You either love them or hate them, there’s no middle ground when it comes to oysters.
Southern writer Rick Bragg drawls out his change of heart in a memoir dubbed “Your First Oyster.” Foodie Robb Walsh chronicles his perfect dozen oyster restaurants from Texas to Florida, including Acadiana oyster shop Dupuy’s, in Abbeville. And there’s a half dozen oyster recipes, some of them shocking, like the Oysters Rockefeller adaptation by chef Bryan Caswell of Reef, Houston, Tx., which substitutes the flavors of Thai chili and lime pickle for the traditional liquorice taste of Pernod. It’s all oysters in the March edition of Garden & Gun.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.