Food & Drink in Louisiana

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" – Up to 51% Off Live Show

Baton Rouge River Center Theater

$53.40 $26

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Up to 55% Off Burger and Beer Meal at Twine Restaurant

Highland, Stoner Hill

$43 $22

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Enjoy juicy burgers with a choice of appetizers and brews

45% Off at That's Amoré Pizzeria

Metairie

$20 $11

Pizzeria serves New York and Chicago-style pies alongside pasta dishes, calzones, sandwiches, and seafood platters

Half Off Gourmet Cupcakes at Crème de la Crème

Slidell

$24 $12

A rotating roster of gourmet-cupcake flavors includes peppermint brownie, lemon ginger, and espresso

45% Off at Sarita's Mexican Grill & Cantina

Sarita's

$20 $11

Mexican staples strewn with classic ingredients, such as carne asada and ranchero chicken, or with Louisiana flavors of crawfish and shrimp

40% Off at Crescent Kitchen Poboys and Seafood

Greenwell Springs

$10 $6

Po' boys filled with shrimp, oysters, or crayfish and fried-seafood platters are paired with fries, onion rings, or potato salad

45% Off Mexican Food at Sarita's Grill & Cantina

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$20 $11

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Mexican cuisine such as chimichangas, enchiladas, and fajitas served alongside American fare such as po' boys and burgers

Half Off Comfort Food and Catering at Gattuso’s

Gretna

$20 $10

Classic New Orleans comfort food, including award-winning roast-beef po boy, served at eatery with live music on weekends

46% Off Tour and Wine Tasting at Landry Vineyards

West Monroe

$45 $25

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Guests sample all available wines after visiting the cellar and winery on a one-hour vineyard tour

Up to Half Off at Jerk's Island Grill

Covington

$40 $20

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Fried coconut shrimp, grilled mahi sandwich, and glazed pork ribs pair with 13 daiquiris beneath palm trees, surfboards, and widescreen TVs

Up to Half Off at Buck's Pizza

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$39 $20

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Bite into a speciality pie, such as the bacon cheeseburger or Greek pizza, plus a large pizza with two toppings or pizzeria cuisine

50% Off Potato Dishes at 3 Potato 4

New Orleans

$14 $7

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Dishes include fries topped with choice of sauces, along with organic vegan soups and chilies

50% Off Cajun Food at Boutin's

Multiple Locations

$50 $26

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House specialties include crabmeat au gratin, bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with tasso and pepper jack, and bread pudding with praline sauce

52% Off Food or Cake at SOOO GOOD Bakery Creations And Supplies

Shreveport

$16 $8

Homestyle lunches, including hand-cut beef tips and lasagna, come with two sides, such as yams and greens; layer cake with buttercream icing

50% Off at World Coffee

Metairie

$5 $2.50

Hot, iced, and frozen coffee; espresso drinks; tea; and blended drinks to wash down cookies and crumbly scones

Up to 51% Off Cupcakes, European-Style Pizzas and Gift Baskets

Ponchatoula

$60 $30

European-style bakery featuring strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate cupcakes; pizzas come in varieties such as chicken and artichoke

$5 for Frozen Treats at TCBY

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Fro-yo flavors such as chocolate mousse, greek honey, and strawberry pair with toppings such as Heath pieces, mixed nuts, and blueberries

Up to 50% Off at Angeletto's Pizzeria & Pub

Central Business District

$20 $12

Customers can enjoy their pizzas inside the laid-back pub, or take them out to the patio for alfresco dining

$11 for Treats at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

College Drive/Perkins

$20 $11

75 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations such as cake batter, original tart, and cookies ‘n’ cream

$8 for Cheesesteaks at Texadelphia

Shreveport

$15 $8

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Specialty cheesesteaks such as the Texican made with Angus beef or chicken breast and packed with grilled onions, mozzarella, and jalapeños

Half Off Italian Food at Randazzo’s Family Restaurant

Metairie

$20 $10

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Italian and American entrees include chicken parmesan, fried-oyster dinners, and two-egg breakfasts with pancakes and sausage

45% Off Mexican Food at Taco Del Mar-New Orleans

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

Tacos stuffed with Alaskan pollock or carnitas and hefty Baja-style burritos

50% Off Frozen Desserts at City Gelato

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Creamy gelato crafted with pure cane sugar, seasonal fruits, and other locally sourced ingredients

