Heaven in a Glass Ahhh! What a perfect way to enjoy the rest of the summer — with a perfectly shaken concoction from Village Café in River Ranch. Master mixologist Anthony White has crafted a tantalizing menu of delectable cocktails, including the Trinity (pictured), a divine blend of Liqueur 43, Frangelico, Cassis, heavy cream, fresh blueberries and blackberries served in a glass drizzled with chocolate syrup. Other luscious libations include the tantalizing Basil Coconut Lemon Drop, made with fresh basil muddled with lemon, a dash of simple syrup and topped with Ciroc coconut vodka and lemon bitters, and the refreshing Cucumber-Ginger, combining Hendrick’s Gin, Ginger Liqueur, fresh cucumber slices and lime. You’ll have to make several visits to try them all (or bring a few close friends for tastings). Village Café is located at 1 Degaulle Square in River Ranch’s Town Square, 981-8085. — Lisa Hanchey
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 offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
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.