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Bayou Eats

By Meagan Russell
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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...
By Meagan Russell
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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...
By Meagan Russell
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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...
By Meagan Russell
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Feb 1st, 2022
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VANELIS RIVERA    |     KELLY MOORE CLARK Whether you’re coming from right down the road or a ways away, The Levee Grill is a place to expect friendly, familiar faces reflecting onto the glimmering surface of the bayou. Perched at the intersection of River Landing and Levee Drive in Monroe, The Levee...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Eats
Jan 1st, 2022
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article by Vanelis Rivera photography by Kelly Moore Clark recipes by Hope Anderson Frugé Food has always meant something to Hope Anderson Frugé. “It was handed down from generation to generation,” she says, referring to the cooks and bakers in her family. When she remembers when her relationship wit...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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article by Vanelis Rivera | photography by Kelly Moore Clark Shopping the over 40 locally-owned antique shops, boutiques, and specialty stores on Trenton Street in West Monroe, Louisiana, just got a whole lot sweeter. Only in their eighth week of business, Cake has been luring passersbys with the pro...
By Meagan Russell
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Nov 3rd, 2021
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At Flying Heart, top-notch craft beer is matched with a welcoming environment that keeps customers and employees alike full engaged and wrapped  up in the fellowship of their community. article by VANELIS RIVERA  |    photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK When Parker Kane began working at Flying Heart Bre...
By Meagan Russell
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Oct 1st, 2021
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Tommy Stewart, owner of Five 19 Tap House & Tapas and Brass Monkey Pub & Patio, considered his travels and subsequent culinary discoveries when curating the restaurant’s menu. article by VANELIS RIVERA    \\  photo by KELLY MOORE CLARK When Tommy Stewart quit his offshore job to work at Olive...