The Parish Restaurant Report – November 30, 2015

RestaurantReportCard

Inspection reports enable citizens and visitors of Louisiana to make informed decisions as food consumers. Before you spend your hard earned dollars feeding the family, check our these Natchitoches Parish Inspection Reports from the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals.

CANE RIVER BAR AND GRILL
1125 WASHINGTON STREET
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
22-Sep 2015
Itemized Report

CHEF WOK
311 SOUTH DRIVE
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
04-August 2015
Itemized Report

CHILI’S GRILL & BAR #1039
932 KEYSER AVENUE
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
30-October 2015
Itemized Report

COW PATTIES
9055 TEXAS STREET
ROBELINE, Louisiana 71469
07-August-2015
Itemized Report

EL PATRON
109 SOUTH DRIVE
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
04-August-2015
Itemized Report

FRONT STREET MARKET PLACE
584 FRONT STREET #103
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
21-October-2015
Clean Report

HANA JAPANESE SUSHI BAR & GRILL
750 FRONT STREET
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
31-August-2015
Itemized Report

HANA JAPANESE SEAFOOD & SUSHI BAR
814 KEYSER AVENUE
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
10-November-2015
Clean Report

I-HOP #3432
5119 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
05-October-2015
Itemized Report

JOHNNY’S PIZZA HOUSE
312 DIXIE PLAZA
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
10-November-2015
Clean Report

LITTLE CAESARS #1494-2
244 KEYSER AVENUE
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
13-July 2015
Itemized Report

MCDONALD’S #12219
5336 HIGHWAY 6
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
22-October-2015
Itemized Report

NATCHITOCHES PECANS
16508 HIGHWAY 1
CLOUTIERVILLE, Louisiana 71416
27-February-2015
Clean Report

ORANGE LEAF FROZEN YOGURT
929 KEYSER AVE #U
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
06-July-2015
Itemized Report

PIZZA HUT #316296
801 KEYSER AVENUE
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
22-September-2015
Itemized Report

SAM’S SOUTHERN EATERY
303 SOUTH DRIVE
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 717
19-October-2015
Itemized Report

SAN LUIS MEXICAN
302 HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
21-September=2015
Clean Report

SUBWAY #35866
925 KEYSER AVENUE (Wal-Mart)
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
02-November-2015
Itemized Report

SUBWAY #5123
122 SOUTH DRIVE
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
15-July-2015
Itemized Report

THE LANDING
530 FRONT STREET
NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana 71457
12-August-2015
Itemized Report

All Reports provided by the Department of Health & Hospitals of the State of Louisiana.

SEE ALL INSPECTIONS HERE

Natchitoches Christmas Season Schedule of Events.

ChristmasFestival

Festival Schedule – 2015


 

DECEMBER EVENTS

Wednesday, December 2 & Thursday, December 3, 2015
* 7:00 p.m. Natchitoches/Northwestern Christmas Gala, AA Fredericks Auditorium NSU campus. For additional information, ticket prices and to order advance tickets contact Jane at 357-4483 or Ladelle at 357-4522.

Friday, December 4
* 7:00 & 9:00 p.m. Natchitoches/Northwestern Christmas Gala, A A Fredericks Auditorium NSU campus. For additional information, ticket prices and to order advance tickets contact Jane at 357-4483 or Ladelle at 357-4522.

Saturday, December 5 – 89th Annual Christmas Festival, Louisiana’s premiere holiday event.
Ranked 3rd “Best Holiday Light Show” behind the Rockefeller Center and Disney World in the nation by Yahoo.com. Celebrate the Christmas Season in Louisiana’a oldest city! Enjoy our daylong festival filled with live musical entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, a parade and a magnificent fireworks show choreographed to holiday music over the riverbank of Cane River Lake.

Admission armbands are required for entry to Front Street & Downtown Riverbank. Advance armband will be available to purchase November 2nd. $6 ages 12 & over, $4 children 6-11 & Free under 5. Festival Day: $8 ages 12 & over, $5 children6-11, Free under 5.
* 7:45 a.m. – Natchitoches “City of Lights” 5K – NSU Campus
* 10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. – Fe’te de Hiver at Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS, Celebrate Christmas 18th century style with historians, re-enactors and period merchants. $4 for persons over 12 & under 62.
* 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. – LA Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum OPEN with FREE admission
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Entertainment – Brody Caster & other SMG NAshville Artists – Downtown Riverbank
* 1:00p.m. – Festival of Lights Parade
* 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Entertainment – Chicken on the Bone – Downtown Riverbank
* 6:00 p.m. – Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Sunday, December 6
* 10:00a.m. – 4:00a.m. – Fe’te de Hiver at Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS, Celebrate Christmas 18th century style with historians, re-enactors and period merchants. $4 for persons over 12 & un
*7:00 p.m. Community Carols and Chorus. First United Methodist Church Natchitoches. Join us for singing and celebration in hope of our coming Lord. FREE

