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Slidell is St. Tammany Parish's largest city. Slidell begins where Lake Pontchartrain ends as the Eastern part of Louisiana along the Mississippi state line. The surrounding area has something for everyone from boutique and antique shopping to an exquisite, up-scale shopping center. Many walking paths and luscious parks are throughout hosting events and places for families to gather. Taste the tantalizing Tammany Taste flavors of the many locally-owned restaurants.
Stop into Beignet Au Lait for homemade, traditional New Orleans' famous beignets and Cafè au Lait. Delight in breakfast meal like mama cooks at S&H Good Eats Cafè. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives LA Pines Cafè's Soft Shell Crab Benedict will quickly introduce you to the flavor of their feature.
Immerse yourself in nature on the pristine Honey Island Swamp in all its glory; no matter the time of year, the swamp's natural beauty is awe-inspiring. Several tour operators offer 90-minute glides through this pristine primeval wilderness. See alligators, egrets and herons, and other wildlife as you learn about the mysteries of the swamp, just a short ride from Olde Towne Slidell.
This charming restaurant is a large Acadian cabin that sits on the banks of the historic Bayou Bonfouca. The deck overlooks lush Louisiana cypress trees draped in moss and offers an expansive outdoor eating space. Enjoy Louisiana classics such as rich lobster bisque, oysters bathed in spinach cream sauce then broiled, and fried artichoke hearts with remoulade sauce for dipping. On Sundays, the locally-renowned live-jazz brunch is a foodie haven.
Stop at the shops, grab a bite to eat, and check out the murals of the Slidell Mural Project. Admire fifteen murals found throughout town, especially as you walk along Front Street from Fremaux to Erlanger Streets, and at First, Carey, and Cousin Streets. Pose for some Insta-worthy shots with backdrops depicting the natural beauty and cultural life of Slidell and southeast Louisiana.
This adorable art depot is housed at the historic Slidell Amtrak Train Depot Museum and is a retail shop for an artwork by Lori Gomez. The facility offers classes taught by area artists in painting, drawing, crafting, beading, and jewelry-making and fiber arts, as well as lessons in ukulele, guitar, and piano.
In the heart of Olde Towne Slidell, everything at Restaurant Cotè is made from scratch daily and sourced from within 60 miles. Chef Jeremy Reilly's personal garden supplies the fresh vegetables and seasonings that supply the menu and specialty aperitifs that can be enjoyed at the adjoining Maple Room cocktail lounge. The decadent menu features, Proscuitto Wrapped Scallops, Shrimp and Oyster Rustica, Banana Fosters Bread Pudding, and an always cooked-to-order steak on Wednesday's steak night.
Owned and operated by Tim and Debbie Fotsch, the elegant Georgian Federalist style building served as a private school until the couple opened the B&B. The five guest rooms are each uniquely outfitted with period furniture, art, and fine linens. Take a stroll through the matured, canopied gardens to unveil a swimming pool, hot tub, and bubbling fountain to soothe any soul. Be sure to have breakfast in one morning to taste Debbie's famous "Swamp Monster casserole" and other freshly prepared menu items.
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Slidell's got it all from great shopping, charter fishing, delicious cuisine, and more for everyone to enjoy.
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