EMPIRE ON SALE
If great Aunt Clotile’s treasured prie dieu somehow doesn’t fit into your IKEA décor, there’s a new way in town to offer it for sale to discerning antiques lovers. Revival Fine Consignments, a business owned by entrepreneur Brett Huval, has opened under the umbrella of Jefferson Street Market. The big back room at the market is now filled with high-end antiques priced on a rolling timeline: full price for the first 30 days, reduced 20 percent for the second month, and discounted 40 percent for the third month they are on the floor. There are some really nice pieces like an 1850s parquet top dining table with four chairs or a pretty little Empire French marble top chest, and if you care to gamble that they will remain for a few months, the price is right. Jefferson Street Market owner Rob Robison says the consignment concept has begun to take off. “Lots of people have antiques they want to move,” says Robison, “and the pieces have been selling very well.” Call 233-2589 for more information. — Mary Tutwiler
AN OILY BREW
How can you possibly go wrong with a cup of coffee whose motto is: “Tough enough for a roustabout with flavor suited for a five star restaurant”? You can’t. Oil Patch Brew is both strong and smooth and available locally at M&S Grocery, Earl’s Specialty Meats, Poupart’s Bakery, Breaux’s Mart, City News Stand, and Chops in Broussard. A 12-ounce bag of Oil Patch Brew runs about $6.49. For more information and to order online, visit www.oilpatchbrew.com. — R. Reese Fuller
The little chippery in Gramercy has gone south of the border, introducing Zapp’s Salsa, which packs a little Louisiana heat into the traditional Mexican sauce. Spicy and sweet, with roasted dried chipotle peppers adding a slightly smoky flavor, Zapp’s rivals any authentic Mexican salsa when it comes to flavor. Zapp’s Salsa comes in three varieties: Cajun Picanté, Flame Roasted and Flame Roasted Green. Look for them, $3.50, at Albertsons locations across Lafayette. — Nathan Stubbs
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.