If healthy eating is one of your New Year's resolutions, adjusting your daily eating habits can be the hardest part. However, when you live in a great place like Alexandria, it's actually very easy to dine out and eat healthy at the same time. There are many local health-focused restaurants where you can find delicious food that's in line with your goals. Here are some of our Realtors® favorite healthy dining destinations.
With so many healthy restaurants around Alexandria homes for sale, you can stick to your goals without forgoing the wonderful dining scene Louisiana is known for! Contact us today for information on the local area and on life in the Alexandria area.
The culinary scene in our corner of Louisiana always impresses! January 20th marks National Cheese Lover's Day and offers the perfect excuse to try out a new restaurant serving up cheesy favorites. Celebrate this delicious occasion with some of the best cheesy dishes in Baton Rouge. Our Realtors® suggest checking out some of these Baton Rouge eateries.
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King cake is an important part of any Mardi Gras season, and our Realtors® know plenty of local spots where you can order one!
If you're here to visit New Orleans homes for sale, why not enjoy one of the biggest events of the year: Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday? No Mardi Gras is complete without a king cake, and after a full day of New Orleans open houses, you might just find you want some to keep your energy up.
Luckily, there are hundreds of local bakeries throughout New Orleans and neighboring communities that are glad to help you sate your craving. King cake is a sweet pastry with lots of icing, sprinkles, and luster dust. For a truly authentic king cake, there's no place better than the heart of New Orleans itself.
Let's drop by just a few of the many places you can get real king cake in New Orleans:
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Whether your favorite sport is football, hockey, or baseball, watching the game together is a great way to bond and celebrate. Watching in your own living room can be fun, but if you're in the mood to watch at a sports bar instead, the Lafayette area has some great options. Our Realtors® know Lafayette has plenty of great places to catch a game at! Spend your next game day at these local spots.
'Tis the season for excellent holiday foods! As maybe the top culinary destination in the country, New Orleans has memorable food in every season. Restaurants actually step up their game during the holidays, when our Realtors® look forward to sampling these delightful treats in between New Orleans open houses.
Our Realtors® know there are plenty of good places to order a plate lunch in Lafayette!
Between checking out Lafayette homes for sale and attending Lafayette open houses, make time for a hearty meal to keep your energy up. The Acadiana region offers all the classics like jambalaya, crawfish, and gumbo, but the real star of the show in our area is the plate lunch featuring rice and gravy.
Looking for an authentic taste of Lafayette? Here are just a few of your options:
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Are you and your family looking for a new holiday tradition to share? Our Realtors® will be skipping the cooking and gathering around the table at these amazing restaurants around New Orleans homes for sale.
What Is Réveillon Dining?
During the 19th century, Europeans celebrated Christmas with a huge holiday feast to mark the end of a day-long fast. Creole families brought this tradition, known as "Réveillon" after the French word for "awakening," along to New Orleans for their post-midnight mass dinner.
Traditional dishes on the réveillon table included chicken and oyster gumbo, game pies, and elaborate desserts. The custom faded out by the 1940s, but interest was sparked again during the 1990s. In a nod to contemporary dining preferences, réveillon is now served at upscale restaurants during more conventional hours.
Where to Find Holiday Réveillon Dinners
Holiday réveillon menus include four to eight courses. Traditional réveillon features ingredients that would have been available to Creole families during the 1800s, while contemporary réveillon incorporates molecular gastronomy, small plates, and other modern culinary techniques.
Lafayette is known for its Creole and Cajun cooking, but that's not the whole story. You can find any world cuisine in Lafayette, and our real estate agents will be glad to introduce you to the best places to sate your cravings. After a day of Lafayette open houses, why not enjoy a refreshing dinner?
From downhome classics to unique fusion concepts, you're only steps away from an unforgettable meal when you choose Lafayette homes for sale. The biggest question is where to begin your culinary journey!
Let's take a look at some of your many dining options in Lafayette's Southside District:
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Our real estate agents are very attached to their dogs. This is why we're always on the lookout for new dog-friendly restaurants and shops around our area. From parks to pet-friendly cafes, you and your pup can easily have a fun day out. Here are some of the best dog-friendly destinations around Baton Rouge:
Life is better with your furry best friend by your side. It's easy to plan a whole day out on the town with your pup, thanks to our wide range of dog-friendly parks, cafes, and restaurants. Contact us today for more information on living in Baton Rouge.
Houma homes for sale put you within reach of one of the unique ecosystems in the U.S.: The Louisiana Bayou. It gives the area one of its culinary legacies, the crawfish. Our Realtors® want to introduce you!
Crawfish, also known as crawdads, have long been a staple of Louisiana's traditional Cajun and Creole cooking.
An Introduction to the Bayou and its Crawfish
The connection between the Bayou and the prehistoric past is obvious: Louisiana Bayou alligators exist practically unchanged from the form they took 85 million years ago. Likewise, many insects, shellfish, and other creatures are similar to their forebears – including the beloved crawfish!
The ultimate celebration of the crawfish comes in the form of the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail.
All About the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail
The Bayou Country Crawfish Trail is a homegrown Houma landmark that was established so residents and newcomers alike could taste everything crawfish have to offer. Broiled, baked, fried, or however you like, you'll see crawfish in all their glory. That includes classic dishes and innovative fusion cuisine!
With special events and deals going on all year long, there's never a wrong time to enjoy the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail. To get special crawfish merch, all you need to do is send in five receipts from anywhere on the trail. Then, you'll receive a free Crawfish Trail t-shirt as a "thank you" gift.
There are two distinct crawfish seasons to choose from:
Houma's Top Stops on the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail
National Gumbo Day is officially celebrated on Wednesday, October 12. But around New Orleans homes for sale, any time is right for this flavorful stew. Treat yourself to some of the finest gumbo around at these great NOLA restaurants.
We also have some truly exceptional bakeries here in the Lafayette, LA, area. Whether your treats of choice are macarons, pralines, or good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies, you'll find plenty of places to enjoy them near Lafayette homes for sale.
