Party Girl also got to snack on some Louisiana favorites, including coconut-battered shrimp, fried mushrooms, Creole crab cakes, Natchez meat pies, oysters Rockefeller, boiled shrimp and chocolate covered strawberries. After the reception, several Chamber members ventured uptown for a late-night dinner at the fabulous Upperline Restaurant. Party Girl spied Pat Trahan and his wife, Lynn, and noticed Rae Robinson, Barry Berthelot, Donna Landry and Abigail Ransonet holding court at another table. Other Chamber members discovered the live music scene on Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny (John Bordelon proved that sometimes it only takes one to tango), and pinball wizards Gary McGoffin and Todd Mouton had some competition going on Toulouse Street. All in all, attendees had a balanced weekend and lived up to the tradition of "Work hard, play harder!" But that's what makes Acadiana great, n'est ce pas mes amies?
Back in Lafayette, Party Girl was transported in spirit to Las Vegas for the American Cancer Society's first annual Viva la Cure! The gala was held at the City Club at River Ranch, and in addition to Las Vegas-style entertainment, Dr. Luis Meza received The Lifetime Achievement Award, and Jo Anne Miller was honored with The Spirit of Hope Award. The Legends of Las Vegas performed, featuring members of the Krewe of Apollo as Dolly Parton, Elvis, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin, and the Vegas-style gaming tables were busy all night as guests stood in line for Texas Hold'em. In addition to fabulous food donations from area restaurants, the live auction was over the top. Party Girl ran into many friends, including Eric and Dody Robicheaux, but can't reveal the big players at the tables, because of course, what happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas!
Party On! ' PG
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The must have pieces this season
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.