Acadiana Profile - August-September 2018

Dr. Julie Foreman: Glaucoma Specialist

One of Louisiana’s few fellowship-trained glaucoma specialists, Dr. Julie Foreman is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma, cataracts, and MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery). After receiving her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine, Dr. Foreman completed a…

Dr. Corwin A. Thomas FACC, FASNC, FSCAI

For over 15 years, Lafayette patients have benefited from the expertise of triple-board certified cardiologist Corwin A. Thomas, DO, FACC, FASNC, FSCAI. Dr. Thomas practices adult clinical and interventional cardiology and treats a variety of conditions, including coronary artery disease,…

Hospitals

Acadia Parish Acadia General 1305 Crowley Rayne Hwy., Crowley alh.org • (337) 783-3222 The nonprofit Acadia General Hospital serves Acadia Parish as part of the Lafayette General Health System with 140 beds. The nonprofit facility has a 24-hour Emergency Department…

Sense of Place

My entrée into writing novels began with an embarrassing idea. I imagined that being a newspaper journalist, I could whip out popular paperbacks as fast as breaking news. To make matters worse, my first historical romance was set along the…

Hospitals: Community Care

Medicine is big business. In fact, more people work in the healthcare industry in Louisiana than any other industry. That’s more than the energy, the financial and the agricultural sectors combined. According to a joint economic impact study conducted by…

Nouvelles de Villes

FROM ACADIANA TO NEW ORLEANS Playing It Forward When the late Anthony Bourdain launched Chef Toby Rodriguez during a 2011 episode of “No Reservations” filmed in Eunice, the pork-centric Cajun boucherie master attracted abundant national media for his traveling Lâche…

Painting with a Purpose

Inspiration doesn’t keep bankers’ hours. It’s far too fickle for that. No, inspiration comes rushing in when the rest of the world sits still. At least it does for Lafayette artist Dana Manly, anyway. To her, a celebrated painter in…

August-September Calendar

3 Festivals for August Arts & Crabs Fest Aug. 18 / Lake Charles. The yearly Arts & Crabs Fest is a fundraiser by the Arts & Humanities Council and the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau. Enjoy a crab and seafood…

Classically Trained

For 34 years now, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has shown the region, known for its Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music, a few more uses for the fiddle and double bass. The sometimes 200-piece ASO has just begun its 34th season, themed “Orchestrating…

Rooms with a View

When planning her new home, a Lafayette businesswoman nearing retirement decided she wanted more than just a great kitchen and a pretty dining room for family gatherings. A consummate hostess and a gifted cook, she envisioned a dining room with…

The Beat Goes On

It’s Saturday ­— a football Saturday — in Acadiana, a region like many in the South where the sport is equal parts game and gospel. Kickoff is just a few hours away, meaning there’s even less time than that until…

Planter Like a Pro

The right planters can boost your home’s curb appeal or add a wow factor to your garden. But what’s the difference between a planter that pops and one that flops? Horticulturist Brooke Inzerella says it’s all about the prep work.…

Barry Jean Ancelet / Jean Arceneaux

When CODOFIL began, James Domengeaux did not hide the fact that he favored the teaching of "standard" French to Louisiana French because it was not a written language. Despite a literary past that included many talented writers, no French-speaking Louisianans…

Improved Optics

We are blessed with long days of light that extend well into nighttime and well into the later months. Protect your eyes and frame your face in retro sunglasses at all price points for late summer nostalgia at its finest.…

Social Hub

If all goes as planned, by 2020, the petrochemical and transportation infrastructure network will top $117 billion in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes. To put that sum into perspective consider this: That’s sum is about a third…

Think Cool

While everyone is cursing the high temps and humidity, I’m as happy as a clam at high tide. I agree August days can be as hot as Hades, and the mere thought of cooking can certainly make one break out…

Of Robichaux and Thibodaux

The moderately sweet, complex citrus flavor of aged Satsuma Rum accented with bitters and fresh lime renders an intensely refreshing, medium-length finish. Prompted by recollections of childhood visits to Cinclare Plantation near Brusly, Michael Dalmau’s eponymous restaurant commemorates his exiled…

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…

Note de L'Editeur

Having been raised in a cattle farming family, the meats on our plates were far more likely to be the result of breeding and raising, as opposed to hunting. Perhaps it’s ironic then that my brother and I were taught…