Acadiana Profile - April-May 2021

Note De L’editeur

There is likely no time in my life when I’ve uttered the words “light at the end of the tunnel” as much as over the past month. With the vaccine rollout moving quickly and — as a result of that…

Angie Bryson

When Bryson is not practicing the law, she enjoys spending time with her husband and law partner, Cary, as well as their six children. She remains active and plays tennis regularly.   When she was at LSU, Angie Bryson studied…

Bright Lights, Bigger City

As a kid growing up in the small, rural town of Mamou, I had huge aspirations of starting my own business one day. At least once every couple of months, my mother and I would come to Lafayette to go…

To Roux or Not to Roux

The question came up innocently enough on a Facebook group page about south Louisiana culture. Some of the most intense discussions seem to revolve around food, which should be no surprise since so many of our conversations involve what our…

A Sweet Retreat

Patout feels his grandmother’s presence in the airy kitchen. Original features include a Chambers stove and porcelain sink flanked by glass-door cabinets, which Patout rescued from a family member who planned to tear them out. Heart…

Crabbing in Alligator Territory

Crabbing in Alligator Territory Cameron Parish After a six-month hiatus, the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge reopened for spring and summer fun in eastern Cameron Parish. Located along the Gulf Coast, the 76,000-acre refuge plays host to hundreds of thousands of ducks,…

The Promise of Spring

This year, I welcome Easter with open arms. We’ve had our share of dismal, cold, wet weather this year. The barren landscape is quickly taking on its spring lushness. Wild dogwood, native azaleas and delicate bridal wreath add bright splashes…

Trailblazers

Acadiana is a region steeped in history, culture and tradition and its people are known for their irrepressible and entrepreneurial spirit. It is with this idea in mind that we created the Acadiana Profile Trailblazers. Some of the honorees are people you’ve…

Toss a Coin for a Car

Toss a Coin for a Car Lake Charles, Lafayette, Alexandria, Baton Rouge The first fully-automated, coin-operated car vending machine in the U.S. is entering the Louisiana market. Customers who buy a vehicle in…

Top Lawyers

Sometimes, people need someone to fight for them. That's what good lawyers do for clients, whether it's tax law, family law, personal injury law or any other field. But great lawyers are more than just skilled debaters. They are true…

Randy Fuerst

When Fuerst is not practicing law, he enjoys golf, gardening and spending time with his three children (Rachel, Leah, and Jonathan).   When he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Randy Fuerst wasn’t sure what he wanted to do…

Brown Cotton

Long forgotten due to its low commercial value, brown cotton is experiencing a renaissance in popularity among those who want to rediscover the "home-made" aesthetic. Not as commercially coveted as white cotton, its cultivation has long been a family affair.…

Keith Saltzman

When he is not practicing law, Saltzman spends time with his wife, Erin, and their toddler daughter, Kendall (named after Saltzman’s deceased father). He is an avid fan of LSU sports, and enjoys playing tennis and golf in his spare…

A Frisky Devil’s Debut

  Recipe Frisky Devil Combine 2 ounces bourbon, 1 ounce Drambuie liqueur, 1.5 ounces honey simple syrup and .75 ounces lemon juice in a shaker. Shake and strain over rocks with ice. Garnish with a strawberry heart (slice a V…

Vulnerable Landscape

  The 18th century German poet Goethe is said to have quipped, “music is liquid architecture” and “architecture is frozen music.” To South Louisiana architect and landscape artist Claude Ellender, painting is music on canvas. Born in New Orleans…