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Bayou Eats

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...
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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...
By Nathan Coker
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May 2nd, 2023
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article by VANELIS RIVERAphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Mario Mata is no stranger to finding inspiration at the crossroads of food preparation and art. A restaurateur and cook with the soul of an artist may seem like polarizing interests, but for Mata, they feed off each other. The intimacy require...
By Nathan Coker
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Mar 30th, 2023
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article by Vanelis Riveraphotography by Kelly Moore Clark  Originally from West Monroe, Chef Don Green is flexing his culinary chops at Acadian Superette in Lafayette.  He first dishes that Chef Don Green learned to cook from his mother. “I honestly just started making the dishes I lov...
By Nathan Coker
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Feb 28th, 2023
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article by VANELIS RIVERAphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Rachel Mylock took a leap of faith and pursued the creative venture she had been fervently fostering. Three years in, and with a plethora of juice blends ready to go, she opened So Sunny Juicery. Fruits and vegetables have had a long history o...
By Nathan Coker
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Jan 30th, 2023
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article by VANELIS RIVERAphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Nick Carlson zigzagged his way into becoming the owner of Seventh Square Coffee, currently the only coffee roaster in Northeast Louisiana. Born in California, his family moved around, passing through Idaho, the Carolinas, and Louisiana. “I’ve ...
By Nathan Coker
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Jan 6th, 2023
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Article by VANELIS RIVERAPhotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Jay Pappa’s is a new restaurant specializing in great steaks, seafood and spirits. When Jonathan Perry first saw an old photograph of his grandfather grilling outdoors, he immediately thought it would make a compelling statement piece for a re...
By Nathan Coker
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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...
By Nathan Coker
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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...