 3125, Gramercy 225-869-6151

Taylor’s Express Truck Stop

Popeye’s

964 La. Hwy. 3125, Gramercy 225-869-1734

982 La. Hwy. 3125, Gramercy 225-869-6060

Hot Wingz to Go

Rajun Cajun Grill 22170 Louisiana Hwy. 20, Vacherie 225-265-3161

Sandwich World 10800 Hwy. 3125, Gramercy 225-869-3894

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

Spectacular Tubers 1665 Hwy. 3125, Gramercy 225-869-5600

2345 W. Main St., Gramercy 225-869-3008

St. Charles Parish Anita’s Smokin’ Steak Burgers 13145 U.S. 90 Ste. B, Boutte 985-785-2220

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

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

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

Boulevard Bistro 1950 Ormond, Ste. B, Destrehan

Buster’s Grill 10405 Airline Hwy., St. Rose 504-472-0771

Cafe Ormond

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

El Paso Mexican Grill 12895 U.S. Hwy. 90, Ste. A, Luling 985-331-1984

Frostop

1974 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-725-0741

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

Cajun Kitchen

Grand Café

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

500 Willowdale Blvd., Luling 985-308-1640

Cashio’s Food Villa and Deli

Grumpy’s

13572 River Road, Destrehan 985-764-9389

Cheeburger Cheeburger 10326 Airline Dr., St. Rose 504-461-9805

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

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

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

Hong Kong

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

The Howling Pepper

Cucina Bon Creole

109 St. Rose Ave., St. Rose 504-466-1944

At Cypress Lakes Country Club 10 Villere Dr., Destrehan 985-764-6868

14099 Hwy. 90, Boutte 985-308-0013

Daddy’s Fried Chicken

IHOP

Iron Gate

15683 River Road, Hahnville 985-783-6743

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

Destrehan Donuts

Jas Café

1974 Ormond, Ste. D, Destrehan 985-764-0050

307 Paul Maillard Rd., Luling 985-785-0200

Dot’s Diner

Julie’s Restaurant

12179 U.S. Hwy. 90, Luling 985-785-6836

15805 River Road, Hahnville 985-783-6349

El Gato Negro

Little Tokyo

3001 Ormond Blvd., Ste. 1, Destrehan 985-307-0460

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El Mexicano

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


Lovecchio’s Deli 29 Apple St., Norco 985-725-5683

P.J.’s Coffee of New Orleans

Mariano’s Italian Eatery

150 Ormond Center Court, Ste. T, Destrehan 985-764-7573

12371 Highway 90, Ste. A, Luling 985-785-7777

McDonalds 3009 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-725-1021

Mizu Japanese Restaurant 12715 Hwy. 90, Ste. 190, Luling 985-785-8168

Mrs. Snowman 110A Lakewood Dr., Luling 985-331-1411

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

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

Pizza Hut 12439 Hwy. 90, Luling 985-331-8380

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

Popeye’s Famous Fried Chicken 13210 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-1377

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

Rotolo’s Pizzeria 150 Ormond Center Court, Destrehan 985-725-2411

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

Shovel Heads Bar & Grill 140 I-310 Service Rd., St. Rose 504-468-9007

Southern Latte Cafe 50 Wade St., Ste. 1, Luling 985-308-1472

Sonic Drive In 12557 U.S. 90, Luling 985-331-0099

St. Rose Driving Range & Sports Bar 10362 Airline Dr., St. Rose 504-466-0411

Sub Express 26 Apple St., Norco 985-764-9922

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

Subway 14130 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-9818

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

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Subway

225-869-7000

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

Trey Wah (Chinese)

Subway

124 Longview Drive, Destrehan 985-764-1147

12609 Airline Drive, Destrehan 985-725-1108

Two Sisters Bakery

Subway

100 Melonie St., Ste. E, Boutte 985-308-0280

1955 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-725-9444

Voodoo Grill

Subway

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

15632 River Rd., Norco 504-469-8864

Waffle House

Sushi Cafe

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

13899 River Road, Ste. A, Luling 985-308-1003

Waffle House

Take Away Donuts

10384 E. Airline Hwy., St. Rose 504-467-1522

13441 Hwy. 90, Boutte 985-785-6499

Wingzzz

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

Tod’s Catering 2180 S. Albert St., Lutcher

38 ~ c’est la vie

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

Zydeco’s II 13228 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-308-1058


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