March-April 2014

In This Issue

Duty and The Beast

Benjamin Butler’s Occupation of New Orleans

Sesquicentennial

The Red River Campaign

Pelicans Make a Leap

Kristen Essig

Sainte Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

The Scoop on Rice

The base for many local favorite dishes is grown and manufactured right here.

Medical News

Health updates from around the state

Statewide Calendar

March/April Events, Festivals and More.

Catherine Pears

Executive director, Alexandria Museum of Art

Food & Film

Abby Singer’s Bistro at Shreveport’s Robinson Film Center

Breaking Records with Beads

Natchitoches’ tricentennial is celebrated with a 384-square-foot bead mosaic, the largest in the world.

Business News

Strength ripples through the Louisiana economy.

Crawfish Creations

4 Fresh Recipes

Around Louisiana

Events and Highlights

Texas Festivals

Spring into fun in the Lone Star State

Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf

A Guide to Festivals

A Touchy Subject

Small towns can be intimate in ways you might not expect.

Nottingham Meets Spain

Edwina and Richard Westrop’s pastoral hideaway in Natchitoches.

Spring Harvest

Our local bounty inspires a range of delicious seasonal dishes.