Louisiana Life - September-October 2018

Raising the Bar

  When I was a child growing up in New Orleans my parents included me on an outing where they entertained an out-of-state client at the “Top of the Mart,” a rotating bar at the pinnacle of the World Trade…

SURE BET

Margaritaville Resort and Casino in Bossier Louisiana casinos may amply satisfy those with an adventurous spirit, but one amenity allows guests to leave behing the excitement of the gaming floor. Several casino resorts in the Bayou State offer spas and…

FROM THE EDITOR

Not long after dockside gambling began in Louisiana I took my parents to experience what all the commotion was about. As gamblers my father could hold his own playing poker with the guys on a kitchen table or in the…

Old Times Renewed

  Much more than a conventional plantation tour, to visit Kent House in Alexandria is to see cultural conservation in action, with its proactive application of demonstration and teaching skills to preserve our collective and individual memory of traditions, folkways,…

PHOTO CONTEST

A fisherman casts his shrimp net in the Gulf of Mexico at Grand Isle. Submit your photos by visiting louisianalife.com  

Desert Dreams

Bruno House   Lubbock might be the epitome of this column’s title, being that it’s one of the farthest flung cities in Texas. Flying into the flat, dry West Texas town, looking down on agricultural squares resembling a quilt of…

(Not So) High Rollers

  On my 21st birthday, my mom and grandparents took me to a casino. It was the first time I’d ever set foot in one, seeing as you have to be of drinking age to get in, and it was…

Culture Club

Tal’s Hummus and Grilled Veggies Over the course of its history the people of seven nations — Native Americans, French, Spanish, Germans, English, Italians and enslaved Africans — were the most significant contributors to Louisiana’s Creole cuisine. The foodways of…

Pelican Briefs

Lafourche, Jefferson, Iberia Gumbo Galore Gumbo festival fans are facing a delectable dilemma in October. The Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay is held in Lafourche Parish Oct. 12-14 (lagumbofest.com) on the very same weekend as Bridge City’s World-Famous Gumbo Festival…

Fresh and Bold

“I was raised in the rice capital so I’m definitely a gravy man, but most recently I’ve been enjoying cooking anything on an open fire. I love how the fire makes you constantly adapt and teaches the chef how to…