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October-November 2017

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BEST CHEFS

There was a time when visitors from around the world were drawn to Acadiana for its unique Cajun culinary specialties. That fact remains true, but today what Acadiana’s chefs offer is more a mix of the traditional, the innovative and the international. For the 2017 installment of our Best Chefs feature, we spotlight three chefs who learned the culinary arts in their communities at the elbows of family members and two who bring a special style from abroad. Some obtained their education from formal institutions and others by simply doing. It’s a mixture that still makes Acadiana a unique culinary hub that attracts visitors to our region year after year.

all wrapped up

We’ve got you covered with soft, chic throw blankets

happy go lucky

D.L. Menard, the ‘Cajun Hank Williams,’ lives on through his music

Get Started

Acadiana-born companies thrive and grow in business-friendly, low-cost, nurturing environment

Note from the Editor

Nouvelles De Villes

Whip it good

Enjoy a sweet, smooth, syrup-laced cocktail with holiday spices on the water’s edge

2017 TOPS OF ACADIANA

the house that cajun homes built

Ted Bertrand’s downtown Sunset gallery makes space for his paintings and the work of other local artists

Wings over Acadiana

around acadiana

Bon temps in and around Cajun Country

NEW New Orleans

A guide to

mollusk memories

Oysters three ways to share and savor

seasonal shift

Welcoming autumn with soothing soups, stews, gumbos and oysters at their peak

a tale of two farms

An architectural restoration in Opelousas harkens back to region’s early settlers

Catch her if you can

The need for speed sprouted in Lafayette race car driver Sarah Montgomery at an early age

give ‘em the boot

Tall, short, flat or heeled, boots are your must-have fall staple