Sharing the food, music, culture, and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

Jeremy Conner
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Jeremy Conner

As a teenager, Jeremy started cooking professionally in a fast food kitchen before moving on to a beachfront restaurant in Pensacola. Throughout college he continued cooking while trying to figure out which major would set him on the right course. After a few years he realized he had already been practicing his passion, so he completed his two-year degree and went back to cooking full-time. Today, Conner’s main energy is focused on Cellar Salt Co., a Lafayette-based company that crafts a premium sea salt from the Gulf of Mexico. Conner’s primary product at Cellar Salt Co. is a pure flake finishing salt handcrafted from Gulf water, but the company also crafts small batches of flavored salts.

Olde Tyme Grocery

Glenn Murphree grew up in New Orleans, so he understood poorboys, a sandwich born in the Crescent City. When a small corner grocery store dating back to the mid-1900s came up for sale in Lafayette, Murphree bought the property and began serving poorboys to Acadiana residents. Over the years, Olde…

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Rêve Coffee Roasters

There’s a handsome sign arching over Jefferson Street welcoming those passing under it to Downtown Lafayette, and to the right just after entering that gateway is the home of one of Lafayette’s up and coming brands. Rêve Coffee Roasters is there on the corner of Jefferson and Cypress, and offers…

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Johnson's Boucaniere

In the heart of downtown Lafayette, operating Tuesday through Saturday each week, is possibly one of the most important restaurants in Louisiana. Since 2008, Johnson’s Boucaniére has been serving up smoked meats, boudin, and BBQ to Lafayette patrons, but the tradition of their food goes back to the…

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Pizza Artista

Scott McClaskey and Kirk Miller know pizza. They worked as regional vice presidents for Domino’s Pizza, sharing 60 years between them in the pizza business. When they considered opening a pizza restaurant in Lafayette, McClaskey and Miller searched for something new and unique. They visited numerous…

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Judice Inn

When Judice Inn opened in 1947, brothers Marc and Alcide Judice advertised that their hamburger restaurant was located only a mile and a half outside the Lafayette city limits. Today, surrounded by an urban landscape and located on the busiest street in town, it’s hard to imagine Judice Inn in the…

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Hub City Diner

Hub City Diner is aptly named, an all-American diner that attracts locals and visitors alike in the center of town. On any given day, you’ll find regulars walking through the doors being greeted by restaurant staff, even owner Jimmy Guidry. The restaurant began as Stansbury’s Café back in 1965 in…

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Antoni's Italian Cafe

Holly Cure is living the America Dream. For years she waitressed and tended bar at Antoni’s in Lafayette’s Oil Center, joking to owners Bruce and Lynda Cart that she would someday buy the establishment. When the Carts decided to retire, Cure and her husband, Eli, did just that — they bought the…

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Pete's Family Sports Restaurant

Sports bars tend to be typically typical; offering their guests little more than a gathering place with televisions and an unspoken understanding that good service is defined by speed, accuracy, and as little interruption of the viewing of televised sporting events as possible. Menu items bear puns…

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