A IS FOR ANTONI’S
Looking for a break from the midsummer heat? A shady spot awaits you on the deck at Antoni’s Italian Café. Cool off with fresh signature salads paired perfectly with Acqua Panna, Italy’s premium spring water. Add a glass of chilled Vermentino and you’ll think the Italian coast is just minutes away.
**Antoni’s Italian Café
**Oil Center Gardens
**1118 Coolidge, Suite A
**337-232-8384 | Dine-In or Takeout
Open Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm
**Closed for staff vacation July 2-7
B IS FOR BURGERSMITH
You never forget your first car, first kiss, or first Burgersmith burger. Seared into your memory – like we sear each burger – is sweet, juicy, specially selected beef – memorably adorned with your choice of fresh toppings, hand-cut fries, and a Louisiana craft beer. Some things, you just never forget.
1314 Camellia Boulevard, Lafayette
C IS FOR CLASSIC COCKTAILS AT PAMPLONA TAPAS BAR
A classic is defined as an outstanding example of a particular style, something of lasting worth with a timeless quality. This perfectly exemplifies Pamplona’s attitude toward crafting enduring drinks. Our reverence for the art of the cocktail can be tasted in every sip. Cheers!
**631 Jefferson Street Downtown
D IS FOR DONATE
The Lafayette Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a unique retailer that accepts donations of new and gently used furniture, home decor, building supplies and more. Items are sold in the store at a great price and 100% of the proceeds are “recycled” to support Lafayette Habitat’s home building program.
**Free donation pick ups in Lafayette Parish!
**Donation drop offs: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30AM-4:30PM
**3123 ½ Johnston Street, Lafayette
E IS FOR ETHICS
F IS FOR FIND A DRINK: LIQUIDFINDER APP
LiquidFinder shows you what Bars, Restaurants and Stores in Acadiana carry the Brands you’re looking for, and you can sign up to win great prizes. It’s FREE to download and use - let us help you find your summer liquid today!
G IS FOR GREAT SEAFOOD
Richard & Lori are a husband/wife team. Christian is a server and in the offi ce. Mom is still in the kitchen. All are working hard to serve Great Seafood for over 84 years! Then, there is our loyal staff! Most of our staff has been with us for decades, some with extended family. Our URL is #GreatSeafood, but maybe it should be #GreatStaff!
**Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn
**240 Tubing Road, Broussard
H IS FOR HOLISTIC
A GIFT FROM GOD? No other plant is revered by the religious and scientific communities alike as a healer of the human body, mind and soul as CURCUMIN (Turmeric).
**3522 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette
I IS FOR INSIDE GAMES
The annual Games of Acadiana benefi ts Miles Perret Cancer Services. Serious athletes start at sunrise with a mini-triathlon at UL’s Bourgeois Hall. Others can play all day in the airconditioned comfort of The Cajundome and Convention Center, where there are new games each year (so it’s never boring!) and all for a great cause. Come play with a purpose or volunteer with a thousand other great peeps. Saturday, August 20.
Info online at www.milesperret.org/gamesofacadiana.
J IS TO JOIN THE JOINT FOR COMPLETE WELLNESS
No appointments needed! JUST WALK-IN! Whether you are familiar with chiropractic care or this is your first time, you can expect your visit to The Joint to be new and different from any healthcare experience you’ve had before. Perhaps even life- changing. Here is a quick and easy way to see what makes The Joint Chiropractic the perfect destination: · Conveniently Located · Open Nights & Weekends · No Appointment required · No Insurance Hassles / Requirements · Affordable Personalized Care Plans
**4302 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette
**Next to Five Guys Burgers in The Khol’s shopping center!
Questions? Give us a call at (337) 981-3418.
MIGNON FAGET JEWELRY AT KOI
**456A Heymann Blvd.
**In the Oil Center
LINEN AT KOI
Stay cool with Linen from Koi.
**456A Heymann Blvd.
**In the Oil Center
M IS FOR MEXICAN GRILL: COYOTE BLUES
Lafayette’s Fresh Mexican Grill with Louisiana Soul uses only the freshest ingredients on a mesquite wood-burning grill to handcraft food that is Mexican, with a little something different…a unique flavorful Louisiana spin. Coyote Blues is a place where you are always welcome and where friends become family.
**5741 Johnston Street, Lafayette
**Directly in front of the Acadiana Mall
N IS FOR NAMASTE
Acadiana Yoga and Wellness has moved next door into a new, larger studio at 913 Harding Street in Lafayette’s Oil Center. In addition to accommodating bigger class sizes, workshops and special events, the new space allows owner Jerry Smith-Guidry to expand her lines of yoga and hand-crafted leisure apparel. For class schedules or to find out more about the yoga, Pilates, massage and teacher training services available, visit acadianayoga.com or call 337.236.9000.
