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  • Top Sights in Broussard, LA

    Top Sights in Broussard, LA

    Six miles southeast of Lafayette lies the city of Broussard, routinely one of Louisiana's fastest-growing modern cities. But it began when merchant Valsin Broussard arrived during the cold winter of 1784. The descendant of Joseph "Beausoleil" Broussard, an Acadian hero, Valsin named the place Cote

  • Top Sights in Youngsville, LA

    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

  • Lafayette Weekly

    Lafayette Weekly

    Legendary singer, guitarist, producer, and author Ann Savoy makes a special appearance at the Hideaway Hall on Tuesday evening. The concert will be filmed for a project in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways. Along with her material, Savoy will perform a mix of traditional Appalachian tunes,

  • 5 Epic Outdoor Experiences in Lafayette

    5 Epic Outdoor Experiences in Lafayette

    Lafayette, 135 miles west of New Orleans, is a bustling city nestled in French-speaking Louisiana. With its laid-back vibe and vibrant culture, it’s no surprise that it’s known as the ‘Happiest City in America’. Blessed with atmospheric natural beauty and diverse wildlife, there’s a variety of

  • Ultimate Outdoor Adventures for Kids

    Ultimate Outdoor Adventures for Kids

    South Louisiana is a nature-lover’s paradise with its mild climate, hardwood swamps and wildlife galore. Acadiana is home to hundreds of species of birds and fish as well as the famed American Alligator. Lafayette is the perfect home base for a day of exploring with the family, whether you’re

  • Top 5 Places to Hike in Acadiana

    Top 5 Places to Hike in Acadiana

    Hiking is the perfect way for the entire family, at any skill level, to experience the outdoors without breaking the budget. It provides the opportunity to see places you’d never get to see otherwise, at a pace that allows you to really experience your surroundings. Before setting out, be aware that

  • Top 5 Places to Paddle in Acadiana

    Top 5 Places to Paddle in Acadiana

    South Louisiana’s waterways provide a gateway to outdoor adventure like no other. Exploration of this region in a kayak or canoe is an unforgettable wilderness experience and offers the perfect opportunity for wildlife spotting, birdwatching, and photography. Spend some time discovering the beauty

  • Lafayette's Best Neighborhood Bars

    Lafayette's Best Neighborhood Bars

    It's the place you swing by after a long day work, to watch the game or just to yuck it up with some familiar faces. It was the backdrop of a long-running TV series where "Everybody knows your name". Yes, I'm talking about the neighbor bar. South Louisiana has a long list watering holes that cater

  • Woman Owned Restaurants

    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

  • In Full Boom

    In Full Boom

    While much of the country is still covered in white snow and frost, spring bursts forth in Lafayette in spectacular shades of pinks, purples, corals, and white with millions of azalea blossoms. A springtime attraction since the 1930s, the Lafayette Historic Azalea Trail is a winding drive through

  • March Events Spotlight

    March Events Spotlight

    If you're looking to spend some time in the Hub City and want to know what events are happening, you're in the right place. We'll give you a rundown of live music and other events taking place each month in the Happiest City in America. Azalea Trail | March A sure sign that spring has arrived is

  • Bon Temps Grill

    Bon Temps Grill

    Brothers Patrick and Steven O'Bryan grew up in the hospitality industry, Patrick started as a busboy at Cafe Vermilion, and Steven worked in corporate restaurants training kitchen staff. So it only made sense that the two joined forces to open their restaurant. In 2012 the brothers opened Bon Temps

  • Mediterranean Cuisine in Lafayette

    Mediterranean Cuisine in Lafayette

    There is plenty of Greek and Lebanese food in the area. There are so many delicious options, from classic gyros and moussaka to creamy tzatziki sauce and the ever-popular spanakopita. If you're looking for a place to try Mediterranean, Lafayette has express stops and fast-casual to formal dining and

  • Fried Chicken in Lafayette

    Fried Chicken in Lafayette

    We take fried chicken seriously in the South. However, it can be highly versatile - spicy, greasy, on a waffle, with a side of fried rice, or over braised greens. This list of locally owned Lafayette staples’ offerings ranges from secret menu items and plate lunch specials to fried chicken being

  • Get Your Jam On In Lafayette

    Get Your Jam On In Lafayette

    So, does all the great music you hear in Lafayette inspire you to play along? Do you have your guitar, fiddle, accordion, or other acoustic instruments --- including your voice--- handy? Or do you enjoy listening to a group of people playing classic Cajun, Zydeco, or old-timey music in a laid-back,

  • Whiskey & Vine

    Whiskey & Vine

    Do you ever wish you could hang out in New Orleans without having to drive there? Brothers Patrick and Steven O'Bryan did. They love the classic jazz clubs like the Bombay Club or Palm Court in the Big Easy but wanted that same vibe right here in Lafayette. In November 2022, that vision came to

  • Black Icons in Lafayette

    Black Icons in Lafayette

    February may be one of the shorter months jam-packed with celebratory events like the Superbowl, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and Mardi Gras, but what makes this month even more significant is the celebration of Black lives and history with Black History Month. Beginning in 1926 as a week-long

  • Black-Owned Restaurants

    Black-Owned Restaurants

    In celebration of the region’s black community, we’re exploring the Creole and soul food restaurants the area offers. Lafayette has a growing list of black-owned businesses; many serve delicious sweets, plate lunches, burgers, and late-night hangs. These are only a few black-owned restaurants. Other

  • Spring Has Sprung in Lafayette

    Spring Has Sprung in Lafayette

    In Lafayette, Spring parades in like a Mardi Gras and two-steps out like a Zydeco Queen. Gardens burst with azaleas in every shade of pink, peach, red, and lavender, while magnolia trees present their showy white blossoms. Spanish moss-draped cypress and tupelo trees in swamps and lakes proudly

  • New Restaurants Open in Lafayette

    New Restaurants Open in Lafayette

    Lafayette restaurnteurs can give themselves a pat on the back for opening so many new eateries in town over the past year. From breweries to soda fountains, there’s a new spot for everyone. Check out these new restaurants in and around Lafayette Parish! Don't see your new favorite restaurant on the


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