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Sharing the food, music, culture and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.


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TABASCO® / Jungle Gardens

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Cane River Pecan Company

CaneRiverPecan.com • 800-293-8710 • 254 West Main Street, New Iberia

KONRIKO® Conrad Rice Mill

ConradRice.com • 800-551-3245 • 307 Ann Street, New Iberia

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EXPLORE The Living History of The Acadian, Native American and Creole Cultures May 4

Les Mains Guidées: Edible Wild Plants

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Acadiana Brew Ha Ha (Beers of Acadiana)

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A Soldier’s Story

Across From the Airport

LIVE MUSIC EVERY Saturday & Sunday

300 Fisher Rd. (337) 233-4077 Vermilionville.org

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Sensory Friendly Visit to Vermilionville

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Creole Culture Day

June 24

Les Vues Film Series

Historic Homes · Gardens · Artifacts · Costumed Craftspeople · Gift Shop · Restaurant · Boat Tours

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ITEMS OF INTEREST: 5 Things You'll Only Find in Acadiana . 6-9 Quick Reference Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-33 Songs for the Soul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Lafayette's Ultimate Foodie Guide . . . 36-37 Zydeco's Biggest Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 LISTINGS:  Where to Stay • accommodations . . . . 10-16 What to See • attractions . . . . . . . . . . 18-27 Where to Eat • restaurants . . . . . . . . 38-49 Where to Shop • shops . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51 How to Get There • transportation . . . . . 54

Benjamin J. Berthelot, President & CEO Jesse Guidry, VP of Communications Lance LeBlanc, Creative Director Kaitlynn Broussard, Advertising & Membership Manager

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©Copyright 2019 Allons™. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part by any means without prior written permission is prohibited. “Allons™” makes every attempt to insure the accuracy of its content, responsibility for submissions rests solely with individual event planners. Dates and times are subject to change. Please call events and/or check LafayetteTravel.com/Events for current information.

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Tastiest Town in the South

AAA Southern Traveler

Best Getaway in the South AAA Southern Traveler

One of America’s Best Music Towns Oakland Tribune

Tastiest Town of the South Southern Living

Happiest City in America Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.com

Best Small City for a Weekend Getaway

AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

Most Optimistic City GALLUP

Top 10 Foodie City Livability.com

Best Food City

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Things You’ll Only Find in

Acadiana For travelers looking to immerse themselves in a true cultural experience, put Lafayette on your bucket list. Louisiana’s Cajun Country is one of the most unique places you’ll find in the United States. Among fields of rice and sugarcane, bayous and cypress swamps, you’ll discover authentic music, incredible cuisine and joie de vivre—a genuine joy of life you won’t find anywhere else.

Illustration by Aileen Bennett · CreatingClever.com

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Borden's 1940s. Photo provided by the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Louis J Perret

Borden's Ice Cream Shoppe Dating back to the 1800s, Borden’s became one of the most recognized dairy brands with its iconic Elsie the Cow mascot. Visitors can savor a blast from the past in the very last Borden’s in the world. The Lafayette outpost has been a mainstay since 1940 and still serves old-fashioned ice cream malts, shakes, sodas, and scoops as well as ice-cold milk right out of the machine. It’s the perfect ending to a sweet trip to Lafayette.

Popeyes Only Buffet Now with 2,600 franchises worldwide, this fried chicken joint started in New Orleans in 1972. But the world’s only Popeyes buffet is located right here in Lafayette. Here, you can pile your plate high with mild or spicy chicken, buttery biscuits, red beans and rice, mac ’n’ cheese, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes and gravy. In 2018, while in town for his show Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain couldn’t get enough of the Popeyes buffet. He dined there for three days in a row, enjoying chicken, biscuits with gravy, and his favorite—their mac ’n’ cheese.

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Evangeline Maid Bread Sign The most famous Acadian refugee to the area is Evangeline, who was immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem. Drive around town, and you’ll see her name on everything from an oak tree and highway signs to a giant billboard with a spinning loaf of bread. Now 100-years-old, Evangeline Maid bread is still produced in Acadiana where some half a million loaves are made each week. Get a photo by the iconic sign and be sure to pick up a loaf of the soft white bread at a local grocer. You’ll thank us later!

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A One-of-Kind George Rodrigue Acadiana’s native son George Rodrigue became famous for his Blue Dog paintings, but before creating the pop-art icon, he documented the distinct Cajun culture through paintings and sculpture. Fans can see his work at galleries in Lafayette, New Orleans, and California, but little know about this hidden gem: his 12-foot monument depicting the poet Longfellow and the reunion of Evangeline and her lost love Gabriel. Rodrigue created The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument in Italy in the early 1980s and had it shipped back home to Acadiana where it now stands on Asma Blvd. off of Kaliste Saloom.

Avery Island Tabasco sauce hails from Cajun Country on beautiful Avery Island, where founder Edmund McIlhenny first made the world-famous pepper sauce in 1868. Take a tour of the factory and museum or dine in the local restaurant. The Country Store is the perfect spot for getting souvenir sauce for friends and family back home. For more things you can only find in Lafayette read the full post at:

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Where To Stay HOTELS/MOTELS Acadian Village Inn 4939 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Carencro (337) 896-0316 52

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Ambassador Inn 220 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Scott (337) 769-2700 52

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Baymont Inn & Suites Lafayette Airport 2200 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 291-2916 BaymontInns.com 79

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Bendel Executive Suites 213 Bendel Rd., Lafayette (337) 261-0604 BendelExec.com 29

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Best Western Lafayette Inn 2207 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 769-2900 BestWestern.com 52

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Best Western Plus Vermilion River 125 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 235-1367 BestWestern.com 98

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Choo Choo Lofts 107 Lee Ave., Lafayette (337) 785-9343 ChooChooLofts.com

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Carriage House Hotel, The 603 Silverstone Rd., Lafayette (337) 769-8400 TheCarriageHouseHotel.com 26

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Comfort Suites-Oil Center 114 Rue Fernand, Lafayette (337) 456-8390 ChoiceHotels.com/Hotel/LA247

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Chateau Hotel, The 1015 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 291-1088

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Comfort Inn & Suites - Scott 1636 Saint Mary, Scott (337) 706-8128 ChoiceHotels.com/Hotels/LA270

Candlewood Suites 2105 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 984-6900 CandlewoodSuites.com/Lafayettela 80

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Buchanan Lofts 403 S. Buchanan St., Lafayette (337) 534-4922 BuchananLofts.com

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Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette Airport 214 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-5005 Marriott.com/LFTCY 90

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Next on the agenda — some time to relax At Homewood Suites by Hilton®, we know you need your downtime. Especially when you’re away on business. That’s why we offer: • Spacious suites with full kitchens • Free full hot breakfast every morning • Complimentary evening social Mon – Thu** • Free Wi-Fi Whether you’re on the road for two nights or two weeks, we have everything you need to Be at Home™.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

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Days Inn 2501 SE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 769-8000 93

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Days Inn LafayetteUniversity Ave. 1620 N. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 237-8880 DaysInn.com/Hotel/06456 121

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Discovery Inn & Suites 120 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 235-0858 DiscoveryInnLA.com 89

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DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette 1521 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 235-6111 DoubleTree.com 327

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Drury Inn & Suites 120 Alcide Dominique, Lafayette (337) 262-0202 DruryHotels.com 101

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette South 1606 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-5558 Marriott.com/LFTFS 81

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Evangeline Downs Hotel 2235 Creswell Ln. Ext., Lot B, Opelousas (337) 407-2121 ChoiceHotels.com/Hotel/LA252 117

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Extended Stay America, Inc. 807 S. Hugh Wallis Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-8313 ExtendedStayAmerica.com 0

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Hampton Inn & Suites 1910 S. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 266-5858 LafayetteSuites.HamptonInn.com 95

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Hampton Inn Broussard 2280 E. Main St., Broussard (337) 330-2500 80

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Hampton Inn Lafayette 2144 W. Willow St., Scott (337) 236-6161 HamptonInn.com 1

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Hilton Garden InnLafayette Cajundome 2350 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 291-1977 LafayetteCajundome.HGI.com 153

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Holiday Inn Express Breaux Bridge 2942 H. Grand Point Hwy., Breaux Bridge (337) 667-8913 HolidayInnExpress.com 58

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Express Inn 1314 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 233-2090 120

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Garden Plaza Hotel & Conference Center 2032 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 233-6815

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Economy Inn 3525 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Carencro (337) 896-0093

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lafayette - South 210 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 456-6900 HIExpress.com/LafayetteLA 80

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Fairfield Inn & Suites 2225 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 235-9898 Marriott.com 79

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Holiday Inn Express & SuitesScott 736 I-10 S. Frontage Rd., Scott (337) 232-6845 HolidayInnExpress.com/ScottLA 73

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Microtel Inn & Suites 301 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Scott (337) 235-9010 Microtel.com/Scott 76

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Microtel Inn & Suites-Breaux Bridge 2280 Rees St. Ext., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-0432 MicrotelInn.com 58

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Home 2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette 1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 706-8610 Home2Suites3.Hilton.com 106

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Holiday Inn Lafayette North 2219 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 706-8199 HolidayInn.com/LafayetteNorth 137

Long Plantation Suites 210 Long Plantation Blvd., Lafayette (337) 781-5682 LPSuites.net

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Holiday Inn Express & SuitesAmbassador Caffery Pkwy. 3903 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 981-0600 HIExpress.com/ExLafayetteLA

Motel 6 2216 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 234-0383 Abvi.com 82

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette Airport 201 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 264-6044 LafayetteAirport.HomewoodSuites.com 129

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Howard Johnson 103 Harold Gauthe Dr., Scott (337) 593-0849 47

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Howard Johnson Inn 2215 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 232-5500 Hojo.com/Hotel/15385 40

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La Quinta Inn 2100 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 233-5610 LQ.com 140

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La Quinta Inn & Suites-Broussard 104 Sweetland Dr., Broussard (337) 330-8081 LQ.com 61

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Motel 6-University Ave. 1605 N. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 269-9779 124

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Pear Tree Inn by Drury 126 Alcide Dominique Rd., Lafayette (337) 289-9907 64

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Plantation Inn 2810 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 232-7285 87

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Quality Inn & Suites 2300 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 291-6008 ChoiceHotels.com/Hotels/LA725 58

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Red Roof Inn 1718 N. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 233-3339 RedRoof.com 108

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Residence Inn by Marriott 128 James Comeaux Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-3341 Marriott.com/lftri 93

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Rodeway Inn 2724 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 889-5969 101

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Royal Inn 1801 NW Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette (337) 408-3832 144

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Sleep Inn - Lafayette 2140 W. Willow St., Scott (337) 264-0408 Choicehotels.com/Louisiana/Scott/Sleep-innhotels/LA085 80

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Studio 6 Extended Stay 1441 SE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 706-7644

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Super 7 Inn & Suites 2111 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 261-5111 93

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Super 8 Motel 2224 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 232-8826 Super8.com 71

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Regency Inn 2615 Cameron St., Lafayette (337) 235-9442 29

Staybridge Suites Lafayette 129 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 267-4666 StaybridgeSuites.com/LafayetteLA

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TRU by Hilton Lafayette River Ranch 1310 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette (337) 534-0844 Tru3.Hilton.com 98

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Wingate by Wyndham 702 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 234-3700 WingateHotels.com/Hotel/23093 82

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WoodSpring Suites Lafayette 200 Hugh Wallis Rd., Lafayette (337) 504-5522 WoodSpring.com 122

