We’ve got festivals and music on our minds – and a bit of wanderlust, to boot. In this issue, our music writer Michael Patrick Welch found some of Louisiana’s hottest bands who have ties to the Acadiana region, whether it’s through their musicial style or upcoming performance dates in the area. We are also excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Festival International, a world-class event in Lafayette that celebrates its Cajun heritage as well as the international influences that make the area so special.
We get pretty social this time of year, so if you’re planning on hosting a gathering to welcome your friends and family, treat them to a rum-based punch recipe on pg. 40 – or perhaps make some of the cool, refreshing desserts that Marcelle Bienvenu offers on pg. 76.
Speaking of rum, we also have a story on Bayou Rum’s creator, the energetic and affable Trey Litel, by Will Kalec on pg. 84.
We also sent our food writer, Jyl Benson, on a mission to discover some wonderful sushi spots in the area – another testament to the international flavor of the region (pg. 34). Finally, we present our annual list of Top Lawyers in the region, along with two personal stories about the importance of being on the winning side of justice.