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Mar 19, 2002 11:12 AM

Houma Louisiana

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We will be in Houma twice this year. Are there any places we should try? We will spend some days in New Orleans, too but have a plethora of things to do there. Are there any local restaurants or sightseeing spots that we shouldn't miss in Houma?

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  1. I can make inquiries but do not know of a spot in Houma per se. The Dusenberry family used to have a weekend "family supper" at their place on Bayou Petit Caillou and they'd sing their Acadian songs afterwards. that is not far from Houma but I have no idea if they are still doing this. Was last there 15 years ago.

    Now, if you want to zip up to New Iberia, you can lunch at Le Rosier, a nice B&B across from Shadows-on-the-Teche. HAllman Woods III won all kinds of awards and he is top notch. His father is a whiz with soups.

    1. I live near Houma and know of at least 3 places you might like to try. Not one is a Cajun place, but the food is good. For a steak there's LaPoste. Italian is served at Christiano's and Cafe Milano. Of these, Christiano's is my favorite.

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        Hungry Celeste

        Try Savoie's, on Tunnel Boulevard. Reliable cajun/bayou cooking. The places mentioned in other posts are good, as well, but not long on LA/local flavor. My parents like Gino's for fried seafood and boiled crawfish. Big Al's has good food, but no atmosphere! For lunchtime soups/salads, try Castellano's deli on Main Street. The Seabreeze used to have good supper-club type dining, but I don't know if it's still open. But, if you're going to Houma, you should take the drive up the bayou to Thibodaux (only 20 minutes away) to a jewel of a meat market called Bourgeois. Bourgeois makes their own beef jerky (will make you forget you ever ate the packaged stuff), excellent smoked and fresh sausages, and lots of other goodies. It's on Canal Boulevard, almost outside the Thibodaux city limits.