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April Courville

April Courville is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a professional writer and photographer. Her freelancing career started in 2014 with the Times of Acadiana and has since written for The Daily Advertiser, The Advocate, Reveal Lafayette, Acadiana Lifestyle, and the Current. Her favorite topics to cover are food and wine, art, music and festivals.

Sushi in Lafayette

Sushi: the Japanese delicacy has become accessible to everyone across the world and it’s easy to see why. Are you looking for a simple morsel of salmon? Or do you want a fried piece of soft shell crab wrapped in rice and topped with roe, eel sauce, and all the fixings? With such a wide range of…

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BBQ in Lafayette

What goes better with beautiful weather, festivals, and live music? BBQ. There is no shortage of choices in Lafayette and the surrounding areas when it comes to BBQ. From traditional to special Sunday plate lunches, there's a smoked meat restaurant for everyone's palate. Is it sauce you love…

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Woman Owned Restaurants

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, we're showing support to local, female-owned businesses. These eateries are diverse in the types of food offered; some are new to the scene, some are established classics. Either way, these restaurants, and the boss babes who run them are paving the…

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Coolest Cocktails in Lafayette

Libations. Spirits. Cocktails. Drinks. Aperitif. Whatever you call it, liquid concoctions of booze, fruit, herbs, and other flavors can elevate any outing. Bartenders and mixologists are becoming more playful and adventurous on their bar menus. There's something for everyone, from old-school…

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Gluten Free: Sweet & Savory

Enjoying a town as food-focused as Lafayette can be frustrating for those with dietary restrictions. Many years ago, if you couldn't have gluten and gumbo was on the menu, you were simply out of luck. However, since so many delicacies are rice-based, you can chow to your heart's desire on red beans…

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New Restaurants Open in Lafayette

Despite the challenges small businesses faced in 2020 and now into 2021, the area saw many new restaurants open. Several started as food trucks or pop-up concepts and expanded into a permanent brick and mortar. Check out these new restaurants in and around Lafayette Parish! Don't see your new…

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Gulf Seafood in Lafayette

With its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Lafayette is a parish where many restaurants serve up some of the finest Gulf seafood delicacies. Each place has a dish they excel in, from great fried catfish and spicy boiled crawfish to gumbo. There are hole-in-the-wall drive-thrus to high-end…

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Lafayette Chef Spotlight

Lafayette is a hot spot for up-and-coming chefs and seasoned culinary professionals alike. With such a rich landscape for food lovers to thrive, the area is home to a plethora of various kitchen connoisseurs. Some have gone through professional training and schooling. Some have cut their teeth at…

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A Guide To Lafayette's Pizza Joints

Pizza has a long history and even more varieties adapted over the years and in different regions. According to History.com, flatbreads with toppings were consumed by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The latter ate a version with herbs and oil, similar to today’s focaccia. But the modern…

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A Guide To Lafayette's Burger Joints

Nothing seems more American than a good burger. A dish that has stood the test of time and can be reinvented in various ways, it's no wonder burgers are still a favorite among foodies. Lafayette has a variety of burger joints, from classic drive-thrus and historic restaurants to vegetarian and vegan…

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