Creole Culture

The French word créole is derived from the Portuguese word crioulo, which describes people born in the Americas as opposed to Spain. Louisiane creoles were referred to as criollos, to distinguish the two groups of New Orleans area and Acadiana creoles. Fast forward to present day and the word creole has grown to not only identifying a group of people but encompassing a rich culture that's still being discovered.

Exploring Lafayette's Heritage

African American History and its Relationship with Creole Culture

Inspiration Journal

Lafayette's blog showcasing the food, music, culture and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

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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…


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…

Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.

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