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,…

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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…

A Festive Fusion

Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn 240 Tubing Road Broussard 337-837-4011 poorboysriversideinn.com There is something undeniably nostalgic about holiday traditions. Family yuletide feasting at a favorite restaurant, helping mom twine the turducken, chilling the flutes and making classic cocktails with friends can…

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…

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.…

To Roux or Not to Roux

The question came up innocently enough on a Facebook group page about south Louisiana culture. Some of the most intense discussions seem to revolve around food, which should be no surprise since so many of our conversations involve what our…

The Promise of Spring

This year, I welcome Easter with open arms. We’ve had our share of dismal, cold, wet weather this year. The barren landscape is quickly taking on its spring lushness. Wild dogwood, native azaleas and delicate bridal wreath add bright splashes…

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