Saturday, July 9, 2016

West Monroe, Louisiana: Trapps

On Tuesday while we were out and about, at the Spice exchange we asked a gal for a suggestion on food. She told us there wasn't anything local (not chain) that was based around kids. Then she suggested Chucky Cheese. No thank you! We told her it didn't have to be kid based. So she suggested Trapps (113 S. Riverfront St, West Monroe, Louisiana) which was just around the corner. We decided to try it out. (Glad we did!). And I promise my mom was with us... she H.A.T.E.S. to have her picture taken and if I were to say take one and post it, she might disown me. Which kind of surprises me that I like pictures so much but anyway that's beside the point!

They asked if we wanted to eat indoors or out, we chose outside. That's kind of the point, right? Experience things you can't at home. And here was our view... The Ouachita River!

So I ordered an appetizer as my meal. I went with the Mom Bourque's Seafood Nachos. Yes, you read that correctly, I said seafood. I'm not really a seafood person, but I'm willing to try and a lot of times I'll do shrimp. The shrimp can't taste shrimpy (I know, right) and has to be cooked and I don't always like it, but I was on vacation and I was trying something new. I'd definitely recommend these! I'll tell you, the gal who suggested this restaurant mentioned these nachos.

So what are they exactly you are asking... well let me tell you... Fresh to made order chips piled high, topped with fresh onions, tomatoes, jalapeƱos, fried crawfish tails, grilled shrimp, and covered with the best white queso cheese dip on this side of the Mississippi River.  Please note that I asked them to leave the Crawfish tails off. I'm usually willing to try things, but it wasn't on someone else's plate and I wasn't sure I could do the crawfish tails so I avoided them.

HOLY COW were these Frickin awesome. Would I recommend them? You bet your bottom dollar I would! The shrimp was a little shrimpy for me, so I ate them first and then ate the nachos as nachos! But holy cow were these totally phenomenal!

Poor Abug, she spent a lot of her trip eating Mac and Cheese, but sometimes that was her doing and sometimes that was the menu options. She actually chose Mac & Cheese at this restaurant. I chose the side of fries. I'll also admit, this mac and cheese wasn't too shabby!

Mom went with the Creole House Salad with Chicken added. She had them leave off the cheese and boiled eggs and salad dressing. They then dust it with creole seasoning. She said it was an excellent salad. But I have to say, it probably didn't beat my nachos... just saying!

So I'm glad we took that gals suggestion and if I ever find myself in that part of the country again, I want those nachos again!


  1. I've had corn and crab bisque before, and it is my favorite of all the soups they serve here in Louisiana. It's too bad you didn't get the crawfish tails instead of the shrimp. No shrimpy flavor and they are mostly smaller than shrimp; you probably wouldn't have had to eat them first. ;-) But thank you for the recommendation! If we ever get to West Monroe, we will definitely give Trapp's a try. ^_^

    I have to say from the photos that the Ouachita river looks a lot nicer than the Red River - which is called that from all the red clay in the area. That is a river I would enjoy looking at while I ate. Thank you again!

  2. Ok going to ask what is the difference between french fries and homemade chips I know what it is here french fries are like shoestring chips and homemade chips would be nice and thick cut but might be different there, the photo of the mac and cheese had what we call chips with it but you referred to them as fries.

    1. Jo-Anne, that is the difference between Brits/Aussies, and Americans. We say fries you say chips. When we say chips, you say crisps, if I remember right. Which I may not as it has been a few years since I knew difference. Kind of like you say boot, we say trunk; you say windscreen and we say windshield. If Oz is as similar to Britain as I think; which it may not.
      And I will stop now, haha.
      Blessings. ^_^



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