Acadiana Profile - June-July 2019

Les artistes: Lightbulb Moment

Now that the tables have turned, and the spotlight beams down on the man who made his mark pointing it at others so that they may shine, Lafayette transplant Brian Schneider punts on the notion of calling himself an artist…even…

Nouvelles de villes: Calendar

JUNE ❶ Gheens Bon Manage Festival June 7-9. Gheens. The Bon Manage’ Festival, which loosely translates to “good eat” or “good food,” is a festival celebrating the area and the food culture. The menu features items like gumbo and cracklins and…

A la mode: Heaven Help Me

Ocean blue stones, marbled quartz and freshwater pearls pair well with a linen dress or even your favorite swimsuit. Each piece has a gilded crystal accent or a pendant related to Christian imagery, such as The Virgin Mary. ABOUT THE…

La maison: Building Character

Coffee House Making the most of the home’s original picture window, a custom banquette filled with seating and storage is the ultimate multitasker. In addition to a view of the backyard, the nook overlooks the kitchen…

De la cuisine: Simple Supper

My summer vegetable crops are winding down but not before I harvested several beautiful eggplants (also known as aubergine or brinjal). To celebrate, I made a large batch of caponata, a Sicilian dish of eggplant, olives and onions seasoned with…

Nouvelles de villes: News

YOUNGSVILLE, CARENCRO Foodie Newsflash POUR Restaurant and Bar (River Ranch) will soon open its second location in Youngsville in the former Growler USA. Youngsville also welcomes a French Quarter-style brunch at the new Bourrée, located in the new Central Market…

En Français, s’il vous plaît: Spanish Moss

It is difficult to imagine a Southern Gothic novel without a single reference to a solitary oak tree covered with Spanish moss. This image has become almost a banality, but one that represents an essential truth. As much as the…

Lettres d'amour: Old Songs and Old Cypress

I’m a folklorist by training, and explaining what that means can be tricky. One way to say it that folklorists often deal with lost things. The hard truth is that, as society evolves, things fall by the wayside, often beautiful…

Les personnes: If You Braise It, They Will Come

As far as Acadiana culinary destinations go, Café Josephine isn’t the easiest to find. So for the directionally-challenged who get lost along the way, just use the giant Town of Sunset water tower as a paint-peeling North Star and follow…

Brunch Bunch

Photos by Denny Culbert Who does the best brunch? It’s like making a roux: everyone says their way is the best. Selecting the setting is more like making gumbo: a bubbling mélange of choices seasoned with a little bit of this,…

Sur la menu: Filler Up

Last fall the familiar historic corner of Johnston and Jefferson streets in downtown Lafayette, previously occupied by The Filling Station and long ago serving as a Conoco gasoline station, reopened after a full renovation and expansion as Spoonbill Watering Hole…

Note de l’editeur

Brunch is my favorite meal. In fact, if more places offered it during  the week, I’d find a way to earn more vacation days, so that I could schedule several long, lazy weekday brunches throughout the year. The best brunches…

Recettes de cocktails: Cool Cure

As summer tightens its sweaty grip, and afternoons are blistering hot, nothing sounds better than a refreshingly crisp cocktail. Tall, ice-cold and in hues of blue. How about fresh mint, blueberries, lime and crushed ice, too? And let’s imagine Stoli’s…

Pour la maison: Shelf Life

Thanks to a certain Netflix special, books and collectibles have recently fallen to the bottom of the home goods power ranking. While your freshman-year Norton Anthology of Literature may not exactly “spark joy,” that doesn’t mean you should shy away…