With all the furor over pay raises, news of one of the
recent legislative session’s historic accomplishments has been largely
overshadowed. On the last day of the session, state legislators canonized
Sazerac as the official cocktail of New Orleans. SB 6 originally called for
Sazerac to become the official state cocktail, but was amended to exclusively
cover New Orleans. The bill authorizes the drink’s “use on official documents
of the city of New Orleans and with the insignia of the city of New Orleans.” Invented
in the Crescent City, the Sazerac cocktail was named by John Schiller in 1859
upon the opening of his Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans. Click here to
listen to NPR’s Robert Siegel learn about the intricacies of the famed Southern cocktail
and its rich history.
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 go public this year.
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.