The popular little eatery on Brook street, Bonnie Bell’s Bistro, has made the leap to downtown, opening its doors Wednesday at lunchtime. Located in the old T’Coon’s on Jefferson St., owners Bonnie and Paul Gibson managed a total makeover in record time. Gone are the wooden booths, funky signs and fish tank, Bonnie Bell’s has warm red walls and a quiet ambience, or at least it did on day one. Their menu: lots of soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches translated from the Saints Streets location to downtown. Chef Paul is doing yummy things with smoked duck, like a duck and white bean bisque, there’s crepes stuffed with slow roasted pork and poblano peppers, seared scallops tossed with gnocchi and for dessert a Bananas Foster bread pudding. Open weekdays for lunch, Tues.-Sat. for dinner, call 234-6776 for more info. Welcome to the neighborhood, Bonnie Bell, the Ind loves to eat lunch.
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.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.