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By Meagan Russell
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Sep 1st, 2021
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Luke Parrish, a West Monroe native, moved back home after living in East Texas to open Monroe’s newest eateries, Clawdaddy’s Crawfish and Oyster Bar. article by VANELIS RIVERA     /   photography KELLY MOORE CLARK “Obviously, the way you cook ‘em is critical.” Luke Parrish, the owner of Clawdaddy’s C...
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Aug 1st, 2021
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Article by Vanelis Rivera Styling by Taylor Bennett Photos by Kelly Moore Clark  The idea of the common good has been a consistent theme in Western political philosophy since the era of the ancient Greek city-states. It calls for a deeply embedded fellowship and asserts that people can and should liv...
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Jun 30th, 2021
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When it comes to local food establishments like 2Dudes Brew & Que, there is so much more beyond the menu. From a food truck beginning, this local smokehouse continues to evolve and overcome. article by VANELIS RIVERA     / photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK The ambiance at 2Dudes Brew & Que is ...
By Meagan Russell
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May 28th, 2021
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VANELIS RIVERA    |     KELLY MOORE CLARK The Platter & Sugar Bakery has more than enough treats for customers to peruse, customers can ease their way into selections knowing there never is a right or wrong combination, only what feels right in the moment. After all, today’s lunch platter can be ...
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Mar 29th, 2021
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article by VANELIS RIVERA      / photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Wade Wyatt, owner of North Louisiana’s New Orleans-inspired restaurant Char 19, offers a dining experience that balances comfort and design, and where the food and drink is prioritized over everything else. There are a few local restau...
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Mar 3rd, 2021
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VANELIS RIVERA    /    KELLY MOORE CLARK As demand grew for Jamaro Hill’s meals-on-wheels, he parked his food truck in favor of setting up shop in the brick and mortar establishment, The Cookout. The recent rise of the food truck has presented a convenient and satisfactory alternative for our lunch a...
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Jan 28th, 2021
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Monica Smith’s family-owned and operated small batch bake shop, Bake 318, specializes in fresh, from scratch sweet and savory treats meant to satisfy anytime a craving hits. ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Unpopular opinion–we don’t need dessert; really, we merely...
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Jan 6th, 2021
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THE HIMALAYAN CAFÉ OFFERS TRADITIONAL NEPALESE AND INDIAN CUISINE article by VANELIS RIVERA | photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK The Himalayas are the most revered mountain range in the world, probably because they are home to Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain above sea level. China, by way of ...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 4th, 2020
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WHAT BEGAN AS AN AWARD-WINNING GOURMET SAUCE AND SEASONING BUSINESS FOUND ITSELF BEING AGED AND ENHANCED INTO WEST MONROE’S NEWEST FLAVORFUL PITSTOP, JAC’S CRAFT SMOKEHOUSE article by VANELIS RIVERA and photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Food ministry is not an unfamiliar term to most southern resident...
By Meagan Russell
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Nov 11th, 2020
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERAPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Trio’s proprietor Jenifer Johnson, for the last eight years, envisioned the possibility of a second location of one of Monroe’s staple eateries. “We are definitely a neighborhood bar and restaurant,” says Johnson, “we thrive on repeat customer...