If a tropical vacation isn’t in your summer plans, but you wish it was, then stop in Bon Temps Grill on Verot School Road and order the Cajun Jerk chicken for flavors of Louisiana with the influence of Jamaica.

The dish starts with mesquite grilled chicken cooked in a blackened seasoning and basted with mango puree and topped with shredded cheddar and mango salsa. An extra treat is the sage sweet potatoes and grilled veggies served along side the chicken. In the distance, we think we can hear steel drums with a Zydeco beat from an island somewhere.

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Photos by Kari Walker

Cajun Jerk chicken at Bon Temps Grill

Bon Temps Grill is open for lunch and dinner and the menu is full of seafood, pasta dishes, salads, sandwiches and hearty entrées in a causal and inviting atmosphere. Make a stop at the bar for a tropical drink and don’t forget to put your name in the EatLafayette Caribbean trip give away every time you visit an EatLafayette participant — you could turn a summer stay-cation into a trip of a lifetime.

Bon Temps Grill
1312 Verot School Road

The EatLafayette campaign, which runs through Sept. 1, aims to encourage dining at locally owned establishments. To have your dish featured in INDEats as the EatLafayette Dish of the Day or Dish of the Month in IND Monthly (you must be willing to share your recipe for the monthly feature), contact Kari Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.

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