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Take a Drop, Don’t Stop

Lafayette Acadiana’s first olive oil tasting bar, Graze Oil, has surfaced in Lafayette, courtesy of the high-end charcuterie boutique, Graze Acadiana. Patrons graze on such ultra-premium offerings as blood orange-infused olive oil with a side of dark chocolate balsamic vinegar in the bar flanked by pouring stations and products. Guaranteed to entice your foodie friends, especially the chef cooking demos (grazeacadiana.com).



Nuances of NOLA

Instead of braving icy roads for a romantic evening in New Orleans, an ample holiday alternative is Lafayette’s snazzy new Whiskey & Vine, designed to transport guests to a reimagined French Quarter setting via live jazz, vintage décor and Big Easy-driven dinners. Situated in the former Jolie’s Bistro. Sip craft cocktails at the sleek bar near life-size saxophone-lamps, sink into the loft’s seductive red velvet banquettes or gravitate to grand piano opulence between headliners (wvlounge.com; facebook.com/WVloungeLafayette).

Scholarship Available for Nova Scotia

Abbeville The Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance announced the availability of the Russell Gaspard French Immersion Scholarship (valued at $4,200) to be awarded to a Vermilion Parish high school student for the 2023 summer French immersion study program at the Université Sainte-Anne in Nova Scotia (July 2-Aug. 5, 2023). Applicants must be age 15 by the time the program begins. To apply, contact Lloyd Doré III at 337-893-5400 or email L3Dore@doretax.com). Completed applications due by Dec. 30 with interviews scheduled for Jan. 8 in Abbeville.


Oxtails, Seafood and Soul

With a catchy nickname like Booga, it’s certainly fitting that a local entrepreneur’s new eatery would emerge as Boogäloo’s Seafood Kitchen, located in the former Shoney’s on Lafayette’s northside. Featuring year-round boiled crawfish (Booga dabbles in the crawfish distribution biz), fried seafood and soul food plus classics like gumbo and rarities like oxtail plus greens galore (2208 Northeast Evangeline Thruway).

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