Contact us today to learn more about life in the Lafayette area! And be sure to ask us how we can help you find the perfect home for you and your family in Louisiana.
When it comes to iconic Cajun and Creole cuisine, oysters stand out as one of the most important components. They can be an ingredient or stand alone as a main course. Our Realtors® know that when you browse New Orleans homes for sale or New Orleans open houses, oysters can make for a great meal.
Let's drop in on some of the most memorable places to get oysters in New Orleans:
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If you haven't spent much time in Lafayette, you might find the city's incredible wealth of restaurants and eateries a bit overwhelming. How do you pick just a few places to eat at during your time in the city?
Our Realtors® are excited to see a program drawing more attention to Lafayette's excellent restaurant scene. Here are a few more details about this passport program showcasing Lafayette's local restaurants and the benefits you get from using it when you dine out.
What is the EatLafayette Passport?
The EatLafayette passport is your access key to the EatLafayette program and is available through the city's official website. To sign up, simply enter your name, email address, phone number, and a few other personal details. You will then receive a link to your passport via email or text message.
Tap the link to download it, then save it to your home screen. You can then use it to check which restaurants are participating in the EatLafayette program and check in to each when you arrive there for a meal.
Participating eateries offer all kinds of different dishes, including seafood, burgers, pizza, fine dining, and even macarons. You'll find many of Lafayette's best restaurants on the passport list, including Judice Inn and Charley G's Seafood Grill. It's an excellent resource for tourists and newcomers to the area near our Lafayette homes for sale, and its additional benefits only make it more worthwhile. Be sure to check their website for the full official list of participating restaurants.
Save On Your Restaurant Bill
In addition to gaining prize drawing entries, the EatLafayette passport also offers a more immediate benefit: discounts. Some of the restaurants involved in the program are offering special perks to people who participate, including reduced prices on specific menu items, discounts you can apply to your whole order, or freebies you can enjoy with a purchase.
Not all of the eateries participating in the passport program are also offering these perks. Be sure to check your passport to find out what you can expect at each restaurant you plan to visit. You'll find the relevant details included under each restaurant's listing. You'll also need to check in before you can get access to the offer, so remember to do that right away when you arrive.
Get a Taste of Louisiana's Best
So many great restaurants are just waiting to be tried in the Lafayette area! Lafayette's world-class food is worth savoring, and the EatLafayette passport gives you a great excuse to sample more of it. If you move into a home in the area, it will all be right outside your front door. Contact us today to learn more about any of our Lafayette open houses and find out just how easy it can be to settle down near your favorite Lafayette restaurants.
Baton Rouge has an incomparable culinary scene. Just minutes from Baton Rouge homes for sale, you'll find world-class restaurants in a medley of styles. Some are known throughout the U.S., while others are local favorites. Our Realtors® can introduce you.
Between Baton Rouge open houses, try these intriguing lunch spots:
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The culinary delights of Baton Rouge are legendary, but a number of incredible restaurants fly under the radar. Our real estate agents share the secrets of their favorite hidden gems around the Capital City.
Louisiana is known for Cajun and Creole cooking, but the local restaurant scene includes a number of international cuisines. Our real estate agents get their sushi fix at these incredible restaurants near Lafayette homes for sale.
New Orleans is well known for its hip and happening nightlife. There are dozens of bars in the historic city center, some of which have been around for more than a century. After a full day of scoping out New Orleans homes for sale or attending New Orleans open houses, you can kick back with some bar hopping.
You don't have to wait until Fat Tuesday to party in the Big Easy. Whether you just want to drop in for a quick drink or plan to spend a night meeting with friends old and new, this may just be the best place. Our real estate agents say there's something for everyone!
Let's take a look at just a few of your many exciting options:
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Looking for restaurants near New Orleans homes for sale where your favorite canine will be welcome to join you? You may not be able to bring Fido to New Orleans open houses, but you're sure to find plenty of places for delicious cuisine where dogs are part of the fun.
Our real estate agents know that finding a great yard for pets is a big driver behind purchases for many of our customers. With that in mind, we've collected a list of some New Orleans eateries that will be glad to show you some hospitality with your pal in tow.
Just remember that New Orleans' pet-friendly restaurants do require dogs to be on leashes!
Let's take a closer look at some of your many options all throughout The Big Easy:
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In Louisiana, people around Houma homes for sale cool off year-round with frosty treats known as snowballs, which are available in a variety of flavors. Our real estate agents beat the heat with cool snowballs from these great local restaurants.
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Outdoor dining has become much more popular in recent years, but it has always been a big part of the experience of dining in Lafayette. Named after the famed French officer who played a decisive role in the Revolutionary War, beautiful Lafayette homes for sale are a celebration of Louisiana's second city.
When you drop in to attend Lafayette open houses, the natural next step is to enjoy one of the city's many amazing restaurants. You will never be short of choices in Lafayette. Options range from your classic Cajun and Creole cuisine to sophisticated fusion concepts.
The mild weather and beautiful surroundings of Lafayette mean that almost every restaurant that has the opportunity provides at least a few tables for outdoor seating. Our real estate agents are confident you will find places to suit anything you have a craving for. Let's visit some of Lafayette's leading outdoor dining spots:
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NOLA's incredible culinary scene is thanks to the area's talented chefs! Our team is always excited to try new restaurants near New Orleans homes for sale. Let our real estate agents, who are also ardent foodies, share the 411 on these exciting local chefs.
Baton Rouge homes for sale are known for all kinds of advantages. One of them is the amazing dining scene, packed with an array of Creole and Cajun treats. But no matter if you're in the mood for surf, turf, or lighter breakfast fare, you can enjoy it all at a Baton Rouge brunch spot. There are so many to choose from, you will never really run out of options.
Let's take a closer look at just a few of the best brunch spots in the Capital City:
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Are you ready for crawfish season and don't want to wait for the Lake Charles Crawfish Festival in April? Some of your favorite dining destinations around Lake Charles are ready to help you celebrate with a dish that is always best enjoyed in Louisiana. No matter how you enjoy your crawfish prepared, there's sure to be a local seafood spot ready to serve you. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 5 great spots to chow down on some crawfish around Lake Charles.
