Barbecue and blues. What’s not to love? An Ocean Springs, Miss., stalwart dubbed The Shed, home of Oh Baby, Baby Backs, Serious Sausage, Pulled Pork and Walter “Wolfman” Washington (playing on Sept. 19), is coming to Scott. WLOX TV-13 in Biloxi reports that The Shed co-owners Brooke Lewis and Brad Orrison have inked a deal with Lafayette attorney Kaliste Saloom III and Frank Sonnier to open a Shed franchise in an 8,000 square foot building north of I-10 in Scott. I’d wager a brewski that’s in the old Ironhorse Saloon building, just past The Best Stop on La. 93 north.
Lafayette could sure use a honky-tonk smokin’ joint, and from what I can gather from The Shed’s Web site, this looks like the real deal — hardwood smoke, dry rub ribs, and a jelly jar full of honors from the Oxford, Miss. BBQ Throwdown. The Shed in Scott should be up and smokin’ by November, Orrison told WLOX. “The only thing we have to do is put in a smoker, junk it up Shed style, and we’re rolling.”
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.