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Trailblazers

Conservation Anne Darrah had rarely volunteered in New Iberia until she got the idea of improving her neighborhood by planting trees. She is a retired designer and art director who won numerous awards for her work at The Times of…

Best of Dining

Each year, Acadiana Profile celebrates the top chefs and restaurants within the 22-parish region that encompasses 14, 500 square miles and more than 1,400,000 residents. We have explored the very heart of Acadiana to find the best of the best.…

25 Fun Things to do This Summer

Photos by Joseph Vidrine, Romero & Romero, Haylei Smith and Denny Culbert Summertime means fun time in Acadiana, and there’s plenty of jollification to go around. While many of Acadiana’s attractions are indoors, even more exists in the great outdoors,…

Trailblazers

Acadiana is a region steeped in history, culture and tradition and its people are known for their irrepressible and entrepreneurial spirit. It is with this idea in mind that we created the Acadiana Profile Trailblazers. Some of the honorees are people you’ve…

Top Lawyers

Sometimes, people need someone to fight for them. That's what good lawyers do for clients, whether it's tax law, family law, personal injury law or any other field. But great lawyers are more than just skilled debaters. They are true…

Keith Saltzman

When he is not practicing law, Saltzman spends time with his wife, Erin, and their toddler daughter, Kendall (named after Saltzman’s deceased father). He is an avid fan of LSU sports, and enjoys playing tennis and golf in his spare…

Randy Fuerst

When Fuerst is not practicing law, he enjoys golf, gardening and spending time with his three children (Rachel, Leah, and Jonathan).   When he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Randy Fuerst wasn’t sure what he wanted to do…

Angie Bryson

When Bryson is not practicing the law, she enjoys spending time with her husband and law partner, Cary, as well as their six children. She remains active and plays tennis regularly.   When she was at LSU, Angie Bryson studied…

Light Recipes

One thing everyone agrees upon is that seafood is a healthful food choice. It is high in good things, such as protein, vitamins and minerals, and low in bad things, such as calories, total fat and saturated fat. Eating seafood…

Top Doctors

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines for most of 2020. But people’s regular medical needs didn’t stop because of the COVID chaos. Our top doctors worked in a variety of fields, from dermatology to obstetrics and gynecology to urology. They all…

Top Doctors

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines for most of 2020. But people’s regular medical needs didn’t stop because of the COVID chaos. Our top doctors worked in a variety of fields, from dermatology to obstetrics and gynecology to urology. They all…

Let's Taco Bout It

South Louisiana’s finger food terrain — which for decades has been dominated by boudin — has a new feature compliments of Mexico. Tacos! From Vinton to Lafayette and all the way down south to Morgan City, tacos are being served…

Nouvelles de villes

Get Off the Couch Opelousas The South City Park Walking Trail is now open in Opelousas featuring connection points to various recreation amenities. Future additions include a dog park. (opelousasgeneral.com/oghs-foundation) Record-Breaking Fish Tale Port Fourchon Cole Thurman’s first-time offshore fishing…

Nouvelles de villes

For 4-legged and 2-legged Pals Lafayette Bark in the Park 2020, hosted by Acadiana Animal Aid as a fundraiser for homeless pets, is featuring doggy spa services, a pet photo booth and doggy contests (plus a microchipping clinic). For your…

Grit + Glory

Star Power | Prior to opening Luna Bar and Grill in Lake Charles, Chef Dave Evans had a satori. He conceived of the notion of selling sandwiches named after the planets. The Earth Burger, Venus, Neptune,…

Rallying Point

Weeks after the devastation of Hurricane Laura, volunteer groups have stepped up to help with…

The Great Lakes of Acadiana

Thank goodness for the endless outdoor opportunities located throughout South Louisiana. Take lakes, for instance, great bodies of water that provide excellent fishing, boating, swimming and birding. Not to mention they’re cool and refreshing should you wish to dive in.…

The Great Lakes of Acadiana

Thank goodness for the endless outdoor opportunities located throughout South Louisiana. Take lakes, for instance, great bodies of water that provide excellent fishing, boating, swimming and birding. Not to mention they’re cool and refreshing should you wish to dive in.…

Nouvelles de villes

Ground Zero Lafayette Have you ever tried a chamango or mangonada? It’s a tropical sorbet bursting with sweet, salty and spicy flavors from Zero Degrees. Making its debut in Lafayette, the thriving Asian-Hispanic fusion chain from California brings the ube…

Plus ça change: We've seen this movie before

If you are much younger than I am, you probably don’t remember drive-ins. As a child, I went to one which was often packed with rows of cars parked before a ginormous screen. Tinny speakers cradled on rolled-down windows provided…

All in Good Taste

Ah, the kitchen. No other room in the house is capable of accomplishing so much. This hive of activity is where we feed and nourish ourselves and our loved ones, where we sip that essential first cup of coffee and…

All in Good Taste

Ah, the kitchen. No other room in the house is capable of accomplishing so much. This hive of activity is where we feed and nourish ourselves and our loved ones, where we sip that essential first cup of coffee and…

Plus ça change: Power Couple

The story of individual contributions to the various French cultures of south Louisiana appears in numerous documentaries, articles and books, but rarely do we hear about the role of couples, which strikes me as odd given the importance of family.…

My Toughest Case: Michael Lemoine

Michael Lemoine grew up in the small town of Plaucheville, Louisiana (his high school graduating class totaled 13). When he went to LSU with the hopes of becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college, he was…