Unlike many local bakeshops that have had King Cakes out for days (you know who you are!), Keller’s Bakery will serve no King Cake before its time — which is, of course, Twelfth Night (Jan. 6).
Tatjana Aucoin and Deanna Guidry Guillory of Keller's Bakery
Custom dictates that the Mardi Gras season commences each year on The Night of The Epiphany, and any reveler worth his or her purple, green and gold wouldn’t dream of partaking before then. Little plastic babies nestled in scrumptious rings of dough lined the glass cases at Lafayette’s favorite downtown bakery this morning. For many, including this writer, Keller’s offers the king of King Cakes (favorite flavor: amaretto walnut). Don’t let the construction on Jefferson Street deter your visit. Keller’s good neighbor Whitney Bank has reserved some spaces in its parking lot for those Keller’s fly-bys. Just turn off Lee Avenue onto Caillouet Street behind The Filling Station and enjoy.
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.
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.