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Upcoming Events
Shared Earth: The Ancient Mounds Project at the Masur Museum
10/29/2014 to 02/14/2015
This exhibition features photographs by Jenny Ellerbe. It deals with the landscape of Northeast Louisiana as a cultural object whose layers heap one on top of another. Shared Earth: The Ancient Mounds Project exhibition is collaboration between the Poverty Point Station Archaeology Program and the Masur Museum of Art. It will feature fine art photography and archaeological artifacts. Free lectures and educational activities will take place at the Masur and Poverty Point State Historic Site during the exhibition.

Whispering Pines at the Masur Museum
10/29/2014 to 02/14/2015
Birney Imes is a renowned American photographer and the Masur Museum of Art is proud to exhibit Whispering Pines. Whispering Pines is a series of photographs documenting the life and times of Blume Triplett, the late proprietor of Whispering Pines, a roadside bar and restaurant in Crawford, Mississippi.

Freedom Trees
11/11/2014 to 01/1/2015
Start off the season with the tree lighting ceremony of the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service. On November 11, the trees will be turned on at a Special Ceremony at 5 pm.

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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.
  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.
  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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