This year is the 10th anniversary of what Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission began — a 200-mile bike ride that hits the hotspots of Acadiana food and music, encouraging visitors to see our stompin’ grounds in a unique fashion. Running from April 27 through May 1, it is 221 miles of dedicated, mapped byways and scenic routes. Locations include St. Martinville’s Evangeline Oak with food by Josephine’s and Donna Angelle performing; watching Jay Cormier Band play in Breaux Bridge and having the zydeco breakfast at Cafe des Amis, visting NuNu’s in Arnaudville and more. Of course a swamp tour is happening, which is great because that show “Swamp People” needs to be somewhat deflected.
This tour brings people from all over the country and it’s a great way to promote what this area is truly. I can't imagine biking that much after eating South Louisiana food like boudin and crackins. These biking tourists are brave.
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.