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Wyndham Garden Lafayette 1801 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-8120 WGLaf.com 290

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BED & BREAKFAST SpringHill Suites Lafayette South at River Ranch 321 Settlers Trace Blvd., Lafayette (337) 981-5512 Marriott.com/lftsh 103

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Acadian Bed & Breakfast 127 Vincent Rd., Lafayette (337) 856-5260 AcadianBandB.com 3

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Bayou Cabins Bed and Breakfast 100 W. Mills Ave. (Hwy. 94), Breaux Bridge (337) 332-6158 BayouCabins.com 14

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Mouton Plantation Bed & Breakfast 338 N. Sterling St., Lafayette (337) 233-7816 MoutonPlantation.com 5

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Cajun Country Cottages 1138A Lawless Tauzin Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-3093 CajunCottages.com 5

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Crawfish Haven/Mrs. Rose's Bed and Breakfast 6807 Hwy. 35, Kaplan (337) 652-8870 CrawfishHaven.net 3

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Esprit de Coeur Inn 402 Garfield St., Lafayette (337) 962-5215 EspritDeCoeur.com 2

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Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast 4304 Decon Rd., Youngsville (337) 207-1726 LouisianaCajunMansion.com 3

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l Maison D' Memoire B&B Cottages 8450 Roberts Cove Rd., Rayne (337) 334-2477 MaisonDMemoire.com 4

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T'Frere's House Boutique Bed & Breakfast 1905 Verot School Rd., Lafayette (337) 984-9347 TFreresHouse.com 8

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Therese Cottages 843 E. Gloria Switch Rd., Lafayette (337) 264-9616 1

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CAMPGROUNDS Acadiana Park Campground 1201 E. Alexander St., Lafayette (337) 291-8388 73

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Bayou Wilderness R.V. Resort 600 N. Wilderness Tr., Carencro (337) 896-0598 Bwrvr.com 120

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Chicot State Park Campground 3469 Chicot Park Rd., Ville Platte (337) 363-2403 LaStateParks.com 23

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City of Rayne R.V. Park 801 The Boulevard, Rayne (337) 334-3121 Rayne.org 737

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Cypremort Point State Park Campground 306 Beach Ln., Franklin (337) 867-4510 LaStateParks.com 6

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Frog City RV Park 3003 Daulat Dr., Duson (337) 873-9085 LafayetteRVPark.com 62

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La Maison de Belle - Montgomery House B&B 608 Girard Park Dr., Lafayette (337) 235-2520 3

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Country Charm Bed & Breakfast 1144 Lawless Tauzin, Breaux Bridge (337) 332-3616 CountryCharmBAndA.org 3

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Rip Van Winkle Bed & Breakfast 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia (337) 359-8525 RipVanWinkleGardens.com 3

Bordeaux Bed & Breakfast 103 Argus St., Milton (337) 856-5696

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Au' Bayou Teche Bed and Breakfast 205 Washington, Breaux Bridge (337) 332-1049 AuBayouTecheBedAndBreakfast.com

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KOA Kampground of Lafayette, Inc. 537 Apollo Rd., Scott (337) 235-2739 LafayetteKOA.com 22

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HOSTELS Blue Moon Guesthouse 215 E. Convent St., Lafayette (337) 234-2422 BlueMoonPresents.com 5

Maxie's Campground 4350 Hwy. 90 E., Broussard (337) 837-6200 MaxiesCampground.com 64

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Cajun Hostel 515 Cedar Crest Ct., Lafayette (337) 298-9656 CajunHostel.com 3

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Amenities Include: Stylish studio & one-bedroom suites with kitchen, Free Wi-Fi, Free breakfast, Meeting space seating up to 200 and full catering available.

HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON PARC LAFAYETTE 1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, La 70508 337-706-8610, Sales Office 337-408-2897 www.parclafayette.Home2Suites.com

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Computers w/Internet Free Handicap Parking on Premises Flat Screen/Plasma TV Hotel has Safe Free Newspaper Mon.-Fri. Free Full Breakfast Indoor Heated Pool Free Coffee Pet-Friendly Bus and Truck Parking Business Center Restaurant Exercise Room Indoor Whirlpool/Hot Tub Guest Laundry and Laundry Facilities Free High Speed/Wireless

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What To See Abbeville Cultural & Historical Museum & Art Gallery

Acadiana Center for the Arts 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette (337) 233-7060 AcadianaCenterForTheArts.org

200 N. Magdalen Sq., Abbeville (337) 898-4114 AbbevilleMuseum.org

The AcA is a central hub of cultural life in Acadiana. AcA incorporates museum-quality galleries, an arts education center, a broadcast venue, workshops, conference and office spaces and modular theater with adaptive acoustics. M-Sa 10 a.m.5 p.m. Adult $5; Srs./Students $3; 5-17 $2; under 4 free.

Photographic museum of early Abbeville housing a display of our Acadian heritage with rotating art exhibits of local artists. Film about Acadian heritage "Acadie Liberte" available to view Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m and Wednesday thru Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music

Acadia Parish Tourist Commission 401 Tower Rd., Crowley (337) 783-2108 AcadiaTourism.org

412 Travis St., Lafayette (337) 232-4277 AcadianaSymphony.org

Celebrate our festivals, enjoy our quaint Cajun atmosphere and visit our museums, shops & historic district. Enjoy Cajun cooking at its best, in the Heart of Cajun Prairie Country. M-F 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Serving Acadiana 31 years, ASO's mission is to make orchestral music available to as many people as possible. We offer professional musicians committed to providing a memorable musical experience for special events, fundraisers and celebrations. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Acadian Memorial

121 S. New Market St., St. Martinville (337) 394-2258 AcadianMemorial.org The Acadian Memorial honors the 3,000 Acadians who arrived in Louisiana in the 18th century depicted by a Robert Dafford mural, a bronze Wall of Names, an eternal flame and garden, a museum and the Odyssey Quilt. Daily 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by appointment. $3; Children 12 & under free.

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Acadiana Cane Cutters

221 La Neuville Rd., Youngsville (337) 451-6582 CaneCuttersBaseball.com Summer collegiate league baseball team - part of the Texas Collegiate League. Family friendly and affordable entertainment in a fun minor league type atmosphere. Watch current college star baseball players with lots of added entertainment. Game time 7 p.m. Tickets $10, $8, or $6

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Airboat & Swamp Tours at McGee’s 1337 Henderson Levee Rd., Henderson (337) 228-2384 McGeesSwampTours.com

McGee's Swamp Tours has been a must-see for visitors to Cajun Country for more than a decade. Passengers on McGee's sightseeing boat tours will be able to observe the interior of one of America's greatest river swamps. M-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m., F-Sa 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Adults $20, Srs. $18, Child 12 and under $15

Atchafalaya Basin Landing 1377 Henderson Levee Rd., Henderson (337) 228-7880 BasinLanding.com

Whether you're interested in photography or a wildlife adventure, your visit would not be complete without one of our exciting airboat swamp tours! Able to accommodate large groups; Houseboat rental and Turtle's Bar on-site. M-Su 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Atchafalaya Experience

Cajun Country Swamp Tours

Boat trips into the swamps featuring nature. Designed for photographers, birders & nature lovers. Featured on 36 national and foreign TV shows, many newspapers, travel books and guides. By appointment. Adults $50, children under 13 $25

Enjoy a professional, insightful ecotour that is educational, entertaining and enjoyable through an area well known for impressive scenic beauty and wildlife. View birds, alligators, huge moss-draped cypress trees and much more. Nature at its best. Tours daily by appointment Adults $20, child under 13 yrs. $10

1908 Atchafalaya Hwy, Breaux Bridge (337) 277-4726 TheAtchafalayaExperience.com

Avery Island, home of TABASCO® Pepper Sauce Hwy. 329, Avery Island (337) 373-6129 Tabasco.com

1209 Rookery Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 319-0010 CajunCountrySwampTours.com

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113 Clinton St., Lafayette (337) 654-2537 BasinArtsLafayette.com

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An Arts Center that creates opportunity for artistic expression across generations through dance classes, art classes, visual arts residencies, gallery programming and special events; all aimed at enhancing the artistic identity of our community. Hours Vary.

Bayou Teche Visitors Center is located along the banks of the Bayou Teche in historic downtown Breaux Bridge. Travel counselors speak French! M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau

900 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Morgan City (985) 380-8224 CajunCoast.com The Cajun Coast is the perfect place to start your Louisiana adventure - Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Scenic Byway, waterfront historic district, stunning historic homes, swamp tours, golf and gaming. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Cajun Corridor Scenic Byway 1905 Veterans Memorial Dr., Abbeville (337) 898-6600 MostCajun.com

Travel the Cajun Corridor from the shrimping community of Delcambre to Gueydan, "Duck Capital of America," with all the picturesque towns along the way. Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine, family-friendly festivals, rural countryside and more. M-Th 8 a.m.4 p.m.; F 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free

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Cajun Music Hall of Fame & Museum 240 S. C.C. Duson St., Eunice (337) 457-6534 CajunFrenchMusic.org

In 1995, the Louisiana Legislature proclaimed the city of Eunice the official site for the Cajun Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The museum has artifacts and memorabilia on display related to Cajun music and culture. Summer hours: Tu-Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Winter hours: Tu-Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hours change with Daylight Savings Time. Free

Bayou Teche Visitors Center in Breaux Bridge 314 E. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-8500 BreauxBridgeLA.net

Lafayette Parish, Lafayette (337) 230-6169 CajunFoodTours.com Experience the flavor of Louisiana! From our cozy tour bus, you’ll learn the history, love the culture and, best of all, stop to taste many of the renowned Cajun delights that make Acadiana so unique! 6 tasting stops included on 3 1/2 hr. tour. We pick up from many area hotels. Book online or call. M, Tu, Th, Fr and Sat 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. $55/adult; $35/child

Visit our history museum and experience the entire process from plants growing in our greenhouse to the bottling line. Other fun displays include conservation efforts and the salt mine display. Shop in our Country Store, eat in our restaurant "1868" and explore our Jungle Gardens. Su-Sa 9 a.m.4 p.m. $5.50 fee to Tabasco; $8 to Jungle Gardens

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Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Museum 515 Cathedral St., Lafayette (337) 232-1322 SaintJohnCathedral.org

St. John Cathedral is a prominent landmark of downtown Lafayette. The 500-year-old Cathedral Oak, cemetery, museum & gift shop are on the church grounds. Prearranged tours are available. Listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. M-Th 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.; F 9 a.m.-noon. Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children $1

Champagne's Swamp Tours

1151 Rookery Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 230-4068 ChampagnesSwampTours.com Personal, authentic, guided ecotours into the Lake Martin Swamp and Louisiana's largest nesting area of wading birds. Hours vary by season. Call for current rate.

Chicot State Park

3469 Chicot Park Rd., Ville Platte (337) 363-2403 LaStateParks.com Louisiana's largest State Park with overnight accommodations and day use activities.

