Page 1

S P R I N G /S U M M E R 2 0 1 1 E D I T I O N

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

c’est la vie - page 2

c’est la vie - page 3

c’est la vie - page 4

bienvenue South Louisiana is a place full of bridges. With the Mississippi River roaring through the state and a number of smaller waterways crisscrossing the landscape, bridges are a way of life for people down here. But the region – especially the River Parishes – is a place full of figurative bridges as well. Looking to the future while holding onto the past is not just a mindset but a point of pride for people in these parts. So hop in, enjoy the view, and go wherever the next bridge leads.

welcome c’est la vie - page 5


Visitors’ Centers


Cajun Pride Swamp Tours




Plantations Entertainment Boat Launches Golf Historic Churches

14 22 23 24 27

Map of the River Parishes



31 Fairs and Festivals Kids’ Activities

32 34

Golfing in the River Parishes



39 c’est la vie - page 6

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

St. Charles Parish Tourist Information Center 15045 River Road, Hahnville 985-783-5145

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

c’est la vie - page 7

Living the wild life Cajun Pride Swamp Tours offers glimpse into disappearing Louisiana BY DAVID VITRANO L’OBSERVATEUR

LAPLACE – Two decades in the tourism industry have come to head for Paul Bair, who along with his wife, Lori, assumed ownership of Cajun Pride Swamp Tours in March. Bair, a self-proclaimed Navy brat, got his start in the tourism industry when he found a job at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans after graduating from Tulane University. His career really began to take shape when someone tapped him for a sales and management position with another tour company. “I started to get involved, and I liked it,” he said. Then, when he came out to visit Cajun Pride last year, Bair noticed a “for sale” sign and immediately began to work on acquiring the property. After spending years observing and working with various tour companies, Bair has the knowledge and drive to get Cajun Pride back in tip-top shape. “I’ve done a little bit of homework,” said Bair. Taking over was not quite

as challenging as it could have been, however. “It needed a little bit of TLC,” he said. “I had a great staff that was already here for me.” Part of that staff is Capt. c’est la vie - page 8

Gary “Coyote” Hickman, who has led tour groups through the swamps for

c’est la vie - page 9

years. Even the resident animals have helped Bair to keep the site in good working order. A number of cats inhabit the grounds, keeping the rodent population at bay. One of the felines, Mugsy, has even been known to take on an alligator or two and has become somewhat of a YouTube sensation for his exploits. Bair said he plans to make the base site for the tours a little more comfortable for guests by adding waterside gazebos and maybe even some local cuisine. “We want to create an experience,” said Bair. He said he is even looking at adding a stage for live music to the grounds. Still, the main attraction is the tour itself. The tours, which can last up to two hours, are an experience unique to the area, according to Bair.

“I’ve never seen the cypress trees they have out here,” he said. The company owns 50 acres, and the surrounding land is a wildlife refuge, so there is no other traffic through the cypress swamps. While gators remain the main draw, Bair said he has also seen bald eagles, raccoons, egrets and herons as well as the occasional beaver. And guides who have worked in these swamps for years provide a good bit of education and a lot of fun along the way. Visitors will not only get to see wildlife in its natural habitat up close, but they also get the rare opportunity to hold a living alligator. “You’re really hitting on everything out there,” said Bair, who sees the business as much more than just a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. c’est la vie - page 10

“It’s bringing people outdoors and letting people experience the outdoors in a different way,” he said. The outdoors, after all, is what makes the business a worthwhile venture for Bair. Not only does he get to spend much of his time in the fresh air, but it has also provided the perfect venue to spend quality time with his wife and daughter. Said Bair, “We’ve really turned this into a family thing.” It is a feeling he hopes spreads to his guests. “It’s all about having fun,” he said. “It’s a memory.” Cajun Pride Swamp Tours is located at 110 Frenier Road in LaPlace. Tours depart 9:30 a.m., noon, 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $24 for adults and $16 for children ages 4 -12. Call 504-4670758 for more information or to schedule a tour.

c’est la vie - page 11

c’est la vie - page 12

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.

attractions c’est la vie - page 13

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 spe-

cial 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.

c’est la vie - page 14

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.

c’est la vie - page 15

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

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.

