Come hungry when you visit St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana's Northshore, where the bounty of the Gulf and the abundance of the Delta's farmlands have forged a farm-to-fork food culture that feeds the soul.
Fragrant satsumas, organic greens, Creole tomatoes ... Northshore farmers markets are good and good for you. Take it from the Kombucha Girl.
A combo platter of awesome food with awe-inspiring views: the Northshore's culinary scene. St. Tammany is home to many great waterfront restaurants, including those spotlighted here -- Friends Coastal Restaurant in Madisonville; The Barley Oak, Rips on the Lake and the Lake House Restaurant in Mandeville; and Phil's Marina Café in Slidell.
Dig into chef Jeffrey Hansell's France-meets-the-South bouillabaisse at his Gulf-inspired restaurant, Oxlot 9, in Covington, LA.
Meet Abita Brewery boss man David Blossman and learn how Abita Beer went from a microbrewery in tiny Abita Springs to the 14th largest craft brewery in the U.S.
Married chef team Torre and David Solazzo, three-time James Beard nominees, talk food and family and more food at their Del Porto Ristorante in Covington, LA.
There's a reason there's usually a line for breakfast at Liz's. This is diner food, Louisiana-style.
St. Joseph's Abbey in St. Tammany Parish, LA, is home, sweet home to a colony of bees doing their own good deeds: making honey for the monks to sell.
Abita beer from St. Tammany Parish, LA, was originally brewed in the Abita Brew Pub, a convivial restaurant located on the Tammany Trace bike trail in the quirky town of Abita Springs.
Chef Frank Wong introduces East to West in his classic Chinese cooking starring gator, crawfish and other Louisiana ingredients at Trey Yuen, the restaurant he runs with his brother, Tommy, in Mandeville, LA.
Fans of blueberries and family togetherness enjoy the pick-your-own experience at Blue Harvest Blueberry Farm.
Louisiana wine? Oh, yeah. See what's up at Pontchartrain Vineyards, just north of Covington. The little award-winning winery is known for producing wines that pair well with bold Louisiana flavors.
Oysters wrapped in bacon and deep-fried? Oh, my. Festival food on the Northshore knows no limits of deliciousness.
Located on the banks of Bayou Bonfouca in Slidell, LA, Palmettos is known for great quintessentially Louisiana food enjoyed along with a quintessentially Louisiana view.
Take a quick look at the Dakota Restaurant, a longtime Northshore favorite for crab and Brie soup and chef Kim Kringlie's sophisticated take on contemporary Louisiana flavors.