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Cheap Eats

ith talk of inflation and recession dominating the news cycle, saving a few shekels is on a lot of people’s minds. But how can we go about a day in Bayou land without partaking of a delicious culinary treat? Thankfully,…

Lasting Passion

  Pat’s of Henderson 1500 Siebarth Dr. Lake Charles 337-439-6618 patsofhenderson.com Good old-fashioned Cajun food is being served again, albeit inside new digs, at Pat’s of Henderson in Lake Charles. Owner Nicholas Perioux, 44, reopened the eatery in Lake…

Best of Dining

In Acadiana, cooking is a way of life. It’s also a family affair and a community event. Home cooks abound, so the pros cooking in the region’s restaurants know they’re gonna be put to the test daily — and they…

Lightning in the Kitchen

  Inside a Cajun restaurant situated amid Evangeline Parish’s rice fields, you will find a little lightning bolt who cooks, manages, smiles, shares stories and gives hugs to all who ache for that home-grown dining experience. A patron will…

Local Flavor

  Regatta Seafood and Steakhouse 508 Hawkeye Ave. Lake Arthur 337-774-1504 regattarestaurantla.com   It’s Friday afternoon and small waves on this city’s namesake lake gently caress the piers underneath a restaurant where quintessential bayou-style food is served. Patrons at…

Gulf Coast Twist

Lafayette Chef Jeremy Conner had one stipulation prior to joining forces with two other investors and concocting a plan to open up a new restaurant in Lafayette. Based on his personal experience — which like most kitchen professionals consists…

Shock and Aww Yeah

People who love to indulge themselves on meats, seafood and vegetables prepared with strong Cajun-inspired influences know they are at a happy place when visiting the Steamboat Warehouse restaurant in Washington. What diners may not know is that the…