Saturday’s NFL divisional round playoff game between the visiting New Orleans Saints and host San Francisco 49ers has more at stake than just a chance at the NFC Championship and trip to the Super Bowl. The mayors of the respective cities have placed some of their world-famous cuisine on the table, too.
According to the Bay Area’s NBC affiliate, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee placed a friendly wager on the game, as mayors customarily do: If the Saints win Saturday, Lee will send Landrieu an order of Dungeness crab from Fisherman’s Wharf, along with some Boudin (not to be mistaken with the pork and rice delicacy of Cajun Country) sourdough bread and Anchor Steam beer. If the 9ers prevail, Landrieu will send Lee Louisiana seafood, a king cake and Abita beer.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.