The Cajun Village - Sorrento
The Cajun Village is about halfway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge & New Orleans. There is a small collection of restored Acadian buildings that have been brought here from various areas in Louisiana and have been set up a variety of speciality shops.
6482 Highway 22. Just 1 Block off of I-10 Exit #182 in Sorrento, Louisiana @ the corner of La. Hwys. 22 & 70
Excellent Cajun Seafood and more!
I have eaten here several times, both lunch and dinner and always enjoy it immensely.
There are various seating areas in this busy restaurant, including an outdoor area (weather permitting) some are quieter than others. The bar area is quite active around happy hour, also at lunch time.
The menu is wide and varied, and includes daily lunch specials which can be viewed on their website.
Come hungry, you won't leave that way! Appetizers: Blackened Alligator, Fried Alligator, Hush Puppies, Boudin Balls
House salad with the "Tabasco Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette" dressing!!!
Entrees: 1/2 Crawfish Etouffée and 1/2 Fried Tails; Shrimp, Crawfish & Crabmeat Pasta; Black & Bleu Tuna; 14-oz Bone-In Pork Chop
Note, I do not usually order a 'pork chop' in a restaurant but this one was highly recommended. I see why... it was a big, thick, juicy pork chop, perhaps the best I have ever had.
Let's hit that lunch buffet
I started a job in the Bon Carre Business Center so I had to start finding places off of Florida to eat, and I am now totally in love with the Thai Pepper. Not fancy at all, but the perfect place to load up on some vegi fried rice, carrots in yellow curry, fried sweet potatoes and chicken in a peanut sauce. What diet? Load up on the Buffet.
***Home of the 2003 National Champions!!!**
The playing field for LSU's football team is easily visible from the interstate and is a must see when visiting. It holds over 91,000 people and is an awesome place to see a college football game. It can get loud enough to shake the ground... literally!! A game in the 80's was dubbed the "Earthquake Game," because when LSU scored the winning touchdown in the last moments of the game, the crowd cheered so loud that it registered on the seismometer on the opposite side of campus!
pete maravich assembly center
the pete maravich assembly center is home to LSU's basketball program. the assembly center was built in 1972 and was named after pete maravich in 1988. pete maravich was a LSU basketball star and he also played in the NBA. the assembly center hosts basketball games and in the off season rock concerts and other cultural events. for those interested in college basketball the assembly is a very nice basketball arena. for information on dates, times, and tickets see the attached web site.