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  • EatLafayette: Brasserie at the Renaissance Market

    EatLafayette: Brasserie at the Renaissance Market

    Have you ever been shopping at a gorgeous boutique that was so entrancing you didn’t want to leave,

    More
  • EatLafayette: The Wurst Biergarten

    EatLafayette: The Wurst Biergarten

    Just about in the middle of Jefferson Street’s downtown arc there is a bar and restaurant that

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  • EatLafayette: Bon Temps Grill

    EatLafayette: Bon Temps Grill

    In 2013, two brothers, Stephen and Patrick O’Bryan felt there was something missing among

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  • EatLafayette: The Tap Room

    EatLafayette: The Tap Room

    Beer lovers will adore The Tap Room in River Ranch with its 40 beers on tap, many of which are

    More
  • EatLafayette: Sandra's Cafe & Health Food Store

    EatLafayette: Sandra's Cafe & Health Food Store

    Lafayette is a great place to be for someone who likes to eat . The decision of what to eat for any particular meal is met with seemingly endless options. But sometimes those options can lead to overindulgences, tempting us to take care of our appetites and our desire to try everything instead of taking care of our health. Some people believe that eating good food that tastes great should not necessarily be met with having to worry about nutrition, weight gain, and overall health concerns. Those...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Siro's Bistro

    EatLafayette: Siro's Bistro

    The first thing you’ll notice when you enter Siro’s Bistro is the incredible aromas — the baking of

    More
  • EatLafayette: POUR

    EatLafayette: POUR

    Sometimes a restaurant opens to immediate, runaway success. The timing was right. The niche was

    More
  • EatLafayette: Tribe Collective

    EatLafayette: Tribe Collective

    The food consumed by people in our modern society is sometimes less than nutritious. We consume what

    More
  • EatLafayette: Twin's Burgers & Sweets

    EatLafayette: Twin's Burgers & Sweets

    Twin brothers Billy and Denny Guilbeaux own and operate the two locations of Twins Burgers and

    More
  • EatLafayette: The Cajun Table

    EatLafayette: The Cajun Table

    Lauren Liner and Sean Suire are that couple in your neighborhood that are always having fun cooking

    More
  • EatLafayette: Tsunami

    EatLafayette: Tsunami

    At the beginning of this century, downtown Lafayette was anything but a thriving commercial market,

    More
  • EatLafayette: Cafe Vermilionville

    EatLafayette: Cafe Vermilionville

    If you want to experience a piece of south Louisiana history all the while dining on classic cuisine

    More
  • EatLafayette: Blu Basil

    EatLafayette: Blu Basil

    Dang Nguyen has one of those origin stories that makes you want to try his food. He's a Vietnamese

    More
  • EatLafayette: Bread & Circus Provisions

    EatLafayette: Bread & Circus Provisions

    There’s a fire on Bendel.  Don’t worry, Chef Manny Augello of Bread & Circus Provisions has it completely under control.  Augello hails from Sicily and grew up in South Louisiana, so his upbringing tends to flavor his work.  He is the Chef and Owner of Bread & Circus Provisions in Lafayette, a restaurant with a unique vibe and a cuisine that’s both traditional and innovative, centered around a gorgeous, copper clad Italian wood-fired oven with the...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Cafe Habana City

    EatLafayette: Cafe Habana City

    Living in Lafayette and the surrounding areas offers a thorough abundance of dining options. Many of

    More
  • EatLafayette: Wing FIngers

    EatLafayette: Wing FIngers

    You may make the reasonable assumption that Wing Fingers , a restaurant, and bar serving, most notably, chicken wings, is just ordinary. You would be wrong. The eatery on Johnston Street near the UL campus is anything but ordinary. The restaurant started as a food truck when owners John Hackney and Taylor Cooper were hanging out building a fire pit. John remembers saying how he wanted more than his current job, but it took Taylor to convince him they could make it happen. The pair teamed up to...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Zuhause Bakery & Coffee

