Thursday, February 23, 2017

Alternative Eating in Ruston

Written by Payton Potter
Photos by Lexi Wyatt

A small town with big flavor, Ruston offers residents and passers-through a unique mix of restaurants that make this north Louisiana torn special. From cajun food to the homestyle cooking to barbecue to fresh juices, Ruston provides something for everyone. Heath-conscious eaters and those with dietary restrictions alike will find that Ruston has delicious dishes to meet his or her needs. 

Mandarin Spring Salad at +Portico | Ruston 

Strawberry spinach salad - Portico
Veggie Burger (no cheese) - Sundown Tavern
Tofu Avocado salad - Teriyaki Grill
Nutty Avocado - Roly Poly
Avocado, cashews, walnut pieces, dried cranberries, leaf lettuce, plum tomatoes, baby spinach, carrots, alfalfa sprouts, balsamic vinaigrette, whole wheat tortilla
Go Green Roll - Raw
Avocado, cucumber, asparagus, seaweed salad. topped with sesame seeds

California Hummer +Roly Poly Sandwiches 
California Hummer - Roly Poly
Hummus, provolone cheese, leaf lettuce, plum tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, carrots, green pepper, alfalfa sprouts, sesame dressing on a whole wheat tortilla
Loaded smoked sweet potato - Brister’s Smokehouse
brown sugar and cinnamon
Vegetarian Delight - Teriyaki Grill
Margherita Pizza - Newk's
Yogurt Parfait - Railway Coffee

Sizzling Fajitas at +Log Cabin Grill & Market 
Gluten Free
The Beau Vine - Beau Vines Steakhouse
Log Cabin Sizzling Fajitas - Log Cabin Grill & Market
Grilled Chicken Nachos - Sundown Tavern
Parillada Mexicana
Steak chicken, and shrimp cooked with tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers

Seafood Gumbo at +Ponchatoulas 

Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp - Log Cabin Grill & Market
Marinated, seasoned, mesquite-grilled and covered with bourbon barbecue sauce
Seafood Gumbo - Ponchatoulas
Gulf shrimp and blue crab in a dark roux sauce
Tuna Salad - Rosemary’s Kitchen
Nigiri selection - Raw
Shrimp In Grits - Portico
Fried asiago cheese grits, sautéed shrimp, mushroom and roasted red pepper cream sauce
Asian Ahi Tuna - Portico
Sesame seared ahi, spring mix, mandarin oranges, avocado, cucumber, tomato and soy-ginger vinaigrette

Payton Potter is a Louisiana Tech graduate from Farmersville, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @Payton_Tech!