A step up from a cocktail party, Chef Al Massa's dinner party for Preis, Kraft & Roy's Summer Law Clerk Social tempted Party Girl's tastebuds. Straight from Emeril Lagasse's kitchen, Chef Al served up the finest cuisine and showed off his culinary talents at the home of Chistine and Edwin Preis. Black Pepper crusted Tuna with Saffron Poached Shrimp and Kalamata Aioli is just one of the chef's creations, but the name itself proves he'll be a hit at Lafayette's Town House Restaurant, where he'll be executive chef when the restaurant opens later this summer. "Chef Al not only brought new flavors and styles of cuisine to our party, he 'wowed' our guests with gourmet techniques. â?¦ He fit in just like he had known us all of his life!" says Christine. See you soon Chef Al. And this just in, Monitos Tapas Restaurant is now scheduled for opening in October. I know you've all been waiting as patiently for the opening as Party Girl has, but until then, do your tapas homework, and serve up some stuffed olives or salted almonds at home.
If you're not brave enough for tapas, just fire up the grill in the back yard. That's what the annual Justice Grillin' for Multiple Sclerosis Hamburger Cookoff did May 27. Held at River Ranch, the cookoff offered a choice of 23 different types of hamburgers, from vegetarian to spicy to blue cheese-filled, and more than 800 guests voted on the winner; Van Eaton & Romero Burger Brokers were the People's Choice. In the spirit of competition, a friendly rivalry that developed a couple cookoffs ago between the Lafayette City Marshal's office and Gachassin Law Firm continued and made for some interesting fun. The Marshal's office dressed in prison suits and "fried" Gachassin Law Firm in the electric chair to beef up the competition, all to some great oldies performed live by The Hurricanes, a band made up of local doctors and lawyers. The night was a success, raising almost $20,000!
Party On! ' PG
FDA to regulate e-cigarettes, Jodie Foster gets married, Vermont to require labels on genetically-modified food, and more news for today, April 24, 2014.
Thursday's Blogs from the Bog!
A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate health committee.
See which events are taking place during INNOV8 Lafayette this Thursday.
It’s on, y’all. Fest fIND, our annual Festival International de Louisiana reader contest, is now accepting photo submissions.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of a House committee.
Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
Rep. Joel Robideaux has delayed bill hearings and said unless a compromise can be reached, he won't bring up the legislation this session.
Once again, Lafayette Parish School Board President Hunter Beasley is focused on an issue that has nothing to do with the educational well-being of our public school children.
Fashion and music make great bedfellows
Producers, manufacturers, restaurants and chefs host roundtable and tasting
After exhausting his appeals all the way to the state Supreme Court, the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete has no legal remedy left save one: do an end run around the high court via a bill that would grandfather his “right” to keep a 550-pound tiger enclosed in a pin at his roadside business.
Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life.
Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.
The easy one-piece way to style
Comfy feet for long days
Newsy bits for the whole fam
Don't forget: our annual Festival International contest begins Thursday! Win. Cool. Stuff.
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
National awards recognize outstanding achievement in leadership development and leadership programs
A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The state’s “greedy trial lawyers” haven’t scared this oil giant away.
Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.