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Category: Lovin’ Your Local Food


6 Places to Find Gluten-Free Options in Monroe-West Monroe

by Jerrica B. We all know that Ouachita Parish is home to some of the most delicious food. Our local restaurants boast a wide variety of flavors and cuisines. However, there are some whose options are limited. For those of…

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‘Rita’s on the River

by Janna J. The Downtown River Market hosted Monroe-West Monroe’s first margarita festival, ‘Rita’s on the River, on April 2. I may be partial due to my love for margaritas, but this event was a huge success. With 12 local…

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5 Quick Bites in Monroe-West Monroe

by Jerrica B. “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” – Orson Welles One hour. That’s what most working citizens get for their lunch breaks. Sometimes we use this time to relax before we…

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Crawfish in the Twin Cities

by Jerrica B. Money can’t buy happiness… but it can buy crawfish and that’s pretty much the same thing! Looking to get your mudbugs fix this season? You don’t have to go very far. Monroe and West Monroe have some…

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The Green Beans Are Amazing

By Georgie H., Haleigh H., and Sheila S. Georgie, Haleigh, and I made the short trip up Hwy. 165 North to Sterlington for lunch at the BBQ Pit. We chose a cozy booth near the back of the restaurant and…

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Catfish Charlie’s…Homemade, Big, & Fresh

By Harolyn F. & Scott B. We love our local food, and today was no exception. We dined at Catfish Charlie’s which is located in the Office Depot Shopping Center on Louisville Avenue in Monroe. Doug Wood opened the restaurant…

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Cheniere Shack Restaurant

by Alana C. & Ruth C. Ruth and I headed out for late, late lunch to a local favorite, The Cheniere Shack (pronounced Shin-e Shack).  We just missed the lunch time specials which seemed tempting on this very cold day. …

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Lunch with a View at Waterfront Grill

By Dianna P. & Norma L. Since February 14, 1997 when Don, Sam and Clay Weems decided to “cast aside the frying pan” and open Waterfront Grill, they have been serving up quality seafood and steaks that are grilled, baked…

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Good Food with Healthy on the Side

by Sylvia B. & Sheila S. Daily Harvest has had a long standing reputation in Monroe-West Monroe as the place to go when looking for a healthy meal. Owner Philip Thigpen delivers that with his “good food, and by the…

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