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EatLafayette officially begins Monday, June 17, and INDEats has been busy preparing for our Dish of the Day features for the course of the campaign. As foodies and supporters of local business, we assure you it’s going to be a tasty summer.
We are working hard to keep readers informed on what’s happening at participating restaurants and capturing food that looks as delicious as it tastes. Every week the dishes will have a theme and will begin with a week devoted to the heart of Lafayette (and The IND), downtown Lafayette. Get ready to dine around town — come hungry, leave full and share your experience with others. Celebrate the culinary delights that fuel the Hub City.
On June 19 EatLafayette hosts A Taste of Lafayette, a kickoff event featuring samples from 44 of the participating restaurants, live music by Chubby Carrier, and drinks provided by Bayou Teche Brewery, Sweet Crude Rum and Coca-Cola. Travel Machine will also be present to help guests sign up to win a four-day cruise.
This event is an annual crowd-pleaser, but it’s not open to the public. INDEats wants you to be one of the lucky ones to attend. If you or someone you know loves to eat and loves Lafayette, be sure to participate in our giveaway for two passes to Wednesday night’s event.
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To be eligible, post a comment below with your favorite EatLafayette participant’s name and what you think the top dish (or drink) is on the menu. You can also enter by commenting on our Facebook page. Please, only one entry per person. The winner will be announced Monday, June 17, so check back with us to see if you were chosen.
We can’t wait to see what you think — you may even see your dish featured as a Dish of the Day.
For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.
newsy bits for the fam
Festival International de Louisiane is right around the corner — April 23-27 — and IND Monthly’s second annual Fest fIND contest is along for the ride.
Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
Georgia-based fried chicken chain would go up against Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A and others (like the Popeyes near its proposed location).
While it isn’t all too unusual for public bodies to have hired security present during meetings, the LPSB’s push to do so is arguably a response to the antics of one board member.
“I’m running. Why would I be raising all this money? Just to have to return it to people?”
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
15th Judicial District Judge Durwood Conque has announced that he will not seek re-election after 27 years on the bench.
The perfect color for Easter Sunday
The controversial standardized tests are set to be used in third-grade through eighth-grade public school classrooms next year.
The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
A Scott businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to report a conspiracy to award Opelousas Housing Authority construction bids to his company.
It didn’t take long for KATC TV 3 to jump all over the news of a dead body found in Girard Park, but in its rush to produce headlines, the local TV station got sloppy.
Egg-citing ideas for sharing at family gatherings
Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, April 15, 2014:
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.
Now that lawmakers have shot down efforts to cap annual interest rates for payday loans, supporters for stricter regulations of the storefront lenders are rallying behind another strategy.
The Appropriations Committee held public testimony day, letting people talk about what they like or don't like about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget recommendations for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1.
Court-appointed examiner says Lafayette businessman was “effectively on both sides” of transactions, opens door for legal action against him.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Lafayette-based insurance broker/risk management group bought by Florida firm for undisclosed sum; principals Landry and Harris continue to run local operations.
Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.
Former Grant parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley says he's running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Vance McAllister of Swartz.
Louisiana-Lafayette got strong starting pitching and timely hitting to hold off Arkansas-Little Rock 6-3 in Sun Belt Conference baseball in Lafayette, La.
The life and legacy of Dave Perkins will be commemorated with a special INDesign Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2014 event on April 24.
Easy crafts in time for Easter
The Cane Fire Film Series presents “The Great Flood” on Monday, April 14, at the AcA.