Indulge (verb) to allow one’s self to enjoy the pleasure of something. Dated back to the Roman days, indulging and indulgence has kept society “happy” for centuries. This week we talk about our favorite cheat meals/snacks and where to get them!
We all try to live that 80/20 lifestyle. Let us help you make that 20% a little more festive and delicious! Our staff got together and confessed their one true indulgence, no matter how sugary/cheesy it may be! Read along for ideas for your next cheat meal, date night, Sunday brunch, etc.!
Blackened Brew (Hammond, La)
This local establishment brews their own beer, carries spirits from across the globe AND uses 100% angus beef in all their burgers! Need we say more? Ask your server about the burger of the month. You never know, a donut bun or beer infused cheese sauce may be in your future?!
Tommy’s on Thomas (Hammond, La)
A must has when you visit Hammond! Their stone baked pizzas are cooked to perfection and customized to your liking. One of our staff favorites is the “Voo Doo” pizza. It’s sure to put a spell on you! Covered in melted cheese, alligator sausage, jalapenos, green onions and sweet pineapple. Everything a Cajun experience should involve. Don’t forget to ask for extra voodoo sauce!
Liz’s Where Y’at Diner (Mandeville, La)
This Mandeville jewel, literally a jewel due to the multitude of ornaments and wall décor hanging on the inside. Liz’s (according to our staff) is one of the best breakfast places in Mandeville. You’ll find yourself amongst avid Saints fans on Sunday mornings; you’ll leave feeling stuffed full of eggs, andouille sausage, crab cakes, cheese grits, spuds, chocolate chip waffles, etc.! Liz’s isn’t only a breakfast joint though. They serve lunch until 2:00pm AND they sell local art. Head over to Liz’s in Mandeville for a hearty Cajun-inspired breakfast as you’re serenaded with all the latest Saints pre-game tunes. WHO DAT?!
Freezy Street (New Orleans, La)
Have you wanted to try the latest craze in frozen treats, rolled ice cream? Take a little drive across Lake Ponchartrain and visit Freezy Street in New Orleans. Rolled ice cream is what all the kids are screaming about today. So, head over to Freezy Street and customize your treat. Their topping selection covers it all from nuts and fruit to candy bars and cookies! There’s nothing artificial about this place; all-natural dairy and (our favorite) sugar! Not only is the ice cream delicious but the show is pretty cool too. Head on over for a little indulgence after date night or the kids’ baseball tournament! You won’t regret it!
Willow’s Oak Pet Lodge (Madisonville, La)
The pets need cheats too! When Rover comes back from a run or when Fluffy uses the box, they deserve a little indulgence. Willow’s Oak offers a little of everything with a cherry on top. They provide board, training, daycare, grooming and pet sitting/walking. They serve our fur babies with Doggie Delights treats which are full of nutrients and look quite delicious, even to the human eye. So, next time you and the kids bring the pets for an adventure, be sure to stop at Willow’s Oak to get them a little treat. Our pets approve of the puptarts! Woof!
The Pantry (Grandma’s House)
Some of our favorite indulgences come from the place closest to us, the pantry! Next time you are looking for a craving crusher, check in the pantry or fridge. You never know what might be in there! Sour patch kids, gummy bears, Cheez*its, white cheddar popcorn, Oreos…you name it, it may be in there!