"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 02/25/2017 to 02/26/2017 The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.
Fashion Fusion 2017 02/25/2017 This high energy, runway-style fashion show is infused with dance performed by the Debbie Bourg School of Dance and is a benefit event for the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana. The show features local fashion boutiques from the Monroe area and promotes shopping local, while promoting the work of the Children's Coalition.
36th annual Black History Parade 02/25/2017 Enjoy marching units, schools, churches, car clubs, motorcycle clubs and horse clubs! This year's theme is "Freedom is never given. It is won." The parade rolls down Washington Street to North 4th to DeSiard Street and will end at Eastgate Plaza.
Where to Eat
- Soul Food/Home-Style Plate Lunches
Appletree Café 2934 Cypress Street, West Monroe Located inside Blessings Bookstore.
Best Buy Soul Food 2952 Renwick Street, Monroe Try the CC Burger with down-home sausage, a fried egg and cheese.
Big Momma's Fine Foods 1118 S. 2nd Street, Monroe Daily plate lunches with good Southern vegetables like real mashed potatoes, butter beans, candied yams, greens (mustard and turnips), corn and black-eyed peas.
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.
Daq's Wings & Grill 2217 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Stop by with friends for wings that are marinated for 24 hours before cooking.
Frenchie's Wagons 113 Smith Street, West Monroe For a great meal on the run, try their delicious ham, beef, or shrimp po-boys, plate lunches and burgers.
Granny's Family Restaurant 3110 Louisville Avenue, Monroe In the mood for some good country cooking? Then pull up a chair and try a home-style plate lunch with choices like fried chicken, beef tips and rice, fried pork chops, black-eyed peas, smothered squash, okra and tomatoes, lima beans and hush puppies.
Granny's Family Restaurant #2 2510 Cypress Street, West Monroe In the mood for some good country cooking? Then pull up a chair and try a home-style plate lunch with choices like fried chicken, beef tips and rice, fried pork chops, black-eyed peas, smothered squash, okra and tomatoes, lima beans and hush puppies.
Hollywood Snack Bar 1810 Bernstein Park Drive, Monroe Located on your way to the Zoo, stop in for some home-style cooking with a creole flair.
Jo-el's Café 2500 North 7th Street, West Monroe Located in the bottom floor of the Richland State Bank Building, Jo-el is serving up fresh salads, sandwiches and desserts daily, with a few sides of "y'all" mixed in for fun.
Kayla's Kitchen 311 Wood Street, West Monroe Nestled in historic Antique Alley, this mother-daughter duo cooks up daily plate lunch specials, dessert and tea included.
Lea's of Lecompte 319 Louisville Avenue, Monroe Family-owned and famous for home-made pies, like chocolate, coconut, and lemon meringue.
Magic Grill 4331 Sterlington Road, Monroe Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
Magic Grill 2500 Arkansas Road Suite 1, West Monroe Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
Melvyn's Restaurant 1128 Oliver Road, Monroe You'll feel like a local in this hometown hangout, famous for award-winning, charbroiled, hand-patted burgers and hamburger steaks stuffed with cheese and onions.
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.
Not Just Pie 2117 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe Southern Living Magazine calls this eatery "a diner's delight" where one can get "hypno-pied" by a variety of fresh pies like banana caramel, coconut and chocolate all topped with whipped cream and meringue.
Ole South Diner 4506 Cypress Street, West Monroe A working man's diner with options like hamburger steak, beef tips and rice, catfish and pork chops.
Ray's PeGe 8209 DeSiard Street, Monroe A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, and kurly-Q fries.
Ray's Pege West 1501 Cypress Street, West Monroe A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, Kurly-Q fries, and open-faced burger.
The Coffee Bean 2501 Broadmoor Boulevard, Monroe More than your standard coffee house.
The Corner Coffeehouse 207 Blanchard Street, West Monroe Coffee may be on your mind, but you'll love their giant specialty cupcakes and cakes, scones, muffins and cookies.
The Kitchen 202 S. 6th Street, Monroe Open the screen door and take a whiff of some good ol' Southern cooking.
The Kuntry Diner 946 Ole Highway 15, West Monroe Want something that'll stick to your ribs but is reasonably priced? Stop in here for burgers, po-boys and plate lunch choices such as shepherd's pie, meatloaf and country fried chicken during the week.