Author: Jan Risher

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Food for Football Season

Even though the heat is still on in South Louisiana, fall is on its way. And with fall comes football. And with football comes tailgating. And with tailgating comes food that can only be found in Acadiana. It almost always…

Keeping Cool with Frozen Desserts

Certain foods evoke fond memories of summer as a child. Gelato and snow cones fall into that category. For those who grew up getting a snow cone as a reward on a hot summer day, there are few foods out…

Food With a View

Good food is one thing. Good food in a beautiful setting with a lovely view takes life to a whole different level. Even though the vistas of Acadiana are plenty and beautiful, finding the perfect restaurant with a lovely view…

Where to Go for Soup in Acadiana

Louisiana’s cold days may be few in number, but when they hit, it’s to-the-bone chilly. For many of us, gumbo is the go-to food on wintry days – sometimes defined as any day under 70 degrees.However, life beyond gumbo is…

Oven Fresh

These bakeries are the bread and butter of Acadiana.

Acadiana’s Best Poor Boys

Connoisseurs know the necessities required for this Louisiana favorite, a poor boy sandwich: the right bread, meat done just right and toppings the way you want them. The best bread is a yin and yang sort of blissful thing. It’s…

Pizza Toppers

“Acadiana” may not be synonymous with “pizza,” but there are a lot of fantastic options in the area.

Sur le Menu: Taco Well

Acadiana may not be best-known for its Mexican food, but when a taco craving hits, there are plenty of great places to satisfy it.

Sur le Menu: Iconic Acadiana Restaurants

Every town has at least one restaurant that sums up that place. No matter where you are, that restaurant is almost always a no-frills or fanciness kind of place. Just good food – consistently good food for decades, in fact.…

First-Rate Plates

On almost any day of the week, local restaurants are serving up some terrific plate lunches.

Sur le Menu: Mexed Out

Although Acadiana is best-known for its delicious regional food, Mexican restaurants are flourishing here, too.

Date Night

These restaurants step up the romance factor – for Valentine’s Day or year-round.

Farm to Table

A national movement aimed at eating food raised and grown locally is flourishing in Cajun Country.

Rise & Dine!

Some of the best spots for breakfast and brunch in Acadiana.

What’s the Catch?

Local restaurants are turning out some of the best and freshest seafood around.