Acadiana Profile - June-July 2018

Special Delivery

Tyler Benoit of Darrell’s in Lake Charles is third-generation gatekeeper of iconic sandwich 

Note from the Editor

  The largest crawfish I had in 2017 (and maybe ever) — not surprisingly — were eaten at the end of the season and despite, or perhaps because of their size, they were also the best. We snagged a few…

Dr. William Arceneaux

  On the photo of the founder of CODOFIL, we read the following dedication: "4/11/84. To my dear and esteemed friend Wm "Bill" Arceneaux, the true Educational leader of the State who has also the responsibility of saving the French…

BEST RESTAURANTS

From seafood and ethnic fare to pizza and steak, there truly is something for everyone in Acadiana. Perhaps we are gluttons for punishment, but over the past several months, we’ve endeavored to narrow down what we think are the best…

Tea à la Teche

A new summer cocktail at Café Sydnie Mae honors Chef Bonnie Breaux’s ancestral link to Breaux Bridge’s founder

BOIL ADVISORY

An end-of-season backyard crawfish boil to wrap it up with style and flavor

Summer Repast

Abundant, sweet tomatoes are ripe for picking and eating alone or in a meal

Hidden Treasure

Roberto’s Restaurant in Sunshine serves up innovative takes on Creole and Cajun cuisines in a circa-1950s general store

About Time

Watches with texture, clean lines and classic details for the perfect finishing touch

Too Hot

Three kitchens that deliver high function and maximum style

Cannabis Coming to a Pharmacy Near You

  Lake Charles, Lafayette, Houma   While states like California are benefitting from lucrative high-tech mobile gadgets for legal marijuana (pods of cannabis oil snap into place on pen-like “vapes” equipped with Bluetooth capacity), Louisiana is only recently getting into…

Pottery: A Love Story

Emily and David Wortman create a tourist destination of their out-of-the-way pottery store in Duson

Anthony Bourdain Gets Spicy

  Mamou, Opelousas, Grand Coteau Globe-trotting Anthony Bourdain’s one-hour Acadiana-themed “Parts Unknown “episode, Cajun Mardi Gras, airs June 17. The characteristically blasé, 6-foot 4-inch-tall Bourdain gets loose (and a foot taller) in a fringed calico costume topped by a pointy…

Give and Take

Lafayette musician Tiffany Lamson of Givers works on solo material and tries on several new genres