With a town that is dubbed the “Andouille Capital of the World,” you should have some mean sausage to back it up. Fortunately, LaPlace has the goods and people are starting to recognize that. Even famous TV chef Alton Brown got in on the action for his series “Feastin on Asphalt,” when he went to the streets of LaPlace for some of the world-famous sausage. This town is so enamored with their Andouille there is even an annual festival to commemorate the spicy meat where the whole town comes out to celebrate and enjoy a seasoned treat.
Just a few miles outside of town is one of the most notable features of Louisiana, and a great place to get away from it all. Lake Pontchartrain covers an area of 630 scenic square miles and is home to all sorts of native flora and fauna. Cypress swamps, forested clearings, mangrove trees, and more all thrive in this estuary, and you can do some great fishing here with record sturgeon being hooked a few times off the deep banks. Many a song has been written about the fabled lake, and the possibilities for many more are endless.