Wednesday, April 13, 2011
CRAWFISH BOIL IN A BAG
Craving boiled crawfish in a hurry? Try Big Mamou’s boiled crawfish-flavored Cajun beef jerky. Claiming to “Make Your Taste Buds Dance,” this Certified Cajun product is manufactured by Douget’s Cajun Products in Mamou, the Evangeline Parish town that bills itself the Cajun Music Capital of the World. And, at 90 calories per serving, it’s a great, mess-free snack on the go. Big Mamou’s beef jerky also comes in original, garlic and teriyaki flavors to spice up your day. Available at Crawfish Town USA in Breaux Bridge, 337-667-6148, or www.dougetscajunproducts.com. — Lisa Hanchey
CLAP YOUR HANDS IF YOU KNOW IT’S REAL
Former Lafayette resident Anthony Daniels (a.k.a. M. Harris) joins Jason Washington and Kerman Cummings for a journey into The Atlanta Chronicles, a hip-hop compilation that emerged amid the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — and brought together three aspiring artists who found each other in Atlanta after the storm ravaged their homes and recording studios in New Orleans. The album brings a mixture of danceable beats and sagacious rhymes, all part of the trio’s mission to spread a message of “balance.” The quick wit and fast rap will keep listeners on their toes and out of their seats while exploring the 15 tracks that make up Daniels’ second album. “Like Shakespeare and Langston Hughes, I paid my dues.” Available for $9.99 online at http://moooseandspy.bandcamp.com/album/the-atlanta-chronicles. — Heather Miller
WHY DIDN’T WE THINK OF THIS?
Good news, Lafayette: You can get a tattoo and eat a plate lunch while you wait. Hipsters, unite! New neighbor to World of Bodyworks, Cajun-Licious is an ambitious culinary concept. Located at 3920 W. Congress, it is drive-through (and walk in) only. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends, its signature breakfast is something called a Boudin Biscuit, which is exactly what it sounds like. Come midday it’s plate lunches (if Acadiana doesn’t have the patent on that informative moniker it should), burgers, po-boys, alligator bites, hot dogs and lots of other things, plus the “Dessert of the Day.” (Monday’s dessert is something called Ooey Gooey for which I am unnaturally excited to try.) And there are specialty meats such as stuffed rabbit and stuffed pork chops. But the pièce de résistance is the crawfish-to-go. Call in your order and nab some boiled crawfish without ever leaving your vehicle. It’s only from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and during lunchtime on the weekend, but how cool is it to decide at midday you want to have crawfish that night, call it in, then drive through and pick it up? Very cool. Or would you rather snap up a roast on the way home? — Anna Purdy
Casual cool for Thanksgiving
Shop Lafayette goes strong
The fight to clean up Lafayette Parish could get some added ammunition with two ordinances up for votes Tuesday by the City-Parish Council targeting litter-bugs.
A divided 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Lafayette district judge’s ruling absolving the co-owner of a New Iberia accounting firm of liability in an embezzlement case.
Our View: It’s reasonable, temporary and invests in Lafayette’s future.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
By striking a deal to lessen the blow of health insurance changes on state workers, school employees and retirees, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lowered the volume of criticism but gave itself and local school boards a new budget headache.
With the airport tax coming up for a parishwide vote in about a week, the Broussard City Council and its mayor have come out in support of the proposal.
Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.
Three bedroom in Port Barre or two bedroom in Opelousas
US cities bidding on Olympics; Guard prevents more Ferguson riots; storm threatens travel and more national and international news for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
The U.S. rep billed LSU for work allegedly performed on the same days Congress voted on major legislation and held important committee hearings on energy and the ACA.
“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Abysmally low participation by the public has prompted the council to scuttle the 2014 survey with plans to simplify it and try again next year.
The village now says the ordinance will likely be overturned and authorities will more vigorously enforce existing leash laws.
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a convincing defeat at the polls on Nov. 4, Earl “Nickey” Picard has decided to let bygones be bygones with his former right-hand man Brian Pope, announcing his support for his former employee’s runoff bid to become Lafayette’s next city marshal.
Saturday the athletic department did everything possible to ensure the 2014 Ragin’ Cajun seniors remembered fondly their last home game. Rain and lightning never arrived but turbulence did in the form of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Even stranger than the Republican Party’s decision to hold a “unity rally” earlier this month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey’s Bar, was the fact that the establishment was named after Louisiana’s most famous Democrat.
Bar Code is not a gay bar.
After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications like oils and pills.
Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.