July 22, 2013 04:36
Manny Augello leaves Jolie's for a new endeavor with business partner Abi Broussard and Saint Street Inn. By Kari Walker Chef Manny Augello's name has been synonymous with Jolie's Louisiana Bistro - until now. His recent separation from the West Pinhook Road restaurant is allowing him to explore new culinary options and embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship. Alongside his ex-wife, Abi Broussard, he has launched Bread & Circus Provisions - a company with a passion for old-world foods with new world twists. Photo by Kari Walker Manny Augello, second from
March 5, 2013 11:03
La Madeleine enters Lafayette market, as Ainsworth's new concept, Café Bella, prepares to take over former a la carte space. [Editor's Note: Jack Ainsworth has apparently changed his mind about calling his new Oil Center eatery Jack's Place, as his lease now indicates it will be named Café Bella. He also does not indicate that he will offer breakfast. This story has been updated to reflect the new information, which was provided by his landlord.] Longtime restaurateur Jack Ainsworth is vacating his 2207 Kaliste Saloom Road location, a departure that paves the way for La M
Nov. 27, 2012 06:02
When Ruth's Chris Steak House gears up for its happy hour, it actually feels like things are powering down. The lights are dim, the only noise from behind the bar is an occasional drink being mixed in a shaker and there's the slight hum of conversation across the floor. The kitchen fires up the ovens at 5 p.m., but drink specials begin at 4. Ruth's bar menu is a mélange of dishes featuring the restaurant's famed steak and a few seafood options for lighter fare. Everything on the happy hour bar menu is $7, which makes it easy to snack before dinner or create a meal out of the large
July 24, 2012 04:47
On the Menu By Elizabeth Rose July 26, 2012 After opening its doors 10 years ago, Jefferson Street Pub has expanded to bring "more life into the business," says owner Gus Rezende, by creating a menu of lunch, dinner and late-night foods that will make you cringe at the bowl of peanuts in your regular after-work hangout. NOLA BBQ shrimp poboy on Poupart's French bread On the Menu By Elizabeth Rose July 26, 2012 After opening its doors 10 years ago, Jefferson Street Pub has expanded to bring "more life into the business," sa
June 28, 2012 06:00
The Pinata special is a monster serving of shrimp, steak or chicken (or all three). Photo by Elizabeth Rose Bamboo Mexican Grill and Pub is putting the fresh back into authentic Mexican. By Elizabeth Rose The American adaptation of Mexican food requires pools of grease and an overabundance of cheese that many restaurants have gladly adopted - and patrons keep eating, all while oil continues to seep out of their pores. Bamboo Mexican Grill and Pub shuns that requirement, refusing to weigh customers down with unnecessary drippings and serves up fresh and lighter
Dec. 28, 2011 11:23
How two engineers and one photographer combined passions By Anna Purdy  Photos By Robin May How two engineers and one photographer combined passions By Anna Purdy  Photos By Robin May Michelle and JP MacFadyen met while working as electrical and mechanical engineers, respectively, for a little organization called NASA. After years of making sure shuttles and rockets stayed the course, Michelle, a Eunice native, heard the call of home. For six years Great Harvest Bakery has been offering everything from sweet breads to challah, sandwiches and fair trade gifts. Until last year Gr
Nov. 23, 2011 06:00
Blue Agave Seasonal seafood and traditional Mexican favorites make this strip mall sensation worth the trip. America is invariably the only country where great restaurants can be found in strip malls. Strip malls, that uniquely American testament to streamlined consumerism, are ideal for more restaurants than just blasé chains or fast food franchises. Even now it's easy to forget that surprises can be found within them. Blue Agave is one.    Stuffed Shrimp Blue Agave Seasonal seafood and traditional Mexican favorites make this strip
Oct. 19, 2011 06:00
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 After 25 years with City Club in Lafayette, Ghassan Harb has a simple strategy that keeps his fine-dining patrons returning to Mazen's Grill. Ghassan Harb moved from Lebanon to Lafayette to attend what was then called the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he graduated in engineering. Having no car, he walked to school and to run errands and find work. Somewhere along the road, Harb's feet took him to City Club, which was located in downtown Lafayette in what is now the Chase Bank building. His English was nonexistent and he was a server. Wed
Sept. 27, 2011 05:54
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 By Anna Purdy A family tradition born of humble beginnings still dishes it out in Lafayette and New Iberia. Wednesday, September 28, 2011 By Anna Purdy Lori and Richard Hurst of Poor Boy's Riverside Inn and Little River Inn A family tradition born of humble beginnings still dishes it out in Lafayette and New Iberia. It all started with freshly shaved ice. In 1932 Hulo Landry opened a little snowball pushcart and would bring his lunch with him. Having worked at the Roosevelt in New Orleans, Landry knew how to
Aug. 29, 2011 06:22
In the "Best Small Town for Food," Saint Street Inn is right at home. By Anna Purdy In the "Best Small Town for Food," Saint Street Inn is right at home. By Anna Purdy After years of writing about food and drinks, Mary Tutwiler and Nathan Stubbs decided to put their money where their mouths had been and open a restaurant. Their Saint Street Inn officially opened Aug. 16. Bonnie Bell's stood here for several years before adjourning to downtown Lafayette. This spot has hosted a few other restaurant ventures since Bonnie's but none has been as crack-off-the-bat successf

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