Fresh southern fare at the junction of Creole contemporary. That's what chef Nealy Frentz and her chef/partner husband serve at Lola.
Pralines may have started out as a French confection, but the addition of pecans and Louisiana magic have turned the candy into the sweetest souvenir you could ever bring home. Get your fill at the wondrous Bayou Country General Store in Slidell.
Meet chef Sal Impastato. His Sal & Judy's restaurant in Lacombe, LA, is known for its distinctly Creole Italian fare -- and for feeding generations of Northshore families.
Beer lovers, check out the brews at Old Rail Brewing Company, built adjacent to the Tammany Trace bike path.
Mardi Gras in Louisiana is king cake season. It's a sweet tradition at Randazzo's Camellia City Bakery in Slidell, LA, which each year sells tens of thousands of king cakes, many shipped across the U.S. and even abroad.
Chef Keith Frentz of Lola in Covington, LA talks about food and cooking with his chef/partner wife in a caboose-turned-kitchen.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes at Abita Brewing Company, one of America's leading craft breweries. Learn how Abita, known for beers like Andygator, TurboDog and Purple Haze, uses only untreated spring water from deep wells for its brews
What could be better than sampling food from scores of talented chefs, sipping libations AND listening to live music out under the moss-draped trees on a spring evening? Not much.
Soak in the suds at Northshore Breweries, all offering tours and tastings.
Brewmaster Josh Erickson talks about his baby, tiny Chafunkta Brewing Company, whose beers (with names like Voo Ka Ray IPA and Old 504 Coffee Porter) have found fans across the greater New Orleans area.
Chef Erick prepares beautiful stuffed squash blossoms -- just picked from the La Provence garden behind the restaurant -- and talks about the importance of letting ingredients shine.
Come prepared to feast if you're eating at Morton's, a pile-it-high seafood emporium on the scenic banks of the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, LA.
Chef Pat Gallagher, carnivore, lovingly talks fish and steaks. His longtime Northshore favorite Gallagher's Grill does it all.
Words of beer wisdom from brewmaster/rocker Brian Broussard, head dude at Covington Brewhouse in historic downtown Covington, LA.
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.
Barbecue, baby. Chef Jeffrey Hansell, best-known for his fine dining spot Oxlot 9, flames the fans with his chef's take on down-home, dig-in BBQ at Smoke in Covington, LA.
Boiled crawfish. Softshell crabs. Fried shrimp po-boys? Oh, yeah, they've got all that and more at Northshore favorite Kenney's, where many a Louisiana meal has gotten its start.
Join musician/tall guy Christian Serpas for a po-boy and a musical interlude at K.Gee's Restaurant, a down-home spot in Mandeville, LA, known for Louisiana specialties and passing a good time.