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Grand Isle's struggles mount with drugs, undersized shrimp, arrests of half its police force

Advocate staff photo by JOHN BALLANCE  --  The sign that welcomes you to Grand isle just before the bridge leading to the Island.

You could forgive the people of Grand Isle for becoming fatalistic. There have been several drownings there this year, and if the number of recent arrests is any indication, there is a serious drug problem. Rock-bottom oil prices have hurt business on this barrier island of fishing camps and vacation rentals. People in the… Continue reading →

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Photo by Patricia Gannon -- Clockwise from bottom right, roasted pineapple slaw, feijoada, legumes com Parmesão, puré de batata, pao-de-quejio

For those who’ve never experienced it, Rodizio is an all-you-can-eat style of restaurant service popular in Brazil. Outside of Brazil, it refers to a prix fixe meal (sorry, preço fixo) where waiters in boots bring you various grilled meats until you… Continue reading →

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