Up to 60% Off VIP Table with Champagne or Bottle Service

Downtown

$210 $99

Upscale dance club sets the scene for a group night out with VIP table service, dance music, and pool tables

$7 for Cajun Food at Cajun Grill and Bar

Metairie

$15 $7

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New Orleans classics such as po’ boys, jambalaya, gumbo, and seafood alongside sandwiches and homemade desserts

52% Off Italian Food at Cafe Roma

Lower Garden District

$25 $12

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Italian mainstays such as spaghetti and meatballs, muffuletta sandwiches, and margherita pizzas

Half Off Soul Food at The Table is Bread

Baton Rouge

$30 $15

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Potato stuffed with shrimp, crawfish, and crab; fried catfish with hush puppies; sautéed boudin balls

50% Off Gourmet Meats at Logan Farms Honey Glazed Hams

Pierremont

$20 $10

Each hand-trimmed cut of ham or turkey is dry cured in a housemade low-sodium brine, smoked with hickory, and glazed in honey and spices

Up to 53% Off Fresh Bistro Fare or Catering at City Greens 

Central Business District

$15 $10

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Lettuce and greens grown on a private hydroponic farm bolster salads; thai shrimp wraps and seared spice tuna offer healthy options

45% Off Cajun Food at The Jambalaya Shoppe

Mid City South

$20 $11

Crawfish etuoffe, gumbo, slow-cooked red beans and sausage over rice, and more

$10 for Lunch at Hana Steak Seafood & Sushi

Shreveport

$20 $10

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50+ sushi rolls dominate menu of Japanese classics such as bento boxes and shrimp teriyaki; valid from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday–Friday

42% Off at Tee-Eva's Old Fashioned Pies and Pralines

West Riverside

$24 $14

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Pralines made from a generations-old recipe with a blend of cream, syrupy sugar, and crunchy pralines

50% Off at Tropical Smoothie Café

Airline/Jefferson

$24 $12

A range of healthy and non-fat smoothies supplement meals of toasted wraps, club sandwiches, and flatbreads

Up to 50% Off at Cajun Mike's Pub and Grub

Central Business District

$28 $14

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Pressed cuban sandwiches and Cajun poboys stuffed with alligator sausage and other fillings pair well with refreshing beers and well drinks

50% Off Southern Fusion Cuisine at Restaurant IPO

Downtown Baton Rouge

$50 $25

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World cuisine with a southern Louisiana twist, such as fried jambalaya balls and duck confit glazed with sugar cane, plus muddled cocktails

50% Off Seafood and Cajun Cuisine at The Crazy Lobster

Central Business District

$50 $25

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Steamed seafood and char-grilled oysters are served on the banks of the Mississippi as local musicians play

$8 for Cajun-Mexican Fusion Cuisine at Taco Boudreaux’s

Taco Boudreaux

$16 $8

Fusion-minded chefs whip up Mexican-Cajun dishes, stuffing burritos with étouffée and filling po-boy sandwiches with carne asada

50% Off Asian-Fusion & Sushi at Ginger Lime

French Quarter

$30 $15

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Sushi, sashimi, and specialty rolls, plus Japanese dishes

50% Off Cupcakes at Frosted Cupcakes–Baton Rouge

Highlands/Perkins

$18 $9

Cupcakes in flavors such as Cookie Deaux, PB Cup, and The Proposal are baked fresh daily

Half Off Southern Cuisine at Quarters Restaurant

Quarters

$30 $15

Wide-ranging Southern menu includes spice-rubbed-chicken panini, barbecue burger, and sweet-potato fries; situated in gaming haven

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Overlooking St. Charles Avenue, Mia's Balcony offers Mardi Gras revelers a central view of grand, glittering floats and shimmering beads. But the restaurant isn’t content to host a party once a year; on the other 364 days, visitors cheer on the college, professional, and sock-puppet football games broadcast over the patio's outdoor televisions, and a banquet room is available for private soirees. While watching a Saints or LSU game or just chatting, guests can share small plates of seared scallops on the half-shell or fish croquettes or dig into substantial entrees such as pepper-jelly lamb chops. On weekend mornings, the chefs prepare brunch dishes including creole omelets and veal grillades over grits.

Local artwork, exposed-brick walls, and fireplaces set an inviting scene indoors. Bartenders fill glasses with craft beers, wine, and potent cocktails such as the French 75, a champagne- and gin-based drink based on a vintage recipe.

