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The abundance of fantastic food to be found throughout Louisiana can be a little overwhelming for some visitors, particularly if they haven’t sampled our fabulous indigenous cuisine before. How will you decide where to go and what to eat? To help you manage the choices, we suggest using Louisiana's Culinary Trails as guideposts. The Louisiana Office of Tourism and the makers of TABASCO® hot pepper sauce have laid out seven regional “trails” that traverse byways, prairies, marshlands and waterways that are great sources of some of the finest food you’ll ever enjoy. Discover some of the chefs and restaurants who are keeping the tradition of great food alive and thriving in Louisiana.
South of Houma are at least a half dozen small fishing communities. According to World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town Contest, Cocodrie is one of the best. The town, whose name is derived from a Cajun French word for alligator, is at the end of the road for travelers headed towards the Gulf from Houma. It sits at the edge of freshwater country, offering a variety of options for anglers – it’s not uncommon to find visitors fly fishing, deep-sea fishing, inland fishing, and swamp fishing. And thanks to the Gulf climate, fishing is a year-round activity down here. Ask around at the local outfitters about what’s biting; something always is.