Lasyone's just keeps chuggin' along. No surprises: a steady production of hearty food just as described and just as expected. My first experience there may epitomize the ideal Roadfood experience. I had just moved to town and nobody on earth had any idea who I was, or cared. I had a delightful breakfast of eggs over medium, grits, sausage, and biscuits and gravy, accompanied by juice and coffee. And then I started to check out--and discovered that I didn't have any money! (I carried a money clip and an empty wallet at the time.) I tried to leave something, anything, as security. Driver's license? Credit card? My firstborn child? "No," I was told, "come back later and pay us when you get a chance." So I went out to my car and discovered, lo and behold, my clip--and went back in and settled up. The response? "Honey, if you eat here you'll come back. Don't worry about it." So I did, and I did, and I didn't.
Is there any wonder my wife and I chose to settle in Natchitoches? And, incidentally, don't even think about getting meat pies anywhere else. They might be good, but they won't be as good!
"Even though a cup of gravy comes with your meat pie, the pork/beef mixture is moist enough that the gravy is unnecessary. That is dirty rice on the side."
"Named after the local Cane River, this dessert alone is worth a detour to Natchitoches."
"Lasyone's has been a Roadfood standard-bearer since long before the original edition of our book was published. This photo, featuring a papier-mache meat pie hanging in the window, was taken when we first drove through Louisiana in the early 1970s."
"Natchitoches is famous for their annual Festival of Lights. Lasyone's also decorates for the season."
"The streets of Natchitoches are rich with history. Lasyone's is a vintage eatery that fits right in."