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Children's Museum of Acadiana

Conrad Rice Mill/Konriko Company Store

The Children's Museum of Acadiana (CMA) is a hands-on participatory museum serving children and their families, schools, and community organizations by providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops. Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7

Oldest operating rice mill in the U.S. On National Register of Historical Places. 20-min. video presentation on Cajun culture and history of mill. 20 min. walking tour of the rice mill. M-Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult $4, Srs. $3.50, under 12 $2.25

307 Ann St., New Iberia (337) 364-7242 ConradRiceMill.com

201 E. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 232-8500 CMALaf.org

Cité des Arts

109 Vine St., Lafayette (337) 291-1122 CiteDesArts.org

Cypremort Point State Park

VARIES 306 Beach Ln., Franklin (337) 867-4240 LaStateParks.com

Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only locality near the Gulf of Mexico that can be reached by car. A half-mile stretch of man-made beach provides a delightful area for relaxing picnicking and enjoying the water. It also affords an opportunity for fishing, crabbing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing. Daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m. $2 per car (1-4 ppl) $130/night, Oct.-Mar; $150/night on Fri-Sat and Apr-Sept

Cité des Arts is an arts center and art incubator in downtown Lafayette, providing ongoing programming and classes in many artistic disciplines. Varies with event. M 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tu-Th 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; F 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sa 5-10 p.m. Galleries free; event admission varies.

City of Broussard

310 E. Main St., Broussard (337) 837-6681 CityOfBroussard.com

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel 832 Martin Luther King Rd., Charenton (337) 923-4680 CypressBayou.com

Southern hospitality and charm combine with hot growth opportunities and cutting edge 21st century technology in this Cajun country heartland hitting the top of the charts and headlines for its economic expansions.

Located in Charenton, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is the premiere gaming facility in Acadiana. Cypress Bayou has over 1,000 slot machines, over 300 table games, 7 restaurants and 102 hotel rooms for your entertainment. 24/7. Free

City of Carencro

210 E. Saint Peter St., Carencro (337) 896-8481 Carencro.org

Depot at Magdalen Place, The

At the crossroads of community, culture, commerce and fun, Carencro embodies joie de vivre. Cajun and Creole culture thrive here in our music, food and traditions. Carencro is home to the Mercredi Show, world-famous Prejean's Restaurant, a balloon festival and two historical churches.

201 W. Lafayette St., Abbeville (337) 740-2112 MagdalenPlace.com

An 1894 restored train depot and caboose museum located in the Abbeville historic district. Antiques, gifts and Cajun products. Tour groups welcomed by appt. Tu-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

M-Th 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., F 7:30 a.m. to noon.

City of Crowley

2 425 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley DAYS (337) 783-0824 Crowley-La.com Over 200 structures listed on the National Historic Register including the Crowley Motor Co. Building, which houses the Rice Interpretive Center, JD Miller Music & Ford Automotive Museums, Rice Theatre, Grand Opera House of the South, Agri-tours, quaint shops, local fine or casual Cajun dining. M-Th 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; F 8 a.m.noon. Admission varies

City of St. Martinville

125 S. New Market St., St. Martinville (337) 394-2233 StMartinville.org On Bayou Teche, the 'Ville dates to the earliest European and African presence in 18th century Louisiana. Synonymous with Longfellow's poem, Evangeline, Acadian, African, French, Italian, Native American and Spanish descendants contribute to its cultural gumbo. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Downtown Lafayette

735 Jefferson St., Ste. 204, Lafayette (337) 291-5566 DowntownLafayette.org Downtown Lafayette wants to provide a rich and unique experience for all who visit, shop, dine, play, work and live here. Home of Downtown Alive!, Movies in the Parc, 2nd Saturday ArtWalk and over 80 events annually, Downtown is your center for events and fun. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Floyd Sonnier's Beau Cajun Art Gallery 1010 Saint Mary St., Scott (337) 237-7104 BeauCajun.com

Art gallery featuring Floyd Sonnier's pen & ink drawings depicting family life of the Acadians at the turn of the century. Pen-&-ink drawings, art prints & posters, Cajun calendars, note sheets, Christmas cards, illustrated cookbooks, pewter & pottery. W-F 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free

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1011 W. Saint Mary, Scott (337) 298-9097 GalleryAcadie.com Gallery Acadie is an Acadian culture art gallery and gift shop providing a unique venue for French culture in Louisiana. Gallery Acadie houses "Brushes and Boudin" painting classes and Je Suis Cajun Clothing Company, providing clothing and accessories for all aspects of the Cajun lifestyle.

Glide Studio

315 Jefferson St, Lafayette (337) 258-6788 GlideStudiosLafayette.com Dance Instruction, Exhibits, House Concerts & Dances

Hilliard University Art Museum 710 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette (337) 482-2278 HilliardMuseum.org

The Hilliard University Art Museum is a dynamic, education-oriented museum that serves as a center for interdisciplinary learning. Exhibitions and programs are designed to meet the educational and cultural needs of Louisiana's highly diverse population and to foster intellectual discourse. Tu-Th 9 a.m.-5 p.m., F 9 a.m.-noon; Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3

Hub City Cycles, LLC.

208 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette (337) 235-2453 CycleHubCity.com Hub City Cycles is your neighborhood bike shop that offers affordable to high-end bikes, parts and accessories. Bike rentals available.

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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 2513 Hwy. 14, New Iberia (337) 365-1540 IberiaTravel.com

Planning assistance for leisure travelers, meeting planners, travel trade, entertainment industry and the media. Accommodations, event venues, restaurants, attractions, FAM tours, itineraries, brochures, registration assistance, location scouting, press kits and more. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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International Petroleum Museum & Exposition 111 First St., Morgan City (985) 384-3744 RigMuseum.com

The only place in the world where the general public can walk aboard an authentic offshore drilling rig, the renowned and historic Mr. Charlie. Tours: M-Sa 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Adult $5, Srs. $4, Ages 5-12 $3.50, under 5 free

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & PreserveAcadian Cultural Center 501 Fisher Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-0789 NPS.gov/Jela

The Acadian Cultural Center, a unit of the National Park Service, depicts the story of the Acadians who settled the prairies and wetlands of south Louisiana. Tu-F 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sa 8:30 a.m.noon. Free.

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Jungle Gardens

Lafayette Museum Association/Alexandre Mouton House

Hwy. 329, Avery Island (337) 369-6243 JungleGardens.org

1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette (337) 234-2208 LafayetteMuseum.com

Avery Island's 170 acre Jungle Gardens is a botanical treasure containing South Louisiana marshes and bayous that are inhabited by indigenous wildlife. Su-Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $8, Children (12-6) $5, under 6 free.

Lovely house museum and repository of Acadian history and culture. Original structure built in early 1800s as Sunday House of Vermilionville's founder, Jean Mouton. Became home of Gov. Alexandre Mouton. Restored to 1850s. Nat'l register. Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $5, Srs. $3, Students $2

Kart Ranch, Inc.

508 Youngsville Hwy. 89, Lafayette (337) 837-5278 KartRanch.com

Lafayette Science Museum 433 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 291-5544 LafayetteScienceMuseum.org

Kart Ranch is a locally owned Family Fun Center with indoor and outdoor attractions. We offer go-karts, kiddie karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, batting cages, water wars, castle clash, indoor playground, arcade and party rooms. Su 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; M-Th 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; F-Sa 10 a.m.-11 p.m. SCHOOL YEAR - Su-Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa 10 a.m.-11 p.m. No general admission. Pay as you play.

A regional STEM-based museum, with exhibition space dedicated to showcasing the scientific expertise held within the community. A digital planetarium takes visitors on an adventure through the cosmos without ever leaving their seats. Tu-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su 1-6 p.m. Adult $5, Srs. $3, Child $2

LARC's Acadian Village

La Maison Begnaud

200 Greenleaf Dr., Lafayette (337) 981-2364 AcadianVillage.org

110 Benoit Patin Rd., Scott (337) 269-5155 CityOfScott.org

Lafayette's oldest authentic vision of life in 19th century Southwest Louisiana and a showcase of historic homes alongside winding bayous, depicting unique Acadian architecture of the time. Acadian Village exists as the fundraising arm of LARC. M-Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $8, Srs. $7, Students (6-15) $6, ages 4 and under free

A tourist attraction, information center, souvenir shop. Free French class every Wednesday from 1:002:00 p.m. Friday night music from 6:00 p.m.-'til. Tu-Th 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; F 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 6 p.m.- till.

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Lafayette Art Association & Gallery

1008 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette (337) 269-0363 LafayetteArt.org

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Nonprofit art association and gallery since 1959. Art originals, prints, pottery, glass, photography, wood & metal sculptures, and jewelry. Art classes and workshops. Six working artist studios under roof. Tu-F noon5 p.m.; Sa by appt. Free

Le Vieux Village Heritage Park/ Visitor Center

3600 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 989-1279 LCBand.org

828 E. Landry St., Opelousas (337) 948-5227 CityOfOpelousas.com

A part of the Lafayette musical community since 1982, the LCB is Acadiana's premiere adult community band comprised of 75 talented woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists. Members come together on Tuesday evenings to rehearse from late August through June and perform concerts throughout the year.

2825 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 234-8384 LafayetteLanes.com Ultra modern full service bowling center. Automatic scoring, snack bar, lounge, and the finest arcade in Lafayette. Over 50 video and redemption games. We specialize in birthday parties. Su noon-9 p.m.; F-Sa 10 a.m.-3 a.m.; M-Th 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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405 N. Cushing Blvd., Kaplan (337) 643-1528 Le Musee is an art and historical museum. Coffee/music last Saturday of the month. Art exhibits: Marilyn Morvant-Quilts Aug.-Oct. Betty Saunders-Santa Collection Nov.-Dec. The history and culture of Kaplan is exhibited with photographs/displays. W-Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lafayette Concert Band

Lafayette Lanes

Le Musee de Kaplan

French for the Old Village, this historical park and museum is a collection of buildings from Opelousas and St. Landry Parish, dating from 1700s to the early 20th century. The village includes one of the oldest Creole homes west of the Mississippi River and the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum. M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

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Liberty Theatre/Rendez-Vous Des Cajuns 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice (337) 457-7389 Eunice-La.com

Renovated 1924 movie house is home to a weekly radio music show with Cajun bands and dancing. The emcee hosts the show in French in the format of the Grand Old Opry and Louisiana Hayride. Sa 4-8 p.m. $5 per person, children 12 and under $3

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Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site 1200 N. Main St., St. Martinville (337) 394-3754 LaStateParks.com

1 HR

Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site's mission is to preserve and interpret the history and influence of the French Creoles and Acadians who settled along Bayou Teche in the early 1800s. W-Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $4; Srs and children under 12 free

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Scenic Lafayette/Azalea Trail

1300 Sudie Lawton Ln., Ville Platte (337) 363-6289 CRT.State.La.US/Louisiana-StateParks/Index

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The return of Lafayette's historic annual Azalea Trail, mid-March to mid-April. The 22 mile self-guided driving trail also features bicycle and pedestrian loops.

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Massage Envy SPA Lafayette 130 N. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-7040 MassageEnvy.com

Shadows-on-the-Teche

315 N. Main St., Opelousas (337) 948-2589 CityOfOpelousas.com

317 E. Main St., New Iberia (337) 369-6446 ShadowsOnTheTeche.org

Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects and artifacts about the history and culture of the Opelousas area from prehistory times to the present and using this collection to inform and educate the public. M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sa-Su CLOSED. Donations accepted

Overlooking Bayou Teche, this 1834 home, a National Trust Historic Site, is authentically restored to tell the story of life on a 19th century sugar plantation and is surrounded by beautiful gardens of live oaks, azaleas and camellias. M-Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult $10, Srs. $8, Students $6.50

Pack & Paddle

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission

601 E. Pinhook Rd.,Lafayette (337) 232-5854 PackPaddle.com

978 Kennerson Rd., Opelousas (337) 948-8004 CajunTravel.com

Pack & Paddle is a resource for the local forests, swamps that make Louisiana a special place for the outdoor enthusiast. We invite you to come by today to experience what will surely be a unique shopping experience. M-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Su Noon-5 p.m.

