Culinary Trail Signature Dish: Meat Pies
The city of Natchitoches made these savory pies famous.
In Natchitoches, it’s all about the meat pie, a fried pie filled with beef and pork and seasonings. Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant is where to go to get your fix. James Lasyone didn’t invent the dish, but he sure helped make it famous. Now, his daughters Angela Lasyone and Tina Lasyone Smith run the family restaurant, where they hand make between 400 and 1,000 pies each day. If you don’t fill up on the pies, they also have terrific hand-battered chicken strips and crawfish pie.