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.

c’est la vie - page 16

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.

c’est la vie - page 17

c’est la vie - page 18

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 11)

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.

c’est la vie - page 19

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 8)

c’est la vie - page 20

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.

c’est la vie - page 21

entertainment Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne

Hollywood Cinemas 7

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 18)

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 25)

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

c’est la vie - page 22

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

c’est la vie - page 23

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

c’est la vie - page 24

c’est la vie - page 25

c’est la vie - page 26

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

c’est la vie - page 27

c’est la vie - page 28

c’est la vie - page 29

c’est la vie - page 30

bon temps Things really start to heat up in the River Parishes during the spring and summer months. The spring is a great time to catch small community festivals before the heat of summer gets to be too overbearing. Things slow down during the height of summer, but the River Parishes pull out all the stops for Independence Day. With celebrations on both sides of the Mississippi River, it’s easy to be patriotic on the Fourth. Then, when the heat starts to let up, festival season kicks back into full gear, and a party can be found just about every weekend.

events c’est la vie - page 31

fairs & festivals Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival April 29 - May 1 St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Road, Destrehan Phone: 985-764-6383

Fifth Annual May Festival May 6 - 8 Lutcher Recreation Park, 2545 Louisiana Ave., Lutcher Fri. (6 - 10 p.m.), Sat. (noon - 11 p.m.), Sun. (1 p.m. - till) Phone: 225-623-9751 or 225-869-5112

Juneteenth Celebration June 4 - 5 7260 Park St., St. James Sat. (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.), Sun. (8 a.m. 8 p.m.) Phone: 800-367-7852 or 225-473-1505

St. John Parish Fourth of July Celebration July 3 St. Peter Church, 143 W. Seventh St., Reserve/Edgard Courthouse, 2393 La. Highway 18, Edgard

c’est la vie - page 32

St. Charles Parish Fourth of July Celebration July 3 West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling 6 - 9 p.m.

St. Michael’s Church Festival Oct. 1 - 2 St. Michaels Church, 6484 La. Highway 44, Convent 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Phone: 225-869-5751

Louisiana Catfish Festival

Third Annual Pumpkin Patch

July 8 - 10 St. Gertrude Catholic Church, 17292 La. Highway 63, Des Allemands Fri. (5 - 11 p.m.), Sat. (10 a.m. - 11 p.m.), Sun. (10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Phone: 985-758-7542 http://tabasco.com/taste_tent/ festivals/catfish_festival.cfm

Oct. 3 - 30 Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club, 1094 U.S. Highway 61, Gramercy 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Phone: 225-869-1717

Junior Choupique Rodeo Aug. 7 St. James Parish Boat Club, Airline Highway, Gramercy 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Phone: 225-869-8966

Alligator Festival Sept. 22 - 25 West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling Thurs. (6-9 p.m.), Fri. (6-11 p.m.), Sat. (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), Sun. (11 a.m.-9 p.m.) Phone: 985-785-9035 http://stcharlesrotary.com/al Festival.html

Andouille Festival Oct. 14 - 16 St John Community Center, 2900 U.S. Highway 51, LaPlace Fri. (6 p.m. - midnight), Sat. (11 a.m. midnight), Sun. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Phone: 985-652-9569 htttp://sjbparish.com or http://andouillefestival.com

Oak Alley Plantation Fall Arts and Crafts Festival Oct. 15 - 16 Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 La. Highway 18, Vacherie Sat. (9 a.m. - 5p.m.), Sun. (9 a.m. 4 p.m.) Phone: 225-265-2151 or 800-442-5539

c’est la vie - page 33

kids’ activities New Wine Christian Fellowship “Kids on the Move” summer camp begins Monday, June 6, and continues through Friday, July 29. Registration dates are Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. noon; Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. - noon; Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. - noon; and Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. - noon. Call 985-287-2475 for information on the “Scholarship Camp” for boys and girls ages 8-12. The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department Summer Camp is scheduled to run from June 6 through July 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Thursdays for campers ages 5 through 12. Potential attendees should register early, as there is limited enrollment at each site. Campsites include Ethel Schoeffner Elementary in Destrehan,

Albert Cammon Middle School in St. Rose, Lakewood Elementary in Luling and Luling Elementary in Luling. Schoeffner is also the site of a camp for children ages 12 and above with developmental disabilities. Registration forms may also be picked up at all local schools and libraries or downloaded at www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/recreation. For more information call 985783-5090. The St. John the Baptist Parish Public Library Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday, May 31, and ends July 30. The program features weekly performances, with singer and storyteller Papillion. The theme this year is “One World, Many Stories.” Those wishing to participate can register at any branch of the library.

c’est la vie - page 34

Going green: teeing off in the River Parishes BY ROBIN SHANNON L’OBSERVATEUR

LAPLACE – Golf may not be first on the list when thinking of attractions in the River Parishes, but the region certainly has no shortage of options for residents and visitors looking for some time on the links, with two courses in St. John the Baptist Parish and a full course, half course and driving range in St. Charles Parish. After a very brief closure last summer, Belle Terre Country Club in LaPlace reopened under a new management team that is committed to revitalizing the 33year-old golf course. Belle Terre Greens Superintendent Donnie Savoie said the club is in very good shape, but it is in need of some slight sprucing in a few spots showing some wear and tear. “Since the summer we have been working to just clean some things up that need attention,” Savoie said. “We are adding new sand to the bunkers, doing closer maintenance on greens and fairways, redoing the cart path and adding some fertilizer where it is needed. We have a very nice club, but we want to work to get it back to being one of the top three courses in the state.”