    EatLafayette: Zuhause Bakery & Coffee

    Heading Southwest on Johnston Street, Lafayette diners will find fewer locally owned and operated restaurants traveling the less densely populated areas on their way toward Maurice. But near the intersection of West Broussard is a gem of a bakery and coffee shop owned by Chuck Nguyen, his sister Hahn, and his brother-in-law Rainer. Zuhause Bakery & Coffee , opened in August of 2017, sits in a clean and elegant building with open and inviting dining spaces inside offering full-service coffee...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Pamplona

    EatLafayette: Pamplona

    Pamplona is a classic. It has been since it opened in December of 2007. Combining rustic decor, a beautiful downtown setting, delicious and interesting food, and a stellar wine and cocktail program, Pamplona has been at the forefront of dining experiences in Lafayette for years. General Manager Andrew Payne, who began his time at Pamplona behind the bar, heads a team, with Kris Allen helming the kitchen, that crafts an exquisite guest experience. Andrew describes the restaurant’s concept...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Broaddus Burger

    EatLafayette: Broaddus Burger

    Acadianians are known for doing things their way. When it comes to preparing food, it’s unlikely you’ll find a local who’s concerned with how someone else does it. This is the premise behind Broaddus Burgers, the Lafayette restaurant located at 610 E Kaliste Saloom Rd. The owner, Shawn Broaddus, says when he decided to settle on a burger-centric restaurant, he knew he would be offering lots of options.  To be sure, there are many preset burgers to choose from, but the...

    More
  • Hot Spots for Foodie Families

    Hot Spots for Foodie Families

    Lafayette is a foodie town , dishing out authentic cuisine with plenty of flavor and without

    More
  • King Cakes

    King Cakes

    Below is a list of king cake providers in and around the Lafayette area. Note that this list is

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  • Holiday Hours of Operation

    Holiday Hours of Operation

    Below is a list of the following restaurants open during the 2017 holiday season. *Please be

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  • Pet Friendly Places in Lafayette

    Pet Friendly Places in Lafayette

    As cities work to transform and accommodate those of us who want more walkable, bike-able and less

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  • Brunch in Lafayette

    Brunch in Lafayette

    Now that the sweltering temperatures of South Louisiana summer have relented, and we enter the

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  • Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Food Favorites

    Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Food Favorites

    This weekend’s Festivals Acadiens et Creoles (FAeC) is set to kick off with four days of Cajun and

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  • Neighborhood Bar Guide

    Neighborhood Bar Guide

    It's the place you swing by after a long day work, to watch the game or just to yuck it up with some

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  • New Restaurants In Lafayette

    New Restaurants In Lafayette

    Several new restaurants have opened in Lafayette recently, granting even more choices to hungry

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  • 7 Great Happy Hours You Should Know About

    7 Great Happy Hours You Should Know About

    Everyone knows of the normal happy hour specials-2 for 1 cocktails, half off draft beer-but here in

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  • Home Grown: Farmers Markets in Acadiana

    Home Grown: Farmers Markets in Acadiana

    On a balmy, August morning, a couple wandered away from a booth selling fresh shrimp caught from

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  • Do the Brew

    Do the Brew

    Man, it’s hot. Of course it’s hot. It’s summer in Louisiana . And that means time for ice, cold beer.

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  • Coffee Break

    Coffee Break

    While travelling most people wish to immerse themselves completely in the local culture, cuisine

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  • A First Timer’s Guide to Lafayette Parish

    A First Timer’s Guide to Lafayette Parish

    Are you short on time for your first visit to Cajun Country ? Are you overwhelmed with all of the

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  • Monday Adventure Guide

    Monday Adventure Guide

    Oftentimes it can be difficult when visiting an area to find things to do on a Monday. It’s one of

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  • Drive-Thru Daiquiris

    Drive-Thru Daiquiris

    Louisiana has some pretty unique laws pertaining to its food industry. Heck, there's even a specific

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  • Sno-balls: Perfect Summer Treat

    Sno-balls: Perfect Summer Treat

    Try Googling "snow cones" and see what comes up. It pretty much lands you in Baltimore. The Maryland

