Chris Turner-Neal


A Texas native, graduate of Tulane University, and published author, Chris is a longtime contributing writer whose book reviews, getaway articles, and popular “Misadventures” columns will be immediately recognizable to CR’s regular readers. In the course of his quixotic quest to get to grips with Louisiana’s unique culture, Chris has embraced alpacas, eaten insects, been shot at during Civil War re-enactments, de-mystified gravitational waves, and considered the complexities of the system of pumps that keeps the water out of New Orleans (… mostly). In his role as Arts & Entertainment Editor, Chris oversees Country Roads’ coverage of events, festivals, and the arts, curate the content for the Country Roads This Week and Overnight e-newsletters, and continue his misadventures. 

A look ahead at our birthday bash more

, Supper Club

A strong curatorial vision for a Louisiana icon more

Visual & Performing Arts


Lucie Monk Carter

Changes at the haunted plantation focus on hospitality and hearth cooking more


A character study of Jefferson Davis’ wife more



Lucie Monk Carter

In Louisiana, Jewish cooking has its own identity more



G. Douglas Adams

Before our October 21 Supper Club, join us for a walk among the elegant and eccentric tombs of Natchez more

Supper Club


G. Douglas Adams

We chose the perfect spot for al fresco dining more

Supper Club

Talking haunted house design with Dwayne Sanburn of 13th Gate more

People & Places

Generosity enables new initiatives at three local institutions more


Lucie Monk Carter

High-in-the-sky and high-seas hijinks more

35th Anniversary

A Country Roads spotter's guide more

35th Anniversary


Rory Doyle

36 hours in the place that loves to write, eat, drink, sing, and talk about itself more



Abe Draper

For our blues dinner, we asked Delta chef David Crews to come play more

Supper Club


Courtesy Louisiana Travel

Earn a cake with a self-led heritage tour more



Lorenzo Gaudenzi

You don’t need opera glasses to appreciate Keith Tremblay’s fabulous set design more

Visual & Performing Arts


Lucie Monk Carter

Our first fall Supper Club invites you across the river for a music- and food-filled celebration of the Baton Rouge blues more

Supper Club

In photos and anecdotes, an unbelievable place comes to your coffee table more


A closer look at the voracious nutria more

Knowing Nature


Lucie Monk Carter

Sharing the wealth of favorite recent dining experiences more

, Restaurants


Lucie Monk Carter

Grit, gristle, and grappling with the small-town restaurant scene more

, Small Town Chefs