Visit the Home of Zydeco Music and experience the LA Orphan Train Museum, public art displays and murals, racino, historic architecture and religious attractions, shopping in "Acadiana's Antique Capital", weekly live music and jam sessions, food festivals and the Cajun and Creole cultures. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Port of Delcambre

P.O. Box 101, Delcambre (337) 303-7950 PortOfDelcambre.com

St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission

Hours vary.

110 N. Main St., Breaux Bridge (337) 442-1597 CajunCountry.org

Rip Van Winkle Gardens

VARIES 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia (337) 359-8525 RipVanWinkleGardens.com

Where Cajun began. Breaux Bridge, Henderson and St. Martinville. Quaint, historic downtown areas, Atchafalaya Basin. B&B’s, campgrounds, houseboat rentals, cabins and hotels. World famous restaurants, shopping, art and nature.

Semi-tropical gardens atop huge salt dome, overlooking scenic Lake Peigneur, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Rips Rookery, Joseph Jefferson Mansion and more. Come explore its treasures. Su-Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 Adults/$8 Srs.

Wed-Sun 4-11 p.m. One stop dine & rock. Have a great southern Louisiana dinner at the Sainte Marie then head next door to dance and bowl the night away.

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1821 Academy Rd., Grand Coteau (337) 662-5275 SSHCoteau.org

$5 per person; groups $4

Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center

903 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-8880 RocknBowl.com

Schools of the Sacred Heart

Built in 1821, the Academy is the second oldest institution of learning west of the Mississippi. Site of authenticated miracle and shrine, formal gardens, magnificent oak alley and museum. National Register of Historic Places. M-F 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Convenient, professional and affordable massage therapy and facials. Daily 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Su-Sa 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Rock’n’Bowl de Lafayette

304 S. State St., Abbeville (337) 898-4110 CityOfAbbeville.net

The Blacksmith Shop, c.1913, was one of the few blacksmith shops in operation in a downtown location and operated until 2004. The museum features all of the original equipment and dirt floor including displays on the history and importance of blacksmithing. By appt. only Free

Louisiana State Arboretum

Located within Chicot State Park. The only State Park's preservation area. Plants marked throughout the six miles of trails. New visitor center, exhibits, tours, programs, etc. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $1/person to enter park

Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum

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Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-4077 Vermilionville.org

Cajun/Creole/Native American Heritage & Folklife Park. Historic village represents life in Acadiana

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Zoosiana (Zoo Of Acadiana) 5601 US Hwy. 90 East, Broussard (337) 837-4325 Zoosiana.com

Zoosiana is Acadiana's number one, year-round, family fun destination! Explore our exciting park and meet hundreds of animals. Feed the parakeets, ride the train, see the animal show, play on the playground and HAVE FUN at the zoo all day long! M-Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (weather permitting) Adult $11.25, Children ages 3-12 $7.50

Washington Museum & Tourist Center

404 N. Main St., Washington (337) 826-3627

History Museum: Washington is the 3rd oldest town in La. A Steamboat Town with the largest port between New Orleans and St. Louis. Most of the original buildings remain in tack. Containing many examples of La. architecture from creole cottages to plantation homes, live oaks and native plants. M-F 8 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.; Sa-

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from 1765-1890. Features self-guided tours; costumed, bi-lingual artisans, live music, cooking school, restaurant, boat tours and gift shop. Tu-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adult $10, Srs. $8, Students $6 (5-18), under 5 free.

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Association

520 Parkway Dr., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-6655 BBCrawfest.com

Su 9 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m.

Wetlands Golf Course, The

Always held the first full weekend in May (Friday-Sunday). CrawfishCrawfish-Crawfish: over 30 Cajun, Zydeco & Swamp Pop bands on 3 stages. Shopping, food, dance contest, demonstrations, carnival, parade and more. Fun for the whole family. F, Su $5; Sa $10; 3 day $15 pass.

2129 N. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 291-7151 A full service public golf course. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wortman Pottery, Studio and Showroom 1769 Potters Rd., Duson (337) 873-8584

Cajun Comic Relief

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Lafayette Parish, Lafayette (337) 706-3669 Facebook.com/CajunComicRelief

Visit a pottery studio on a working rice farm. The studio of nationally known potters David & Emily Wortman, where each piece of handcrafted functional pottery is designed to enrich daily life. Established in 1977. Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su 1-6 p.m. Free.

Cajun Comic Relief, a fundraiser held in March to raise money for Hospice of Acadiana, offers the best of Cajun humor and Cajun music. Come join us and laugh till it helps. Tickets go on sale every December. 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

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Experience this unique and hauntingly beautiful scenic route, meandering 125 miles across the Bayou Teche through the heart of Southern Louisiana. Exotic birdlife. Plantation homes. Historic communities.

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Festival International de Louisiane

Bayou Teche Brewing 1106 Bushville Hwy. (337) 754-5122

315 Lee Ave., Lafayette (337) 232-8086 FestivalInternational.com

BayouTecheBrewing.com Bayou Teche Brewing crafts beer that pair with Acadiana's Cajun and Creole cuisine and lifestyle. Our beer can be found in bottles and on tap in stores and restaurants around Acadiana. On site tap room and tours. Tap Room: M-Th 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fr-Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Festival International is the largest FREE Francophone music festival in the country. Held during the last weekend in April, the festival celebrates the Cajun & Creole cultural influences through music, dance, food, cinema & other performance arts. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bayou Teche Experience

Original Southwest LA Zydeco Festival (Southern Dev. Foundation)

317 E. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge (337) 366-0337 BayouTecheExperience.com

457 Zydeco Rd., Opelousas (337) 232-7672 Zydeco.org

Visit Bayou Teche Experience and immerse yourself in the heart of Cajun Country. Offering kayak and bike rentals to explore the bayous, lakes, and swamps. Guided and self-guided tours are available with equipment and shuttle service. Cajun heritage gift shop stocked by local artists and products.

Come enjoy Louisiana's original festival. Absorb our cultural joie de vivre that transcends age and ethnicity. Featuring the best Zydeco music & cultural presentations. Gates open @ 7 a.m. Music begins at noon until midnight $13 Adults; $2 children 10 & under

Swamp Tours of Acadiana

1209 Rookery Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 342-3867

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We provide swamp tours in Lake Martin. Day/night/private tours and bird watching photo shoots. Su-Sa 6 a.m.-10 p.m. $20 adults/$10 children under 10

TRAIL is dedicated to building and maintaining parks, paths and trails for hiking, walking, running, kayaking, biking and canoeing. TRAIL encourages people to get outside and experience and educate themselves about their community and to exercise and enjoy the outdoors. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SPECIALIZED TOURS & GUIDES Allons A' Lafayette, Inc.

321 Cedar Crest Ct., Lafayette (337) 269-9607 AllonsALafayette.com Serving all of Louisiana for over 30 years. Itineraries, hotels, attractions, restaurants, guide service, transportation, cooking demonstrations, festivals, Mardi Gras and Christmas events for adults and students. 24 hr. answering service.

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Atchafalaya Experience

1908 Atchafalaya River Hwy. Breaux Bridge (337) 735-1911 TheAtchafalayaExperience.com Swamp tours into the Atchafalaya Basin. Designed for photographers, birders & nature lovers. Featured on 36 national and foreign TV shows, many newspapers, travel books and guides. By appointment Adults $50, children under 13 $25.

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113 E. Railroad Ave., Arnaudville (337) 303-8060 CajunCabinGuestCottage.com/ Excursions

Enjoy a "Deep Swamp" experience with Captain Mark Allemond in the Atchafalaya Basin. On your personalized 2 hour excursion, you will be able to view indigenous wildlife, including alligators, and beautiful swamp scenery. By appointment. $50/per person

TRAIL (Transportation Recreation Alternatives in Louisiana) 413 Coolidge St., Lafayette LATrail.org

Cajun Customized Excursions

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Cajun Food Tours

Lafayette Parish, Lafayette (337) 230-6169 CajunFoodTours.com Experience the flavor of Louisiana! From our cozy tour bus, you’ll learn the history, love the culture and, best of all, stop to taste many of the renowned Cajun delights that make Acadiana so unique! 6 tasting stops included on 3 1/2 hr. tour. We pick up from many area hotels. Book online or call. Starting at $44 (adult)/$30 (kids). Hours: Tours Scheduled Daily.

Journeys with Ginger Affiliated with Travel Machine/Specialized Tours

1479 Henderson Hwy., Henderson (337) 962-5709 www.journeyswithginger.com We specialize in day trips and short destination trips originating in the Acadiana area. We also offer step-on services to tour operators visiting Lafayette, St. Martin, Iberia, Vermilion and St. Landry parishes.

Martin Accordions, Inc. 2143 W. Willow St., Scott (337) 232-4001 MartinAccordions.com

Cajun accordions manufacturer. Tour of our factory with an hour of Cajun music after the tour. For groups of 15 or more.

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New Orleans (504) 571-9975 NewOrleansKayakSwampTours.com Our New Orleans swamp kayak tours take you into the heart of one of the most diverse habitats for plants and wildlife in the country. We are committed to guiding you to the hidden spots that most tourists never see, allowing you to fish and take photos along the way.

Rank Wildcat Spirits, LLC 619A Bonin Rd., Lafayette (337) 257-3385 RankWildcat.com

Rank Wildcat Spirits is proud to be Acadiana's FIRST distiller of fine spirits! Tours by appointment only. Tours by appointment only.

Smokin' Reels Charters, LLC 6300 John Lewis Rd., New Iberia (337) 577-8441 SmokinReelsFishin.com

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Swamp Tours of Acadiana

1209 Rookery Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 342-3867

We provide swamp tours in Lake Martin. Day/night/private tours and bird watching photo shoots. Su-Sa 6 a.m.-10 p.m. $20 adults/$10 children under 10

Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission

1905 Veterans Memorial Dr., Abbeville (337) 898-6600

Peaceful towns, historical attractions, authentic Cajun cuisine, unique shops, familyfriendly festivals, marshes teeming with wildlife and deep-rooted culture await you in Vermilion Parish. One visit, you'll keep coming back for more! M-Th 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; F 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Zydeco Country Travels

1628D La Neuville Rd., Lafayette (337) 451-4664 ZydecoCountryTravels.com 24 hours

We cater to beginners as well as seasoned fishermen. Come and enjoy an awesome day of fishing on the water at Cypremort Point, Vermilion Bay or South Marsh Island. We are a family oriented company and would love to show your family a great day of fishing and fun for everyone. Su-Sa 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

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SOLO Songwriters Festival May 21-26 All great musicians require a source of inspiration to draw out their inner voice. South Louisiana is that muse for many songwriters, where creativity flows out of them like the area’s fertile rivers and bayous. Acadiana has raised and nurtured GRAMMY-winning artists from the French-Cajun band Lost Bayou Ramblers, Zydeco master Chubby Carrier and contemporary Christian music’s Lauren Daigle to hundreds of others who create authentic music every day. “It all starts with a song,” says Mark Falgout, music lover and owner of the legendary Blue Moon Saloon. Hoping to inspire the creation of more great local music, Falgout founded the SOLO Songwriters Festival in 2018. The inaugural event was such a success, it’s back again this year from May 21-26. “I wanted to add another element to the musical landscape in Lafayette,” Falgout says. “To bring in professionals from out of town and collaborate with local folks to further connections, advance their careers and really ignite Lafayette’s creative scene.” Dozens of aspiring and professional songwriters from Acadiana to Canada and from New Orleans to New York will come together for various songwriting workshops throughout the week. They’ll sit in on panels with entertainment lawyers, publicists, record label presidents, and other industry professionals as well as participate in French writing workshops. At the end of the week, festival-goers can enjoy the fruits of their labor at evening events in downtown venues, including Blue Moon Saloon and Warehouse 535. “We pair aspiring songwriters with professional writers, then mix it up the next day so everyone is working with someone else,” explains festival organizer Rachelle Dugas. “When you focus on the songs and not on the performances, you get to hear the stories. Writers have the chance to interact with the audience in an intimate setting and share their personal experiences and influences.” The festival is bringing in Nick Lowe, UK punk rock icon and Elvis Costello’s producer; Garry Tallent, founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band; and Jim Lauderdale, multiple GRAMMY and Americana Music Association award-winning musician. Back this year to lead songwriting breakout sessions are Mary Gauthier, the GRAMMY-nominated folk singer/songwriter who’s penned songs for Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton, as well as Beth Nielsen Chapman, who’s written songs for such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Faith Hill and Willie Nelson. “When we got here at the beginning of the week, none of these songs existed,” said Nielsen Chapman at the end of last year’s festival. “And none of these deep friendships and pulsating, heart-throbbing love stories had begun. There’s been a lot of love in this process.” The festival is made possible by a collaboration with Lafayette-based CREATE Initiative and The Buddy Holly Foundation. Festival-goers can purchase individual day passes at the door for $25 or a weekend pass for $40 for 12 hours of music.

