Melville * Catfish Capital of Louisiana

Happy Monday Morning !

I am home today  & Guess what it’s  National Catfish Day –

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My small town  of Melville calls it self  Catfish Capital of Louisiana. .  Since it’s located on the banks of the Atchafalaya  River. So come visit – Good time * Good Food

History : 

This town’s history and commerce are tied to the Atchafalaya River. Historically, the town made its fortune in river commerce and then as a crossing point for the railroad. Documents also indicate that Melville had several fish docks and ice houses. By the turn of the century, 50 barrels of fish were being shipped from Melville each day.

Remnants and photos of those early days can be found at the town’s grocery and hardware store, Cannatella’s, which has been in business for over 100 years serving authentic Italian sausage and muffulettas, a famous Louisiana deli sandwich made with Sicilian sesame bread, an olive tapenade, and cured Italian meats.




Famous for : 

Biker enthusiasts and fans of the film Easy Rider can get to Melville by way of scenic Highway 105, where the memorable last scene of the film took place.


Check Out – Lisa’s Daily  Grind for great catfish recipes. 

  Today’s Recipe :  Daily Recipe – Catfish


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