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By Nathan Coker
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Apr 1st, 2024
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERAPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK There’s something snug and inviting about a coffee shop. From the whirring rhythm of the espresso machine to the bold, earthy tones of freshly ground coffee, it’s often a place where people can find a jolt of energy and motivation. It ma...
By Nathan Coker
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Feb 29th, 2024
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article by VANELIS RIVERAphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK While some are calling his revival “a big return,” Roy Arthur’s  Monroe’s Restaurant is also a reflection of the current local  community and aims to bring together some of the old and some  of the new. Arthur values family-owned restaurants w...
By Nathan Coker
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Jan 31st, 2024
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article by Vanelis Riveraphotography by Kelly Moore Clark West Monroe local Chris Lewis is pushing the bounds of his classic american diner, both in and out of the restaurant. His expansive donations and heart for service is why Coney Island Connections is a service-centered cornerstone. Coney Island...
By Nathan Coker
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Dec 1st, 2023
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article by VANELIS RIVERA photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK In July of last year, one of Monroe’s culinary cornerstones decided to close its doors after twenty-eight years of committed and unfailing service. Proprietor Jenifer Johnson of Trio’s Dining released a heartfelt statement to her Monroe custo...
By Nathan Coker
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Nov 1st, 2023
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article by VANELIS RIVERA photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Sweets may be good for the soul but rarely does their reputation extend beyond an indulgent treat. Even when holistic-minded bakers venture into the world of ingredient substitutions in an effort to present more nutritional value, the end pro...
By Nathan Coker
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Sep 29th, 2023
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article by VANELIS RIVERA photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Mention the word Cajun anywhere in Louisiana and you’ll be met with immediate recognition of the heritage belonging to a fiercely proud people. Descending from a group of French Canadians driven away from the French colony of Acadia—Nova Scot...
By Nathan Coker
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Sep 1st, 2023
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article by Vanelis Riveraphotography by Kelly Moore Clark In 2018, Desi Bourgeois opened two unique food trucks in historic downtown Ruston. Grown and Grazed, which features a menu of dishes made from locally sourced produce and meats, and Yolo Nitro, an “ice dreamery” making creative, liquid nitroge...
By Nathan Coker
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Jul 31st, 2023
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article by VANELIS RIVERAphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Adjacent to U.S. Route 165, tucked by Century Village Blvd, POUR by Char 19 is offering an extensive selection of premium wines, cocktails, and dining options at an upscale venue with relaxed overtones. TWO YEARS AGO, a beloved restaurant know...
By Nathan Coker
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Jun 30th, 2023
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article by Vanelis Riveraphotography by Kelly Moore Clark “First and foremost, it’s very important to note, I got out of the restaurant business to open a brewery. And I was pretty staunchly opposed to opening a restaurant in the brewery,” says James Earl Simpson, unironically. He had been transparen...
By Nathan Coker
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May 31st, 2023
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article by VANELIS RIVERAphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK In an attempt to extend their love of coffee to West Monroe, Madison Corey Coates, and his wife Kaylea Coates recently opened Corner Coffee + Provisions. Its cozy layout, chic interior, and superb cups of smooth, steaming coffee prov...