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Les personnes: Man at the Mic

It’s 5:50 a.m. in mostly-still-sleeping Eunice, and though the ON-AIR studio light won’t flash red for another 10 minutes, the show — now in its 41st year — has already begun. Though beloved KBON radio DJ Hoss Childress is a…

Best of Cracklins

The Cajun boucherie dates back centuries, a communal hog butchering where careful attempts were made to use every inch of the animal to adequately feed the coterie. Usually held in cold weather months, the boucherie produced items for backbone stew,…

Nouevelles de villes

LAFAYETTE Of Wax, Wine and Wicks If you enjoy giving or receiving scented candles, then make a party out of it. Kick back with friends and create candles while sipping vino at Bougie Bar, a new custom candle-making, BYOB concept…

In Other News

HOT OFF THE PRESSES Check out Warren and Mary Perrin’s latest book, “Seeking an Acadian Nation, the 1930 Diary of an Evangeline Girl.” Released in Canada during Le Congrès Mondial Acadien in August, it is based on the diary of…

Note de l'editeur

A few years ago, I was at a boucherie and not long before the butchering began, a man rolled up in a truck yelling greetings in French, to — from what I can tell — no one in particular. Several…

Brunch Bunch

Photos by Denny Culbert Who does the best brunch? It’s like making a roux: everyone says their way is the best. Selecting the setting is more like making gumbo: a bubbling mélange of choices seasoned with a little bit of this,…

Louisiana's Best Retirement Cities

Moderate climate, great food, the great outdoors, Mardi Gras — Louisiana has a lot to offer. With seniors about to become the largest demographics in the nation, Louisiana is primed to attract those who want to spend their glory years in…

Well Done

If you can still remember your New Year’s resolutions, it’s likely that one of them had to do with food. Perhaps it was a pledge to eat healthier, in which case the following recipes may be helpful. Not only are…

Top Doctors

People are never more vulnerable than when visiting doctors. Whether it’s for a routine checkup, treatment for a life-threatening illness or an auspicious occasion like the birth of a child, the patient will always feel at least some anxiety and…

Louisianians of the Year

Each year, we comb the state in search of Louisianians who are doing great things at home and, potentially, around the country or even the world. We look for individuals who stand out in their professions, give back and represent…

King Cakes

Twin’s Burgers & Sweet’s boudin king cake consists of a savory dough and boudin marriage, drizzled with Steen’s syrup on top and cracklin’ bits Carnival’s Gateau des Rois may have its beginnings in France but today’s Louisiana king cakes have…

La Chasse au Canard

It’s pitch black and I’m hunkered down in a wooden box suspended a few feet above water that I know to be filled with alligators. There is young man with a loaded shotgun to my left and another to my…

Woman's Work

Female chefs are running the kitchens and changing culinary culture in a host of Louisiana’s top restaurants

BEST HOSPITALS

There is only one major source that provides credible ongoing analysis of hospitals. It is Medicare, which as the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older, as well as certain younger people with disabilities, often pays many of…

BEST RESTAURANTS

From seafood and ethnic fare to pizza and steak, there truly is something for everyone in Acadiana. Perhaps we are gluttons for punishment, but over the past several months, we’ve endeavored to narrow down what we think are the best…

BOIL ADVISORY

An end-of-season backyard crawfish boil to wrap it up with style and flavor

Going Coastal

Hop down the coast for summer fun in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida

celebrate new orleans

With 300 years of history, the Big Easy offers something for everyone during her birthday year

Community of the Year

Breaux Bridge remains authentically Cajun with a thriving art scene, innovation and small town charm

Louisianians of the Year

Louisianians impacting their communities and industry on a local, national, and international level.

Shimmer & Shine

DIAMONDS (left to right) A classic diamond tennis bracelet is an excellent addition to her jewelry box. Wear it alone or stack it for a cool, playful effect. Lafayette Jewelers. This gorgeously ornate necklace is fit for a snow queen.…