Ready to find your next home close to all of the amazing dining spots around Lake Charles? Our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Lake Charles, LA area or stop by our Lake Charles open houses.
Food halls have become quite common over the past few years. It's so much fun to walk through these halls, admire all of the choices, and order whatever you find most appealing at the time. You can even order an entrée from one vendor and a side dish from another. New Orleans happens to be home to a few different food halls where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Our real estate agents recommend checking out these tasty places when you're in town visiting for New Orleans open houses.
These vibrant food halls are one of the best things about living in New Orleans. If you're looking for New Orleans homes for sale, don't hesitate to contact us. Our friendly, experienced real estate agents will help you consider your options and discover the best homes to suit your needs.
A delicious meal is a key part of the holiday celebration for most people. But what if you're not in the mood to cook? Perhaps you just moved and your kitchen still isn't unpacked. Whatever the reason, it's okay to skip cooking for the holidays. Baton Rouge has lots of lovely restaurants you can order from instead. Here are a few our real estate agents recommend for a special holiday meal.
Baton Rouge's restaurant scene is always a fantastic option! If you're still looking for Baton Rouge homes for sale, feel free to contact us. We can tell you more about our professional real estate services.
There's no one way to make gumbo. Cooked with a dark roux, thickened with okra or filé, packed with sausage or shrimp, flavored with the Creole "holy trinity" of celery, bell pepper, and onion, there are endless possibilities.
Despite its many variations—or perhaps because of them—gumbo is a dish that our real estate agents will never grow tired of. It's the official state dish of Louisiana, and if you want to savor some of the finest gumbo our state has to offer, we recommend these amazing stops.
Contact us today to learn more about living life to the fullest in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Great food and unique culture are just part of what makes Louisiana a truly unique and special place to call home.
Like many of you, our real estate agents are extra grateful to share the holidays with family and friends this year. Spend less time cooking and more time socializing with Thanksgiving dinner at these amazing restaurants around New Orleans homes for sale.
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Everyone has a few tried and true favorites — restaurants you visit again and again because you love them so much. But sometimes, instead of visiting a restaurant you know, it's fun to try something new. Although 2021 has been challenging for the restaurant industry, there are some enticing new places to eat in Baton Rouge. Stop by one of these new restaurants while you're looking at Baton Rouge homes for sale.
There are always fun and delicious new restaurants opening in Baton Rouge. It's one of the reasons our real estate agents love the area so much. Contact us if you're moving to Baton Rouge and need a real estate agent to guide your home search.
NOLA is a foodie paradise, so it can be challenging to take in as much of it as possible. Our real estate agents get the most bang for their buck with these informative and delicious food tours, just minutes away from New Orleans homes for sale.
NOLA is truly a melting pot where anyone can feel at home. Have questions about New Orleans real estate? Contact us at Latter & Blum for friendly, knowledgeable help.
Restaurants in NOLA's French Quarter combine historical architecture with world-class cuisine for a dining experience that's unmatched anywhere in the country. Our real estate agents love living near amazing restaurants like these five, just down the street from New Orleans homes for sale.
Life in New Orleans is truly a new experience every day. Contact us at Latter & Blum to learn more about buying and selling a home in this unique city.
Grilling season is upon us, and our real estate agents are here for it! And we don't want to brag, but down here in Louisiana, we happen to know a thing or two about grilling.
Whether you're starting the day-long adventure of smoking a whole hog in your barbecue pit or just throwing a few burgers on the grill, one thing is for sure: you need quality meat. Here's where to get it in the Lafayette, LA area.
Contact us today to learn about life in Lafayette and the surrounding area. We're proud to call it home, and we can't wait to help you find your dream house in Louisiana!
Call it bubble tea, milk tea, or boba. Whatever name you use, this cool beverage is amazing in the summer months. Plus, there are many lovely bubble tea shops in the NOLA area. Here are a few particular ones that our real estate agents recommend.
Bubble tea is such a wonderful beverage to enjoy in the summer, especially in a warm climate like New Orleans. It might even make you fall in love with this city even more. If that happens, contact us, and we'll put you in touch with a local real estate agent.
The Baton Rouge food scene is on point, so it's no surprise that one of the hottest food trends is popping up around town. Our real estate agents have become fans of eating birria tacos served at these great restaurants around Baton Rouge.
When you call Baton Rouge home there are many local restaurants to enjoy! If this sounds like the setting of your dream home, contact us at Latter & Blum to learn more.
Our real estate agents know NOLA is famous for delicious Creole classics such as gumbo, fried catfish, jambalaya, and the po'boy sandwich. New Orleans homes for sale put you right in the midst of so many unique culinary traditions. Pastries are just as important to the unique flavors of New Orleans and the beignet is the undisputed king.
There are variations of the beignet in practically every culture. It takes the form of a deep-fried pastry sprinkled with confectioner's sugar.
The big difference with the beignet is dough: The classic recipe calls for special pâte à choux, which has only four simple ingredients. Pâte à choux consists of butter, water, flour, and eggs. It does not have a rising agent: Instead, the pastry puffs during the cooking process thanks to its high moisture content developing into steam. The dough and cooking process combine to make the beignet a uniquely delicate pastry.
Coffee was also introduced to North America right here in New Orleans. The traditional way to serve beignets is in a set of three so that you can enjoy them with your beverage of choice.
Ready to order some in the heart of NOLA? Let's check in with some of New Orleans' top places to find beignets:
There's so many reasons to love New Orleans, and the food is near the top of the list! Contact us at Latter & Blum to discover New Orleans real estate.
Mother's Day falls on May 9th this year, and if you'd like to take mom out to a New Orleans restaurant, you'll have plenty to choose from! The city is well known for its French-inspired cuisine, so you're sure to find a spot both you and mom will love.
Our real estate agents suggest treating mom to one of the following NOLA restaurants that are perfect for Mother's Day:
Contact us if you're interested in seeing New Orleans homes for sale. NOLA is a city like no other, with unique architecture, restaurants, and a rich cultural heritage, and we're sure you'll find a home to love.