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  • Hub City Day Trips

    Hub City Day Trips

    Lafayette, LA is known as " The Hub City " because of its proximity to major roadways heading north,

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  • Po'boys: The Southern Sandwich Staple

    Po'boys: The Southern Sandwich Staple

    Throughout the U.S. you'll find a sandwich tied to just about every region of the country. The North

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  • Three Unique Food Experiences in Lafayette, Louisiana

    Three Unique Food Experiences in Lafayette, Louisiana

    The state of Louisiana is one of the most unique states in the country. With such a strong

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  • Lafayette Parish: Where Food and Culture Meet in Louisiana

    Lafayette Parish: Where Food and Culture Meet in Louisiana

    One thing’s for sure, in Lafayette Parish, food is plentiful, history is present and culture runs

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  • It's Crawfish Season Y'all!

    It's Crawfish Season Y'all!

    Crawfish , also known as crayfish, crawdads or mudbugs to some visitors, are freshwater crustaceans

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  • Happiest City Happenings in 2017

    Happiest City Happenings in 2017

    Well, the New Year baby has been crowned and here we are weeks into 2017. Lafayette is celebrating

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  • The 20th Century Dinner Bell

    The 20th Century Dinner Bell

    Some time in the 1960s, businessmen with the Japanese electronics company Hitachi flew to southwest

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  • Ingrained - The History of Rice in Louisiana

    Ingrained - The History of Rice in Louisiana

    Some time in 1960s, businessmen with the Japanese electronics company Hitachi flew to southwest

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  • Tools of the Trade

    Tools of the Trade

    Not every bouchiers toolkit looks the same. Given the Acadians reputation for homespun innovation

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  • A Primer on Unpronounceable Foodstuffs

    A Primer on Unpronounceable Foodstuffs

    By this point, even a cursory description of what goes into and what comes out of a traditional or

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  • A Cake Fit For A King

    A Cake Fit For A King

    Most people think of Mardi Gras as our season of merriment before Lent, but many of our traditions

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EatLafayette

  • EatLafayette: Brasserie at the Renaissance Market

    EatLafayette: Brasserie at the Renaissance Market

    Have you ever been shopping at a gorgeous boutique that was so entrancing you didn’t want to leave,

    More
  • EatLafayette: The Wurst Biergarten

    EatLafayette: The Wurst Biergarten

    Just about in the middle of Jefferson Street’s downtown arc there is a bar and restaurant that

    More
  • EatLafayette: Bon Temps Grill

    EatLafayette: Bon Temps Grill

    In 2013, two brothers, Stephen and Patrick O’Bryan felt there was something missing among

    More
  • EatLafayette: The Tap Room

    EatLafayette: The Tap Room

    Beer lovers will adore The Tap Room in River Ranch with its 40 beers on tap, many of which are

    More
  • EatLafayette: Social Southern Table & Bar

    EatLafayette: Social Southern Table & Bar

    There are great restaurants in Lafayette and fabulous bars as well, but Social Southern Table & Bar

    More
  • EatLafayette: Rusted Rooster

    EatLafayette: Rusted Rooster

    Alex Andrade is no stranger to the restaurant world. Andrade’s mother, Denise Landry, owns Landry’s

    More
  • EatLafayette: iMonelli's

    EatLafayette: iMonelli's

    Lafayette diners are not starved for restaurant options . There are plenty of options to choose from,

    More
  • EatLafayette: Sandra's Cafe & Health Food Store

    EatLafayette: Sandra's Cafe & Health Food Store

    Lafayette is a great place to be for someone who likes to eat . The decision of what to eat for any particular meal is met with seemingly endless options. But sometimes those options can lead to overindulgences, tempting us to take care of our appetites and our desire to try everything instead of taking care of our health. Some people believe that eating good food that tastes great should not necessarily be met with having to worry about nutrition, weight gain, and overall health concerns. Those...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Siro's Bistro

    EatLafayette: Siro's Bistro

    The first thing you’ll notice when you enter Siro’s Bistro is the incredible aromas — the baking of

