Welcome to St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana's Northshore. We are 45 minutes north of New Orleans and the natural choice for families, foodies, nature and art lovers, and golfers. Find festivals, go shopping, tour Abita Brewery, try tubing, fishing, cycle the Tammany Trace or take a swamp tour, enjoy a wine tasting.
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Can Chef Robert Vasquez Beat Bobby Flay? Check it out on his Food Network Debut May 5 Great things are happening for Chef Robert Vasquez of Opal Basil on the Trace and Vive foods in Mandeville, but can he Beat Bobby Flay? Specializing in locally sourced, fresh & healthy bajitos ("little bites of love", his wife Lindsey says with a smile), Chef Vasquez serves with a Southwestern flair and flavor. Celebrate his Food Network debut on May 5 with Beat Bobby Flay at Opal Basil on the Trace's Tamales & Tequila Event (reservations required, call 985-778-2529) or cheer him on from home at 9 CST.
International Dragon Boat Festival May 14 Sign up now - Teams of 20 or Individuals Paddles up May 14 at the Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville. Dragon boat racing is the ultimate shared experience - and no experience is necessary. Build a Dragon Boat team with 20 of your friends or call Tanya, 800-634-9443 to pay per seat. Benefits Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
Bacobar keeps it fresh, bright and fun Chefs showcase Asian, Latin flavors in new Covington hot spot Chefs Jean Pierre Guidry and Carl Schaubhut, who met while working in New Orleans' noted Commanders Palace, have created an Asian-Latin fusion menu of bright fare for their new Covington restaurant, Bacobar. Named for the "baco," a soft steamed bun taco with your choice of fillings (carnitas, fried oysters, chicken), the restaurant draws international inspiration for dishes like habanero guacamole, kimchi debris fries, tuna poke tostada, the Seoul Bowl, and shrimp and bacon Pad Thai. Talented bar goddess Lu Brow has created the drink menu, a sassy slate of craft and fun, frozen cocktails.