Tuesday, December 8
* 7:30 p.m.  “Lessons & Carols” Featuring Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 613 Second St  FREE

Wednesday, December 9
* 5:00-8:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714 $

Steamboat House, 200 rue Jefferson. This two-story home was reportedly constructed by a Captain Haynes from materials taken from two dismantled steamboats in the 1850’s. The interior ofthe home features bousillage construction. The beautiful second-floor veranda has hosted many wonderful evenings for visitors and locals alike. The home has been recently renovated by new owners and is a private residence.

Green Gables, 201 Pine Street. Built in the 1890s by Estelle Ducournau Plôché as a wedding gift for her niece, Green Gables remained with the original family until 1939 and is an excellent example of a one-story Victorian. Turned and sawn woodwork on the exterior and a wrap-around front gallery, ornate fireplaces, stained glass windows, original art and eclectic antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries, create a unique ambiance for all who visit this bed and breakfast.

Samuel Guy House, 309 rue Pine. Built in 1850 by Samuel Eldridge Guy, this Greek revival style house remained in the Guy family for more than 150 years before being moved by its current owner from Mansfield to Natchitoches in 2002. Known for its ornate collection displays and elaborate Christmas decorations, Guy House operates as a bed and breakfast.

Friday, December 11 Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

* 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $
* 5:00-8:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714 $

Metoyer Brown House, 366 rue Jefferson. The house was constructed by Trizzini and Soldini for the Metoyer family at a cost of $17,000 in 1850. It is a typical 2-story Late Greek Revival with French influence. Remodeled in the early 1900s in a Mission Bugaloid manner and again in 1974 when purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Brown III, the original architecture of the house was preserved. The home is a private residence.

Chamard-Dunahoe House, 120 rue Amulet. This unique and historic French Colonial home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has features including hand hewn cypress rafters, bousillage walls, and fireplaces on the interior of the rooms rather than on the exterior walls. The home features an extensive display of Old World Santas and a collection of Pat Martin’s cypress Santas and is a private residence.

Prudhomme-Rouquier House, 446 rue Jefferson. This Save America’s Treasures property, circa 1790, is the only known two and one-half story bousillage structure on the North American continent. Owned and operated by the Service League of Natchitoches, Inc., the house went through an extensive restoration in 2005. League members take pride in its period décor and decorations appropriate for the Christmas season in the City of Lights. Used as the Service League headquarters, Prudhomme-Rouquier is available for rental throughout the year as well as during the holiday season.

Saturday, December 12 – Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 2p.m. – $5 Ages 12 & over. Advance armband will be available to purchase November 1st.

* 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $
* 1:00-4:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714 $

Chaplin House, 434 rue Second. A fine example of Victorian architecture circa 1892. Particularly interesting are the wide gallery, the original fan-shaped floor and the curved roof of the main entrance. Chaplin House contains much of the original family furnishings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home is decorated for the Christmas Season and is a private residence.

Steel Magnolias, 320 rue Jefferson. Constructed before 1841 by the Italian architects Trizini and Soldini, this home is reported to have been used as a hospital during the Civil War. The home was made famous by serving as a filming location for the movie “Steel Magnolias”. The “most photographed home in Natchitoches” is beautifully presented with classic Christmas décor and is open to the public for events and as a bed and breakfast.

Maison Louisiane, 332 rue Jefferson. A Queen Ann Victorian house that was built in the 1880’s by Giovanni Anselmo Rusca. Much of the home’s original architectural features such as the front doors, turned balustrades, gabled bay, and cypress pocket doors have remained intact. Maison Louisiana features traditional Christmas displays as is open year round to visitors as a bed and breakfast.

Complimentary Admission for Saturday Tour Ticket Holders to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum

* 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Entertainment – After Hours – Downtown Riverbank
* 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Entertainment – Hank Staples & Thunder Creek – Downtown Riverbank
* 7:00 p.m. Fireworks over Cane River

Sunday, December 13

* 6:00 p.m. – First Baptiste Natchitoches, 508 Second Street presents Christmas Fantasia.

Wednesday, December 16

* 5:00 -8:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714 $

         Steamboat House, 200 rue Jefferson. This two-story home was reportedly constructed by a Captain Haynes from materials taken from two dismantled steamboats in the 1850’s. The
interior ofthe home features bousillage construction. The beautiful second-floor veranda has hosted many wonderful evenings for visitors and locals alike. The home has been recently
renovated by new owners and is a private residence.