Savoie said club management is working to get the surrounding community more involved in the course since the residents and the course essentially share a neighborhood. “This is their back yard, and we want to work with the residents to get them more excited about what is going on with the course,” Savoie said. The 18-hole, semi-private course is situated in the middle of the Belle Terre Subdivision. It was opened in 1977 and was designed by famed golf course architect Pete Dye. The course features 6,840 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.2, and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bermuda grass. There is also a 50-tee drivc’est la vie - page 35

ing range and a full service restaurant and bar in the clubhouse. Summer rates for the public are $25 on Mondays, $35 Tuesday through Thursday and $38 on weekends. The senior rate is $32 on weekends and $30 Tuesday through Thursday. Those looking to book a tee time can contact the office at 985652-5000. Just a few blocks east of Belle Terre Country Club lies the slightly older Riverlands Golf and Country Club. Opened in 1964, the 18-hole course features 6,899 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.1, and

it has a slope rating of 128 on Bermuda grass. The club was designed by Henry Thomas & John Schneider. Riverlands is a private course, so anyone looking to schedule tee times must be a member. For membership info, contact the club office at 985-652-6316. Another course to change management in the past year is Ormond Country Club in Destrehan, which is now known as Cypress Lakes.

Club Manager Derek Sanders, who took the reins in October, said the new management is putting money back into the facility after a few years of neglect following Hurricane Katrina. “The club redid the greens after Katrina, but no other maintenance was performed afterward,” Sanders said. “Since taking over, we have spent about $10,000 on the golf course and more

c’est la vie - page 36

than $600,000 on the entire club to give it a facelift.” Sanders said management has remodeled the club’s pool and ballroom and upgraded the kitchen, restaurant and bar area of the clubhouse. He said the club is looking to purchase some new carts and maintenance equipment in the near future. Although the club is semiprivate, Sanders said the management has been working to boost membership with flexible membership levels depending on use. Sanders said since January the club has added 25 new memberships. The 18-hole golf course, which opened in 1979, features 6,716 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.8, and it has a slope rating of 124. Cypress Lakes offers a flat rate of $35 for the general public but also offers yearly rates of $120 per year for single players and $150 per

year for families. There are also various membership packages available. For more information, contact the office at 985-764-6868. Also in St. Charles is the 9-hole “Fashion” course at the Fashion Golf & Country Club facility in Hahnville. The private club, which opened in 1962, features 3,164 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36.This is a walkable course that is challenging for begin-

ning and intermediate players. All fairways are tree lined, and the greens are small. Four holes have water that comes into play. For more information on membership, contact the office at 985-783-6486. For golfers looking to tune up their long ball abilities in a more casual atmosphere, residents and visitors should consider a trip to St. Rose Driving Range on Airline Highway in St. Rose.

c’est la vie - page 37

The range features 33 driving bays with markers at various lengths as well as specific targets. The range also features a course simulator with more than 50 courses of various skill levels. The clubhouse at the range features a full service kitchen, a fully stocked bar and five large televisions. For more information about rates and hours, contact the office at 504-466-9347.

Tangipahoa travels

c’est la vie - page 38

bon appétit Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty? Warm weather in the River Parishes usually means one thing – seafood – so grab your friends and gather ‘round the picnic table to enjoy the catch of the day. People in south Louisiana define the passing of time by what seafood is in season as much as by what the calendar says, so you know they’ve got a million ways to fix it. So whether you’re in the mood to rip into a pile of crawfish or sit down to a steaming bowl of seafood gumbo, the River Parishes has you covered. And don’t worry, there are plenty of options for the meat lovers, too.

dining c’est la vie - page 39

c’est la vie - page 40

St. John the Baptist Parish

Bully’s Halfway House 3701 U.S. 51, LaPlace 985-652-9168

Armand’s Bistro 3900 U.S. 51 (Located in Quality Inn), LaPlace 985-651-4258 Bailey’s Andouille 513 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-9090 (see our ad on page 21) Bakery on the Corner 5387 Airline Hwy., Garyville 985-502-0147

Cajun Grill 135 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-359-4745 (see our ad on page 17)

Ciao Bella 111 Fairway Drive, LaPlace 985-652-5000

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

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

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

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

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

c’est la vie - page 41

Come ‘n’ Get It 2917 U.S. 51, LaPlace 985-359-0060

Crab Trap II 117 Pontchartrain Road, LaPlace 985-651-2345 (see our ad on page 35)

