Author: Lisa LeBlanc-Berry

Cannabis Coming to a Pharmacy Near You

  Lake Charles, Lafayette, Houma   While states like California are benefitting from lucrative high-tech mobile gadgets for legal marijuana (pods of cannabis oil snap into place on pen-like “vapes” equipped with Bluetooth capacity), Louisiana is only recently getting into…

Anthony Bourdain Gets Spicy

  Mamou, Opelousas, Grand Coteau Globe-trotting Anthony Bourdain’s one-hour Acadiana-themed “Parts Unknown “episode, Cajun Mardi Gras, airs June 17. The characteristically blasé, 6-foot 4-inch-tall Bourdain gets loose (and a foot taller) in a fringed calico costume topped by a pointy…

Tea à la Teche

A new summer cocktail at Café Sydnie Mae honors Chef Bonnie Breaux’s ancestral link to Breaux Bridge’s founder

Nouvelles De Villes April

  Lafayette It’s a Geaux If you’ve been looking for the new Surfside Poke, the owners decided to change the name to Poke Geaux before opening it in the former Wok-A-Licious slot (4302 Ambassador, Suite 102). There’s been no change…

Nouvelles De Villes May

  Breaux Bridge Crawfish Dreams Put on your sturdiest dancing shoes before heading to the May 4-6 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (bbcrawfest.com) in Parc Hardy, where 30 sizzling hot Cajun, swamp pop and zydeco bands will have both young and…

Dream Spaces

Serene elements and muted fields of color bring relaxed elegance to a soigné country home near Breaux Bridge

Close Encounters of the Scaly Kind

Lake Charles, Breaux Bridge, Morgan City Just before Christmas, a big gator was spotted by motorists lazily crossing the road near the I-10 Westbound Ryan St. exit in Lake Charles. It was eventually removed by wildlife agents, but not before…

Signature Style

A notable artist revives a midcentury modern house with nature as his muse

Rum Revival

Shake up a sassy spring cocktail with a tart-sweet edge

Island Inspiration

A cookbook author’s residence is designed for gourmet adventures in a resort setting

Liquid Epiphany

A seductive Twelfth Night Sour inspires winter imbibing and revelry with an afterglow

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  Lafayette Worth Waiting For Rock ‘n’ Bowl de Lafayette was scheduled to open in December in the Whitney Bank building, which is undergoing extensive renovations. Instead, owner Jonny Blancher told Acadiana Profile he expects the opening date will be…

Whip it good

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

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Abbeville New Restaurant, Piano Bar, Dancing and Big Eggs Dark for 12 years, one of the oldest buildings in downtown Abbeville was recently renovated and has reopened as Midway on the Square (midwayitaliansteaks.com) featuring upscale Italian fare (recommended: crawfish cannelloni,…

a tale of two farms

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

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Lafayette Cirque on Ice Cirque du Soleil is venturing into uncharted territory when they bring Cirque du Soleil Crystal: A Breakthrough Ice Experience to the Cajundome October 5-8. The troupe is pushing the boundaries again by combining outstanding skating and sliding with…

tiki-tini time

Enjoy a blast of cold air and refreshing end-of-summer cocktails with a tropical kick

Artful Outdoors

Entertaining rituals are amplified by summer’s full spectrum at a sprawling country estate

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From the Crescent City to Acadiana On the Horizon Fans are eagerly anticipating the opening of several popular New Orleans establishments that are migrating to Acadiana. This includes the first-ever Rock n’ Bowl that will be opening outside of New…

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Allons a Lafayette! More than 300,000 visitors and some of the world’s most influential musicians from 20 countries are descending on downtown Lafayette during the 31st Festival International de Louisiane April 26-30. New to the festival this year is the…