Lafayette’s newest downtown sushi restaurant, Bonsai, will be hosting its Grand Opening this Saturday. The event actually kicks off this week, as the restaurant opens its doors for lunch Monday-Friday. To entice raw fish aficionados, owner Paul Le is offering half price sushi rolls at both lunch and dinner. Saturday, he’ll greet customers with the latest thing in raw fish — nude women. “We’ll have a sushi model on the bar,” he says. The model, who will be lying on Bonsai’s sleek white bar, won’t be wearing much more than raw fish, and customers can nibble their dinner right off of her ribcage. Fittingly, proceeds from Hope Shots from the bar and donations will go to local breast cancer organizations.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
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.