For those who enjoy craft cocktails and a great dining experience, Ruston has a place that has both. White Lightning Cocktail and Culinary Company off Celebrity Drive is a place that blends classic with new.
Indian cuisine is not the first thing you think of in Louisiana. Although in Monroe on Roselawn Avenue, there is a great authentic Indian restaurant, Taste of India. The place has great food and a great selection. Many people who come here say it is some of the best they had.
When you think of food and drink pairing, people tend to think of wine and cheese. With pizza, beer is normally the answer you will get. Flying Heart Brewing and Pub is a place that takes a new approach to those classics.
Bistros are normally small restaurants serving modest fare in a comfortable modest atmosphere, yet just past the Bawconville area, The Burger Bistro in West Monroe is anything but what owner Kevin Tyson is serving up.
Snack foods like nachos, hotdogs, and snow cones are many people’s favorites. One place in Farmerville takes those to new levels. Ro Ro’s Snack Shack on Sterlington Highway is a small food stand named after the owners’ granddaughter.
Julia Child once said, “A party without a cake is just a meeting.” Anyone who has been to a party without a cake knows that the cake makes the party. Cake in West Monroe has you covered. Owner Becky Thompson and manager Emily Kemp make sure that people bring something memorable and turn a party into an event.
Have you ever thought that your burger creation is one of the best? In that case, head down to Winsborro to My Purple Cow, where you can see if your burger masterpiece makes the grade. Sophia Ratcliff and the owner Cherie Moore, who is also her mom, will make your creation, and if it’s unique, ask you to give it a name.
In Northeast Louisianna sits one of the top crappie lakes in the country, Lake D’Arbonne. When you go there, you need a place to stock up on supplies. Kenny and Marcy Kavanaugh at K&M Coffee, Corks, and Camo have what you need.
In Calhoun off US-80, tucked in a strip mall, sits the Iron Cactus. It is somewhat inconspicuous until you walk in. From the bull’s head hanging in the bar to the statues and paintings around, you know there is something different about the place.
Celiac disease, an allergy to wheat, is becoming more common among people, and options in the past have been limited. It is difficult for people to find somewhere to eat that is fully gluten-free, this is something that Chef Katy Aker of Butter: A Louisiana Bakery is very familiar with.