Glass into Sand
Lafayette Parish RoadRunnerApp delivery service is partnering with BackYardSapphire to expand pickup routes for glass recyclables in Lafayette Parish. The glass items are being picked up from customers’ homes and crushed into sand. Lafayette Consolidated Government has started using the recycled sand to fill sandbags for disaster relief (backyardsapphire.com).
An expanding frozen daiquiri chain based in the Lake Charles area, Paradise Daiquiris Sulphur, recently purchased property in Youngsville (2760 E. Milton Ave. and the adjacent lot at 2780 E. Milton Ave., just west of Metairie Shopping Center), land records show. With three locations (Lake Charles, Sulphur and Moss Bluff), the drive-thru bar and grill’s menu ranges from jalapeño poppers to poor boys and boiled crawfish plus live music, karaoke and TVs for football enthusiasts (facebook.com/paradiselakecharles).
Big Boys and Rubber Duckies
Thibodaux Put on your stretchy pants for the 20th annual Big Boy’s Main Street Cook-off (Nov. 11) when 30 culinary teams prepare Louisiana-inspired dishes. Enjoy a toothsome Goose Burger with live music and a car show while awaiting team goodies. The next day (Nov. 12) is the award-winning 30th annual Thibodeauxville Fall Festival with three stages of live music, a food court, arts and crafts booths and the famous (hysterical) rubber duck race on Bayou Lafourche (lacajunbayou.com; downtownthibodaux.org).
Grabbing Coffee with Boudin
The Abbeville-based Classic Cup Brew Bar & Eatery is expanding with a second location in Maurice, located next door to Hebert’s Specialty Meats (and in partnership with the owners of Hebert’s). The new, larger location will feature an indoor setting in addition to the drive-thru option. Classic Cup’s popular in-house cold brew and flavored lattes will be offered with boudin biscuits, salads and sandwiches and signature cupcakes and cake pops (classic-cup.com).