Even torrential rains couldn’t keep the burger lovers away from Justice Grillin’, the legal community’s hamburger cook-off benefitting multiple sclerosis. Between downpours, the tenacious teams grilled up tasty samplings of the all-American favorite in River Ranch’s Town Square. Creative concoctions included a red hot-sauced burger from the Gachassin firm’s tiki hut, a bacon cheeseburger from Tony Morrow’s tent and the People’s Choice — a spicy, mouthwatering delight from Liskow & Lewis. Braving the weather were Julie Savoy in a festive grass skirt and lei, Vanessa Anseman sporting a bright yellow boa and the Liskow gang decked out in Saints attire. Who Dat?
Leonard Louviere’s Myrtle Place backyard was the place to be for Memorial Day, locale of the “3rd Annual Ice Cream, Jambalaya, and Jello Shot Extravaganza,” hosted by Lenny, Jeff Favors and Patrick Gaubert. Lenny’s Dad, Eddy, stirred up a massive pot of his famous jambalaya, served with delicious sides of black-eyed peas smothered with bacon and creamy cole slaw. After Zydeco/Cajun band Donnie and the Pooldoos got the crowd hopping on the outdoor dance floor, guests cooled off with 700(!) assorted jello shots prepared by Zea’s staff and homemade ice cream served with luscious adult toppings including Grand Marnier fudge sauce (my favorite!) and Godiva chocolate liqueur. Co-host Jeff Favors, donning a sequined Uncle Sam top hat, spread the Memorial Day message: thanks to our troops for giving us the priceless gift of freedom.
Joey Dupuis, Monroe Stephenson and Barbara Olinde
| Wendy Phillips, Vanessa Anseman,
Penny Malbrew and Debbie Hash
|People’s Choice Winners Liskow & Lewis||Ann Marie and Tommy Hightower|
|Mary K Clack and Leonard Louviere||Lisa Knight and Brad Gaubert|
|Mike Dupre and Jenny Ledet||Mark Rodriguez|
|Donnie and the Pooldoos||Charlene Dennis, Tommy Faul, Rhonda Hernandez, Lisa Knight and Brad Gaubert|
|Amanda Newberry and Barbara Olinde||Mary K Clack, Leonard Louviere, Mabel Louviere, Eddy Louviere, Troy Louviere and Robbie Louviere|
Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Oscar de la Renta dies; Pistorius sentenced; World Series begins and more national and international news for Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
We will be offering our recommendations on the constitutional amendments tomorrow.
Three bedroom in Lawtell or two bedroom in Rayne
Fall's new darling
The justices did not comment in leaving in place lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits against BP and other companies involved in the worst U.S. offshore oil spill.
White registration is down by 7,700 voters while black registration has shot up by 7,100 voters.
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests.
An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.
It wasn’t the historic slashes to higher ed funding or the ensuing tuition spikes that recently had LSU’s student body and faculty riled up in collective outrage.
"I feel it is appropriate to speak up when there are topics that are being bandied about with little or no factual data to back them."
Will $400 be enough for the re-election campaign of LPSB's Hunter Beasley to overcome two years of holding our school system hostage and hurting the education of our children all because of a personal dislike of the superintendent?
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said Friday he expects his playing status in Detroit to be decided by coach Sean Payton on Sunday, shortly before the game.
Two bedroom cottage in Lafayette or three bedroom traditional in Erath
Gulf Brew ready threads
Lawmakers have sidestepped a decision on whether they accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration that the state closed last year's books with a nearly $179 million surplus.
Coming off the high of a fourth quarter comeback against Tampa Bay and a helpful bye week, linebacker Junior Galette sees a real turnaround coming for New Orleans' struggling defense.
Former President Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party's most popular surrogate this fall, is heading to Louisiana early next week for a campaign rally with U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Time and again you hear people say DA Mike Harson is unbeatable because he's doled out political favors over the past 20 years. But a new lawsuit could end that speculation.
We welcome nominations from readers and leaders throughout the business community in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Ebola is kind of terrifying if you watch too much Fox News and CNN. Especially Fox, which makes everything look terrifying because, well, War on Christmas and Obama and all.
Local developer’s Lake Charles Gardens LLC purchases buildings and leases; land still owned by Dugas family.
One bedroom townhouse or two bedroom townhouse in Lafayette
Hit the barre for a good cause
Whatever district you are in, please do your research. Find out what the schools need in order to teach. Better yet, ask your child’s teacher. They know!
Get your groove on with two free concerts in Downtown Lafayette Friday, both at Parc Sans Souci.
After the season's signature win (so far), here are some helpful tips for Cajun Nation during the conference stretch.