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Not Again? at the Masur Museum
07/2/2014 to 10/11/2014
In a way Not Again?! is a homecoming for Greely Myatt. His second solo exhibition took place at the Masur in 1979. Since then he and the Masur have grown a great deal. Not Again?! is also a fitting metaphor for thinking about Myatt’s studio practice. He is interested in the cyclical nature of life and symbols. Myatt often gives found objects and well worn cultural cues new life while making art. His subject matter varies drastically from a painstakingly realistic depiction of an ice cream cone dropped mid-lick to an esoteric examination of how the Underground Railroad used quilt patterns to communicate in code. As a result viewing this exhibition is like life itself and runs the gamut from humor to tragedy; sometimes simultaneously (if you like ice cream). Specific subject matter aside, Myatt is most interested in communication as the theme within his work. He constructs art much like an author writes a sentence. In a sense, his materials provide a vocabulary and the means of fabrication becomes the punctuation that holds his work together; giving it a particular emphasis or sensibility. His titles often convey specific ideas about a work of art’s intended meaning, but as with most things it is up for debate. When different elements of a particular work of art are examined, things can change.

Meals From Around the World
09/23/2014 to 11/25/2014
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.

Meals From Around the World
09/23/2014 to 11/25/2014
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.

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Where to Eat - Soups/Sandwiches/Po-Boys
  Alley Gators Bar & Grill 
100 Horselake Road, Monroe
Located inside Bayou Bowl, they offer burgers hot off the grill, chicken strips, fries and more.
  Arena Billiards Bar & Grill 
1411 Thomas Road, West Monroe
Try the Billy Bob steak, rolled in jalapenos and wrapped in bacon, or the Chance Burger, a variation of the patty melt, with a side of their famous sweet potato fries.
  BBQ West 
4900 Cypress Street, Suite 9, West Monroe
Try the fall off the bone ribs and keep the napkins handy as it gets a little messy, but oh so good! They slow cook their BBQ sauce to enhance the flavors.
  Cilantro Organic Bistro 
1211 North 18th Street, Monroe
A tempting soup, wrap, salad, and sandwiches are offered daily, yet you don't have to worry about your waistline.
  Daily Harvest 
1105 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Fresh stone-ground whole wheat products, fabulous chicken salad, wraps, soups, and fresh breads like cranberry pecan.
  Daq's Wings & Grill 
2217 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Stop by with friends for wings that are marinated for 24 hours before cooking.
  Fieldhouse Bar and Grill 
1510 Sterlington Rd, Monroe
This local watering hole provides several large screen televisions with a variety of sports.
  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.
  Great American Grill 
400 Mane Street, West Monroe
Start off with an appetizer of Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms or Quesadillas Pontchatrain.
  Jeff's Place 
1810 Tower Drive, Monroe
All their food is handcrafted.
  Jo-el's Café 
2500 North 7th Street, West Monroe
Located in the bottom floor of the Richland State Bank Building, she is serving up fresh salads, sandwiches and desserts daily, with a few sides of "ya'll" mixed in for fun.
  Lea's of Lecompte 
319 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
Family-owned and famous for home-made pies, like chocolate, coconut, and lemon meringue.
  Lindz's Café 
2215 DeSiard Street, Monroe
Located in a renovated historic building showcasing the original brick and ironwork of the Old downtown, their cooked to order breakfast is a must.
  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.
  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.
  Portico Bar & Grill 
2230 Tower Drive, Monroe
Old décor meets new in this chic, trendy spot.
  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.
  Riverside Coney Island 
710 Walnut Street, Monroe
More than the usual Coney Island experience.
  Soups, Salads and Sweets 
207 Blanchard Street, West Monroe
Choose from chicken, tuna or ham salad sandwiches or wraps or soups like potato, Baja chicken or red beans & rice.
  Sport's City Grill 
2105 N. 7th Street, West Monroe
Catch the game and a great meal, too.
  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 Creamery 
1121 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
This retro, 50s-style diner is serving up tasty, hand-patted burgers.
  The Creamery 
112 Blanchard Street, West Monroe
This retro, 50s-style diner is serving up tasty, hand-patted burgers.
  The Fish House 
8823 Hwy 165 Suite 6, Monroe
A seafood restaurant offering traditional favorites like catfish, frog legs and hamburgers.
  The Kitchen 
202 S. 6th Street, Monroe
Open the screen door and take a whiff of some good ol' Southern cooking.
  The Pickle Barrel Pub 
1827 Avenue of America, Monroe
The menu is good for a laugh, but the food is seriously good.
  Trio's 
2219 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
A popular meeting place among the hip local crowd.
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