The waffle lives again. Lafayette’s fledgling mobile food-vending industry was burned last July when the Viva la Waffle truck, not even a week in business in a lot behind the Burger King near the UL campus, when an electrical fire swept through the cab of the van while it was parked in co-owner Colin Cormier’s driveway. But the business’ Facebook page announced today that Viva la Waffle is back on the street and setting up shop in its off-campus location:
WE ARE BACK BABY!!!! And it feels SO GOOD!!!! Behind burger king on St. Mary!!! 10:30 to 2:00! Full lineup for Tuesday... Roscoe, figgy piggy, viva las Vegas, Caprese, s’more, nanner nutella, cinnamon roll, we are rolling out our new sea salted caramel (if collin and fred dont eat it all first!! Garlic butter waffle fries and cinnamon sugar waffle fries as well!!!! Come one come all! THE WAFFLE REVOLUTION IS BACK!!!
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.