Pi Day is celebrated every year on March 14 to represent the first three digits of pi. Sure, it's a math reference, but you can also use the day as a great excuse to head to one of the fantastic bakeries or restaurants in New Orleans to enjoy a slice of pie.
Our real estate agents suggest indulging in some sweet or savory pie at one of the following locations:
Contact us if you're interested in buying a home in New Orleans, where you can visit bakeries and restaurants that have a truly unique local flavor.
No matter if you plan to dine in or carry out, our real estate agents know Lafayette restaurants will delight with memorable dishes.
Through a rough 2020, the community has banded together to support the restaurants that give Lafayette and the surrounding area so much character. Many of the most iconic restaurants are making their dining rooms available for limited guest parties.
Let's look at some of the most popular Valentine's date spots all around beautiful Lafayette:
This is just a sample of the many amazing restaurants that await in Lafayette. To find out more or get started with your home search, contact us at Latter & Blum.
National Pizza Day is on February 9th, so spend part of your day enjoying a slice at a restaurant around Lafayette. Whether you're looking for traditional toppings and crust or variations like a gluten-free crust or upscale toppings, you'll be able to find what you love at the local shops and pizzerias.
Our real estate agents suggest paying a visit to one of the following restaurants on National Pizza Day and keeping the rest in mind for another time:
Who's hungry for some delicious NOLA cooking? One of the reasons our real estate agents love living in the Big Easy is that we're mere footsteps away from some of the country's best dishes. From classic Cajun and Creole cuisine to innovative takes on international fare, New Orleans always has something good cooking. Next time you're headed out for dinner, check out these restaurants in the Warehouse District.
Would you love to live within walking distance of the best restaurants in the Warehouse District? We can help. Contact us today to see a full menu of the latest New Orleans homes for sale that have just hit the market.
Raise your hand if you could use a tall glass of wine right now. Our real estate agents understand that this year has been unlike any other. Raise a glass to the end of 2020 with a drink from one of these Baton Rouge wine bars.
Would you like to stay in and have a drink in your own cozy home bar? Let us help you find the perfect space to display your wine collection. Contact us today to tour our latest Baton Rouge homes for sale.
Our real estate agents understand how important a healthy diet is. We're always on the lookout for the best bites around town that are good for the tastebuds and body. Next time your stomach is rumbling, check out these healthy dining options around New Orleans.
Love classic Louisiana cooking, or interested in sampling our region's many delicacies for the first time? Then you'll feel right at home in Baton Rouge, where local restaurants bring the best of Louisiana to your table every day. From beignets to po'boys, king cakes to gumbo, you'll find it all at the best local dining spots. Our real estate agents are here to help you start your culinary adventure with our guide to 5 local restaurants where you can find classic Louisiana cooking in Baton Rouge.
Rue Beignet – 18135 E Petroleum Dr. Suite H, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
A sweet, simple treat made from fried dough and a generous sprinkling of confectioner sugar, a beignet pairs perfectly with your morning coffee. The team at Rue Beignet starts baking before the sun rises, and you'll be greeted by the welcoming smell of warm, fresh beignets before you even walk through the door. Everything is made with old-fashioned recipes and the freshest ingredients, with a wide variety of toppings available. Of course, the coffee is always hot, fresh, and delicious as well.
Best Po'Boy and Seafood – 9330 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70814
The po'boy is a Louisiana staple, and it's so much more than just a sandwich. As you'll see, when you peruse the menu at Best Po'Boy and Seafood, a po'boy can feature a truly diverse range of ingredients, sandwiched between warm, fresh French bread. Best Po'Boy and Seafood is conveniently located close to Baton Rouge homes for sale and serves some of the best sandwiches in the city. Order yours with fresh, fried seafood or delicious roast beef, then grab the perfect Louisiana side dish.
Anthony's Italian Deli – 5575 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Brought to Louisiana by some of the early Italian immigrants to the area, muffuletta refers to both a sandwich style and the type of Italian bread that it's served on. The sandwich is made with a loaf of muffuletta bread, served with ham, salami, a mix of Italian cheeses, and a special olive salad that ties the whole delicious creation together. Stop by Anthony's Italian Deli for some of the best muffuletta in Baton Rouge, and be sure to try the toasted version for an extra treat.
Ambrosia Bakery & Deli – 8546 Siegen Ln., Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Especially popular during Carnival season but also available to satisfy your sweet tooth year-round, the king cake is a classic Louisiana dessert that comes with some unique traditions. Many bakeries will bake a small, plastic baby into the cake, and whoever finds the baby brings the king cake for the next celebration. You can find king cakes and so much more at Ambrosia Bakery & Deli. The bakery here is fantastic, and the deli churns out delicious sandwiches that are perfect for enjoying before your cake.
Rice and Roux – 2158 O'neal Ln., Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Gumbo is a classic Louisiana soup that is also our state's official cuisine. It can include many different ingredients but almost always relies on a base of roux, bell peppers, onions, and celery, along with meat or shellfish. When you're in the mood for gumbo, Rice and Roux has you covered with delicious Cajun cooking in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Do you dream of delicious Louisiana delicacies waiting outside your front door in Baton Rouge? Then it's time to find your next home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Baton Rouge, LA area.
When new residents come into the Lafayette area, our real estate agents love showing them around and making sure they know about all the best local traditions. This includes highlighting area restaurants to enjoy the official state soup -- a steaming bowl of gumbo!
There are many variations of this tasty dish, which is why it's so much fun to try each chef's unique take on it. If you're in pursuit of the perfect bowl of gumbo, you're in luck. Here's a round-up of our favorite places to find great gumbo in the Lafayette area.
The great food is just one of the many things to love about living in Lafayette. If you're ready to find your dream home here, we can help. Contact us today to get started.
The Big Easy has a reputation for food that is delicious, decadent, and down-right devourable. While there are a number of new eateries evolving the NOLA food scene, some of the best places to grab a bite to eat are those which have been in operation for centuries. Our real estate agents encourage you to try these seven New Orleans restaurants that are over 100 years old!
