MEAT PIE RESTAURANT
LASYONE'S MEAT PIE RESTAURANT
Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant – A TRADITION SINCE 1967
Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant is an authentic, soulful Creole Cuisine experience. Their recipes are handed down from their family and always prepared with love from the soul of their deep southern roots. Famous for their meat pies, this family-owned and operated restaurant boasts many unique dishes you will always enjoy. Lasyone’s is recognized nationally by restaurant industry leaders, travelers from around the world, and in Natchitoches, La. as a local favorite. Once you experience the Lasyone’s Louisiana Creole tradition, we know you’ll be back!
History of the Restaurant:
Mr. James Lasyone was a butcher at Live Oak Grocery for 25 years. He first started working on his meat pie recipe in the 1950s. After grinding the meat for the ladies who made them in their homes for many years, James Lasyone started experimenting with a recipe of his own. In 1967, Mr. Lasyone rented the bottom half of a building that once was the home of the Phoenix Lodge #38, built in 1859. While the Masons still occupied the top portion of the building, James Lasyone started his Meat Pie Kitchen.
James got his first national break when the editor of “House Beautiful” magazine dropped in for a couple of meat pies in the early 1970s. After that, people from all over the world stopped in to try Lasyone’s meat pies, from local townsfolk to Charles Kuralt, Lorne Greene, Vanna White, Daryl Hannah, and a host of others. Lasyone’s Meat Pie has been recognized and raved about by a score of magazines, including Southern Living, Cooking with Paula Deen, The New Yorker, Glamour Magazine, and Gourmet Magazine. Reviews have also included articles in books such as Jane & Michael Stern’s Good Food, Jane & Michael Stern’s Road Food, and Calvin Trillin’s Third Helpings. In addition, major newspapers such as The Houston Chronicle, Times Picayune New Orleans, The Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times have found their way to Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant. It has also been featured in many other national newspapers as well as international papers from France, Italy, and Spain. It has also made its way on the national airwaves, having been featured by On the Road with Charles Kuralt and Good Morning America with Bryant Gumble, and many other statewide and Texas news broadcasts.
Although famous and the most popular item on the menu, the meat pie is not the only thing that makes this restaurant a proud favorite. The Crawfish Pie was introduced in 2008 and quickly became the new item to try. Adding to those already highly recommended fares are the restaurant favorites such as Red Beans and Sausage, Dirty Rice, Southern Fried Catfish, Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce, and don’t forget the chicken and dumplings on Thursday as well. Chef Angela Lasyone and Tina Lasyone Smith run the kitchen and restaurant just as it has been run for over 40 years, so you know that all the food is prepared the old-fashioned way-homemade with lots of soul and love! Our down-home atmosphere and old family recipes will make you feel like you’ve come home for that special meal.
Information and pictures gathered from http://lasyones.com
622 Second St.