Seems the party hearty staff of the Times-Picayune have the same thoughts I do about New Year’s Eve. Drink it up right. This holiday, the TP lists a dozen takes on the champagne cocktail.
Frankly, it’s tough to outdo the classic: cube of sugar, five drops Angostura bitters, fill the flute with good champagne, top with a twist of lemon. That’s it, the key here is pour what you would drink unadorned. There’s no way to disguise bad bubbly, it will only give you the mother of all headaches later on.
From there, the next step on the champagne cocktail trail is the French 75. Cognac (or gin) fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, bubbly. Marcello’s Wine Market Cafe, here in Lafayette, does a delicious twist, using Italian prosecco in their Franco 75.
Read the whole story in the TP and get ready for a big bang (that’s the cork popping, not Roman candles) New Year’s Eve.
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.