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