Sue's Guidebook to Food and Fun

Sue

Sue's Guidebook to Food and Fun

Food scene
I want to share some of our favorite local places because these restaurants give you a real taste of Louisiana cuisine at affordable prices. If you visit another place and would like to add on the information here, please let me know.
Kenney is a very casual, order-at-the-window seafood restaurant. I have sent many guests their way when crawfish is in season and they all have loved it and recommended it to others. They also have good Poboy sandwiches and seafood platters. All are excellent.
Kenney Seafood Inc
400 Pontchartrain Dr
Kenney is a very casual, order-at-the-window seafood restaurant. I have sent many guests their way when crawfish is in season and they all have loved it and recommended it to others. They also have good Poboy sandwiches and seafood platters. All are excellent.
Here you will find delicious poboys and fresh made onion rings. Poboys are a New Orleans treasure and the roast beef is a classic. You will need a lot of napkins as that delicious gravy runs down your hands!This is a place for just a few tables and you have to catch them during the week as they are closed on weekends.
Po-Boy Factory
632 Robert Blvd
Here you will find delicious poboys and fresh made onion rings. Poboys are a New Orleans treasure and the roast beef is a classic. You will need a lot of napkins as that delicious gravy runs down your hands!This is a place for just a few tables and you have to catch them during the week as they are closed on weekends.
This is a great place for breakfast. They have custom made omelettes, waffles, and the usual bacon, eggs, and grits. Sunday brunch offers dishes such as eggs benefict. The ribeye poboy was featured on Diners Dives and Drive-ins. Very casual place with good service and value.
La Pines Cafe
1061 Robért Boulevard
This is a great place for breakfast. They have custom made omelettes, waffles, and the usual bacon, eggs, and grits. Sunday brunch offers dishes such as eggs benefict. The ribeye poboy was featured on Diners Dives and Drive-ins. Very casual place with good service and value.
Copeland's serves authentic New Orleans style food such as jambalaya and shrimp etouffe. They also feature great steaks and a number of their own fabulous creations. I love their pecan crusted catfish and the steak labouchere. Don't forget to order the warm bread pudding or cheesecake for dessert. This is a more upscale restaurant, just a couple of miles from my house.
Copeland's of New Orleans
1337 Gause Boulevard
Copeland's serves authentic New Orleans style food such as jambalaya and shrimp etouffe. They also feature great steaks and a number of their own fabulous creations. I love their pecan crusted catfish and the steak labouchere. Don't forget to order the warm bread pudding or cheesecake for dessert. This is a more upscale restaurant, just a couple of miles from my house.
The Abita brewpub has delicious foods at reasonable prices. Great sandwiches, soups and salads as well as full dinners. This is a microbrewery and a great way to taste some of their specialties is to order the brew sampler. Located next to a lovely park for an after dinner walk.
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Abita Brewing Company
21084 Louisiana 36
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The Abita brewpub has delicious foods at reasonable prices. Great sandwiches, soups and salads as well as full dinners. This is a microbrewery and a great way to taste some of their specialties is to order the brew sampler. Located next to a lovely park for an after dinner walk.
This is a casual, friendly, comfortable place to experience some great food. Good seafood, great sandwiches, and Thursday is steak night which features a delicious 10 ounce sirloin, fluffy baked potato and a salad. The place is decorated with lots of military memorabilia, old photos and nostalgic items.
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Southside Café
3154 Pontchartrain Drive
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This is a casual, friendly, comfortable place to experience some great food. Good seafood, great sandwiches, and Thursday is steak night which features a delicious 10 ounce sirloin, fluffy baked potato and a salad. The place is decorated with lots of military memorabilia, old photos and nostalgic items.
OK why is located in the heart of old town Slidell. They serve up really good Poboys, daily specials and great salads. Be sure to try the house salad with their artichoke dressing. It is divine. The building was once an actual bicycle repair shop and is decorated with old bikes. A fun place to grab a bite
KY's Olde Towne Bicycle Shop
2267 Carey Street
OK why is located in the heart of old town Slidell. They serve up really good Poboys, daily specials and great salads. Be sure to try the house salad with their artichoke dressing. It is divine. The building was once an actual bicycle repair shop and is decorated with old bikes. A fun place to grab a bite
This is a good seafood restaurant serving everything from oysters on the half shell to seafood platters. Good prices in a laid back atmosphere.
