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Staying Healthy in Ruston, LA

January 4, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

The start of the new year often brings a long list of resolutions for most. Get organized, travel more, pay off debt, learn a new skill... The list can be endless. One of the most common resolutions out there is to commit to a healthier lifestyle - eat better, buy smarter, and exercise more. Staying the course is often difficult, especially when traveling.

With so many dining options [...]

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Date Night in Ruston

February 7, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

There’s not much that sets a romantic mood for an evening quite like fine dining and a night out on the town. Whether it’s a special occasion, anniversary, or some much-deserved time away from responsibilities at home, you’ll find the perfect little getaway right here in Ruston. Start planning a special date night with your significant other with this list of [...]

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Meal Deals for the College Students

February 12, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

In our Meal Steals post, we’re highlighting restaurants with big Louisiana flavors and Southern tastes. These Ruston hotspots give us students the opportunity to enjoy a night out with friends and family, without breaking the bank.

We highly encourage you to check out these local establishments. You won’t be disappointed!

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Brunching at Beau Vines

April 13, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Sundays are a time for rest and relaxation. In Louisiana, Sundays are also for brunch. Whether you dine solo, with your best friend, special someone, or with the whole family – Beau Vines knows how to do brunch right.

Beau Vines Steakhouse in Ruston, LA serves up a gourmet brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 [...]

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New Ruston Eats

May 8, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

If you haven’t made a trip to Ruston, LA recently, you’ve been missing out on some seriously good eats! Downtown Ruston is now home to the area’s first brewery, a sports bar serving up tasty dishes from morning to night,  and a food truck with an ever-changing menu. Also new to the area is a quickly growing, Louisiana- based Italian joint. Read more below!

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Ruston Peaches & Where to Find Them

May 30, 2019Written by: Hannah Delgado

There's nothing quite like delectably sweet, locally-grown peaches. They're the highlight of summer and cause for celebration. Enjoyed right from the tree, made into delicious treats, or frozen and canned for another day, Ruston peaches are a must-try (and must-buy!) for anyone visiting the area. Take a look [...]

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Breakfast Stops in Ruston

June 29, 2018Written by: Madison Wooley

Ruston has its share of great restaurants, and we're happy to see so many taking the most important meal of the day seriously! Whether you’re seeking true breakfast or a brunch hotspot, we've prepared of list of go-to's.

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Best Burgers in Ruston

September 13, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Most people can agree that there's just nothing like a good burger. And here in Ruston, there's no shortage of great burgers to choose from. Whether you like your burger traditional, piled with bacon, or topped with a fried egg, there's something in town to satisfy every craving. 

Take a look at the list we've compiled below featuring some of the best burgers in town (in no [...]

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Local Seafood Favorites

October 9, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Ruston, LA is in no short supply of great seafood options. Whether you're looking for good old-fashioned fried catfish, an all-you-can-eat buffet, or something a little less battered and fried, this list of local seafood favorites has you covered. 

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Sundown Tavern: A Ruston Landmark

October 15, 2018Written by: Tori Ward

Sundown Tavern is a quaint, local restaurant located at 111 E. Park Ave in Ruston, La. Loved by locals and visitors alike, Sundown is a landmark restaurant that's had a presence in Ruston for 40 years. 

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Unique Eats: Seafood

October 22, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Dining out can be an experience all its own, especially when you get to enjoy unique menu items and twists on traditional favorites. Check out this list of ten dishes you may not be able to find anywhere else than Ruston, LA!

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Downtown Food Park – The Latest in Ruston’s Culinary Scene

April 15, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Ruston is Heard Freighthouse Food Park. Food parks are quickly growing in popularity largely because of their unique dining concept. Many sell popular and traditional items while some offer otherwise unavailable ethnic cuisine, specialty dishes, and experimental recipes. Heard Freighthouse Food Park is no exception offering all of the above with [...]

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BBQ Eats in Ruston

May 13, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

There’s no doubt some of the best and most comforting food can be found at local BBQ restaurants. It’s something about southern BBQ served to you by smiling faces that makes you feel right at home no matter where you find yourself. Ruston has no shortage of options when it comes to comfort food, and whether it’s traditional southern BBQ you crave or something with a little [...]

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Top Cool Down Locales in Ruston

July 2, 2019Written by: Hannah Delgado

The perfect way to beat Louisiana heat is to cool down with a frozen treat! We’ve compiled a list that highlights a few cool down locales in Ruston that’ll help curb your sweet tooth. We highly encourage you to check them out and share your sweets using #RustonEats! 

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Top 5 Restaurants in Ruston Louisiana

September 25, 2019Written by: Two Upright Tray Tables

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Ruston Louisiana is a quaint little town in north Louisana. While the size of the town may be small, the local restaurants are big on flavor. Several years ago, we [...]

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Top 5 Places To Get Cocktails In Ruston Louisiana

September 26, 2019Written by: Two Upright Tray Tables

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Ruston Louisiana may be a college town, but when it comes to adult beverages, it's much more than cheap beer specials. Many of the great restaurants in town are home to some seriously upscale cocktails. [...]

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Quickest Ruston Eats for Interstate Travelers

October 14, 2019Written by: Tori Davis, Mainstreet Association Director

If you find yourself passing through Ruston, La. on I-20 with just enough time to grab a quick bite to eat, do yourself a favor and skip the fast food chains. Instead, try a local spot that offers quick service and dynamite food. We’ve picked a handful of fast, local Ruston eats that are sure to leave you coming back for more on your next trip through town.

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