If you've been in the area looking at Baton Rouge homes for sale, you've probably noticed that there's no shortage of great dining options here! In addition to the huge variety of upscale and casual restaurants, Baton Rouge is also known for its outstanding bakeries.
Our real estate agents often enjoy stopping by their favorite local shops for a cup of coffee and a sweet treat. Here are a few that you'll want to check out.
Are you looking for a sweet deal on a new home? There are a lot of great options on the market right now. Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started.
If you've set foot within New Orleans city limits even for a moment, it shouldn't shock you that The Big Easy is frequently featured on TV. Our culture is so unique and engaging that it's often emulated around the world. However, there's no place quite like NOLA and there's no food quite like ours either. From local broadcasts to global programming, our restaurants, bars, and cafes always receive great exposure on the tube. Next time you're hungry, our real estate agents invite you to check out these New Orleans eateries that have been featured on TV.
Don't feel like cooking, but you're not in the mood to dine out either? Food trucks offer portable restaurant-quality food that can be eaten outdoors or back home. Feed yourself or the whole family with delicious food from these great trucks near Baton Rouge homes for sale.
New Orleans is a foodie town like no other. With so many cultures influencing what's on our plate, it should come as no surprise that NOLA has tasty barbeque joints that rival the pits of Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas City. Our REALTORS® invite you to grab your appetite and a bib so you can devour the finest meats that these five fantastic New Orleans barbeque spots have to offer.
New Orleans is famous for a lot of unique food and drink—chicory, beignets, sazerac, gumbo—but doesn't always get the credit it deserves for its coffee scene. NOLA is home to some truly exceptional local roasters and coffee shops.
With summer in full swing and the temperature rising, our real estate agents love ordering iced coffee as a way to cool down. Here's where to get one in New Orleans:
New Orleans is a truly one-of-a-kind place to call home, and we can't wait to show you around. Contact us today to learn more about eating, drinking, and living life to the fullest in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As the nation begins to open up, it's clear that social distancing and other basic precautions are going to be the "new norm," at least for a while. If you've been craving a sit-down meal at a restaurant but are worried about safety, you may want to consider visiting one of the many local restaurants with outdoor patio seating.
Our real estate agents have been gathering a list of their favorites, and now we're ready to share it with you. We guarantee you'll have trouble deciding which of these local hot spots to visit first.
The great dining options are just one of the many things to love about living in the Baton Rouge area. Want to explore some of the local neighborhoods? Contact us today! We would love to show you around and help you find your dream home.
If you are looking for an excuse to check out some of the local ice cream shops in the Lafayette area, look no further! National Ice Cream Day is coming up on July 19th and is the perfect time to celebrate with a cone or cup of your favorite flavor of ice cream.
Lafayette is home to many wonderful local businesses serving up tasty, homemade ice cream. Our real estate agents suggest you pull into these local favorites on National Ice Cream Day or any hot summer day.
It is our pleasure to help you discover the many businesses that make our city one of the sweetest in the south. Looking for a home near your favorite local businesses in Lafayette? Contact us to learn more about Lafayette homes for sale.
Sprinkled. Glazed. Powdered. Filled. It doesn't matter how you take it. In fact, it doesn't matter if you spell it "donut" or "doughnut," our real estate agents just want you to enjoy National Doughnut Day to its fullest potential!
National Doughnut Day takes place on Friday, June 5th and you'd better believe that we're going to be first in line for hot and fresh doughnuts! New Orleans is home to many wonderful bakeries and doughnut shops! Be sure to check out these awesome doughnut shops around New Orleans and pick up a dozen on National Doughnut Day.
Dine-in table service at Lafayette restaurants has been restricted since March 17. That's the day shelter-in-place directives were issued by the governor here in Louisiana.
Staying at home as much as possible is vital to weathering the coronavirus threat. However, the Lafayette dining community is working hard to make meals available. It is permitted to visit local restaurants for carryout service, and many are offering delivery.
Just remember, parking in front of many Lafayette dining locations is limited to 20 minutes. If you decide to order carryout, be sure to order and pay in advance online or by phone.
Here's where to chow down around Lafayette:
The New Orleans dining scene is legendary, which remains true even as residents, restaurant owners, and our REALTORS® adjust to life in the city while COVID-19 precautions are in effect. Many restaurants that were only dine-in in the past are now adapting to offer takeout and delivery options, while others are offering gift cards that can be used when restaurants reopen. Remember that restaurant staff have also been forced to adapt, and any tip you can leave with your order goes a long way toward providing support for those workers. While the communal, social aspect of meeting your favorite people at local restaurants may be on hold, there are still many ways to support your favorite restaurants during these unusual times.
Every neighborhood where you can shop for New Orleans homes for sale offers its own set of excellent restaurants, and Mid City is no exception. Blue Oak BBQ is still serving up all of your favorites for curbside pickup during lunch and dinner, with happy hour deals available every day. Fresh seafood is on the menu every day at Zasu, where the whole menu is available for takeout orders. Katie's has you covered for seafood and BBQ favorites, along with new family meals available for pickup and delivery.
While the French Quarter may look a little different without the usual crowds, restaurants from this corner of the city are cooking up all of the favorites that you know and love. Doris Metropolitan is still offering its full menu for pickup and delivery, along with butcher service, fresh bread, and spirits. The Italian Barrel is also offering its full menu and has added some delicious sandwiches to the list for takeout service. If you're in the mood for bar bites or some of the best-frozen cocktails that you'll find anywhere, Manolito is still serving all of your favorites for takeout every evening.
The team at Boucherie has whipped up a special pickup/delivery menu while dine-in service is closed, featuring all of your steak and seafood staples. If you're craving your brunch fix, Live Oak Cafe has you covered with a brunch/lunch menu in the afternoon and dinner in the evening. Saffron Nola has added a curbside pickup to its many charms, with a full menu of delicious Indian cuisine and a special, family-oriented menu.
