Acadiana Profile - October-November 2013

Top 20 Stories in Acadiana Profile (1975-2010)

What a flood of memories! In preparing to write this column as my fifth installment in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of Acadiana Profile, I began going through past issues of the magazine. My goal was to survey the issues…

Zeus Café Opens Crowley Franchise

CROWLEY – Local restaurateur Nidal Balbeisi figures if the good people in Lafayette and Lake Charles gobbled up the then-foreign concept of quick, affordable Mediterranean and Greek cuisine, why not try a location between the two? Balbeisi’s popular Zeus franchise…

What is a Creole?

This is a question that seems to have as many answers as people who answer it. A typical endless discussion around a table covered with old newspapers and bushels of crabs can get started with questions such as: “Who was…

Recipes: Pecan Treats

This morning the noise caused by pecans bouncing on the tin roof of my office sounded like I was being blasted by machine guns. Not only were the squirrels having a hey-day, but there was a stiff breeze, signaling a…

The Work of Artist Amy Guidry

Lafayette-based artist Amy Guidry draws up a decades-old conceptual approach to address important issues in the here and now.

A 'Stay-cation' Residence in Lake Charles

Inspired by the 1974 film, The Great Gatsby starring Robert Redford, this Lake Charles homeowner envisioned balmy evenings with soft breezes blowing in through open French doors, rippling across gauzy curtains in the house of her dreams. There would be…