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Waistlines Are Shrinking While Business Is Growing

SENSIBLE MEALS IS continuing to take the south and nation by storm! It’s the fastest-growing and largest meal-prep company in the country, and it’s based here in our area. Creator Ingrid Rinck calls both Mandeville and New Orleans home, as well as the corporate headquarters for her over 1,200 employees. The 38-year-old entrepreneur is a …

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Ceasar’s Ristorante: An Authentic Italian Experience

A BRIGHT BLUE building with fresh flowers and herbs in the front garden sits near the Lake Pontchartrain shore and unassumingly houses a feast for the senses. Patrons are enamored with the smell of freshly baked bread, lively chatter layered with native Italian, the feel of crisp linen tablecloths, flickering candles next to brimming wine …

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Ponchatoula: Small Town. Big Happenings.

THE QUAINT CITY of Ponchatoula has a small town feel with big city amenities. We are rich in culture with our outdoor public art, our theater and our antique, art and collectibles galleries. As part of the city’s 2019–2020 budget, the city will create a Downtown Development District to assist in business growth and explore …

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A Young Chef with a Bright Future

Oysters Rockin’ Ella WHAT DO THE Food Network, Emeril Lagasse, John Folse and Mandeville have in common? Ella Petitto. The high school sophomore has been busy since her 2016 win on national competitive cooking show Chopped Jr. and shared some of the highlights with us. Like most 15 year olds, school is first and foremost. …

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Food Memories

LAST YEAR I traveled to New York and set out on a mission to find a neighborhood Chinese restaurant that supposedly had “the best” steamed crab and pork dumplings. When I arrived, I knew that the experience would be authentic. Fortunately, my Chinese friend had written the exact name of the dumplings, Xiao Long Bao, …

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