Lower Garden District
Hankering for some authentic Creole goodness? The Munch Factory is still serving all of your favorites. Call ahead to order. Popular new spot Blue Giant is offering all of its high-end spins on classic Chinese dishes for pickup, so if you haven't tried it yet, now is the time. When you're in the mood for plant-based food, Seed has you covered with pickup and free delivery within a five-mile radius of the restaurant.
Bayou St. John
Get your Mediterranean fix from 1000 Figs, which is offering a modified menu for curbside pickup and delivery every day from Wednesday through Sunday. Popular French bistro Cafe Degas, which has been serving the neighborhood for more than 30 years, is also offering takeout and delivery, including special wine deals when you order for curbside pickup.
New Orleans is a city that knows how to support its own, and grabbing a meal from your favorite restaurants is a great way to show your support for the city. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the New Orleans, LA area.
Our real estate agents are working hard finding new ways to serve the Baton Rouge community during the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.
We're not the only ones! It seems like everywhere you look, local businesses and residents are banding together to get through this.
To encourage social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19, Baton Rouge restaurants are no longer offering table service. However, the mayor's "Keep BR Serving" initiative is helping to ensure small restaurants and catering services can weather the storm.
Not only can you still get great food from your favorite restaurants, but you can also stay smart about your health. Restaurants and third-party delivery services alike now offer "contactless delivery." With this method, delivery professionals will leave your food in a safe location outside.
Here are some of the top Baton Rouge restaurants with delivery:
Capital City Grill – 100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Capital City Grill offers fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, soups, and a legendary dessert menu. With a full array of American classics and South Louisiana seafood favorites, it's been around since 2005. You can enjoy entrees such as chicken-fried steak, catfish Orleans, honey garlic salmon, and much more. There's also a complete selection of mouth-watering sandwiches.
Downtown Seafood & Grill – 130 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Downtown Seafood & Grill piles on hearty helpings of delicious seafood in a casual setting. It's a little place that's easy to overlook, but the quality food will keep you coming back. Visitors praise the handcrafted beef patties, delectable seafood, sandwiches, and crinkle-cut fries. It's a local institution!
Faye's Subs & Salads – 311 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
When you want a traditional sub sandwich, Faye's Subs & Salads is the place to go – and the food tastes just as good delivered. You'll find options to scratch any itch at Faye's, from the Louisiana chicken salad po' boy to the sliced hot roast beef and the good old ham and cheese. Salads, veggie burgers, and the iconic brown sugar pit ham are also available.
The Jambalaya Shoppe – 3617 Perkins Road Suite 1-E, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Want a taste of "the real" Louisiana? The Jambalaya Shoppe has you covered. One of the most popular Cajun kitchens in a city known for it, The Jambalaya Shoppe serves up all the hits based on old family recipes. In addition to the namesake jambalaya, you can choose gumbo, red beans with sausage, meaty stews, or fettuccine. Don't miss out!
Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar – 315 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar will take you on a delightful culinary tour of everything you can do with oysters. Some of the most-loved dishes include charbroiled oysters, shrimp remoulade salad, and the shrimp po' boy. In times of plenty, it's been praised for its lively atmosphere and music. For now, though, you can enjoy some of the best comfort food in Baton Rouge right from home.
One of the big reasons to pick Baton Rouge homes for sale is the city's amazing food culture. Even at a time like this, that culture is going strong – but doing so in a safe and responsible way.
Although many showings and other activities are on hold right now, the team at Latter & Blum is still here to help. Contact us today to discover more about Baton Rouge real estate opportunities.
While some areas mark the arrival of spring by robin sightings or flowers blooming, people in Baton Rouge eagerly await the beginning of crawfish season. March is prime time to enjoy Louisiana's iconic treat at these popular seafood restaurants and markets that are favorites with our REALTORS®.
Jambalaya, crawfish pie, filé gumbo, you'll have big fun on the bayou living in Baton Rouge. Contact us for experienced help with all your real estate needs.
If you've been to NOLA, you know that birthday cakes and wedding cakes don't hold a candle to our celebrated King Cakes. Each year, the King Cake Festival takes over Champions Square and offers up samples of the finest King Cakes from around the city. If you're looking for a local bakery where you can grab your own to take home, our REALTORS® got you covered.
Freshly baked bread, sweet pastries, and delicious treats of all shapes and sizes can be found at bakeries throughout Lafayette. With the holidays right around the corner, you can skip the baking for your holiday meals, and count on these Lafayette bakeries for a variety of treats!
Our real estate agents invite you to contact us to learn more about the many bakeries, delis, and shops in the area for the perfect Thanksgiving feast. We will even help you find the perfect new home for you to celebrate the holidays with your family and friends this year, next year, and for many years to come.
With the fall weather comes delicious fall flavors! Lafayette has many local coffee shops for getting not only your caffeine fix but your fix of flavors you can only get in the fall. The following are some coffee shops our REALTORS® are sure you will want to check out.
We invite you to contact us to learn more about the fantastic coffee shops and amenities these communities have to offer. It is our pleasure to answer your questions and help you find the perfect property for your future.
While the Lafayette area is well-known for outstanding Creole and Cajun cuisine, the humble but satisfying plate lunch is an equally popular staple of the local restaurant scene. Our REALTORS® take you on a tour of some of our Lafayette locals' favorite places for plate lunch specials.
Whether it's dining, culture or entertainment you seek, Lafayette has something for everyone. Contact us for help buying or selling your Lafayette area home.
Yakamein, also known as "Old Sober" or simply "Yock," is a distinctly New Orleans dish featuring a mash-up of Asian and African-American flavors. While it originated as a street food served in a styrofoam cup, yakamein has found its way onto the menus of several local restaurants.
Discover the joys of yakamein at one of these locations near New Orleans homes for sale.
"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart." ~ Eleanor Rosevelt
August 1st is National Girlfriends' Day, and it's the perfect time to celebrate that special relationship you share with your best friends. Our girlfriends are always there for us through thick and thin, and there's no better way to show them how much you care than by planning a day filled with fun adventures in Baton Rouge.
