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

Donuts in Lafayette, LA

Donuts are a breakfast staple spanning communities, breakrooms, coffee shops, and early morning meetings no matter where you reside in the US. Nothing awakens the senses like the smell of a freshly fried donut. Who can pass that up? Of course, Lafayette has plenty of bakeries and donut shops…

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Top Sights in Youngsville, LA

Despite its name, Youngsville dates to 1831 when Acadian J.J. Roy arrived, later laying out a settlement with his son Desiré Roy. Back then, it was called Royville, but folks confused it with Rayville in Richland Parish, and the U.S. Postal Service asked for a change. In 1908, Youngsville came to…

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King Cakes

Most people think of Mardi Gras as our season of merriment before Lent. Still, many of our traditions, such as the sweet and decorative king cake, actually begin with Christmas. King cakes date back to 12th century France when a cake was baked on the eve of Jan. 6 with a small token hidden inside…

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Lafayette's Historic Restaurants

In the late 1700s, South Louisiana was a melting pot of cultures where families, friends, travelers, and neighbors gathered around the table at mealtime. Cajun culture today still revolves around food, family, and joie de vivre—a joy of life. Many of the area’s most popular restaurants have been…

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