Correction: Acadiana Wine and Food Festival not a free event
The Independent’s Colossus Cal, both online and in last week’s print edition, inaccurately stated that the Acadiana Wine and Food Festival this weekend at the University Art Museum is a free event.
Friday’s $125 a person seated Joie Du Vin dinner is sold out, but the fun continues from 6 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday with the Grand Tasting, where patrons can “stroll the grounds while dining on the finest food Acadiana has to offer and sipping world class wines. View art from premier artists of the region and enjoy live entertainment.”
General entry into Saturday’s tasting is $65 and includes a festival wine glass and come-and-go wrist bands. For $85, attendees can enjoy VIP status that includes an exclusive 5 p.m. cocktail hour with Lafayette’s favorite bartender, Luke Tullos, and a swag bag.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.