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Mikes Seafood and Steakhouse Gumbo in Jennings, Louisiana
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
Take in the beautiful fish and marine life at the Shreveport Aquarium in Shreveport, Louisiana ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
King Cake Ice Cream Recipe
Shrimp and Grits recipe by chef Justin Devillier. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Matthew Noel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Matthew Noel
Regulars order the Bluesiana Salad at Charlie G's in Lafayette.
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta recipe from the Bourbon House in New Orleans.
Andouille Sausage from LaPlace, LA
Try this delicious recipe for Hand Peach Pies by chef Corey Bahr ©David Gallent, Louisiana Kitchen and Culture
Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans.
Drop by Herby K's restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana for their famous food! ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Muffuletta recipe from Nor-Joe's in Metairie. ©David Gallent Louisiana Kitchen and Culture
Creole Stuffed Shrimp from Wine Country Bistro. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel
The Chimes restaurant's large decks overlooking the Bogue Falaya River offer a great spot for happy hour - in Covington Louisiana ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Brigtsen's Oysters Bienville. Photo: Saveur Magazine ©Saveur Magazine
Nightlife in Shreveport
Oysters Rockefeller Recipe by Galatoire's in New Orleans. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine ©Photo: Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine
Oysters Weemo from Waterfront Grill in Monroe. photo: Richard Lupo ©Richard Lupo
Enjoy this crab dip recipe from chef Chris Montero at Ralph Brennan's restaurants. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
Tabasco hot sauce is made and bottled in Avery Island, Louisiana.
Try a Louisiana brewery like Flying Tiger Brewery in Monroe, LA
Enjoy a Louisiana crafted beverage at the tasting room at Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux, Louisiana
Try the Muscovy Duck Wraps at Restaurant Cotton in Monroe.
Morton's Seafood Restaurant on the Tchefuncte River is known for it's delicious Seafood Boat dish. Located in Madisonville, Louisiana. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Catch some throws at a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport.
French Onion Soup from Cafe Degas in New Orleans.
Pies at Lea's Lunchroom in Alexandria
Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club offers contemporary-Southern cuisine. ©Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club
Fried frog legs is a common dish in Louisiana. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Susan Ford
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Enjoy a bowl of Louisiana seafood gumbo.
Pick your own blueberries at farms near Franklinton, Louisiana
Sunset over downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.
Strolling the Louisiana boardwalk in Shreveport, Louisiana
Catfish with crawfish étouffée
Enjoy a traditional sazerac cocktail at the Cypress Bar in the Southern Hotel in Covington, Louisiana
Take a tour of Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, former home of the Louisiana Hayride.
Abita Brew Pub in Abita Springs is perfect for beer tasting. It's one of Louisiana's oldest breweries. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Crawfish Creola recipe from Creola Cafe in Grand Coteau. ©David Gallent Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
Try Creole Crab Cakes ©Jay D. Ducote
Boudin links on the grill.
Visit Landry Vineyards for wine tasting and concerts in Monroe, Louisiana
In Shreveport, visit the Huddie Ledbetter - he was the talented bluesman more popularly known as "Leadbelly."
Crab Royale from Harlequin Steaks & Seafood ©Harlequin Steaks & Seafood
Shrimp Remoulade from Donald Link's Down South Cookbook. ©Chris Granger for Clarkson Potter New York
Pecan Pie made wtih Louisiana-grown pecans. ©Flickr/MuseintheCity
Dig into tender and juicy smoked chicken from Smoke BBQ in Covington, Louisiana. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Bacon Gumbo with Louisiana Oysters recipe from Patois restaurant in New Orleans. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
Sip craft brews at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, Louisiana
Muffuletta from Nor-Joe's in Metairie, La. ©David Gallent, Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
Golden Potato Soup with Crispy Gulf Oysters Recipe. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Matthew Noel ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture, Matthew Noel
King Cake from cookbook author Holly Clegg.
Tap room at Great Raft Brewing
Try this sweet Louisiana treat — pralines.
Creole Filé Gumbo by Lil' Dizzy's Cafe in New Orleans ©Jeffery David Ehrenreich for Louisiana Kitchen and Culture
Try the many flavors of gumbo like this bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo. ©Jay D. Ducote
Mirlitons are a tasty Louisiana vegetable used in many dishes.
Visit Crying Eagle Brewery in Lake Charles.
Thrill seekers enjoy rides at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport
Phil's Marina Cafe in Slidell serves up fish tacos fresh from the Gulf and served with a stellar view. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is one of the world's best food festivals.
Redfish with Sage Brown Butter from Cotton in Monroe, LA. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
Enjoy delicious Louisiana cuisine such as gumbo and fried shrimp at the Chimes in Baton Rouge.
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Strawn's Eat Shop ice box strawberry pies
Herby K's famous shrimp buster po'boy sandwich. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Azaleas in bloom at R.W. Norton Gardens in Shreveport.
"Muffy" sandwich at Fertitta's in Shreveport.
Meribo's chef Gavin Jobe is a Food Network Chopped Champion. Head to Covington for his outstanding pizza. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Shrimp and Grits Pointe Coupee
Head to the Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport for amazing music and all the crawfish you can eat!