One door closes and another one opens around here. The much-anticipated opening of Bonefish Grill in River Ranch finally came Nov. 6. Also a fundraiser for Acadiana Outreach, the dress was Key West casual in line with Bonefish's seafood and fresh fish offerings. The revolving door brought in enough guests for standing room only, and they were treated to a sampling of dishes and house wines. Party Girl's favorite was the Bang Bang Shrimp, but Ron Gomez recommends the Fontina Chops. That's all I'm going to say, because y'all have to try it for yourselves. Also deciding on their favorite dishes that evening were Bill and Ann Fenstermaker, Bobby and Sandy Giles, Craig and Susan Strait, Crystal and Mark Young, Teemie and Pat Landry and Robert and Lee Ann Daigle.
The November ArtWalk, which was also packed, featured Lafayette's first authentic second-line parade down Jefferson Street. The celebration started at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, with Buddy Palmer and Michael Goldman from Project H.E.A.L. saying a few words, before the Soul Rebels Brass Band took the stage. The New Orleans band began the procession with a jazz funeral before taking things up a notch with their brass funk. The street was packed with participants waving handkerchiefs and paradegoers on the sidelines. The procession took a turn on Garfield Street over to Parc Sans Souci, where the band took the stage for more music and dancing. Lafayette's amateur musicians joined in as well, bringing drums, washboards and saxophones from home. The parade reminded everyone that New Orleans is still alive and should be celebrated, and reminded Party Girl that Mardi Gras is right around the corner.
Party On! ' PG
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The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
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An ordinance phasing out a rebate businesses receive for collecting and remitting sales taxes is tabled, but it doesn’t solve the vexing issue of government revenue.
From jewelry to home goods, deals abound
Forgiving shapes for NOLA Bowl
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
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