Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Written by The Independent Staff
Nothing is more elegant, simple or satisfying than a cheese plate. For the unfortunate people who can’t eat cheese you’ll never know the joys of POUR’s cheese menu. You get to pick from nearly 20 cheeses, both locally sourced and from around the globe. Some rotate out due to availability and to ensure the freshest tastes. Each cheese comes with a wine or beer recommendation if you so choose, but the flavors can stand happily alone or with crostinis or crackers paired with each. Three cheeses for $14, five cheeses for $24 or seven for $33. You’ll have such a hard time choosing, so just go for seven. A new wine restaurant, POUR is located on Silverstone Road in River Ranch’s Town Square. — Anna Purdy
STRAWBERRY SUSHI FOREVER
Of all the bounty Rouses brought to Lafayette life, its deli is arguably one of the best in town. Tons of choices freshly made, from healthy to I-swear-I’ll-eat-salad-for-dinner sinful, make stopping in an easy delight. Among the favorite choices are the sushi made in-house, particularly this Rock-a-Berry Roll: sushi rice rolled up with shrimp, diced cucumber and a smattering of cream cheese topped with a slender slice of both avocado and bright red Louisiana strawberry for the very reasonable price of $7.99. — AP
HALL OF FAME
Joe Hall’s Creole-zydeco curriculum vitae is well established: He learned from, among others, the late Bois Sec Ardoin and counts among his influences Nolton Simien. The Eunice native’s latest record, Thirty Dobb Special (Frog Records) is old-school zydeco — dirty, crunchy and mainly up-tempo, with Hall and his band, the Louisiana Cane Cutters, ripping and rolling through 14 tracks of both original songs and few classics like “Allons Danse Colinda” (simply titled “Colinda” on the record) that demonstrate Hall’s mastery of traditional Cajun-style diatonic accordion playing. In fact, it’s where Hall channels his Creole forebears, who played with, were influenced by and influenced Cajun musicians, that Joe Hall is at his most compelling, celebrating the fiddle-t’fer-acoustic guitar-accordion ensemble that long ago vanished from Creole music in favor of the electric instruments and drum kits of modern zydeco. Well done. Thirty Dobb Special can be found all over the place online; cheapest we found was through Amazon: $8.99, with MP3 downloads of individual songs for .99 cents. — Walter Pierce
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