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