Yearning for fish and chips but can’t pop over the Pond? Try a drive down by the riverside in Broussard. Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn is putting on “A Bit of a Do” on October 15. Fried fish, chips, mushy peas and trifle are on the menu, along with a Pimm’s Cup and a couple of bottles of beer. Proper fried fish, Brit style, is cod or haddock —sans the Cajun spice — and chips, in England, means fries. Mush up green peas into a creamy puree and you’ve got mushy peas. A trifle is a yummy dessert made of layers of cake, fresh fruit, whipped cream and sherry, that has been allowed to soak a bit, to let the flavors mingle and moisten the cake. The Riverside Inn has added a private banquet room, dubbed the “Little House.” It’s an intimate space, the fish and chips party is limited to 26 Anglophiles. Reservations and advance payment, $50 per person, are required. For more information, or to stake your place at the table, call Rhea Cormier at 330-2758.
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.