Bailey’s Restaurant celebrated its 15th anniversary in grand style on Wednesday, Dec. 3, with more than 150 guests enjoying some of the fine wines and wonderful food prepared by award-winning owner Ema Haq and executive chefs Pat Breaux and Kyel Robinson. Amid a vivid setting decorated for Christmas, guests shared their memories and well wishes with Haq, his family and his staff. A brief ceremony reflecting on the giving spirit of Bailey’s Restaurant, as evidenced by the annual Thanksgiving dinner it shares with the needy in Lafayette, was followed by a toast to Haq by his friend Rob Davis. Haq expressed his appreciation to his family, friends, and staff who encouraged and supported him over the past 15 years as he worked to make Bailey’s one of Lafayette’s premier locally owned restaurants.
I just love all of the little parties going on around the holidays. I stopped by Ruth’s Chris on a recent Friday and had to park a block away because every table was full of friends and co-workers out for a holiday lunch. Sharon Moss, Michelle Doucet and Carole Ann Piccione gathered up a dozen friends who played Secret Santa. The limit was $25, and you should have seen what those girls could find within the limit. Across the room, Cookie Bacque had another group sharing holiday cheer.
|Ema Haq and Greg Roberts||Joey and Lynne Durel, Ema Haq, Pat Breaux Kyel Robinson|
|Odie “Pookie” and Linda Terry, Helen (soon to be Breaux) Gardiner and Gerald Breaux||Jan Davis and Judy and Bob Dunn
|Rob Guidry, Greg and Donna Landry and Bruce Conque||Greg and Donna Landry, Flo Meadows, Robbie Bush, Rob Davis and Julie Bush|
|TV3 crew with Ema Haq||Sarah West and Sharon Moss|
|Dolly Brandt, Michelle Doucet and Elizabeth Bernard||Carole Ann Piccione and Pauline Gerami|
|Liz Webb, Sarah Moss, Crystal Young and Mary Gretchen Guillot|
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The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.