Laid back foodies, you have found your vacation paradise on the Cajun Coast!
Louisiana is known far and wide for its cuisine, and for those who have a food obsession, or at least let their tastebuds choose the next travel destination, the Cajun Coast should be on your list. Some areas are known for their upscale, haute cuisine, and we do have a few white linen places in our midst, but the Cajun Coast is more known for unpretentious fare, specializing in the freshest seafood, straight from the Gulf and mouth-watering ways to serve it up – in étouffée, sauce piquant, blackened or just grilled to perfection with fresh herbs grown on-site. Even our upscale locales serve comfort food like a gumbo perfected in mama’s cast iron pot.
Several of our festivals even celebrate food! The upcoming Bayou BBQ Bash is the perfect example. While July 4 is a pretty big deal and backyard barbecues are alight all over the country, combining Louisiana’s love of cooking and BBQ, equals some fires a couple weeks after the 4th that are pretty spectacular! The 6th Annual Bayou BBQ Bash will be held July 14-15, rain or shine, under the U.S. 90 Bridge in downtown Morgan City. The event is a Barbecue Competitor Alliance competition along with a Corporate Cooking Team throw down as well.
There is not only much barbecue available for the tasting, but other festival fare, as well live music (and Country Music Showdown), and arts & crafts. Check out the events section of Cajun Coast.com for more information, and you can sign up to compete until July 5 or judge for yourself who you think should bring home the bling as the BBQ Champion. Registration is open until June 30 for the Country Music Showdown as well in America’s #1 Country Music Talent Search!
Continue to satisfy your barbecue cravings or switch gears for different offerings. Our cuisine runs the gamut from Cajun to Asian, Steak to Soul Food, and Barbecue to Pizza Perfection. Check out the dining options and plan the menu for your visit. As the saying goes, in most places, you eat to live, in Louisiana, we live to eat!