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EatLafayette Spotlights 100 Local Restaurants Southern Living recently named Lafayette “Tastiest City in the South,” but Acadiana has been a foodie town long before there were even foodie towns. Hank Williams taught the world that having big fun on the bayou means having jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé gumbo—not to mention po’boys, etouffee, duck confit, fried rabbit, boudin, and cracklins. To showcase the variety of local cuisine, Lafayette Travel created the EatLafayette campaign to serve visitors and residents one tantalizing menu of the best the city has to offer. New York and Chicago might have a Restaurant Week, but EatLafayette is a summer-long celebration June 16 – Sept. 15. The top local restaurants in the region dish out specials on popular cuisine, providing foodies the perfect excuse to sample their way through the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country. To qualify as a local eatery, restaurants must have gotten their start in Lafayette Parish. EatLafayette has grown from 18 restaurants when it was created 14 years ago to over 100 local restaurants today. Over the years, EatLafayette has evolved into a foodie’s best guide to eating local. “We want people to think local not just during our summer EatLafayette campaign but all year round,” says Ben Berthelot, President & CEO of Lafayette Travel. “Food is one of the biggest reasons people come here. You can find chain restaurants in any town in America, but there’s only one Judice Inn, Bailey’s Seafood, Olde Tyme Grocery, and Charley G’s—and I could go on and on.” Participating restaurants for EatLafayette include casual mom-and-pops and family-friendly diners to special occasion establishments from both up-andcoming chefs to James Beard nominees. The cuisine isn’t limited just to Cajun, with a wide array of options reflective of Acadiana’s melting pot of French, Creole, Italian, Asian, Southern, Mediterranean, and everything in between. This year, EatLafayette will include a Dining by District feature, so visitors and locals can easily find a nearby restaurant no matter where they are in the city. “When you want to try a new restaurant with your family or are out shopping and want to see what’s close by, you can go to EatLafayette.com and find a list of local restaurants. We have so much to choose from no matter what part of town you're in.” The opening weekend of EatLafayette coincides with the Lt. Governor’s 12th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off June 18 at the Cajundome, where the reigning King of American Seafood, Chef Ryan Trahan of Lafayette’s Blue Dog Café, will crown this year’s winner.

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Abacus

530 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-5300 GrandCoteauHouse.com

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Delicious home cooked delicacy with a casual yet elegant atmosphere. M-F 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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525 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (337) 889-5540 AgaveLafayette.com

Agave Downtown

200 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette (337) 289-0000 AgaveLafayette.com Agave, a retreat right in the heart of Downtown Lafayette, brings together traditional Mexican cuisine and an atmosphere like no other. With over 40 of the finest tequilas in the world, this is the perfect location to sit back, relax, and have a margarita on our patio. M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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Alesi Pizza House

4110 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-1823 AlesiPizzaHouse.com Acadiana's first Italian restaurant, Alesi's has been serving classic Italian dishes that you love...pizza, spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccini alfredo, ravioli, manicotti, chicken parmesan and so much more for 60 years. Made fresh daily, Alesi pizza house serves the best pizza and meatballs in town. M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11a.m.-10 p.m., Su 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Agave Cantina features the largest outdoor dining space in Acadiana and the most extensive Tequila menu with a food menu of South-West tex-mex items with a Creole flair. Catering and takeout available. M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Agave Parc Lafayette

Agave, a retreat right in the heart of River Ranch brings together traditional Mexican cuisine and an atmosphere like no other. With over 40 of the finest tequilas in the world, this is the perfect location to sit back, relax, and have a margarita on our patio. M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Acadian Slice Pies

Pies made from scratch! Whole and hand pies available for pick-up and delivery. Send a message or e-mail for more info! Pick-up or delivery only

2810 E. Milton Ave. Ste. 101, Youngsville (337) 857-6660 AgaveLafayette.com Agave brings together traditional Mexican cuisine and an atmosphere like no other. With over 40 of the finest tequilas in the world, this is the perfect location to sit back, relax, and have a margarita on our patio. M-F 11 a.m.-9 p.m., SaSu 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Acadiana Food Hub

Our mission is to provide an affordable place for food entrepreneurs to scale up their production and provide the infrastructure for the aggregation and distribution of local produce.

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Antoni's Italian Restaurant

1118-A Coolidge Blvd., Lafayette (337) 232-8384 AntonisItalianCafe.com

Antoni’s Italian Café has been serving up the tastes of Italy in Lafayette for over 20 years. The ideal restaurant for any occasion, whether a casual lunch or an upscale dinner. We treat each of our customers like family, with genuine southern hospitality at the core of our dining experience philosophy. M-Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Billeaud’s Meat & Grocery

We are the first bacon-themed restaurant in Louisiana! You can sample the bacon on a number of different breakfast options or buy it uncooked to use at home. M-Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Billeaud’s Meat and Grocery’s serves “Cajun” specialties such as boudin, cracklin, gumbo, chili dogs, as well as specialty meats such as stuffed chicken, and large varieties of daily hot meals. Su 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., M-Sa 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

4807 Johnston St., Ste. l, Lafayette (337) 789-6121 AvecBacon.com

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111 E. Main St., Broussard (337) 837-6825 Billeauds.com

Azteca's Mexican Grill

3535 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 519-5285 AztecasMexican.com

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Lafayette's authentic Mexican Cuisine with a traditional ambience. We strive to serve you always fresh and from scratch traditional dishes. Su-Th 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

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2484 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 235-8332 BJsPizza-Lafayette.com Relaxed and family atmosphere that offers many choices of food including pizza, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wings, appetizers and dessert. Dine-in, pickup or delivery available. Su-Th 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Bailey's Seafood & Grill

5520-A Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 988-6464 Locally owned and operated, serving award winning Cajun and Creole cuisine for 22 years. Try our Louisiana jumbo crab cakes, all-natural hormone-free Creekstone Farms steaks, soup, gumbo, fresh seafood and more. No corking fee. Tu-Sa 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Su Brunch 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

BJ’s Pizza House

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BJ's Poor Boys and Plate Lunches 107 N. Morgan, Broussard (337) 839-8300 www.BjsinBroussard.com

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Avec Bacon Cafe

In the heart of Broussard, BJ's offers locals & tourists the ability to experience a true taste of Cajun culture. From our home cooked plate lunches to our famous poor boys, we can't wait to serve you! M-Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Batch 13 Biscuits, Bonuts & Bowls

2668 Johnston St. Ste A1, Lafayette (337) 466-4526 EatBatch13.com M-Su 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

SWAMP EDGE CUISINE IN AN URBAN CAJUN ATMOSPHERE

Now Serving Brunch

every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.M. $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys!

Monday-Thursday: 11:00a.m.-9:30p.m.

Friday: 11:00a.m.-10:00p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 10:30a.m.-10:00p.m.

SEAFOOD · STEAKS · ALLIGATOR · CHICKEN · RIBS · AND MUCH MORE

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Blu Basil

5451 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 400-4939 BluBasilWineAndGrill.com

Blue Dog Café

Bus Stop Bistro

1211 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-0005 BlueDogCafe.com

Bon Temps Grill

1312 Verot School Rd., Lafayette (337) 706-8850 BonTempsGrill.com

Bread & Circus Provisions 258 Bendel Rd., Lafayette (337) 408-3930 BAndCProvisions.com

Bread & Circus is more like four restaurants in one. A menu of hearty and inventive sandwiches, soups, salads and plate lunches are served daily at the counter and the lunchtime atmosphere owns a Brooklyn deli vibe. Tu-Fr 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.; W-Sa 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Sa 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Sa 10 p.m. - Midnight

Brick & Spoon

1895 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 408-3992 BrickAndSpoonRestaurant.com We’re serving a complete, highquality southern experience for those who want accessible, and upscale breakfast, brunch, and lunch dining. M-Su 7 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Broaddus Burgers

610 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 534-4520 BroaddusBurgers.com Homemade burgers cooked to order and made the way you like them. We offer more toppings than you can fit on one burger and that are also available on hot dogs and chili cheese fries. Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m., M 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Tu-Fr 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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1314 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette (337) 504-5015 Burgersmith.com Whether you’re just looking for a burger and a beer or a night out with friends & family – you’re in good hands with Burgersmith. We provide a full-service dining experience that takes hamburgers to a whole other level. We take pride in our handcrafted hamburgers and provide an unforgettable experience at our restaurant. Su-M 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Tu-Sa 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Swamp edge cuisine in an urban Cajun atmosphere. Come in, relax and enjoy a chef-inspired dish without upscale prices. Su-Th 11 a.m.9:30 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Blu Basil serves a wide variety of Vietnamese classics, including pho, and uniquely crafted cocktails, such as the Blu Basil martini. The flavors and techniques revolve around traditional Vietnamese dishes. The contemporary atmosphere combined with the unique cuisine makes for an overall enjoyable experience for anyone. M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

The award-winning food, friendly service and totally unique atmosphere created by hundreds of Blue Dog art, sets this restaurant/ attraction apart from the rest. Come to Blue Dog Cafe and "Sit. Stay. Eat." M-Th 11 a.m.-2 p.m./5-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-2 p.m./5-10 p.m., Sa 5-10 p.m., Su Brunch 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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3823 N. University Ave., Carencro (337) 565-2337 We are a family-friendly, casual dining establishment. In addition to the burger menu from our food truck, we have salads, plated dishes, soups, and desserts. A small, but full bar is available. We have limited outdoor seating. The food truck is still available. Tu-Th 10 a.m.-2 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Café 20.3 On The Bayou 1500 General Mouton Ave., Lafayette (337) 408-8542

20point3.com Cafe 20.3 on the bayou offers sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, beer, and more right on the Vermilion. M-Th 6 a.m.-8 p.m. F 6 a.m.-9 p.m. SaSu 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Café 329

329 Dulles Dr., Lafayette (337) 534-4986 Facebook.com/Cafe329 Cafe 329 is located on Dulles Drive next to Southwest Community College. We have great coffees, poblys, platters, plate lunches, wraps, salads, and hamburgers available for dine in or drive thru. We also offer catering. M-Th 7 a.m.-3 p.m., F 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cafe Habana City

911 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (337) 267-3060 CafeHabanaCity.com Traditional homemade Cuban cuisine, owned and operated by Cuban family, world famous Cuban sandwich, best mojitos in Acadiana. Thirteen years of business in Lafayette. M-Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Cafe Jefferson at Rip Van Winkle Gardens

5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia (337) 359-8525 RipVanWinkleGardens.com/Dine Enjoy delicious gumbo, salads, sandwiches, étouffée and much more while looking out on beautiful Lake Peigneur. Accommodates groups up to 100, enjoy a unique experience at Cafe' Jefferson. Located on the beautiful grounds of Rip Van Winkle Gardens overlooking Lake Peigneur. M-F 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Sa-Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Cajun Market Donut Company

818 Napoleon Ave., Sunset (337) 662-0008 CafeJosephineSunset.com

125 Courthouse St., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-3577 CajunMarketDonutCo.com

Sit back and relax in our laid back, rustic atmosphere. Our friendly staff will take care of all your needs while you enjoy our Southern cuisine, prepared from farm fresh ingredients and Gulf seafood. Tu-Th 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Cajun Market Donut Company offers all the classic variety you would expect from a donut shop. From melt-in-your-mouth glaze donuts to cinnamon rolls to red velvet donuts, Cajun Market is sure to have the sweet treat you're craving. Hours vary by location.

