The INDsider - Food The INDsider - Food Sun, 25 Oct 20 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Holiday helpers]]> Holiday helpers
Keep calm and cook on   Monday, Dec. 2, 2013Written by Kari Walker   Photo courtesy of Ruth's Chris   A trio of sides from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse adds elegance to any holiday event.   If you can't take the heat, get ......]]>
<![CDATA[Dish of the Month]]> Dish of the Month
Cajun Country Rice's Divine Chicken.   White rice is a staple in the Southern diet but holds very little nutritional value. For a boost of fiber, cook instead with brown rice, which has been credited with helping reduce heart disease, diabetes, cancer ......]]>
<![CDATA[From the Heart - for the Heart]]> From the Heart - for the Heart
A personal chef's epiphany leads to a health-conscious business plan. In Louisiana, one in four people die from heart disease. Thirteen years ago, personal chef and A Change of Heart owner Molly Clayton, now 36, was on track to be one of those numbers ......]]>
<![CDATA[Open Your Pie Hole ]]> Open Your Pie Hole
Nestled in the old Salon Bazaar on Jefferson Street is a restaurant earning a local buzz about its Cajun slant on Italian food and tables with beer taps right at your fingertips. Pie Hole Pizzeria and Tap owner Chad Cormier says the pizza at the Pie ......]]>
<![CDATA[We're all about good taste]]> We're all about good taste
"Our local restaurants make Lafayette what it is," says Gerald Breaux, executive director of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. "I think it's great for Lafayette because one of the main reasons visitors come to Lafayette is for the music ......]]>
<![CDATA[Voting starts Dec. 23 for Tastiest Town]]> Voting starts Dec. 23 for Tastiest Town
Set your browsers to bookmark and set clicking finger to stun - Friday marks the first day of voting for Lafayette as Southern Living Magazine's Tastiest Town 2011. Set your browsers to bookmark and set clicking finger to stun - Friday marks the first ......]]>
<![CDATA[Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder]]> Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Written by Mary TutwilerWednesday, April 14, 2010 Sometimes life is a lot like art. Take last night. I was sitting at the bar at Pamplona with a friend, sipping on absinthe and he asked me how the anise flavored spirit, beloved by poets and painters ......]]>
<![CDATA[Nidal Balbeisi conquers downtown]]> Nidal Balbeisi conquers downtown
With the acquisition of Stan's, Balbeisi is building a restaurant empire in old Lafayette Nidal Balbeisi is attempting to conquer the world the way all great tacticians do, through its belly. First he seduces you at Zeus, his Mid-Eastern flagship restaurant ......]]>
<![CDATA[Honey, Pie]]> Honey, Pie
Sail across the Atlantic to be where you belong. Mention mincemeat pies, and most folks wrinkle their noses in horror. "Meat and prunes," I remember thinking as a child, a combination as frightening as liver and squash, which wound up on my dinner ......]]>