|Village Cafe's pan-roasted halibut with sesame rice, hearts of palm,
smoked tomato ragout and local sprouts.
EatLafayette returns June 17 for its ninth year of a summer-long campaign that encourages diners to choose locally owned establishments. Fly Lafayette Club, and its tie-in with travel and tourism, is the campaign's premier sponsor for the third consecutive year.
Historically, the summer months are the slowest for the restaurant and tourism industry, but the efforts of EatLafayette are changing that dynamic, with Fly Lafayette Club also giving members opportunities to earn perks, including free meals from some of the EatLafayette restaurants.
The result is that dining, travel and tourism are creating a trifecta making the Hub City a hot destination in Louisiana full of flavor and spice.
This summer, a record 71 participants are serving up dishes ready for those looking to explore all that locally owned restaurants have to offer.
No summer travel plans to somewhere exciting? With EatLafayette, a staycation doesn't have to be boring?
Get a group together for a night on the town and get a progressive dinner in motion — choose four of your favorite EatLafayette participating restaurants and stop in one for drinks, move on to the next for appetizers, another for a main course and finish up somewhere sweet for dessert.
While you are out, be sure to share your experience with others through social media apps like Facebook and Twitter. For the visual learners, Instagram and Vine will make all your followers wish they were breaking bread with you. Be sure you follow EatLafayette (@eatlafayette) and tag your meal with #eatlafayette.
Check back daily with INDEats starting June 17 for our EatLafayette Dish of the Day (and Dish of the Month in our print issue). Read online daily for inspiration from the Dish of the Day team, including money-saving specials and can’t miss finds that will make you proud to call Lafayette home. Follow us on Facebook (IND Monthly), Twitter (@theind) and Vine (The Independent) — we will do our best to follow you back when you use our tag #INDeats.
We want to know and share how you plan to EatLafayette all summer long.
For a list of participating restaurants and more info on the campaign, click here.
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The must have pieces this season
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.