Vinay Kothapalli, ACA’s Jesse Guidry, Morgan Angelle and Megan Theriot
Katie Ryan, Kory Champagne, Catherine Coyle and Caroline Richard
Julia Wilson, Terri Ross, Travis Pemberton, Greg Messina, Cristi Lee and Buford Barchus share samples of beer
Ray Markase, Marybeth Lejeune and Dan Haggelberg
Charlie Hunter, John Fung and Luke Gary
UL’s awesome Lib Arts staff: Carolyn Dural and Debbie Olivier
Stewart Eastman, with his hops hat, and Melba Lormand
Ah, the Gulf Brew! Acadiana’s answer to Germany’s Oktoberfest. Numerous samples of beer to choose from, tons of food, music to boogie to, and even craft art booths made this year even better than last. There were so many beers to choose from this time that I didn’t know where to start. So, I went to the food booths first and got a juicy burger from the Brewski’s crew. After some advice from the Glazer’s team I paired it with Wicked Ale, a ruby-brown, almost sweet tasting ale that went perfect with my meal. My other favorite beer was from Schilling, Southern Pecan, a brown ale which is made from real pecans. Delicious! After indulging myself in a few too many samples, I went groove to the bands near the main tent before ending my day checking out some of the art on display. I can’t wait until next year! Maybe ACA should consider making the Gulf Brew biannual — just a suggestion from a Party Girl!
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.