    More
  • EatLafayette: POUR

    EatLafayette: POUR

    Sometimes a restaurant opens to immediate, runaway success. The timing was right. The niche was

    More
  • EatLafayette: Tribe Collective

    EatLafayette: Tribe Collective

    The food consumed by people in our modern society is sometimes less than nutritious. We consume what

    More
  • EatLafayette: Twin's Burgers & Sweets

    EatLafayette: Twin's Burgers & Sweets

    Twin brothers Billy and Denny Guilbeaux own and operate the two locations of Twins Burgers and

    More
  • EatLafayette: The Cajun Table

    EatLafayette: The Cajun Table

    Lauren Liner and Sean Suire are that couple in your neighborhood that are always having fun cooking

    More
  • EatLafayette: Tsunami

    EatLafayette: Tsunami

    At the beginning of this century, downtown Lafayette was anything but a thriving commercial market,

    More
  • EatLafayette: Cafe Vermilionville

    EatLafayette: Cafe Vermilionville

    If you want to experience a piece of south Louisiana history all the while dining on classic cuisine

    More
  • EatLafayette: Blu Basil

    EatLafayette: Blu Basil

    Dang Nguyen has one of those origin stories that makes you want to try his food. He's a Vietnamese

    More
  • EatLafayette: Bread & Circus Provisions

    EatLafayette: Bread & Circus Provisions

    There’s a fire on Bendel.  Don’t worry, Chef Manny Augello of Bread & Circus Provisions has it completely under control.  Augello hails from Sicily and grew up in South Louisiana, so his upbringing tends to flavor his work.  He is the Chef and Owner of Bread & Circus Provisions in Lafayette, a restaurant with a unique vibe and a cuisine that’s both traditional and innovative, centered around a gorgeous, copper clad Italian wood-fired oven with the...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Cafe Habana City

    EatLafayette: Cafe Habana City

    Living in Lafayette and the surrounding areas offers a thorough abundance of dining options. Many of

    More
  • EatLafayette: Wing FIngers

    EatLafayette: Wing FIngers

    You may make the reasonable assumption that Wing Fingers , a restaurant, and bar serving, most notably, chicken wings, is just ordinary. You would be wrong. The eatery on Johnston Street near the UL campus is anything but ordinary. The restaurant started as a food truck when owners John Hackney and Taylor Cooper were hanging out building a fire pit. John remembers saying how he wanted more than his current job, but it took Taylor to convince him they could make it happen. The pair teamed up to...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Zuhause Bakery & Coffee

    EatLafayette: Zuhause Bakery & Coffee

    Heading Southwest on Johnston Street, Lafayette diners will find fewer locally owned and operated restaurants traveling the less densely populated areas on their way toward Maurice. But near the intersection of West Broussard is a gem of a bakery and coffee shop owned by Chuck Nguyen, his sister Hahn, and his brother-in-law Rainer. Zuhause Bakery & Coffee , opened in August of 2017, sits in a clean and elegant building with open and inviting dining spaces inside offering full-service coffee...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Pamplona

    EatLafayette: Pamplona

    Pamplona is a classic. It has been since it opened in December of 2007. Combining rustic decor, a beautiful downtown setting, delicious and interesting food, and a stellar wine and cocktail program, Pamplona has been at the forefront of dining experiences in Lafayette for years. General Manager Andrew Payne, who began his time at Pamplona behind the bar, heads a team, with Kris Allen helming the kitchen, that crafts an exquisite guest experience. Andrew describes the restaurant’s concept...

    More
  • EatLafayette: Broaddus Burger

    EatLafayette: Broaddus Burger

    Acadianians are known for doing things their way. When it comes to preparing food, it’s unlikely you’ll find a local who’s concerned with how someone else does it. This is the premise behind Broaddus Burgers, the Lafayette restaurant located at 610 E Kaliste Saloom Rd. The owner, Shawn Broaddus, says when he decided to settle on a burger-centric restaurant, he knew he would be offering lots of options.  To be sure, there are many preset burgers to choose from, but the...

    More

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