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By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2022
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Article by Vanelis RiveraPhotography by Kelly Moore Clark NESTLED BETWEEN THE DIVERSE, antique shops lining the Cotton Port Historic District of Downtown West Monroe stands a delectable scratch bakery and coffee bar. Not only is it ready to fill your holiday season with holly jolly sweets, but it may...
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Dec 1st, 2022
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Styled by Taylor BennettPhotography by Kelly Moore Clark Wake up Christmas morning to these delectable dishes from local restaurants. From pillowy croissants to luscious egg bites, this brunch spread is seasonally-inspired. THURMAN’S FOOD FACTORYThis beautiful bubble bread is filled with gooey p...
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Nov 7th, 2022
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERAPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Scratch Bakehouse is a home-based, cottage bakery specializing in quality sourdough goods with a faithful customer base, but it began as a wellness journey. Around 2017, Christina Poole was having some health issues. “I was having food sensiti...
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Oct 4th, 2022
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Owner Eric Williamson and Chef Sean Welsh have created a place where people can come anjoy modernized Southern staples in a cool atmosphere. Article by VANELIS RIVERA | Photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK WHEN ERIC WILLIAMSON BEGAN conceptualizing his restaurant, he knew it would have to incorporate the...
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Sep 7th, 2022
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article by VANELIS RIVERAphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Jo-Els in Monroe officially opened its doors on July 12th of this year. And while their customer-base has been eagerly waiting to devour their favorite menu items, this re-opening also ushers in a few brand new items the sister-friend team can...
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Jun 30th, 2022
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK “We’re going south of the border next door,” said Tommy Stewart to Emily Elizabeth Ellis, now general manager of one of Monroe’s newest and most vibrant eateries, Papi Loco Taco Bar & Margaritas. Stewart, already the owner of Five19 T...
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May 29th, 2022
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Jay Howell’s newest restaurant, Okaloosa, is a family-friendly restaurant that offers patrons an interactive experience.  Approachable and affordable fare stays true to the Gulf Coast theme in this restaurant that lives up to its host city’s nickname – Funroe!  article by Vanelis Rivera | photography...
By Meagan Russell
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May 1st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERAPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARKSTYLING BY TAYLOR BENNETT To dance “la bamba,” sings Ritchie Valens, all you need is a little bit of grace. Taking a cue from this uptempo Mexican folk song is owner of Ruston’s La Bamba: Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Eduardo “Eddy” Barrientos ...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 31st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK The Walking Pig is styled as a modern Southern pub serving a varied  menu of hand-crafted foods and beverages housed in a renovated 1930s storefront, one of many quaint businesses on Plank Road. The Walking Pig is an unusual name for a re...
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Mar 1st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERA PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Terry and Robin LaForge have provided a dining experience that is distinctly Louisiana in taste, feel and service for nearly thirty years. WHAT STARTED AS AN ACTUAL FOOD shack in 1993 is now a spacious seafood eatery boasting “tail whopping g...