Tabasco is one of the world's most well-known brands of hot sauce, but that wasn't always the case. Located on rural Avery Island, a trip to the Tabasco Factory is a popular day trip from New Orleans or Lafayette. From New Orleans, it's a 2.5 hour drive and from Lafayette it's only 45 minutes away. It's the best place to learn about the unique process in creating the … [Read more...] about Visiting the Tabasco Factory in Avery Island
The South’s Best Drive-In Restaurants
The drive-in restaurant is a relic of the past that harkens to the era of the road trip. Not many remain from the heyday but the South is home to many, still with their carhops serving hungry travelers. The next time you're in one of these destinations, be sure to pull over. Cardinal Drive-In, Winfield, Alabama If you want a good meal when traveling north of Tuscaloosa, … [Read more...] about The South’s Best Drive-In Restaurants
What is Boudin and Where Can I Find It?
Louisiana is known for its incredible cuisine, influenced by cultures ranging from French to Spanish to African. Popular dishes include gumbo, beignets, and po boys. But that's far from all. What is Boudin? Boudin, pronounced BOO-DAN, is a dish unique to Southwest Louisiana but is now found throughout the state. The sausage is typically made up of pork heart or liver … [Read more...] about What is Boudin and Where Can I Find It?
5 Must-Eat Dishes on the Gulf Coast
The coastline along the Gulf of Mexico spans across the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. It's a region impacted by hurricanes and oil spills, but also has incredible food, especially seafood. Everyone has recommendations for you, no matter who you ask. There are many must-eat dishes, but these are just a few that visitors can’t miss. What is your … [Read more...] about 5 Must-Eat Dishes on the Gulf Coast
Where to Eat Po Boys in New Orleans
Every culture has its own version of the humble sandwich and the po boy is Louisiana’s. Named for the poor men who worked the streetcars in the 1920s, the po boys of New Orleans almost all use the same Leidenheimer French bread. What is a Po Boy? There are dozens of places to eat them, topped with everything from fried oysters to shrimp to pork belly and … [Read more...] about Where to Eat Po Boys in New Orleans