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"Charlotte’s Web" at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
04/28/2017
In this dramatic telling, all of the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Exploring the true meaning of the word “friend,” this evening of enchantment will leave you with a little lump in your throat and a smile on your face.

"Charlotte’s Web" at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
04/29/2017
In this dramatic telling, all of the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Exploring the true meaning of the word “friend,” this evening of enchantment will leave you with a little lump in your throat and a smile on your face.

Monroe Symphony Orchestra: "Tchaikovsky Spectacular"
04/29/2017
Come enjoy a night celebrating the timeless music of Tchaikovsky as the Monroe Symphony Orchestra takes you back to the late-Romantic period featuring strings, winds, and piano performances.

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Where to Eat - Cajun/Gumbo/Crawfish
  Bayou Fresh & Wild Seafood Market 
4509 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Lunch specials like Red Beans and Rice, Shrimp Etouffee, and Seafood Gumbo.
  Cascio's Italian & Cajun Eatery 
305 Finks Hideaway Road, Monroe
This old fashioned eatery is great for families and serves homemade Italian dishes and seafood.
  Catfish Cabin 
1400 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
This local favorite has been serving appetizing seafood dishes like gumbo, baked fish, and fried fish since 1972.
  Catfish Charlie's 
2329 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
Try their thin and crispy fried catfish, or get it grilled, blackened, or wrapped up in a taco.
  Chef Eric Johnson & Company 
222 Blanchard Street, West Monroe
Chef Eric is offering a daily hot lunch dish, specialty salads, pasta dishes and take home meals.
  Cheniere Shack 
7975 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Fried oysters that are plump and juicy, thin strips of catfish filets fried to perfection and seasoned just right, hot boiled crawfish when in season -- all will make you want to smack your lips! Enjoy their freshly made desserts such as coconut cream pie topped with a luscious meringue, their lemon icebox pie, a southern favorite, or their melt-in-your mouth pecan pie.
  Copeland's of New Orleans 
3851 Pecanland Mall Drive, Monroe
This Louisiana original offers wide choices of menu options.
  Cormier's Cajun Catering & Restaurant 
1205 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Grab a picnic table and enjoy their spicy crawfish or famous pig sandwiches.
  Crawfish City 
3426 Cypress Street, West Monroe
No need to look long at the menu - it's all about crawfish here.
  For the Love of N'awlins 
1534 Hwy 594, Monroe
Home of the "Roux-Ga-Roux," a heaping plate of fish, shrimp, oysters, crab, crawfish, hushpuppies, and seasoned fries.
  Mohawk Seafood Tavern Restaurant 
704 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
This longtime local favorite is famous for gumbo, fried fish, raw oysters, shrimp po-boys and shrimp delight salad.
  Moon Lake Marina 
231 Moon Lake Rd., Monroe
Located on the Ouachita River, this bar and grill offers Tuesday steak nights, Friday night is shish-ka-bobs and fish plates.
  River Grille 
2538 River Landing, Monroe
On the bayou in the neigborhood, this quaint grill has po-boys, specialty sandwiches and salads.
  Riverside Coney Island 
710 Walnut Street, Monroe
More than the usual Coney Island experience.
  Ron's Cajun Boudin 
1502 S. 2nd Street, Monroe
Grab a meal to go or get boudin by the pound for the whole family.
  Scott's Catfish & Seafood 
2812 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Locals love the casual atmosphere! The Bond family dish up fried catfish, gumbo, crab cakes, Catfish Louisianne - etouffee over catfish and rice - and the award-winning Orleans Crab Sauce over pasta with shrimp or chicken.
  Southside Coney Island 
1411 South 2nd Street, Monroe
Serving up burgers, chili dogs, fries, and onion rings.
  The Fish House 
8823 Hwy 165 Suite 6, Monroe
A seafood restaurant offering traditional favorites like catfish, frog legs and hamburgers.
  Trapp's 
113 South Riverfront Street, West Monroe
Enjoy the view of the Ouachita River while you dine.
  Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant 
One Olive Street, Monroe
Relax along the Ouachita River while you dine in this unique building that was once a cotton warehouse.
  Willie's Duck Diner 
125 Constitution Dr., West Monroe
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