Café Vermilionville

Cajun Table, The

1304 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-0100 CafeV.com

4510 Ambassador Caffery Ste. D, Lafayette (337) 806-9565 TheCajunTableLLC.com

Located in Lafayette's earliest inn, Café Vermilionville serves award winning cuisine in a historic & romantic setting. Listed on the National Register. Highly recommended by AAA and Mobil Travel Guide. M-F 11 a.m.-2 p.m., M-Sa 5:30-9 p.m.

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Down here, we try to keep Cajun culture alive the best way we know how—with good, home-style Cajun cuisine. Break cornbread with us, and become a member of our family. Try some of Louisiana’s classic dishes at The Cajun Table today! M-Th 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fr 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sa 11 a.m. -9:30 p.m.

Cajun Claws Seafood Boilers 175 Frontage Rd., Rayne (337) 393-2780 CajunClawsSeafoodBoilers.com

Family-style restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. We take great pride in serving the highest quality food leaving you asking for more. Proud to serve Louisiana seafood and a full menu. Crawfish season hours: Su-Th 4-9 p.m., F-Sa 4-10 p.m. Reg hours: Tu-Su 4-9 p.m.

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Cafe Josephine

Carpe Diem! GelatoEspresso Bar

812 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-4155 CarpeDiemGelato.com Home of the affogato! We are an Italian, artisan gelateria serving the finest espresso along with authentic gelato and sorbetto! Also available for private parties and events.

Tu-W 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Th-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 12-6 p.m.

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CENTRAL Pizza & Bar

423 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-0887 EatDrinkCentral.com

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Wood-fired pizzas & exceptional cocktails in the heart of downtown Lafayette, LA. M-Th 11 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

3227 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 889-3886 Chadleys.com

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1930 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 234-6333 3755 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 981-1818 ChrisPoboys.com

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Crawfish Town USA Restaurant and Fresh Market

Specializing in boiled crawfish, as well as many other fried and grilled Louisiana seafood items, the restaurant offers a large variety of classic Cajun dishes & platters, top grade beef & pasta dishes, as well as award winning specials. All served with uniquely Cajun hospitality!

201 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 366-6794 DatDog.com

2832 Verot School Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-0329 DaxOnVerot.com Looking for an authentic, home-made dining experience that won't break the bank? Dax on Verot offers the best BBQ, burgers, and po-boys in town! Dax also offers live and boiled crawfish, crabs, and shrimp available seasonally. M-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Don's Specialty Meats

730 I-10 South Frontage Rd., Scott (337) 234-2528 DonsSpecialtyMeats.com

4800 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 981-1241 DwightsRestaurant.biz

Dat Dog

Dax on Verot

4309 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 981-1141 DonsSeafoodOnline.com

Dwight’s

For decades now, we have been offering real Lafayette, Louisiana cuisine in a clean and inviting atmosphere. We are a full service restaurant, and we also offer catering services. Our menu includes plate lunches, BBQ, seasonal crawfish, salads, wraps, hamburgers, and a whole lot more. M-F 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Su 11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

Combining the soul of Louisiana with the sophistication of Europe, Dat Dog’s artfully crafted cuisine of Hot Dogs, sausages (including vegetarian, vegan and fish), burgers and chicken (fried, grilled or tossed in buffalo sauce) are a thing of beauty. Su-Tu 11 a.m.-9 p.m., W-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fr-Sa 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

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Don's Seafood Hut

New 2nd location now in Scott, off of I-10. Voted best boudin, best cracklins, best specialty meats. Specialty meats include stuffed chickens, pork chops, fresh smoked sausage, turkey rolls, etc. Daily grill and weekend BBQ a must-try M-Th 6 a.m.-7 p.m., F-Sa 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Su 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

2815 Grand Point Hwy., Henderson (337) 667-6148 CrawfishTownUSA.com

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2312 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 534-8092 DeanosPizza.com

South Louisiana locals and visitors have been drawn to DON’S authentic Cajun cuisine for more than 80 years. Menu selections including traditional Landry family recipes, and more recent original creations like Zydeco Shrimp, are well worth repeat visits. Su-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Chris’ Poboys

Specializing in New Orleans style poboys, Muffuletta sandwiches, seafood platters, salads and gumbo. M-Th 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.8:30 p.m.

Dean-O's South

DeanO's South following the DeanO's tradition by being family owned and operated. Serving the best pizza in Lafayette in a family friendly atmosphere with fantastic burgers, salads, appetizers, lunch specials and pastas. M-Th 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Charley G's Seafood Grill

Contemporary South La. cuisine done in an upscale, relaxed atmosphere. M-F 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., M-Th 5-9 p.m., F-Sa 5:30-10 p.m.

305 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (337) 233-5446 DeanosPizza.com Voted best pizza in the area for 20+ years! Very unique house made toppings using local ingredients. Many other menu options besides pizza that are just as amazing. Full bar. M-Th 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Chadley’s Fine Meats & Deli

When it comes to good Cajun food, we know you’ve got plenty of choices at Chadley’s, we only offer the best. From our premium packaged meats, to our custom game processing, we hold ourselves to a higher standard so that you get only the best quality for an exceptional value. M-F 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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Dwyer's Café

323 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 235-9364 Dwyer's Cafe is a family friendly restaurant serving breakfast and lunch until. We have daily plate lunch specials, burgers, salads & sandwiches. For breakfast we offer everything from pancakes & waffles to eggs, pork chops & biscuits. Su-Sa 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Ema's Cafe

Whether it is for a quick breakfast or breakfast with friends or clients, enjoy our fresh biscuit, crab cakes benedict, or our delicious omelets. For lunch, we offer our award-winning gumbo, fresh soup, our all natural Creekstone Farms' hamburger, po’boys, wraps, salads and choices of Cajun Creole dishes. Su-Sa 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Fat Pat's - Carencro

3900 NE Evangeline Thrwy. Ste. #100, Carencro (337) 886-6886 FatPatsBarAndGrill.com Family friendly sports bar and restaurant - TVs in every booth. Su-Sa 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

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Fat Pat's - Verot

626 Verot School Rd. Ste. J, Lafayette (337) 504-4288 FatPatsBarAndGrill.com

Family friendly sports bar and restaurant - TVs in every booth. Su-Th 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fr-Sa 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Fat Pat's - Westmark

117 Westmark Blvd., Lafayette (337) 706-8882 FatPatsBarAndGrill.com

Family friendly sports bar and restaurant - TVs in every booth. Su-W 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Th-Sa 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

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a friendly atmosphere and menu to please anyone's palate. Whether it’s lunch on the patio, a game in the bar, an intimate dinner for two or a private party for 100 guests, Fezzo's will accommodate any occasion. M-Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

5520-B Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 981-4849

Fezzo's III

6701 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Broussard (337) 330-2302 Fezzos.com

Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is locally owned and operated, rich in Cajun tradition, with

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Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar 720 I-10 S. Frontage Rd., Scott (337) 261-2464 Fezzos.com

The difference is in the seasoning. At Fezzo's, you will find only the freshest seafood, marinated steaks, great daily plate lunches & a variety on the menu that includes pasta dishes, poboys, salads and much more. M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fezzo’s Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar (Crowley) 2111 Rice Capital Pkwy., Crowley (337) 783-5515 Fezzos.com/crowley

Fezzo’s Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is locally owned and operated, rich in Cajun Tradition, with a friendly atmosphere and menu to please anyone’s palate. M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fiery Crab Juicy Seafood and Bar

2330 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 534-8118 FieryCrab.com

Fiery Crab juicy seafood restaurant and bar serves a wide range of locally sourced seafood. We provide a fun and relaxing dining experience for our guests where they are ready to “get down and messy” with all the deliciousness! Sa-W 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Th-F 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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French Press, The

The French Press is a casual dining restaurant in the heart of Cajun Country that serves innovative versions of traditional Cajun and American cuisine with a focus on fresh, high quality ingredients and rich-flavors.

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in home cooking, served fresh and hot in a casual atmosphere. We offer jambalaya, pastalaya and gumbo with delicious sides. Prepared in a black iron pot - the secret's in the pot. M-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

214 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette (337) 233-9449

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Johnson's Boucaniere

1111 Saint John St., Lafayette (337) 269-8878 JohnsonsBoucaniere.com

Graton Eatery

7181 Main Hwy., Ste. A, St. Martinville (504) 292-5298 GratonEatery.com

We are a smokehouse located in downtown Lafayette. The recipes for our smoked sausage and boudin originated at Johnson's Grocery in Eunice, LA. We also smoke pork roasts, brisket, and country style ribs. Plate lunches are served daily. Tu-F 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sa 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

All of your favorite Southern eats under one roof. Specializing in down-home, house-made meats. Graton is a butcher shop, eatery, and cafe serving up plate lunches, smoked meats, beignets, BBQ, and pies. Tu-F 6 a.m.-2 p.m., F-Su 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Judice Inn

3134 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-5614 JudiceInn.com

Ground Pati

2303 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 234-5689 OriginalGroundPati.com

All burgers are served with the original Judice sauce, mustard and mayonnaise mixture with lettuce and an onion slice on the side. Extra items include adding cheese, ham or egg on top and the burgers are served with chips, not French fries. The menu also includes sandwiches on toast bread and there are plenty of drinks to choose from, including beer, and candy bars for dessert. M-Th 10 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.10:30 p.m.

