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.
On the Texas border and to the west of Lake Charles, rests the quaint city of Vinton, an area which was once traveled by civil war soldiers. The soldiers cut a road extending from an area in Vinton known as "Niblett's Bluff" on the Sabine River. The Civil War activities that took place in Vinton have sparked quite an interest with area residents who hold re-enactments of battles often at Niblett’s Bluff Park. At the park, there are mini-cabins, RV sites, several pavilions, a playground and boat launch. Vinton also has a glamorous side with the Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel boasting quarter horse racing, headlining entertainers, casino gaming and fine dining. You can also hear local talent and smaller acts in the Gator Lounge at Delta Downs. Delta Downs is easy to find traveling Interstate 10, and the luxurious surroundings of the hotel make for a great stay.