Acadiana Profile - October-November 2018

Recettes de cocktails: Mules kicking with cane

Customers belly up to the 1890s tiger oak bar, gaze at Clementine Hunter’s soulful self-portrait, sip martinis, mules and margaritas, and then “cut da rug” at Clementine on Main, which reopened under new owners with live music, new chefs and…

Best Chefs

Perhaps it is divine payback for the miseries the French Acadians endured at the hands of the British during Le Grand Dérangement when they were forced from their homes in Nova Scotia under threat to pledge allegiance to the English…

Note de l’editeur

It doesn’t take much time spent with me in person — or viewing my social media feed — to realize I love food. While my paternal grandma was the cook in the family and passed down a love of experimenting…

Here's the Catch

Down here, fishing the fertile inland waters and the bountiful Gulf of Mexico for sustenance and a salary has been a way of life for as long as anyone can remember It’s not just what the fishermen do. It’s who they are.…

Lettres d'amour: Sunday Repast

Though he lived and worked all the way in Baton Rouge, my Uncle Lambert would make the trip every Sunday with his wife Faye (my dad’s sister), and their daughter Lorna to my grandfather’s house in Bayou Portage, a tiny…

Les artistes: Don't Worry, Paint Happy

When it comes to art, explanation of inspiration is often insufferable. The mere mention of the word serves as a launching pad for lengthy dialogue, for waxing poetic, for overusing commas and avoiding periods, an excuse to put the torn-off…

Nouvelles de Villes

LAFAYETTE Headliners and Hot Bands Festival favorites like Grammy award-winners Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Chubby Carrier and three-time Grammy nominee Roddie Romero return to Festivals Acadiens et Creoles (festivalsacadiens.com) Oct. 11-14, joining such newcomers as Daiquiri Queens, Mason Trail…

Les personnes: Without Reservations

No, this isn’t anything like Monopoly, Lesa James-Lloyd clarifies. Owning a hotel – especially one as historic and woven into the fabric of downtown Lafayette as The Juliet Hotel on Jefferson Street – isn’t a game. Although, upon further contemplation,…

October-November Calendar

CALENDAR Festivals for October Festivals Acadiens et Créoles OCT. 11-14 / Lafayette Since the 70s, Festivals Acadiens Et Créoles has evolved into a fun-filled weekend of authentic Cajun food, dancing and art. The official opening of the festival is Oct.…