Best burgers anywhere! Grilled burgers, steaks, seafood, grilled chicken and tuna salads. To go orders available. M-Su 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Ground Pat’i Grille & Bar

2512 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 704-0070 GroundPati.com

Best burgers anywhere! Grilled burgers, steaks, seafood, grilled chicken and tuna salads. To go orders available. Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fr-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Retail bakery established in 1929. Tu-Sa 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Su 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Indulge Desserts

1921 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Ste. 111, Lafayette (337) 534-8700 IndulgeSweetSpot.com

Jambalaya Shoppe, The

4150 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 534-4140 TheJambalayaShoppe.com

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La Cuisine de Maman

300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-4077 ext. 212 Vermilionville.org/La-Cuisine-deMaman

Full-service restaurant serving Cajun and Creole cuisine and set in a 19th century folklife and heritage park. The restaurant also caters events, which can be held in the park's performance center (available for rent). Cooking lessons also available.

iMonelli

Indulge is Lafayette's only dessert restaurant, serving delicious desserts, hand-crafted coffees, ice cream, shakes, fine chocolates and gifts. Unique breakfast items include stuffed biscuits, quiche and old-fashioned muffins. M-Fr 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.10 p.m., Su 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

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1012 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 235-1568 KellersBakery.net

1412 S. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 235-5683 HubCityDiner.com

South Louisiana cuisine with an Italian influence and fine dining atmosphere; for soft music, candlelight, and easy conversation, iMonelli is the place to be in Lafayette! Tu-F 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5:30 p.m.10 p.m., Sa 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Keller's Bakery Downtown

Hub City Diner

Hub City Diner has been Rockin' and Rollin' since 1990. Serving classic diner cuisine with a Louisiana twist. We are Southern comfort food at its finest. M-Sa 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

503 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (337) 237-3661 JoeysLafayette.com

Joey's, a Lafayette tradition since 1981. Serving Lafayette delicious po-boys, paninis, salads and daily hot food selections that creates a menu which is uniquely Joey's. With something for everyone, Joey's is the perfect place for lunch! M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Lunch Hours: M-F 10:30 a.m-2 p.m., Sa 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

2601 SE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 264-1373 GatorCove.com

Family friendly authentic Cajun seafood restaurant operating for over 40 years. Come see our live deer, alligators and peacocks. We can accommodate large groups and cater on and off-site. We also offer large private rooms for special events. Su-F 5-9 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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La Fonda

3809 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-3650 LaFonda1957.com

La Fonda of Lafayette is Acadiana's oldest Tex-Mex restaurant. Serving Tex-Mex and charbroiled steaks since 1957. Tu-W 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Th-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

La Pizzeria

3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. 160C, Lafayette (337) 989-4121 LaPizzeriaLafayette.com

La Pizzeria offers specialty pizzas, calzones, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and much more. **Gluten-free pasta and pizza and many low-carb options available including our specialty Kibbi Crust pizzas and grilled wheat crust. Check out our one-of-a-kind catering

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(337) 593-8006 https://bit.ly/2S7c1nd The best creole experience in Lafayette, Louisiana. BBQ, stuffed baked turkey wings, fried catfish, smothered orka, red beans, smothered cabbage, just to name a few of the great items on our menu. Open daily 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun.

La Pizzeria - Carencro

3730 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Ste. F, Lafayette (337) 886-6800 LaPizzeriaLafayette.com

La Pizzeria offers specialty pizzas, calzones, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and much more. Gluten-free pasta and pizza and many low-carb options available including our specialty Kibbi Crust pizzas and grilled wheat crust. Check out our one-of-a-kind catering and delivery options. M-Th 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa-Su 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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445 Ridge Rd., Lafayette (337) 984-1415 LagneauxsSeafood.com

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Serving South Louisiana since 2003. Southern style cooking the way your grandmother served you from the stuffed pork roast, crawfish etouffee, and fried chicken just to name a few. A true homestyle meal. When you’re at Landry’s you’re at home. M-F 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Little River Inn

833 E. Main St., New Iberia (337) 367-7466 GreatSeafoodAcadiana.com

A local favorite. Fine Cajun cuisine, lobster and steaks in a casual dining atmosphere overlooking the famous and historical Trappey Oak, circa 1630. Family-owned since 1932. Free parking and family-friendly. M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sa 5-11 p.m.

Landry’s Cafe

3701 Cameron St., Lafayette (337) 261-0581 Facebook.com/Landryscafe/

1339 SE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 261-5253 LilDaddysBBQ.com

Lil Daddy's does best, slow cooked and down-home BBQ. Lil' Daddy's makes everything from dry rub ribs, to tender brisket, to delicious falling-offthe-bone chicken and juicy sausage. M-Th 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.8 p.m.

Lagneaux's Restaurant & Meat Market Family owned business est. 1965, known for our delicious seafood buffet, seafood platters, crawfish dinners, gumbos, boiled crawfish & crabs. Market known for our great boudin, cracklin, smoked & fresh sausage, beef jerky, choice steaks and specialty meats. M-Th 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,5-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.2p.m., 5-10 p.m., Sa 5-10 p.m.

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and delivery options. Su-Th 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fr-Sa 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Louisiana Crawfish Time

2019 Verot School Rd., Lafayette (337) 988-2645 LACrawfishTime.com

Louisiana Crawfish Time is a local institution featuring hot tails and cold half shells. We invite you to stop in and experience why for almost 20 years now our restaurant is packed every crawfish season.

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Louisiana Po Boys

3431 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 207-2553 LAPoboys.com

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Serving fresh seafood, fresh sandwiches and more daily. Our restaurant’s goal is to make sure you have a chance to fully enjoy your fresh po boy sandwich, fresh gumbo or fresh salad – so come see us today! We look forward to welcoming you to Louisiana Po Boys! M-Tu 11 a.m.-5 p.m., W-F 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Newk’s

4243 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. Ste.110, Lafayette (337) 983-7004 Newks.com

5445 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-4191 LAPoboys.com

Newk’s Eatery is a fast casual restaurant serving made from scratch food daily. Whether it’s a quick lunch or an office catering, you always get the best from Newk’s. Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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110 Doucet Rd., Lafayette (337) 769-3917 MandezsGrill.com

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340 Kaliste Saloom, Ste. C, Lafayette (337) 235-1002 MarcellosWineMarketCafe.com

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Founded in 1989, McAlister's Deli is a restaurant chain known for sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea. In addition to dine-in and take-out, we also offer catering with a selection at sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and many more options. Su-Th 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Mel's Diner

1225 Evangeline Thrwy., Broussard; 2956 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 235-6219 TheMelsDiner.com Welcome to Mel's Diner, where the quality of food and service is excellent! A '50s atmosphere of fun, clean, efficient service. Where the customers come first like in the "Old Days." 24/7

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Pamplona Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Pete's Family Sports Restaurant 3903 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 534-8846 PetesLafayette.com

All-American burgers, po-boys, wraps & more! Daily lunch specials. Private party rooms at no charge and 37 TVs. We serve the coolest beer in town! Arcades for the kids & adults! Open since 1968, “Because We Do It Right!” M-Su 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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218 W. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette (337) 235-8165 OldeTymeGrocery.com

Hemingway, bullfighting, and flamenco married with superior Spanish wines and luscious small bites fashion a sophisticated culinary oasis in Downtown Lafayette. Cocktail hour all day Wednesday and Tu-F 2-7 p.m. We cater!

4409 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 988-3876 McAlistersDeli.com

Locations throughout Lafayette, Broussard, Breaux Bridge, Carencro, Youngsville, Church Point, Crowley, Grand Coteau, Rayne, Opelousas, Scott, Ville Platte, & Marksville.

Olde Tyme Grocery

631 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 232-0070 PamplonaTapas.com

McAlister's Deli

106 Oak Way Ln., Lafayette (337) 981-4800

2303 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-4181 OfficeHoursLafayette.com

Olde Tyme has been making poor boys famous since 1982. Serving Acadiana delicious seafood & meat poor boys with a side of Cajun atmosphere. M-F 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Marcello's Wine Market Cafe

Fresh, inspired Sicilian and Italian cuisine. Pay only retail prices for our extensive selection of wine. Parouse the racks of wine, take a bottle to your table to enjoy with one of the best meals in Louisiana.

Office Hours Sandwich Shop We've got the great food you expect from South Louisiana, and the friendly service you deserve. Our menu includes daily plate lunches, homemade burgers, delicious sandwiches, awesome po-boys and crisp, fresh salads. With our help, you won’t have to go hungry all day! M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mandez’s Seafood Bar and Grill Lafayette’s favorite place to enjoy great food at a reasonable price with a relaxed atmosphere! A hometown restaurant where you can watch sports and grab some delicious food along with a frozen daiquiri or a cold beer! M-Th 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

101 E. Second St., Broussard (337) 839-9333 NashsRestaurant.com

Historical home circa 1900s with wrap around glass veranda. Third generation restaurateur award winning entrees, romantic atmosphere, casual dining family oriented. Specializing in Italian, fresh seafood, steaks. M-Th 11 a.m.3 p.m., 5-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Louisiana Po Boys

Louisiana Po Boys is a po boy restaurant that serves fresh seafood, fresh sandwiches and more daily. Our restaurant's goal is to make sure you have a chance to fully enjoy your fresh po boy sandwich, fresh gumbo or fresh salad – so come see us today! We look forward to welcoming you to Louisiana Po Boys! M-Tu 11 a.m.-5 p.m., W-F 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nash's Restaurant & Catering

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Picante Mexican Restaurant 3235 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 896-1200 PicantesRestaurant.com

Acadiana's freshest and most authentic Mexican food. Open 7 days a week. Happy hour Monday-Thursday and all-day Friday. Lafayette's best karaoke Saturday at 9 p.m. Live, local entertainment Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Vegetarian and gluten-free menus available. M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Pizza Artista

5409 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 706-7631 PizzaArtista.com

From our made-from-scratch dough, to the fresh produce, we are committed to giving our guests the best we have to offer. With our fire deck oven's ability to cook our pizzas in three minutes, once again, we have our guests in mind. Come join us for a meal and experience the difference! Su-Th 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

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Daily plate lunches served 10 a.m.2 p.m. Specialty meats, boudin, cracklin, deboned stuffed chickens and turduckens.

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A local favorite! Authentic Cajun cuisine, Gulf and local seafood, steaks and live Maine lobster. Full bar, family-friendly and free parking. Third generation owners since 1932. A hidden treasure nestled in a beautiful setting. M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sa 5-11 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Pour Restaurant & Bar

1 Degaulle Square, Lafayette (337) 981-9085 EatAtPour.com

Capture the ambiance of French Louisiana at the award-winning Prejean's. Prejean's team of chefs prepares gold medal Cajun specialties, fresh Gulf seafood, steaks & wild game, while you enjoy live Cajun music nightly. Su-Sa 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

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R & M's Boiling Point

6308 Hwy 90 W., New Iberia (337) 365-7596 RAndMsBoilingPoint.com

200 A Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-8336 ReveCoffeeRoasters.com

Rêve Coffee Lab, The

1042 Camellia Blvd Ste #6, Lafayette 337-889-5782 TheLabExperience.com

Delicious Food. Handcrafted Spirits. Neighborhood Prices. Pour offers you a sophisticated dining experience with quick & tasty entrees as well as savory bites and refreshing, handcrafted cocktails. Come join us! Restaurant: M-Th 11 a.m.–9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Su Brunch 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Bar: M-Th 11 a.m.–11 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Su Brunch 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

3480 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 896-3247 Prejeans.com

Rêve Coffee Roasters

Need a drink? Our contemporary café serves in-house roasted coffee, iced coffee, local probiotic and regular sodas, specialty espresso drinks, house baked pastries, and a fun take on ice cream, Cold Sweet Creams. M-W 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Th-F 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

1902 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette Bistro: (337) 534-4423 100 E. Vermilion St. #130, Lafayette Bakery: (337) 232-7921 PoupartsBakery.com

Prejean's Restaurant

Renaissance Market & Brasserie

Located in the Oil Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, Renaissance Market is known for their fine French antiques, home decor, home fragrances, religious gifts, jewelry, women's apparel, delicious food, wines and more. M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

A real French bakery. Hours vary by location.

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2320 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 981-7080 Randols.com

902 Harding St., Lafayette (337) 234-1116 Renaissance-Market.com

Poseidon's Greek Restaurant When you want authentic Greek cuisine in the Acadiana area, you head to Poseidon’s Greek Restaurant. M 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tu-Th 5-9 p.m., F-Sa 5-9:30 p.m.

