Meet Zydeco Radio

A new generation of Lafayette musicians incorporates old-school grooves.


YOUNG ADULT: In The Casquette Girls, Alys Arden taps into the supernatural world amid a backdrop of a deserted post-hurricane French Quarter. The story is told through the eyes of 16-year-old Adele Le Moyne, who’s trying to make sense of…

Louisianians of the Year

Every year we come up with a list of Louisianians of the Year, and every year it's difficult. There are so many worthy candidates. Our state is full of people who serve the greater good whether it's through art, philanthrophy,…

Best of Dining 2015

We pride ourselves in our restaurant coverage. Throughout the year our dining team is busy keeping pace with what is a very active culinary scene. For our December issue, though, we like to sit around the fireplace (well, if we…

Lâche Pas

Sustaining and spreading the tradition of Cajun boucherie

Sinners & Saints

There are times to indulge and, alas, times to eat in moderation. Times when we throw caution to the wind and times when we dial it back a bit. Periods of riotous celebration give way to sobriety, excess to something…


Melanie and Mickey Loomis turned to designer Shaun Smith for their chateau-inspired house.


COOKBOOK: Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes, is John Besh’s most approachable effort to date. The 101 recipes in the book, Besh’s fourth, are easy to follow, include home cooked meals familiar to Louisiana natives and simple…

Back from the Dead

House of Shock co-founder Ross Karpelman talks about “resurrecting” the 2015 season


COOKBOOK: Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen, is the latest tome in the Emeril Lagasse cookbook cannon. More than 100 updated and refined recipes are included in the book, which Lagasse deems his…

Tapas & Treats

Normally known to serve large portions, Acadiana has embraced the small-plate trend.