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

Blu Basil

Dang Nguyen has one of those origin stories that makes you want to try his food. He's a Vietnamese American who owns and operates two Lafayette restaurants: Saigon Noodles on Ambassador Caffery and Blu Basil on Johnston Street. His first experience in cooking came from his parents. He was one of 5…

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Burgersmith

In the olden days, when you wanted something handcrafted, you went straight to the source. Burgersmith, a play on the word blacksmith, takes the concept of handcrafted and applies it to the concept of a burger. But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill burger joint. Owner Russ Umbricht went through more…

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Tsunami

At the beginning of this century, downtown Lafayette was anything but a thriving commercial market, and Sushi was anything but pervasive in Louisiana. However, sisters Michele Ezell and Leah Simon, along with Michele’s husband Sean, began research in 1998 that would bring Sushi into the mainstream…

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Cafe Habana City

Living in Lafayette and the surrounding areas offers a thorough abundance of dining options. Many of the world’s cuisines are represented on the menus of our restaurants, but an underrepresented and unique cuisine has its own home on Bertrand Drive at the Cuban restaurant Cafe Habana City. Isolated…

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Black Cafe

Anchoring the Uptown Lofts, Black Café serves excellent coffee and a blessed variety of savory and sweet indulgences. The brainchild of Tre Ware, it is a peaceful haven in the downtown area. With huge windows and comfortable seating aside, guests are treated to considerate service as drink and food…

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Blanchard's BBQ

Sometimes, we must leave home to find our truest calling, even when it’s an echo of growing up. That happened for Matt Blanchard in 2004 while working as a cook for a church in Memphis. He built a cinder block smoker to prepare enough pulled pork for a large church crowd. He realized the fun and…

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The Tap Room

Beer lovers will adore The Tap Room in River Ranch with its 40 beers on tap, many of which are locally brewed. But that’s not all. The bar restaurant also serves craft cocktails, gourmet hot dogs, and artisan flatbreads. In other words, The Tap Room is an ideal place to gather for food, spirits…

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Twin's Burgers & Sweets

Twin brothers Billy and Denny Guilbeaux own and operate the two locations of Twins Burgers and Sweets in Lafayette and Youngsville. The bakery is known for its homemade burgers as well as its pastries, including various versions of Petit Fours, king cakes, and other confections such as Gingerbread…

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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…

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Mocktails in Lafayette

Whether you are an expectant mom, living a sober life, or just looking to cut back on alcohol, mocktails, alcohol-free beer, and other nonalcoholic options are growing in popularity. Not everyone wants a sugary soda or coffee as their option. Are you hanging out with friends at a brewery? It's even…

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