Eight hundred of Lafayette’s food lovers convened in the Cajundome Convention Center for the 28th annual Acadiana Culinary Classic, a fundraiser for Lafayette nonprofit Hearts of Hope. Chefs from across South Louisiana competed for the Best of Show $10,000, as well as gold medals in 11 different categories. Cypress Bayou Casino Executive Chef Scott McCue walked away with the Best of Show prize for his veal crepinette with truffled veal mousse.
1. Lane Parker, Lori Parker, Jamie Henry and Craig Henry
2. Jennifer and Doug Lutz
3. Ellis Trappey and Maugie Pastor
4. Kaylen Simon and McKenzie McGee
5. Jason Parker, Shannon Parker and Mari Dugas
6. Robert Albrecht and Ariel Morris
7. Celeste Chachere and Michael Delahoussaye
8. Michelle Vincent, Tiffany Hebert, Ryan Hebert, Dwayne Guidry and Christina LeBlanc
The ladies who lunch gathered at The Hilton Ballroom March 4 for the annual Mad Hatters luncheon complete with a bevy of gals in beautiful hats and a style show full of spring’s latest to benefit the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. From springy hats like Sharon Moss’s vibrant salmon to Larayn Guidroz’s ebony choice, there was no shortage of variety in the crowd. And on the runway diverse offerings from the vibrant magenta of La Marquis to the muted neutrals of Renaissance Market’s new Sympli line offered a little something for everyone.
1. Karen Hardy
2. Alexis Lipari in Lemon Drop dress
3. Rhonda Bond
4. Judy Dunn
5. Gretchen Stewart
6. Cherie Craft, Cathy Indest, Janie Bayard, Sharon Moss and Larayn Guidroz
7. Cynthia Varrett, Pat Weatherford, Kay Hampton and Bea Tougas
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Outfit Of The Game looks at jewelry
Holiday party with style
Funds will expand Early College Academy from 250 to 1,000 students
Let ’em know and you could win a $250 night out.
Paul’s customer giveaway named
Some of the many events taking place this weekend include The Festival of Light and the Fire & Water Festival.
Appropriate for the season of giving, exhibit features behind-the-scenes images of beloved icon.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 4,048.
If all 44 projects are approved, about $300 million would remain in the fund set up as a down payment to help the Gulf.
Last week, the Saints gave up 429 yards to Seattle, second most in a game this season.
kiki hosting designer’s latest
Laid back cuts for the NOLA Bowl
Flavors of mama’s holiday sweet treat with a twist