         Green Gables, 201 Pine Street. Built in the 1890s by Estelle Ducournau Plôché as a wedding gift for her niece, Green Gables remained with the original family until 1939 and is an excellent
example of a one-story Victorian. Turned and sawn woodwork on the exterior and a wrap-around front gallery, ornate fireplaces, stained glass windows, original art and eclectic antiques
from the 18th and 19th centuries, create a unique ambiance for all who visit this bed and breakfast.

         Samuel Guy House, 309 rue Pine. Built in 1850 by Samuel Eldridge Guy, this Greek revival style house remained in the Guy family for more than 150 years before being moved by its
current owner from Mansfield to Natchitoches in 2002. Known for its ornate collection displays and elaborate Christmas decorations, Guy House operates as a bed and breakfast.

Thursday, December 17

* 6:30 p.m. “Lessons & Carols” Featuring Trinity Episcopal Church choir and special guests, Trinity Episcopal Church, 533 Second Street. FREE

Friday, December 18 – Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank

* 3:00-9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $

* 5:00-8:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation. For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714 $

         Metoyer Brown House, 366 rue Jefferson. The house was constructed by Trizzini and Soldini for the Metoyer family at a cost of $17,000 in 1850. It is a typical 2-story Late Greek Revival
with French influence. Remodeled in the early 1900s in a Mission Bugaloid manner and again in 1974 when purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Brown III, the original architecture of the house was
preserved. The home is a private residence.

         Chamard-Dunahoe House, 120 rue Amulet. This unique and historic French Colonial home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has features including hand hewn
cypress rafters, bousillage walls, and fireplaces on the interior of the rooms rather than on the exterior walls. The home features an extensive display of Old World Santas and a collection
of Pat Martin’s cypress Santas and is a private residence.

         Prudhomme-Rouquier House, 446 rue Jefferson. This Save America’s Treasures property, circa 1790, is the only known two and one-half story bousillage structure on the North American
continent. Owned and operated by the Service League of Natchitoches, Inc., the house went through an extensive restoration in 2005. League members take pride in its period décor and
decorations appropriate for the Christmas season in the City of Lights. Used as the Service League headquarters, Prudhomme-Rouquier is available for rental throughout the year as well
as during the holiday season.

Saturday, December 19 – Admission to Downtown Riverbank beginning at 2p.m. – $5 Ages 12 & over. Advance armband will be available to purchase November 1st.

* 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $

* 12Noon-4:00 p.m. Cane River Creole Christmas at Badin-Roque House.

The St. Augustine Historical Society hosts special tours and Creole holiday stories. FREE

* 1:00-2:30p.m. Christmas Downriver. Cane River Creole National Historic Park presents Creole Christmas with special tours, educational programs and musical events FREE

* 1:00-4:00 p.m. Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by Natchitoches Historic Foundation For Tickets Call: 800-259-1714

* 3:30 – 6:00p.m. – Entertainment – TBA – Downtown Riverbank

* 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. – eNTERTAINMENT – Johnny Earthquake & The Moondogs – Downtown Riverbank

* 7:00 p.m. Fireworks over Cane River Lake

Friday, December 25 Free admission to Front Street and Downtown Riverbank – MERRY CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 26
* 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Holiday Kids Fest on the Downtown Riverbank $
* 3:30-8:30 p.m. – Entertainment – Downtown Riverbank
* 7:00 p.m. Fireworks over Cane River Lake FREE

Thursday, December 31
*7:00 p.m. – Fireworks over Cane River Lake FREE

December 7 – 23
* 6:00-8:00 p.m. Photos with Santa. Visit with Santa & Photos with Santa on the south end of downtown riverbank.

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum will have extended hours on Saturday November 21 and 28, December 12, 19 and 26, 2015 until 7:00pm, last ticket sold at 6:30pm.  Regular admission prices will apply.

Natchitoches Historic District Business Association & the City of Natchitoches hosts the annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival. For additional information call 1-800-259-1714.

Ponderings with Doug – November 27, 2015

dougthumb

I hope you gave thanks for all your blessings on Thursday. It is my prayer that in these days of natal preparation you will discover that God has blessed your life. I was thinking about being blessed and my mind wandered to Matthew 5, where Jesus gave a list of those who are blessed. We call that list the beatitudes.

Nadia Bolz-Weber in her book Accidental Saints offers a list of “blessed people” if Jesus were here today to bless them. Some of these blessed folks caused me to ponder them and that is the point.