Camellia Cafe
525 Gause Boulevard West
This is a good seafood restaurant serving everything from oysters on the half shell to seafood platters. Good prices in a laid back atmosphere.
This is a lively, yet cozy , place for breakfast and lunch. They have a huge variety of bagels and delicious sandwiches. Star breakfast selections include bananas Foster Belgian waffles and breakfast eggrolls.
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Palmettos On The Bayou
1901 Bayou Lane
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This is a lively, yet cozy , place for breakfast and lunch. They have a huge variety of bagels and delicious sandwiches. Star breakfast selections include bananas Foster Belgian waffles and breakfast eggrolls.
Creole Bagelry and Cafe’
1337 Gause Boulevard
Great down-home food, good sandwiches and scrumptious desserts. This is a relaxing, laid-back kind of place with friendly servers and customers who are regulars. On Mondays you can enjoy the New Orleans "wash day" tradition of red beans and rice or the alternative white beans. Another day you may find hamburger steak and gravy with mashed potatoes. Or choose some fresh seafood or a Poboy. Just be sure to save room for some of that dessert. T Le Blanc’s has an in-house baker who bakes all their cakes and pies fresh daily. Lemon & Coconut Meringue Pie and White Chocolate Bread Pudding are some of the favorites.
LeBlanc's Creole Kitchen
797 Robert Boulevard
Great down-home food, good sandwiches and scrumptious desserts. This is a relaxing, laid-back kind of place with friendly servers and customers who are regulars. On Mondays you can enjoy the New Orleans "wash day" tradition of red beans and rice or the alternative white beans. Another day you may find hamburger steak and gravy with mashed potatoes. Or choose some fresh seafood or a Poboy. Just be sure to save room for some of that dessert. T Le Blanc’s has an in-house baker who bakes all their cakes and pies fresh daily. Lemon & Coconut Meringue Pie and White Chocolate Bread Pudding are some of the favorites.
Sightseeing
If you want to get up close and personal with alligators and other creatures of the swamp, take a two hour guided trip in one of their small boats. Picture the moss hanging on gnarled cypress trees as you travel into one of the wildest and most pristine river swamps in America. With the swamp tales of pirates and sightings of Big Foot in the back of your mind, you may be just a little bit nervous at first, but after your first boat ride you'll want to go back again and again! You'll be overcome by the primitive beauty of the cypress trees rising from the water...the sweet smell of wild azaleas in the air....
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Honey Island Swamp Tours
41490 Crawford Landing Road
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If you want to get up close and personal with alligators and other creatures of the swamp, take a two hour guided trip in one of their small boats. Picture the moss hanging on gnarled cypress trees as you travel into one of the wildest and most pristine river swamps in America. With the swamp tales of pirates and sightings of Big Foot in the back of your mind, you may be just a little bit nervous at first, but after your first boat ride you'll want to go back again and again! You'll be overcome by the primitive beauty of the cypress trees rising from the water...the sweet smell of wild azaleas in the air....
Louisiana's only rails-to-trails conversion, the 31-mile Trace winds through the Northshore, a paved ribbon connecting five communities interspersed with lovely green space. The path offers all who ride, walk or even rollerblade it, a way to experience both the towns and the natural beauty that so enhances the quality of life on the Northshore. Originally a corridor for the Illinois Central Railroad, the Trace now is an earth-friendly hike and bike trail stretching from downtown Covington, through Abita Springs, Mandeville, and Lacombe and ending in Slidell.
St. Tammany Trace Parish Paved Bike Trailhead
2289 Gause Boulevard West
Louisiana's only rails-to-trails conversion, the 31-mile Trace winds through the Northshore, a paved ribbon connecting five communities interspersed with lovely green space. The path offers all who ride, walk or even rollerblade it, a way to experience both the towns and the natural beauty that so enhances the quality of life on the Northshore. Originally a corridor for the Illinois Central Railroad, the Trace now is an earth-friendly hike and bike trail stretching from downtown Covington, through Abita Springs, Mandeville, and Lacombe and ending in Slidell.
