One of the best things about Mardi Gras is if done correctly the amount of walking you get in is spectacular. They say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink — untrue at Mardi Gras where an endless amount of jackasses will stumble to the fun and drink all their pocketbooks can withstand. Saint Street Inn is just off of St. Mary and Johnson Street and in perfect stumbling distance from the Krewe of Rio parade.
Teaming up with Bayou Teche Bière, Valcour Records and Live in Louisiana, the Saint Street Carnival: Revelry de Rio will offer Courir de Mardi Gras beer and Brazilian BBQ and cocktails. Valcour will be there to sell its newest offering The Best of Valcour Records Vol. 1, which is a great gift to those who couldn’t make it to hang out with you this festival season. Pine Leaf Boys Trio and Corey “Lil’ Pop” Ledet perform.
Saint Street Inn is known for its strictly locally purveyed, French bistro-meets-its-South-Louisiana cousin fare. Food will be served up hot, fresh and local all night.
Admission to Carnival is free. Fun begins at 5 p.m. so join them before the parade, during or after. Or if you skip the parade altogether, hey, it’s not like you don’t have oodles of beads already at home.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.