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Upcoming Events
4th Annual Rotary Club of the Twin Cities Poker Run
08/2/2014
Take to the water or the road for this Poker Run benefitting Salvation Army and various Rotary Club of the Twin Cities projects. Boat stops include the Sterlington Bridge, Whites Lake, West Monroe Dock, Lazarre Point, Moon Lake Marina, Long John Beach, River & Rail Cantina, and Prairion Bayou Ramp. Bike stops include Skeeters, Bootleggers, River Grille, Sparks Nissan, Bleu Bayou Harley, Lazarre Point, Moon Lake Marina, and Prairion Bayou Ramp. The Grand Prize is $10,000 and is paid out on 1st Royal Flush dealt with original hand. The best hand wins 50/50. Must be 21 to participate.

My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
08/2/2014
Bring your kids and let the creativity flow at the Masur Museum as they create an art project. This event is free of charge and children will leave with a unique art project.

Downtown Gallery Crawl
08/7/2014
Start visiting nine galleries hosting the Downtown Gallery Crawl on either side of the Ouachita River. On Antique Alley in West Monroe, you can peruse the works of over 30 artists, all part of the Ouachita River Art Gallery. Then, crossing the Endom Bridge and turning right on South Grand, you can visit Livaudais Gallery, which always generously hosts guest artists. Backtracking a bit to DeSiard Street, you might then stroll down to the Palace Gallery, housed in the historic, now renovated Palace Department Store. Finally, almost directly across DeSiard, you will hit the mother lode—UPSTAIRS, the Big Room, the new Downstairs Gallery + Studio, Arender Gallery, Sugar Gallery, and MAD Gallery—all located on Art Alley (formerly known as North 2nd Street).

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Where to Eat - Cajun/Gumbo/Crawfish
  Cascio's Italian & Cajun Eatery 
4207 Old Sterlington Rd., Monroe
This old fashioned eatery is great for families and serves homemade Italian dishes and seafood.
  Cascio's Tavern 
400 Trenton Street Suite A, West Monroe
This family has been providing memorable meals to local for over 80 years in different locations.
  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 a wide choice 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.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
1322 Highway 80 East, Calhoun
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
1707 McKeen Plaza, Monroe
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
8611 Hwy. 165 North, Sterlington
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
1126 Highway 139, Monroe
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
801 South Second Street, Monroe
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
3001 Old Sterlington Road, Monroe
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
3501 DeSiard Street, Monroe
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
1700 Thomas Road, West Monroe
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
102 Wallace Road, West Monroe
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  Johnny's Pizza House 
809 Warren Drive, West Monroe
This local favorite, in business for over 40 years, is home to the Sweep the Kitchen, which, as you may have guessed, is topped with everything they have.
  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.
  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
Southern country foods are served up along side cajun seafood dishes.
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