EatLafayette announces kick-off event in conjunction with its 20th anniversary

Lafayette Travel and sponsor Lafayette Coca-Cola are excited to present the Taste of EatLafayette™, which will take place Tuesday, June 18, at the CAJUNDOME Convention Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

New this year is the Envie VIP Tasting Ticket for $40, which grants attendees early access to the event and samples starting at 5:30 p.m. through 6:15 p.m. General Admission Tickets for the event are $20, with entry beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by attendees 21+ with a valid ID online by clicking here or at the CAJUNDOME Box Office to avoid online fees during business hours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The CAJUNDOME and Convention Center implement a clear bag policy for their event, which will be enforced at the Taste of EatLafayette™.

"We are excited to be back for year 20 of promoting locally owned restaurants in Lafayette Parish through the EatLafayette™ campaign," says Ben Berthelot, President & CEO of Lafayette Travel. "The Taste of EatLafayette™ kick-off is always a big highlight of the campaign, with the opportunity to sample many of our best locally-owned restaurants in one setting. This year, we look forward to our partnership with Lafayette Coca-Cola to look back at Lafayette's culinary history and honor several of the area's historic restaurants in what should be a memorable evening."

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. for the Envie VIP Tasting Ticket holders and at 6:15 p.m. for General Admission Ticket holders with samples from some of the EatLafayette™ restaurants and music by Gerald Gruenig and Gentilly Zydeco. Gerald will also serve as emcee for the evening's ceremony celebrating the culinary history of Lafayette Parish, honoring some of the historic restaurants in the area. Restaurants that will be honored at the event include BJ's Poorboys and Plate Lunches, Dean-O's, Cedar Deli, Norbert's, and Chris' Poboys.

"Lafayette Coca-Cola is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 20th annual EatLafayette™ campaign," says Gerry Ivey, On Premise Territory Manager for Lafayette Coca-Cola. "We believe that our business can only prosper if the communities where we live, work, and serve are strong and vibrant. Restaurants are vital community spaces that not only provide nourishment but also connection. We strive daily to promote and support restaurants in Lafayette and the Acadiana region that are part of our Coca-Cola family. We raise our ice-cold Cokes to the men and women whose hospitality and culinary talents make our community strong, unique, and fun. Thank you for all you do," he continued.

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