Also known as the UCM ("you-see-em") Museum, the Abita Mystery House is a roadside attraction in Abita Springs about 40 minutes north of New Orleans' French Quarter. Louisiana's most eccentric museum and gift shop is a folk art environment with thousands of found objects and homemade inventions. A vintage gas station serves as the entrance for a labyrinth of buildings connected by walkways. The collection includes interactive vignettes of Southern life, memorabilia, old arcade machines, a hand-cranked piano, as well as more than 50,000 found and recycled objects presented creatively and with humor by artist/impresario John Preble. Featured on "American Pickers
UCM Museum/Abita Mystery House
22275 LA-36
Also known as the UCM ("you-see-em") Museum, the Abita Mystery House is a roadside attraction in Abita Springs about 40 minutes north of New Orleans' French Quarter. Louisiana's most eccentric museum and gift shop is a folk art environment with thousands of found objects and homemade inventions. A vintage gas station serves as the entrance for a labyrinth of buildings connected by walkways. The collection includes interactive vignettes of Southern life, memorabilia, old arcade machines, a hand-cranked piano, as well as more than 50,000 found and recycled objects presented creatively and with humor by artist/impresario John Preble. Featured on "American Pickers
Visit the Museum The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations can understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Through exhibits, multimedia experiences, and thousands of personal accounts, the Museum takes visitors on an immersive tour of World War II in every theater of war.
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The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street
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Visit the Museum The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations can understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Through exhibits, multimedia experiences, and thousands of personal accounts, the Museum takes visitors on an immersive tour of World War II in every theater of war.
Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo cares for animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, and hands-on animal encounters. Unique natural habitats such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don't miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards, and orangutans; our tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is consistently one of the country’s top-ranked zoos, voted as one of the top ten zoos in the country in the USA Today “10Best” reader poll and ranked as one of the top things to do in New Orleans.
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Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St
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Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo cares for animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, and hands-on animal encounters. Unique natural habitats such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase the relationship between people and nature. Don't miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards, and orangutans; our tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. Audubon Zoo is consistently one of the country’s top-ranked zoos, voted as one of the top ten zoos in the country in the USA Today “10Best” reader poll and ranked as one of the top things to do in New Orleans.
Ever wanted to try something really different? A visit to the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana always makes the top of the favorite things to do in Louisiana list! You get up close and personal to a wide range of exotic animals as they roam in this pristine countryside refuge. The Global Wildlife Center is a 900-acre, free-roaming conservation center home to more than 4,000 exotic and endangered animals. Each year, 250,000 nature lovers visit the beautiful habitat and take the 90-minute ride in a covered, open-air wagon to see winged, striped and horned creatures move freely on the manicured grounds. The tour is part petting zoo, part biology lecture, part entertainment and a lot of fun. Throughout the slow ride (so you can visit all the animals!), visitors learn about the ecology of wildlife, the different personalities of many of the animals and the importance of preserving these precious creatures. In one area, more than a dozen kangaroos hop around or sit quietly under the shade of a large tree. There are also families of giraffes, herds of American bison, Texas longhorns, llamas and many other rare animals who live peacefully at this Louisiana haven. In many cases, nearly extinct animals thrive at Global Wildlife, making an impact on the species. In 1989, with only 16 left in the world, the Father David Deer, a native of mainland China had almost disappeared. Matherne and his staff obtained five of these extremely rare deer and brought them to their refuge. Now, visitors can view 200 of the Father David Deer as they soak in a nearby pond, or munch on the grass as the safari wagon rides by.
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Global Wildlife Center
26389 Louisiana 40
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Ever wanted to try something really different? A visit to the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana always makes the top of the favorite things to do in Louisiana list! You get up close and personal to a wide range of exotic animals as they roam in this pristine countryside refuge. The Global Wildlife Center is a 900-acre, free-roaming conservation center home to more than 4,000 exotic and endangered animals. Each year, 250,000 nature lovers visit the beautiful habitat and take the 90-minute ride in a covered, open-air wagon to see winged, striped and horned creatures move freely on the manicured grounds. The tour is part petting zoo, part biology lecture, part entertainment and a lot of fun. Throughout the slow ride (so you can visit all the animals!), visitors learn about the ecology of wildlife, the different personalities of many of the animals and the importance of preserving these precious creatures. In one area, more than a dozen kangaroos hop around or sit quietly under the shade of a large tree. There are also families of giraffes, herds of American bison, Texas longhorns, llamas and many other rare animals who live peacefully at this Louisiana haven. In many cases, nearly extinct animals thrive at Global Wildlife, making an impact on the species. In 1989, with only 16 left in the world, the Father David Deer, a native of mainland China had almost disappeared. Matherne and his staff obtained five of these extremely rare deer and brought them to their refuge. Now, visitors can view 200 of the Father David Deer as they soak in a nearby pond, or munch on the grass as the safari wagon rides by.
