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When it comes to finding the best food to eat in Louisiana, you can get it at a gas station or at a fancy restaurant. Why? Because we're cool like that and we take our food seriously in the south!

This morning, as I was cruising through topics on Reddit, I found someone asking about what foods they absolutely MUST try as they travel across the country.

Well, when it comes to Louisiana, I hope this traveler has more than a few days to spend here because we have a rich culinary culture. And I wasn't joking when I said earlier that you can find the finest foods Louisiana has to offer anywhere from a gas station to a fancy New Orleans restaurant. The best crawfish pistolette I ever had came from the Exxon on 190 in Port Barre, LA. However, even though I love a pistolette or a good etouffee, there are some other more 'mainstream' Louisiana dishes that most residents would consider staples for visitors to our great state. Let's take a look, shall we?

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Louisiana Vampire Author Anne Rice's New Orleans Mansion is For Sale

Before famed Louisiana author Anne Rice died in December of 2021, she brought us an incredible wealth of literature. Starting in 1976 with her first published book Interview with the Vampire, Rice captured the imagination of fans around the world. In total she penned 36 novels, including four under the nom de plume A.N. Roquelaure, two more under a different pen name (Anne Rampling), one with her son, Christopher Rice, and one non-fiction book. Her success brought her enough money to purchase this historic (and reportedly haunted) mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Now, this magnificent piece of literary history is up for sale - and it's even been reduced. The price has been slashed by $600,000, and now sits just below the $4 million mark.

If you like what you see, and you'd like to live like the Louisiana Vampire Queen Anne Rice did - just visit the realtor's page and put in an offer!