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. Party On!
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
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
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.