Author: Chris Jay

Not Your Mama’s Louisiana Comfort Food

When we think of comfort food, some of us envision chicken fried steak, mac and cheese or a gumbo. For others, soul soothing dishes look like a new twist on a traditional staple or something a little less Louisiana and…

Spring Festivals

The awe-inspiring diversity of Louisiana is easily taken for granted. A quick survey of the state’s spring festivals — Louisiana is home to more annual festivals than there are days in the year — is an apt reminder that there’s…

Second Act

Shreveport’s Tootie Morrison reinvents herself as culinary rock star, sans tattoos

Sugar Buzz

A Shreveport liquor store serves drive-through daiquiris with character

Back to the Source

Gabriel Balderas celebrates coastal Mexico with his new Shreveport restaurant

Weekend Getaways

Trendy Quarters at the Ace Hotel New Orleans If you’re a local looking for a “staycation” or driving in from another part of the state, consider the Ace Hotel (, newly opened in the stylish Central Business District of New…

Louisiana's Spring Festivals

Louisiana prides itself in being the festival capital of America, if not the entire world. Whether your passion is food, art, music – or something on the fringe – all regions of the state have large and small fests that…