Acadiana Profile - February-March 2019

Recettes de cocktail: Dragonfly Boogie

The weekly Cajun jam on Saturday mornings at Joie de Vivre in Breaux Bridge is a lively way to start the day. It’s not unusual to find cowboy boot-clad fiddlers harmonizing with famous local crooners — the joint gets hopping.…

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…

Note de l'editeur

Two years ago, I signed up for a health and fitness program through my company’s insurance. Up to that point, I would walk a lot and do a little biking and yoga, plus a few flirtations with running, but it was…

Les Artistes: Paint the Town

The curious and critical bunch across the street at Ruby’s Cafe watched the girl in the scissor lift painting the exterior wall with skepticism. But as days turned to weeks and weeks to a full month, “What’s she doing?” gave…

Lettres d’amour: Raconte

Stories have always been part of the fabric of my life growing up in South Louisiana. It’s how my family passed time. No matter what any of us were supposed to be doing — driving from Houma to Gatlinburg, Tennessee…

Les Personnes: 'To the Grouse'

The live music — be it Rock ‘n’ Roll, Cajun/Zydeco or country — reverberates off the room’s Hefner-chic décor of dark woods and dark leathers as men in collars and women in labels sip dark liquor underneath the forgiving dim…

Nouvelles de Villes: News

ABBEVILLE, LAKE CHARLES Shucks! Expanding to Lake Charles The owners of the popular Abbeville seafood haven, Shucks! are opening a new restaurant concept in Lake Charles, Shuck and Boil, later this year. The expanded menu will include signature oyster dishes,…

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…

Nouvelles de Villes: Calendar

February ❶ Here’s The Beef Cook-Off Feb. 23/Opelousas. Chefs and pit masters around Cajun country compete in a best beef dish cookoff from brisket to tongue. You get to be the judge, while enjoying live music and trail rides. facebook.com/heresthebeef-cookoff…

En Francais, S'il Vous Plait: Social Media to the rescue

For a strictly oral language that dates back to the 18th century as we hear from the self-proclaimed “experts,” Louisiana French has a remarkably robust presence on the internet. While some are lamenting its passing and are filled with a…