The 2011 “A Taste of Lafayette,” featuring great cuisine from 35 of Cajun Country’s finest restaurants, kicked off the EatLafayette campaign at the AcA. The event introduced the new Fly Lafayette Club with “boarding passes” as entry tickets and smiling “flight attendants” from Event Staffing greeting the capacity crowd. Guests sipped an assortment of beer from Bayou Teche Brewing, wines from Glazer and soft drinks from Coca-Cola while sampling the delicious delicacies from Lafayette’s favorite dining establishments and a few newbies like ThiboDough’s Breads and Bagels (love the name). Party Girl especially loved the Lasagna Bolognese from Antoni’s, spicy gumbo from Charley G’s, pulled pork sandwiches from 2 Paul’s and barbecue ribs from Country Cuisine. At dessert time, patrons lined up for Bailey’s delicious bread pudding. From the second floor, Rio Luminoso, led by famed photographer/musician Philip Gould, entertained the appreciative audience. The festive event was the kickoff for EatLafayette, which runs through Aug. 15 and offers great specials from 57 locally owned restaurants. Party On!
A packed house for 2011 EatLafayette Kickoff
Anna Goodson and Charlie Goodson of Charley G’s
Donna Migues of Lil’ Daddy’s Bar-B-Q
Ross Murphree and Katie de Larosa of Old Tyme Grocery
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.