Today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC), announced Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant of Natchitoches, La. as Small Business of the Week, and will be submitting it into the official Congressional Record.

“Louisianians are known far and wide for our unique culture and cuisine, and that couldn’t be more true than of Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant in Natchitoches,” said Vitter. “For nearly fifty years, James Lasyone and his team have shared Louisiana Cajun and Creole cuisine with their community and folks across the world—including their handmade meat pies for which Natchitoches is so well known. Congratulations to the Lasyone family and Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant for being selected as Small Business of the Week, and I look forward to your continued growth and success.”

In 1967, James Lasyone founded Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant in Natchitoches, La. with the goal of sharing his delicious meat pie creations with the community around him. Today, Lasyone’s offers many other popular food items including crawfish pie, red beans and sausage, dirty rice, southern fried catfish, bread pudding with rum sauce, and chicken and dumplings. Lasyone’s has garnered national success, receiving recognitions in a variety of publications including Southern Living, Cooking with Paula Deen, The New Yorker, Glamour Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times. The restaurant has also been featured on Good Morning America and in publications and television shows in France, Italy, and Spain.

As SBC Chairman, Vitter continues the tradition of honoring America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.