Whether you're in the area searching for Baton Rouge homes for sale or you've made your way here for a weekend getaway, there's no shortage of great things for you and your friends to do together. From the moment you wake up until it's time for bed, our REALTORS® have planned out the perfect day for you!
Once you've spent some time exploring Baton Rouge with your besties, you'll quickly see why so many people love living here. Are you ready to start looking for your dream home in Baton Rouge? Contact us today to get started.
But you won't find these famous eateries in a shopping center or tucked away in a fancy hotel. No, the best-kept secret in the New Orleans culinary world is our food trucks.
Over the last decade or so, food trucks have taken New Orleans by storm – and we're not the only ones. A thriving food truck scene is popping up in America's top cities from coast to coast.
The story of the food truck industry began overseas, where they can be glimpsed offering hot food 24 hours a day in many of Europe's bustling university cities. The last few years have seen a huge surge in quirky, creative food truck concepts by entrepreneurs right here in America.
Let's visit with seven of the top New Orleans food trucks you won't want to miss:
Fantastic street food is just one of many pleasant surprises waiting for you here in the Big Easy. Latter & Blum Inc. REALTORS® will help you find the perfect home so you can enjoy everything New Orleans has in store. Contact us to learn more.
Our REALTORS® know the lip-smacking tastes of Creole cooking is one of the most enjoyable things about living in New Orleans. Whether you're here to visit or stay, you'll have the chance to try out a sensational culinary tradition that leaves you full and satisfied. But, wait: Some dishes transcend location, culture, and time.
One treat everybody loves is ice cream.
You might not expect it, but NOLA has some of the best ice creams you'll find anywhere in the United States. Come to tour New Orleans homes for sale, and you'll be right in the thick of it: Some of the best family-owned ice cream parlors are right here in the Big Easy.
Let's look at seven places to snag head-turning frozen treats in New Orleans:
Whether you're looking for something hot and spicy or cold and refreshing, New Orleans has unforgettable flavors to tempt every palate. Likewise, there's a New Orleans dream home just waiting for you. No matter what your tastes are, our real estate experts are ready to assist you.
Contact us to start your NOLA home search.
Our REALTORS® love a good catfish fry-up ... and we think you will, too!
June 25 is National Catfish Day, and there's no better place to celebrate it than right here in the middle of all the action, Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is the epicenter of Cajun cooking, and there are few bigger stars in that culinary tradition than the catfish.
Not surprisingly, you'll find that the streets of Baton Rouge are dotted with famous catfish restaurants. Today, we'll help you pick out some of the very best.
If you want to experience true flavor, check out these Baton Rouge restaurants featuring catfish on their menus:
Catfish isn't the only thing unique about Baton Rouge. With sage advice from an expert real estate agent, you can tap into all Baton Rouge's great real estate opportunities. No matter your budget, style, or timeline, our team supports you with reliable knowledge and attentive customer service. It has never been easier to find Baton Rouge homes for sale that are right for you ... and get to closing the easy way.
Contact us to find out more today. We look forward to meeting you.
Down in Louisiana, we love our crawfish. Some folks love their crawfish baked. Others prefer it prepared in an etouffee. However, if you ask any native Louisianian, they may tell you there is no other way to eat this crunchy crustacean than from a good, old-fashioned crawfish boil. There are too many crawfish spots in our city to name them all, so our real estate agents compiled this list of six eateries in the Crescent City to dine on this local delicacy.
Cajun Country has some of the best food on the planet. Crawfish boils and etouffee. Jambalaya the way mom used to make it. Gumbo, boudin, po' boys, gator tail, maque choux — so many mouthwatering choices. When you're eating your way through town as you view Lafayette homes for sale, you're going to need a cold, tasty brew to wash all of this delicious food down. Our real estate agents are here to point you in the direction of five favorite breweries in Cajun Country.
We love Lafayette, and we could spend hours telling you about all of our favorite restaurants, breweries, and bars around town. Contact us and tell us what Lafayette beers we should try next. We can even show you what new Lafayette homes for sale are on tap if you're interested!
Louisiana--including our locals in Baton Rouge--loves crawfish. Historically, from February through mid-May it's crawfish eating time! These freshwater crustaceans have long been a culinary staple in Louisiana--a traditional food that symbolizes the Cajun culture of the state. Crawfish have been designated as the state's official crustacean, and have become an important industry in Louisiana, which provides most of the crawfish consumed throughout the United States.
While you may be able to get crawfish all over the country these days, there is nowhere better to sit down to a plateful of authentic Cajun crawfish than Louisiana. If you're in town looking at Baton Rouge homes for sale during crawfish season, you won't want to miss the opportunity. Local folks will tell you that peak crawfish season is in the spring, from late February through May. That's when wild-caught crawfish are largest, most succulent and most abundant. So where do Louisianians eat crawfish in Baton Rouge?
This is just a small sampling of the many great local spots where Louisianians eat crawfish in Baton Rouge. If you're looking for more recommendations or have any other questions about the local area, contact us. Our real estate agents are a font of knowledge about all things Baton Rouge, and we're always happy to help.
If you've been searching for Lafayette homes for sale, you might have noticed Prejean's Restaurant alongside the Evangeline Throughway. If you haven't made your way inside yet, you're missing out! Our real estate agents are here with the details why this a local favorite.
A Fun, Family-Friendly Atmosphere
As the area's only theme restaurant, Prejean's offers visitors a true Cajun experience. The entrance is a replica of a bayou, complete with Cyprus trees and a small bridge you'll need to cross to get inside. Here, you're welcomed by "Big Al," a 14-foot alligator, and an array of other taxidermied swamp critters including alligator garfish and catfish. A painted mural of Bayou Chene, created by Cajun artist John Pourcio, creates the perfect backdrop for an evening of family-friendly fun.