“Blessed are the agnostics.

Blessed are they who doubt. Those who aren’t sure, who can still be surprised.

Blessed are they who are spiritually impoverished and therefore not so certain about everything that they no longer take in new information.

Blessed are those who have nothing to offer.

Blessed are the preschoolers who cut in line at communion.

Blessed are the poor in spirit. You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.

Blessed are they for whom death is not an abstraction.

Blessed are they who have buried their loved ones, for whom tears could fill an ocean. Blessed are they who have loved enough to know what loss feels like.

Blessed are the mothers of the miscarried.

Blessed are they who don’t have the luxury of taking things for granted anymore.

Blessed are they who can’t fall apart because they have to keep it together for everyone else.

Blessed are the motherless, the alone, the ones from whom so much has been taken.

Blessed are those who “still aren’t over it yet.”

Blessed are those who mourn. You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.

Blessed are those who no one else notices. The kids who sit alone at the middle school lunch tables. The laundry guys at the hospital.The night shift workers working while the world sleeps.

Blessed are the losers and the babies and the parts of ourselves that are so small, the parts of ourselves that don’t want to make eye contact with a world that loves only winners.

Blessed are the forgotten.

Blessed are the unemployed, the unimpressive, and the underrepresented.

Blessed are the teens who have to figure out ways to hide the new cuts on their arms. Blessed are the meek. You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.

Blessed are the wrongly accused, the ones who never catch a break and the ones for whom life is hard, for Jesus chose to surround himself with people like these.

Blessed are the foster kids and the trophy kids and the special needs kids and every other kid who just wants to feel safe and loved.

Blessed are the burned out social workers and the overworked teachers and the pro bono case takers.

Blessed are the kids who step between the bullies and the weak.

Blessed are they who hear that they are forgiven.

Blessed is everyone who has ever forgiven me when I didn’t deserve it.

Blessed are the merciful, for they totally get it.”

It is a blessed time for soon we tell the story of one who came down to the manger, kept descending to the cross so that He might reach down in the mess of our lives and lift us up.

We are blessed! Could our Christmas calling be to become a vehicle for God’s blessing to those who don’t feel so blessed?

St. Mary’s Tigers headed to the dome with 49-42 victory over Ascension.

SMSTeam

The St. Mary’s Tigers were given a rousing sendoff to their journey to play Ascension Episcopal in Lafayette Friday 11/28/15 in the 2015 LHSAA semi-finals. Loyal Tiger fans and families packed the visitor’s side of the stadium, overflowing into standing room only along the side of the fence. The visiting Tigers, a three hour drive away, nonetheless more than matched the hosting Blue Gators in the number of fans. In terms of school spirit, it wasn’t even close. The St. Mary’s cheerleaders were constantly in motion while the crowd kept up a steady drumbeat of support. The Ascension announcer had to ask their crowd several times to make more noise. The St. Mary’s crown didn’t have to be told. The Tigers emerged victorious 49-42. The Tigers will face Southern Lab December 4th at 10:00 a.m. in the Louisiana Superdome. On to the Dome!

SMSC4

Kevin Shannahan – Photographer https://kcshan.smugmug.com/Saint-Marys

SMSC1

Kevin Shannahan – Photographer https://kcshan.smugmug.com/Saint-Marys

SMSC2

Kevin Shannahan – Photographer https://kcshan.smugmug.com/Saint-Marys

SMSC3

Kevin Shannahan – Photographer https://kcshan.smugmug.com/Saint-Marys

SMSC5

Kevin Shannahan – Photographer https://kcshan.smugmug.com/Saint-Marys

 

Johnny Antoon 1943 – 2015

JohnnyAntoon
A Mass of Christian Burial for Johnny Antoon will be at 11 am Saturday, November 28, 2015 at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Natchitoches with Rev. Louis Sklar serving as celebrant. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 8:30 am until 10:30 am at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church located at 145 Church Street, Natchitoches, LA. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 10:30 am on Saturday the 28th.

 

Allen-Marthaville Road Closure

RoadClosureNPJ
Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin announces that two sections of the Allen-Marthaville Road have been closed to traffic, due to flooding.
The first section is located between the Brandon Cotton Road and Durr School Road, and the second is located between the Durr School Road and Lake Cemetery Road.

The Natchitoches Parish Highway Department will monitor these sections and will re-open them once conditions allow.

Citizens are cautioned to not travel through any flooded area on Parish roads because of unseen hazards that may be present.

Questions relative to this road closure may be directed to the Parish Highway Department at (318) 357-2200.