If you haven’t made it to Regatta LA Seafood in Lake Arthur, this creative drink will get you there. The restaurant’s summer special, “The Sandbar” comes in a plastic fish bowl filled with 24 ounces of margarita that’s then topped with a Corona (or whatever beer you prefer) and finished off with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. The Corona slowly seeps into the margarita while you sip from a straw, adding just the right amount of beer to alter the flavor into a real treat. The drink sells for $15, and it’s worth every penny (word of advice: share it). Located on Lake Arthur, Regatta serves fresh seafood, steaks, pasta and traditional Cajun fare in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Live bands play on weekends. Call (337) 774-1504 for more information. — Leslie Turk
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.