Authentic Cajun Cuisine
While the restaurant's unapologetically-kitschy decor might make you wonder if it's a tourist trap, there's no need to worry. Prejean's serves up authentic Cajun and Creole food, seafood, steaks, and wild game. You can't go wrong with their rich gumbos, alligator cheesecake, and three-time gold-medal-winning crawfish etouffee. If you're feeling adventurous, try the seafood platter with alligator bites, frog legs, shrimp, oysters, catfish, and stuffed crab!
Live Music and Entertainment
Perfect for a lively night out with family and friends, the restaurant also offers live Cajun music every night from 7 to 9 p.m. and during brunch on the weekends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Don't make the mistake of thinking these are no-name bands, either. They pull in big names including The Clarence Denias Band, Woody Daigle and the Cajun Five, and more!
Prejean's Restaurant is located at 3480 NE Evangeline Throughway in Lafayette. They're open Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, but since the restaurant is often very busy, reservations are suggested. If you get there and it's packed, don't worry. There are plenty of repurposed church pews set up for guests to relax while waiting for tables. You can also pass the time wandering around the gift shop where you can find clothing, sauces and spices, dishware, and toys and stuffed animals for the kids.
If you're thinking about making Lafayette your home, we can help! Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started!
Delicious seafood and live music are ample all year long in New Orleans, but they come together in a very big way every spring. At Latter & Blum Inc. REALTORS®, our real estate agents know that moving to a new city is much easier when you have events to look forward to, and the NOLA Crawfish Festival is definitely worth the anticipation. If you're looking for New Orleans homes for sale this spring, mark your calendars and stop by Central City BBQ to experience this fun tradition too.
So, what's in store for you at this year's festival? From Monday, April 29 through Wednesday, May 1, do all these things and more at the NOLA Crawfish Festival 2019.
Ready for a brush with New Orleans royalty? The Crawfish King himself, also known as Chris "Shaggy" Davis, will be on site boiling thousands of pounds of fresh crawfish throughout the festival. This South Louisiana legend brings his authentic NOLA tastes to festivals throughout the country, but you get him in his own backyard.
Of course, the King only boils fresh catches, and crawfish are only in season through early summer. The Festival is your chance to celebrate crawfish season and indulge in the bounty of spring.
Want to live in a musical city? It's no surprise that the birthplace of jazz is still teeming with talented local musicians, and this spring is a great season to discover some new favorites. This year, the NOLA Crawfish Festival will feature a three-day lineup of local musical acts, including the lively Soul Brass Brand, the creative Samantha Fish, and "swamp funk" four-piece The Iceman Special.
If you love keeping up with local bands and trying new live music venues, get your groove on at Central City BBQ. A surprising mix of genres and sounds, this lineup makes it easy to get to know New Orleans and its music scene.
Of course, the Crawfish Festival isn't a spectator-only tradition. If you want to immerse yourself in the crawfish theme, try cooking or eating it competitively. Two big competitions – the Crawfish Cookoff and the Crawfish Eating Contest – are the main attractions at this festival, and you'll get a trophy and bragging rights if you take top honors.
Ready to show off your cooking skills? Find a partner, and compete with 19 other two-person teams for the title of Badass Boiler Champs. Prefer to indulge as much crawfish as possible? Apply to enter the eating competition, and try to eat the most crawfish in ten minutes. Everyone who enters gets free admission to the festival.
Are you ready to buy a house in New Orleans? The NOLA Crawfish Festival is one of many fun, tasty traditions you could start observing as a resident of our beautiful city. Contact us to find a real estate agent who can help you get started.
The James Beard Foundation is an organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the best chefs in the world, so it's no surprise that New Orleans is home to quite a few James Beard Award winners. Dining culture in New Orleans is second to none, with many of the city's most popular chefs and restaurants earning distinctions from the James Beard Foundation. If great food is one of your passions, you won't find a better place than New Orleans to call home. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on eight James Beard Award winners in New Orleans where you can enjoy a world-class meal.
To celebrate this romantic occasion with the one you love, Baton Rouge offers many romantic dining choices that promise to keep any relationship humming. For newcomers currently searching for Baton Rouge homes for sale, take a break from your quest by visiting one of the many top romantic Baton Rouge restaurants.
It's hard to believe the end of 2018 is right around the corner! If you haven't made your New Year's Eve plans yet, now is the time to get started. Whether you're looking to dance the night away or spend a quiet evening with your family, you're sure to find the perfect activity in the city of Lafayette.
While you may have recently been spending most of your time scoping out the great Lafayette homes for sale, December 31st is a great night to take a break. This city really knows how to party, and you won't want to miss out on the festivities. Here are a few of the best local New Year's Eve events for you to check out.
Is moving into a new home in the Lafayette area on your list of 2019 resolutions? We can help! Contact us today to discuss your goals and learn just how easy the home-buying process should be.
While exploring the many great Baton Rouge home for sale, potential homebuyers often ask our real estate agents about the area's entertainment and nightlife scene. Although there are plenty of great options to choose from, The Texas Club is widely considered the area's best venue for live entertainment.
Whether you're already a Baton Rouge resident, or you're considering moving to the area, you'll definitely want to add a night at the Texas Club to your "to do" list. Here's everything you need to know so you can make the most of your experience.
We know there's more to buying a home than the property itself. Our real estate agents go the extra mile to make sure home buyers truly understand the neighborhood they're considering. Contact us today so we can show you around the area and share our thoughts about what it's like to live and work in the Baton Rouge.
Ask any five people what makes for a good po'boy sandwich, and you'll probably get five different answers.
A po'boy of the shrimp variety needs to include just the right size pieces of shrimp fried to a golden brown, while a roast beef po'boy should feature beef that practically melts in your mouth from all-day cooking. And don't forget the bread: Varieties from Leidenheimer, Binder, or Gendusa bakeries are the traditional favorites.
No matter what type of po'boy you prefer, our real estate agents have you covered. So take a break from looking for homes for sale in Lafayette and visit one of these area restaurants where the po'boy is not to be missed.
No matter which restaurant you choose, you're sure to get a satisfying meal featuring different takes on the classic po'boy sandwich.
As you're looking at Lafayette real estate, our agents are here to help. Contact us to find a place to call home.