Louisiana makes me think of all kinds of things. From creole and cajun food to the Big Easy, casinos and of course all its great cities, Louisiana is a gem of a state. One of the great cities of Louisiana is Lafayette, and I have certainly driven through that city before. I couldn’t tell you much as far as the scene because I just remember Louisiana in general and stopping in Monroe. However, I have hand selected three restaurants to help you have great places to eat on your itinerary when you stop in or pass through Lafayette. The first Lafayette restaurant is called TheRead More →

(Photo: (Photo: LEE CELANO/THE ADVERTISER)) NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off has been moved from New Orleans to Lafayette to help stimulate Acadiana’s economy during the oil field slump. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser decided to move the 10th annual cooking competition incook-off in part because he used to own an oil field business in Acadiana. “I’ve been through the ups and downs,” Nungesser said. “An event like this — bringing a little more attention to Lafayette — could make the difference between a restaurant staying open through hard times in the oil industry and not staying open.” Nungesser discussed the cook-off’s move after aRead More →

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – The University of Louisiana at Lafayette hopes to start a summer program for people who want to teach elementary French immersion classes. It would grant a master’s degree in elementary education with a concentration in elementary French immersion. The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/2kZM07W ) that the proposal goes before a university system Board of Supervisors committee Thursday. It would need approval by the system, the Board of Regents and the Louisiana Department of Education. A Lafayette Parish school official says 54 immigrants in Louisiana on visas teach French immersion classes in the parish. Louisiana-Lafayette’s master of arts in teaching program is designedRead More →