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

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

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

c’est la vie - page 42

El Mexicano

Frostop Drive-In Restaurant

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

411 E. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-6361 (see our ad on page 47)

Fatty’s Restaurant

Gator’s Den Old Highway 51 South, Manchac 985-386-7902 (see our ad on page 21)

186 Museum St., Garyville 985-535-5555

Frenier Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar 113 Dottie Lane, LaPlace 985-224-2178 (see our ad on page 26)

IHOP 220 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-4468 (see our ad on page 37) Italian Pie 405 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-359-1743

Jacob’s Andouille 505 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace 985-652-9080 (see our ad on page 36)

c’est la vie - page 43

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co. 1338 W. Airline Hwy., Ste. 7A, LaPlace 985-653-6731

Kobe Japanese Steak and Sushi 506 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace 985-652-8880/652-8853

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

Pirogue’s Café 719 W. 10th St., Reserve 985-479-7800 (see our ad on page 15)

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

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

Ruby Garden Chinese Restaurant 3101 U.S. 51, LaPlace 985-653-8700

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

c’est la vie - page 44

c’est la vie - page 45

Sicily’s Pizza

St. James Parish

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

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

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

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

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

Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse

China King

769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace 985-652-9990 (see our ad on page 12)

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

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

Golden Grove Restaurant 935 La. Hwy. 641, Gramercy 225-869-1212

c’est la vie - page 46

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 32)

Oak Alley Restaurant 3645 La. Hwy. 18, Vacherie 225-265-2151

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

One Stop Grub 22170 Highway 20 Vacherie 225-265-4782 Pizza Hut 1665 Louisiana Highway 3125 Gramercy 225-869-6151

c’est la vie - page 47

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

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

c’est la vie - page 48

Taylor’s Express Truck Stop

Country Corner Deli

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

13217 River Road, Luling 985-785-7800

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

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

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

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

Bei Jing

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

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

G&G Restaurant

Breeze Cafe

307 Paul Maillard Road, Luling 985-331-2932

124 Longview Drive, Destrehan 985-764-8800

Great Wall

Cafe Ormond

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

1974 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-725-0741


Cajun Kitchen

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

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

Happy Gardens II

Carson’s Restaurant

15264 U.S. 90, Paradis 985-785-3888

140 I-310 Service Road, St. Rose 504-305-1241

Herbert’s Seafood

Cashio’s Food Villa and Deli

13467 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-9839

13572 River Road, Destrehan 985-764-9389

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

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

c’est la vie - page 49

c’est la vie - page 50

Hymel’s Restaurant 15805 River Road, Hahnville 985-783-6349

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

Iron Gate Palmetto’s Restaurant

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

10405 Airline Hwy., St. Rose 504-472-0771

LaMaison Magnolia 950 First St., Norco 985-725-0400

Pam and Dale’s Seafood Restaurant

Little Tokyo

14620 River Road, Destrehan 985-764-3112

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

P.J.’s Coffee of New Orleans

Lovecchio’s Deli

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

29 Apple St., Norco 985-725-5683

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

1371 U.S. 90, Luling 985-308-0957

Mario’s Cypress Cafe

116 Longivew Drive, Destrehan 985-764-1231

3001 Ormond Blvd., Ste. I, Destrehan 985-764-1002

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

Occasion’s Restaurant and Lounge 117 Maryland Drive, Luling 985-785-1681

Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken

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 2243 Paul Maillard Road, Boutte 985-785-7777

c’est la vie - page 51

Rotolo’s Pizzeria

Sub Express

150 Ormond Center Court, Destrehan 985-725-2411

26 Apple St., Norco 985-764-9922

Subway Sal’s Restaurant

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

13228 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-0248

Sailfish Food and Spirits


12287 U.S. 90, Luling 985-308-0712

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

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

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

Subway 12609 Airline Drive, Destrehan 985-725-1108

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

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

1955 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-725-9444

Sunny Day Cafe 120 Mallard St., Ste. 120, St. Rose 504-465-1331

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

Sushi Cafe Sport’s Pub & Grill 3001 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan 985-764-1100

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

St. Rose Tavern 11760 River Road, St. Rose 504-469-8864 c’est la vie - page 52

c’est la vie - page 53

U Top It 13322 U.S. 90 Boutte 985-308-1318 Voodoo Grill 100 James Drive East, St. Rose 504-464-1880

Waffle House Sydnie’s Pub and Grill

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

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


Tailgators Sports Restaurant and Bar 15207 Highway 90 Paradis 985-758-5062 Trey Wah (Chinese) 124 Longview Drive, Destrehan 985-764-1147

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

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

The Z’s Spot 15146 U.S. 90, Paradis 985-785-7776

Zeringue’s Seafood Co., LLC 13120 U.S. 90, Boutte 985-785-1456

Zydeco’s II 13228 U.S. 90, Boutte

c’est la vie - page 54

c’est la vie - page 55

Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.