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|
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Thinking himself the “son of God,” the man charged with the 2013 killing of an officer of the Chitimacha Tribal Police will not stand trial following a ruling Thursday on his mental competency.
Four hours after inviting supporters to a rally with Sen. Marco Rubio, Bill Cassidy claimed that Mary Landrieu “voted against stopping executive amnesty.”
Either Saints coach Sean Payton doesn't want to tip Baltimore off as to who'll start in New Orleans' secondary on Monday night, or he really doesn't know yet.
Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board's lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration.
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Ten departing CEOs rake in $430 million; profile of FSU gunman emerges; Buffalo's weather woes and more national and international news for Friday, November 21, 2014.
The Ethics Board gives the lame duck Youngsville mayor permission to offer a sweet parting gift to the community he’s presided over for three terms.
Carencro ranch style home or three bedroom traditional in St. Martinville
The money came through a general obligation bond sale Thursday.
A legend in the Acadiana Oil Patch, Comeaux died Monday, Nov. 17.
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With a growing number of alleged sexual assault victims coming out against Bill Cosby in recent weeks, upcoming projects have been canned by NBC and Netflix, but that won’t affect the once-loved comedian and actor’s scheduled performance in Lafayette.
The Baltimore Ravens' retooled secondary had no trouble against a rookie quarterback at home. This week, however, their task is far more challenging: stopping Drew Brees on the road in New Orleans.
Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy.
Gov. Bobby Jindal is in Florida this week with his fellow Republican governors for another gripe session aimed at their favorite target, the president, this time taking aim at his immigration plans.
Early voting for the runoff is shortened by two days because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
“Coach Don” Gagnard is running for school board. Today he offers his critique of the socioeconomic relationship between government subsidies and obesity.
BP is heading to a federal appeals court in its effort to oust the administrator of damage settlement claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Former Le Rosier chef who cooked at the James Beard House and was named one of the “Best New Chefs in America” by Food & Wine magazine in 1995 was 48.
It was only a few months ago when the LPSB held the school system’s purse strings with a death grip, but oh how board President Hunter Beasley's demeanor seems to be changing with the ouster of Superintendent Pat Cooper.
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Pat Cooper is contesting his termination by the LPSB, filing a petition Tuesday that calls the recent decision “arbitrary and capricious.”
A look at the numbers highlights the challenge facing Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu as she tries to win a fourth term in a Dec. 6 runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
The 59-41 Senate vote was one shy short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure.
Spot bonuses to employees who go above and beyond on projects one of several reasons national mag calls BR-based biz bank a cool place to work.
The Director Search Committee interviewed the five men still in the running via video last week and is set to trim the field this week.
A national animal rights group has been rebuffed by a Baton Rouge district court judge, although the group might still get its day in court.