Visit The Lab Handcrafted Coffee and Comforts in River Ranch, Lafayette’s newest café, for a cup of coffee unlike any other. “Everything we do is based on science, chemistry and experimentation,” owner Thomas Peters says as he describes The Lab's signature hand-poured coffee — today’s Dish Drink of the Day. The detailed process involves exact measurements and temperatures and a two-and-a-half minute pour time that leaves a coffee devoid of the traditional bitter taste. Oh, and he recommends you try it black.
“It extracts the most beautiful flavors, and the filter removes all of the bitterness from the grounds,” Peters says. “I want people to realize coffee doesn’t need to be weighed down by sugar or cream.”
The Lab opened its doors at 1042 Camellia Blvd. on June 28 to serve Lafayette a variety of coffees, teas, pastries, artisan chocolates and its signature cold sweet creams — a hybrid between gelato and ice cream. Visit Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.