For a real, behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras, there’s only one Mardi Gras World tour. Mardi Gras World gives you an authentic Mardi Gras experience all year round, whether you’re here for family vacation, team building activities, New Orleans corporate events, or just on your own to experience the magic of the Crescent City. Mardi Gras World Tours Our tour allows you to see firsthand what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year. Walk through the hard work and extensive planning that goes into this grand event when you tour Blaine Kern Studios, an operating workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world since 1947. This all-access opportunity winds you through the massive studio, where artists and architects build Mardi Gras floats from the ground up. You’ll learn about the history of this unique and festive tradition, going beyond its reputation to get a deeper understanding of the REAL Mardi Gras. The whole family will love touring the space where our artisans create show-stopping floats for more than 40 parades each year. This New Orleans tour is an experience you’ll want to document. There are so many photo opportunities in front of floats, with props, or wearing a traditional Mardi Gras costume, so don’t forget to bring your camera!
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Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Place
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For a real, behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras, there’s only one Mardi Gras World tour. Mardi Gras World gives you an authentic Mardi Gras experience all year round, whether you’re here for family vacation, team building activities, New Orleans corporate events, or just on your own to experience the magic of the Crescent City. Mardi Gras World Tours Our tour allows you to see firsthand what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year. Walk through the hard work and extensive planning that goes into this grand event when you tour Blaine Kern Studios, an operating workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world since 1947. This all-access opportunity winds you through the massive studio, where artists and architects build Mardi Gras floats from the ground up. You’ll learn about the history of this unique and festive tradition, going beyond its reputation to get a deeper understanding of the REAL Mardi Gras. The whole family will love touring the space where our artisans create show-stopping floats for more than 40 parades each year. This New Orleans tour is an experience you’ll want to document. There are so many photo opportunities in front of floats, with props, or wearing a traditional Mardi Gras costume, so don’t forget to bring your camera!
This is just one of the many ghost tours offered in New Orleans. Read the following article to find out more about other places. https://travel.usnews.com/features/the-best-new-orleans-ghost-tours
New Orleans Ghost and Vampire Tour
601 Royal St
This is just one of the many ghost tours offered in New Orleans. Read the following article to find out more about other places. https://travel.usnews.com/features/the-best-new-orleans-ghost-tours
Just three miles from the quaint Northshore town of Mandeville is Fontainebleau State Park, a convenient and scenic getaway with some truly spectacular kayaking. It also happens to be a short drive from New Orleans, which means that within an hour after leaving the French Quarter, you can be paddling pristine streams full of native fishes and cypress trees. Fontainebleau is a park with a past. It was once the site of a large sugar mill built under the direction of Creole planter and senator Bernard de Marigny in 1829. Marigny’s plantation fell into disrepair long ago, but today you can tour the brick structures that remain. You’ll also learn more about the illustrious man himself inside the park’s visitor center, where handmade tools and furniture are on display. Outside the visitor center you’ll find a pier stretching over enormous Lake Pontchartrain, a prime spot for sunset-watching. A man-made beach offers sunbathers a chance to catch some rays, and for younger visitors, a water playground is open season. Nature trails amidst the Cypress and Oak trees are captivating.There is a pier for fishing.Go for a relaxing day with the beauty of nature.
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Fontainebleau State Park
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Just three miles from the quaint Northshore town of Mandeville is Fontainebleau State Park, a convenient and scenic getaway with some truly spectacular kayaking. It also happens to be a short drive from New Orleans, which means that within an hour after leaving the French Quarter, you can be paddling pristine streams full of native fishes and cypress trees. Fontainebleau is a park with a past. It was once the site of a large sugar mill built under the direction of Creole planter and senator Bernard de Marigny in 1829. Marigny’s plantation fell into disrepair long ago, but today you can tour the brick structures that remain. You’ll also learn more about the illustrious man himself inside the park’s visitor center, where handmade tools and furniture are on display. Outside the visitor center you’ll find a pier stretching over enormous Lake Pontchartrain, a prime spot for sunset-watching. A man-made beach offers sunbathers a chance to catch some rays, and for younger visitors, a water playground is open season. Nature trails amidst the Cypress and Oak trees are captivating.There is a pier for fishing.Go for a relaxing day with the beauty of nature.