Acadiana Profile - April-May 2015

Spring Fun in the Springs of Arkansas

Spring is in the air, and spirits rise along with the temperatures as an abundance of family-oriented activities, attractions and festivals pop up like seasonal flowers on the landscape of two popular Arkansas towns: Eureka Springs and Hot Springs. Each an easy drive from Acadiana, these two “springs” are a natural choice for a vernal vacation.

Balancing Acts

Eating the best regional food doesn’t mean you have to compromise your health.

Best New Restaurants

Acadiana’s diverse culinary scene grows by leaps and bounds every year. Lafayette alone has seen new restaurants opening monthly, but it’s the variety that gives us foodies pause, from the traditional Cajun and Creole to a fusion of flavors and…

Nouvelles De Villes

Bon Anniversaire Pour Vos Soixante Ans! Opelousas Congratulations to Savoie’s Sausage and Food Products, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. What began as a small Cajun grocery store near Opelousas has grown into a multi-million dollar family empire with…

A Common Link

Though a native of Washington State, Dr. Bob Carriker of UL’s History Dept. has lent his culinary two cents and left a tasty mark on his adopted home.

Stepping in Style

Add some bohemian flair to your wardrobe with these funky springtime sandals.

The Artistic Process

Following the inspiration and vision that he explores before the brush touches canvas, Lafayette’s Connor McManus showcases his talent in galleries near and far.

Pocking Easter eggs

According to Christian tradition, the period of Lent, the forty days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Day excluding Sundays, is marked by abstinence and self-denial in preparation for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everyone knows that meat is prohibited on…

Hearth and Soul

Six chef-friendly kitchens and spa-like baths designed for celebration and rejuvenation in the Cajun Culinary Nation