Mike Anderson’s Seafood Restaurant-Baton Rouge

What to eat while visiting Baton Rouge, Louisiana?  See review and pictures of Mike Anderson’s Seafood Restaurant. Before traveling to Louisiana, I had two people highly recommend Mike Anderson’s Seafood Restaurant.  It is located in Baton Rouge, LA.  We were visiting Baton Rouge for a couple of days while on a business trip.  I am so thrilled Mike Anderson’s Seafood Restaurant was recommended to us.  It was one of the best seafood restaurants I have ever tried.  Check out their fantastic menu. Mike Anderson’s has been around 35 {Read More}

Sammy’s Grill Review – Baton Rouge, LA

Thank you for stopping by Our American Travels to see Sammy’s Grill.   Do you love to eat Cajun food in Louisiana? If you are planning a trip to Louisiana, check out Sammy’s Grill in Baton Rouge.   This place was recommended by one of my husband’s co-workers who lives in the Baton Rouge area.  The food was much better than we expected.  It is a down home casual place with excellent Cajun dishes.  Shorts and t-shirts are just fine.    It {Read More}

Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant-Baton Rouge, LA

If you enjoy seafood, especially Cajun seafood, you have to eat at Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant in Baton Rouge, LA.  While visiting Louisiana, we had to check out Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant. It had great reviews on Trip-Advisor, and we all love Cajun seafood.  We also had friends who recommended eating at Parrain’s.  Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant did not disappoint us.  It was YUMMY!  The seafood pasta was loaded with fresh crawfish, shrimp, and chunks of crab.  It was also flavored extremely well with {Read More}

Duck Dynasty Gift Shop

Thank you for visiting Our American Travels.   Are you a fan of Duck Dynasty?  Are you looking for something fun to do with your family?  I am sharing our experience while visiting Duck Commander in West Monroe, Louisiana.  While traveling through Louisiana, we went to West Monroe to see if Duck Commander from the T.V. show Duck Dynasty’s headquarters had a gift shop.    Last June 2012, we stopped by the Duck Commander Warehouse (117 Kings Land, West Monroe, {Read More}

New Orleans Hamburger Seafood

New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood is another great family friendly restaurant in the New Orleans area.  New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood has a location on the Northshore in Mandeville, LA. They also have several other locations around New Orleans including one in the French Quarter and in Metairie.  It is a little different from most restaurants because you order at the counter and then find a seat.  When your food is ready, they will bring it out to you.  If you are looking for a delicious famous {Read More}

New Orleans-Cafe Du Monde

Have you ever tried a beignet?  I guess you can say they are the New Orléans donut.  They are light and airy in the middle which makes them different from a donut.  Beignets are always served covered in powered sugar.  While living on the Northshore of New Orleans, we had a Café Du Monde.  Café Du Monde had served up beignets since 1862 when they started serving coffee and beignets at a coffee stand in New Orleans.   Café Du Monde has a location on the {Read More}

Duck Dynasty-Reality TV-Video

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 2013 – My family visited Duck Commander’s Gift Shop in Monroe, LA.  See this link for an updated post.  We just had to stop!  While traveling through Louisiana, we went through West Monroe to see if the T.V. show Duck Dynasty’s headquarters was a real place. It was easy to find located just off the interstate.  After turning down the street that the

Food Network DDD-Louie Red Head

Our special secret place is no longer a secret. Guy Fieri with Food network visited Louie and the Red Head Lady to feature it on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives in 2011.  

New Orleans-Zoo-Pics

While living in the New Orleans area, we visited the New Orleans Zoo several times. It is one of the best zoos I have ever been too. It is always clean and well-kept.  I think it is one of our favorites not only because of the animals but also the wonderful landscaping.  When you enter the zoo, both sides of the walkway are lined with Palm trees. They are stunning. The zoo definitely has a tropical feel. If you have a chance to visit the New Orleans area, don’t {Read More}