1622 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans,
LA
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When Shakespeare imagined a den of witches, he saw them gathered around boiling pots, cackling and talking, casting raw morsels into their cauldrons from the ends of long, sharp sticks. Time revealed his vision to belong to something far less sinister: the bard simply foresaw the fondue restaurant. Today, hundreds of people gather at The Melting Pot’s more than 140 North American locations to cast romantic spells over one another as they share sweets, breads, vegetables, and meats doused in liquid chocolate, melted cheese, or flavored oil. They all wield double-pronged spears—or fondue forks—to suspend the tasty morsels of their choice in the ambrosial liquids before them, which are cleverly heated by stovetops built into each and every table in The Melting Pot's restaurants. The chefs prepare most platters in sizes best shared by two, making the venue ideal for date nights or reunions with twins who left 10 years ago to study the art of fondue.

At The Melting Pot of Baton Rouge, staffers use the restaurant to invest in their community as well. They host charity events, school fundraisers, and even run a program to reward straight-A students with a free fondue dinner.

5294 Corporate Blvd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Cupcake Gallery’s pastry chefs whip up more than 30 varieties of cupcakes in flavors such as salted caramel, raspberry, and mocha. A german chocolate cake recipe—passed down through the founders’ family for more than a century—fills both cupcakes and traditional cakes, which the bakers elaborately frost to resemble cartoon characters, musical instruments, and favorite Whig Party leaders. In addition to serving smoothies and house-roasted coffee, the kitchen crew also assembles take-and-bake casseroles such as the cheesy chicken potato and Seafood Spectacular. Behind the counter, they concoct house smoothies in flavors such as banana split and piña colada and mix whole cupcakes into their signature cupcake milk shakes to create tempting combinations such as peanut butter and chocolate.

7436 Youree Dr
Shreveport,
LA
US

Clouds of fog roll through darkened halls, concealing mercenaries tracking their target’s movement. Before their trap can be sprung, the unthinkable happens: their vests begin to vibrate as a giggling child yells, "Got you!"Laser Tag of Baton Rouge's family-friendly laser-tag sessions thrust players aged 7 and older into similar faux combat, peppered with flashing lights and thumping music. Players race through a 7,500-square-foot multilevel arena brandishing Gen 6 laser-tag weapons that dole out precise shots and automated score updates. Special scenarios challenge players to work cooperatively toward a shared goal; for instance, in the Fugitive mission, one or two targets must escape a group intent on their capture.

Between bouts inside the arena, players can test their gaming skills at the center's arcade, which is filled with contemporary and classic machines. Each game is outfitted with the Power Play system, a swipe-card-and-sensor combo that tracks remaining game credits, relieving players from the hassle of endlessly fishing for quarters. The arcade also leads to an observation deck that looks onto the laser-tag arena, giving spectators a giant's-eye view of the combat below.

8855 Veterans Blvd.
Metairie,
LA
US

When Mike Kantrow founded his original sandwich shop in 1979, he thought the name Byron's looked too boring. So, as he explains on his restaurant's website, he scratched the s and added a z to the end, giving birth to both a local legend with the Big Byronz sandwich and a local controversy over how to pronounce "Byronz." "If you want clarification on how to say it," Mike explains, "don't ask me."

So while regulars may fight over phonetics, few argue over the flavors infused in Bistro Byronz's southern-styled bistro cuisine. Hearty entrees anchor both the lunch and dinner menus, inviting diners to dig into the roasted potatoes that flank a French-cut pork chop marinated in Abita root beer. Comfort dishes soothe the soul, such as tender pot roast that wades in creole gravy and the signature Byronz sandwich with three types of meat, cheeses, dressing, and black olives.

2605 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Lafayette,
LA
US

In the kitchen at Fat Molly’s, the hands of chefs flutter above sheets of marinara-cloaked dough, scattering inventive toppings such as gulf shrimp, artichokes, and boudin. Athletic events broadcast on four flat-screen TVs, augmenting the clatter of silverware with the sounds of cracking bats and mascots with their tails under rocking chairs. Drawing upon a selection of meats including fried chicken and smoked sausage, patrons design their own poor boys. Tearing into the sandwiches despite their warmth, they take swigs from 30 beer options, including Abita Purple Haze and Lazy Magnolia’s brown ale crafted from roasted pecans, which bestow the mash with earthy caramel flavors. The eatery's walls are festooned with works by local artists, ranging from a triptych of a jazz musician to an abstract of a stacked sandwich and a poignant deconstrionist piece by the back door, which reads, simply "Exit."

2400 21st St
Kenner,
LA
US