O IS FOR ORDER THE #30 BASIL CASHEW CHICKEN SANDWICH
One of 50 sandwich selections to choose from. Catering orders accepted. Delivery available.
**Roly Poly Sandwiches
**1004 Coolidge Street, Lafayette
P IS FOR PAUL’S JEWELRY
Marilyn knew what she was talking about. Nothing puts the sparkle in a gal’s eyes like a glistening diamond, and Paul’s is sure to have something unique and dazzling that would impress even Marilyn Monroe herself!
600 Silverstone Road, Lafayette
Q IS FOR QUIET, PLEASE!
With nine locations throughout the parish, the Lafayette Public Library System offers an amazing array of activities, from reading programs, story time and book clubs to family movie nights, hobby groups and even exercise classes (yoga, anyone?) The online catalog allows you to search the huge collection of books, eBooks, audiobooks, and DVDs, and there’s free WiFi in all library branches. Services vary among locations. Feed your imagination and beat the heat this summer.
Find out more online at lafayettepubliclibrary.org.
R IS FOR ROUTE 92
Open Tues-Sun at 4 p.m., APA pool on Tues Nights, Wed Nights $1 Froz Marg & $3 Lemon Drop Martinis, and live music on Fri & Sat Nights. Always non-smoking. Call for your next party or event.
2600 East Milton Ave., Youngsville
S IS FOR SHANGRI LA
The meat and seafood sizzle on the grill and the sushi rolls are imaginative here. Start with the Ragin’ Cajun – crab paste, crab stick and avocado topped with baked chili crawfish – and the Shangri-La, made with tuna, salmon, crab, avocado and bonito flakes. This Lafayette institution also does some killer dessert rolls. Try a fl avored martini or cold sake. Happy hour every day 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
**4702 Johnston Street, Lafayette
T IS FOR TOP NOTCH VENUE
Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club invites you behind the gates to fall in love with your ultimate event venue.
• Intimate Wedding Ceremonies • Showers • Receptions • Private Parties • Wedding Receptions • Off-Site Catering
100 Club Blvd.
U FOR ULTIMATE ALIGNMENT
The Dailey Method is here to help you achieve a strong, lean, sculpted body through an evolving mix of fitness practices that samples the best benefits from multiple disciplines. At the cutting edge of fitness research, The Dailey Method combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening through yoga, pilates, and orthopedic exercise. Unlike other group classes, The Dailey Method ignites awareness through hands-on training and education. Our intrinsic focus on alignment and strength results in better posture, better movement, and a better you.
500 Settlers Trace Blvd #5, Lafayette
V IS FOR VIVIAN’S DECOR & GIFTS
Look up, look down, look all around for there are many treasures to be found at Vivian’s Decor & Gifts.
**Albertson Shopping Center
1212 Albertson Pkwy, Suite E, Broussard
Mon-Fri: 10 AM-5 PM Sat: 10 AM-4:30 PM
W IS FOR WIENER
Dat Dog, New Orleans’ favorite hot dog joint, is coming soon to Lafayette! Featuring a great selection of sausages, as well as chicken, burger, and vegetarian options, Dat Dog will put a smile on your face.
**201 Jefferson St., Lafayette
X IS FOR XCELLENT WAY TO SPEND A MIDSUMMER NIGHT…OR SEVERAL
Spread a blanket, chow down and drink up every Thursday evening from July 14-August 11 at Moncus Park at The Horse Farm. The GrassRoots concert series is back with a 2016 line up that includes Karnival Kreole, Social Circle & Von Mozes, Big Sam’s Funky Nation w/ guests, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band and the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Arts, crafts and clothing vendors are new to the mix. Yoga between sets? It’s all good.
More info online at lafayettecentralpark.org/grassroots.
Y IS FOR YOUNGSVILLE
Opening soon Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant will have a second new location called Blue Apache Mexican Restaurant in Youngsville. We will be located across from the Youngsville Sports Complex.
905 Savoy Road, Youngsville
Z IS FOR ZOOSIANA – ZOO OF ACADIANA
Come monkey around with us or we would go bananas without you! Nestled on 45 shaded acres, home to over 800 animals, Zoosiana is the place to be! Take a ride on the Safari Train, see our Zoo-per ZooLive Animal Show, feed the Parakeets inside the exhibit, and enjoy a snowball while checking out all of the exotic animals from across the World. New to our facility is Josie, the baby Giraffe, born Memorial Day!