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Back in PORT FOURCHON, MORAN’S RESTAURANT is in the same complex as FIN’S BAR.  This place is a fine dining environment, save the casual, friendly waitstaff listening to rock music!!  Jenae and i enjoyed their youthful exuberance!  I REALLY enjoyed my huge Pompano Filet with Oyster Sauce, Baked Yam, and California Chardonnay!!   On the […]

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Since we were visiting during off season, we were able to find lodging fairly quickly in the form of a 2 bedroom stilt-raised house rented through BLUE DOLPHIN. The front deck offered a nice seaward view. Being a small community, we were close to cafes and bars, although some places were closed for the season. […]

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“A remote oasis nearly hidden within Louisiana’s expansive shoreline…Renown for its world-class fishing and birding habitat, Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island offers unblemished views of the Gulf of Mexico, miles of beaches and boundless wildlife. Couple that with southern hospitality and mouthwatering seafood and you’ll discover why visitors have fallen in love with Grand Isle […]

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On our Fall, 2014 excursion to GRANDE ISLE, LA, Jenae and I stopped for lunch at this little cafe which was on BAYOU LAFOURCHE.  Being Sunday, it was pretty crowded, but we opted to sit out on their porch.  We enjoyed our meal, and especially meeting the owner, Karen, to chat about her cafe, and […]

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For those visitors to New Orleans who want to take swamp tours, there are many available, but they tend to be more entertainment oriented, rather than simple nature appreciation. Once again, thanks to my friends here, I was able to spend a couple days and evenings in a very authentic area of Cajun country that […]

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“I don’t care one iota!” Oh, but I do!! When I saw the teeny town of IOTA on the Louisiana map, smack in the middle of CAJUN COUNTRY, I told Jenae, we have to visit!! We made the special trip when we were nearby, and found the only bar around that was open: RITTER’S BAR […]

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ANGELLE’S WHISKEY RIVER LANDING – some gps/maps list it BREAUX BRIDGE some list it HENDERSON, whichever they decide on for the moment!! fais dodo (fey-doh-DOH) Translated as, “go to sleep”, referring to put the kids to sleep so we can party! Often on Sunday afternoons, it is a lively cajun custom…everything they do is lively!! We have visited […]

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MAMOU!! If you come here to FRED’S LOUNGE at their appointed time: Saturday mornings from around 9 AM until 2 PM, you would have experienced the very essence of FRENCH-CAJUN music culture. TANTE (Aunt) SUE, the widow of the late owner, FRED, conducts the LIVE FRENCH SPEAKING BAND, THE LIVE FRENCH SPEAKING RADIO BROADCAST, the […]

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First of all…Y’all shouldn’t even be in Louisiana if you don’t eat pork!! BOUDIN is generally a cooked ground pork and rice and herb filled sausage produced throughout Cajun country, and elsewhere there is demand. Most often they are produced in butcher shops or meat sections of markets. There are many styles that feature different […]

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Over the years, I have been so fortunate to meet wonderful, colorful characters in my travels throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Many of these introductions were through my loyal side-kick, Jenae, because her circle of friends is wide and deep. This Post is about friends of hers who live in a suburban community outside of […]

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