Every year come December, our beloved publisher, Steve May, starts agitating during weekly staff meetings. He’s looking for the big one, the story he knows will make papers fly off news stands and have The Independent’s name on everyone’s lips. Is it the political scandal of the year? A monster business deal? Sports facedown? Nope. He just wants us to do an eggnog issue.
If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas present for your favorite cook, one of the outstanding cookbooks to come out of Louisiana, John Besh’s My New Orleans, will be signed by the New Orleans chef on Saturday at Barnes and Noble.
While I’ve reported recently the plethora of new restaurants opening, I’ve been chastised by readers to tell the whole story. Restaurants do also close in Lafayette; it’s a tough business. Otter’s Chicken is the latest closure in a string this fall that includes Sage, Serranos, Phoenician Grill and Collage.
Local environmental groups, which have been protesting the adequacy of Food and Drug Administration seafood testing from the start of the BP oil spill in the Gulf, are adding their voices to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s findings.
I sat down at my desk last week, and as predictable as the maddening smell of bacon and brown gravy wafting up from the kitchens at Antlers filling the parking garage about 10 in the morning, my cube mate, Dege Legg, the Ind’s resident rock star, asked me what I was thinking about for lunch.
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