Randol's Cajun Restaurant

Two steppin', toe tappin', taste temptin'. Good times, good food, good music. Where the young & the old "Laissez les bons temps rouler". Su-Th 5-9:30 p.m., F-Sa 5-10:30 p.m.

Poor Boy's Riverside Inn

240 Tubing Rd., Broussard (337) 837-4011 GreatSeafoodAcadiana.com

104 B Republic Ave., Lafayette (337) 504-4625 RachaelsSeafood.com

Rachael’s Café offers a delicious selection of healthy items that are gluten free and low in carbohydrates, so diners don’t have to sacrifice down-home flavor for healthy. Serving up a great selection of Cajun dishes, many of which feature South Louisiana’s abundant and delicious seafood. M - Sa 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5- 8:00 p.m.

Poche's Market & Restaurant 3015-A Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-2108 Poches.com

Rachael's Cafe

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The Lab is an experience, an adventure and a place to find comfort. We feature coffee roasters from around the US along with an impressive array of teas (40+) and a unique hybrid of ice cream / gelato that is called Cold Sweet Cream.

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Rice Palace, Inc.

2015 N. Cherokee Dr., Crowley (337) 783-3001 RicePalace.com

Restaurant with seafood and Cajun food, casino, and truck stop.

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Riché's Ynot Stop

6920 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Broussard (337) 837-1896 We are a family-owned convenience store focusing on cleanliness, great food and customer service. We are excited to bring a new addition to the Broussard/Lafayette community. 24/7

R & M's Boiling Point is a family restaurant specializing in Cajun cuisine! We offer a full menu of boiled, fried and grilled seafood.

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dining destination for Vietnamese lunch or dinner, featuring moderate pricing, friendly guest service and dishes always made fresh when ordered. M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

2605 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 989-9909 101 Sabal Palms Row, Youngsville (337) 856-5151 4102 N University Ave., Carencro (337) 565-4262 402 Guilbeau Rd., Lafayette (337) 981-4918 306 E. Willow St., Lafayette (337) 232-3782 RickeyMechesDonuts.com

Saint Street Inn

407 Brook Ave., Lafayette (337) 534-8112 SaintStreetInn.com

Saint Street Inn, delivers a great casual dining experience. Tu–Sa 11 a.m.-2 p.m., W– Sa 5-10 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m.

We proudly serve donuts, kolaches and kingcakes. Hours vary by location.

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Rochettos Pizzeria

806 I-10 Frontage Rd., Ste. A, Scott (337) 456-8026 Rochettos.com

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111 Rena Dr., Lafayette (337) 988-0108 SandrasCafeandHealthFood.com

Italian Pizzeria with Cajun Flare, Full Italian menu, authentic Italian recipes along with a few menu items that have Cajun influences. Sa-Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m., F-10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sandra's has a wide variety of vitamins, supplements, natural and organic foods, groceries and produce to choose from. We also have a café that serves healthy meals made with clean ingredients. M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Romacelli Bistro E Vino

220 Prescott Blvd. Ste. 100, Youngsville (337) 451-6198 505 W Pont Des Mouton Rd. #100, Lafayette (337) 706-7574 115 Stonemont Rd., Lafayette (337) 988-9790 Romacelli.com

Romacelli is locally owned and operated with a passion for serving fresh Italian Mediterranean cuisine at a great value. We are proud to offer a family friendly atmosphere with patios that are the perfect place to relax and unwind with someone special. Hours vary by location.

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Siro's Bistro

112 Arnould Blvd., Lafayette (337) 233-7476 SirosBistro.com

The family-owned restaurant serves up unique sandwiches, paninis and wraps as well as homemade soups and fresh salads. M-Fr 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-2p.m.

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Ruffino's on the River

921 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette (337) 706-7333 RuffinosLafayette.com

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With at least 100+ mix and match combinations of fresh cheeses, fresh veggies, fresh meats, tater sauces and other add-ins/toppings you can go MONTHS without eating the same SUPER tater mix/match up more than once! M-Sa 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

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620 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-6123 RuthsChris.com

2865 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. #107, Lafayette (337) 305-1591 SaigonNoodlesLafayette.com Saigon Noodles is a great family

Tribe Collective

1011 E. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 534-0173

Tribe Collective is an amalgam of several operations making one modern health food. M-Fr 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Sa 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

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5545 Cameron St., Scott (337) 889-5993 SuperTaters14.com

105 Saint Landry St., Lafayette (337) 534-4135 RustedRoosterLA.com

Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business luncheon on a Friday or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. Our Lafayette steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere. M 5-9:30 p.m., Tu-Th, Sa 5-10 p.m., F 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 4-9 p.m., HAPPY HOUR 4-7 p.m.

3901 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 456-3274 SocialSouthern.com

Super Taters & More

Rusted Rooster

Comfort food with a Fresh Southern Flair. What started out as one man’s mission to open a neighborhood eatery has truly become a community affair. M-Fr 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Social Southern Table & Bar There are great restaurants in Lafayette and fabulous bars as well, but Social Southern Table & Bar combines the two, offering a hip, innovative place to enjoy locally sourced cuisine, hand-crafted specialty cocktails and real Southern hospitality. Su 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tu-Sa 11 a.m.10 p.m.

Ruffino's on the River is a family friendly, fine dining restaurant. We are best known for our tender, delicious steaks and fresh seafood. We offer private dining, offsite catering, cooking classes and wine dinners. Voted "Best New Restaurant" and "Best Date Night" location. M-Th 4:30-10 p.m., Fr-Sa 4:30-11 p.m. Su 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Sandra's Cafe & Health Food Store

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Tsunami Sushi

412 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 234-3474

Fine dining Japanese grill and sushi bar. Tu-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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Twin's Burgers and Sweets

2801 Johnston St., Lafayette; 103 Centre Sarcelle Blvd., Youngsville TwinsBurgersAndSweets.com

Twin's is a fast, casual burger restaurant with a bakery. We serve burgers, fries, hotdogs, salads, and a variety of cookies, petit fours, cupcakes, and other sweets. M-Sa 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Veronica's Cafe

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302 Hector Connoly Rd., Carencro (337) 565-2301

Blue Moon Saloon

Local, family-owned and operated cafe, serving Cajun creole daily plate lunch specials along with a grill menu including hamburgers, poboys, seafood, salads and wraps. BBQ is served on Sundays, seafood on Fridays, and a great assortment of delectable soul food Monday Thursday. Su-Fr 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

215 E. Convent St., Lafayette (337) 234-2422 BlueMoonPresents.com

One of America's premier venues for roots music from around the world. This world-famous honky tonk is a home-grown place where all kinds and sizes are welcome, the Saloon is more than a venue or a gig. It has become a meeting place where all rub elbows, dance, and drink a few.

Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar

2336 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 706-7433 Walk-Ons.com

Feed & Seed

Walk-On's is the place to go for a good time and great food! It's the perfect place to grab a bite or a beer, bring the family out to dinner, party with your friends or head to before, during or after the game.

106 N. Grant St., Lafayette (337) 330-4860 FeedNSeedLafayette.com

Feed & Seed is a non-smoking, uniquely decorated warehouse bar with lounge seating, a large wooden dance floor and an outdoor patio area.

Wing Fingers

1043 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 484-1183 MyWingFingers.com

Legends Annex

Wing Fingers offers boneless wings with sauce options that include hot honey, bourbon barbecue, lemon pepper, curry, buffalo and strawbenero. In addition to wings, Finger Wings also serves burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, mozzarella sticks and fried jalapenos. Su-Th 10 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

110 Polk St., Lafayette (337) 504-3252 LegendsOfLafayette.com

Legends is a fun, social, friendly environment that has a little something for everyone to enjoy. It’s the home of our legendary burgers, wraps, quesadillas and it’s built to last, thanks to our legendary staff! Proudly serving Lafayette since 2003 and looking forward to serving you. LegendsOfLafayette.com M 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Tu-Sa 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

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3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste 135C, Lafayette (337) 406-9387 512 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley (337) 406-9387 215 West Mills Ave., Breaux Bridge (337) 442-1704 100 N Michaud Rd., Carencro (337) 896-7391 650 West Laurel Ave., Eunice (337) 466-7337 4100 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 704-0344 1315 Camellia Blvd., Ste. 300, Lafayette – River Ranch (337) 704-9387 2728 West Pinhook Rd., Lafayette – Verot (337) 234-4333 3215 E Milton Ave., Youngsville (337) 857-5834 1103 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA (337) 269-1434 271 E Lewis St., Lafayette – UL Lafayette (337) 456-7969 ZeusCafe.com

Zeus has deep roots that embrace the unique Mediterranean cuisine and culture native to the Balbeisi Brothers Restaurant Group, married carefully to the flavors of Louisiana that they have lovingly embraced. Hours vary by location.

Zuhause Bakery & Coffee 6774 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 706-8033 ZuhauseBakery.com

Lafayette’s premier German bakery! Made fresh in-house daily, our pastries, cakes & gelatos are sure to make you feel “at home”! Drive Thru available! M-Closed, Tu-Th 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Fr 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Tap Room, The

201 Settlers Trace Blvd. #4001, Lafayette (337) 984-9280 LATapRoom.com

Beer lovers will adore The Tap Room in River Ranch with its 40 beers on tap, many of which are locally brewed. But that’s not all. The bar-restaurant also serves up craft cocktails, gourmet hot dogs and artisan flatbreads. M-Th 3 p.m.-2 a.m., F-Sa 12 p.m.2 a.m., Su 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Warehouse Five Three Five/ Rhum Room 535 Garfield St., Lafayette (337) 534-4507 Warehouse535.com

Warehouse 535 is a multi-use facility located in the Freetown neighborhood near downtown Lafayette. This 75-year-old warehouse has been renovated into a unique space to host a plethora of special events.

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Wurst Biergarten, The

537 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-4612 WurstBiergarten.com

The Wurst Biergarten is a catered park, specialty event facility and year-round open-air market located in the heart of Downtown Lafayette. Visitors and locals can grab food and beverages in a family-friendly and pet-friendly atmosphere. M-W 5 p.m.-Midnight, Th-Sa 11 a.m.2 a.m., Su Noon-Midnight

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Shop Acadian House Publishing

100 Asma Blvd., Ste. 395, Lafayette (337) 235-8851 AcadianHouse.com Acadian House Publishing publishes south Louisiana regional books: Cajun and Creole cookbooks, biographies, and profiles of places of interest to tourists. Our books make great souvenirs or gifts to those visiting Louisiana. M-Th 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Acadiana Food Hub

1811 N. University Ave., Ste. 103 C, Lafayette (337) 277-3854 AcadianaFoodHub.com Our mission is to provide an affordable place for food entrepreneurs to scale up their production and provide the infrastructure for the aggregation and distribution of local produce.

Acadiana Mall

5725 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-8242 Acadiana-Mall.com Acadiana Mall is the premier shopping mall in Lafayette, LA featuring more than 100 of your favorite stores. The mall is situated at the intersection of Johnston St. and Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., approximately five miles south of I-10. M-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su Noon-6 p.m.

Beaver Club of Lafayette/Cajun Men Cook Cookbook P.O. Box 2744, Lafayette CajunMenCook.com

Popular, award-winning Cajun cookbook in 8th printing. Available in area stores as well as direct shipping throughout the U.S.

Bernard Studio & Gallery 2823 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 654-7596 BernardStudio.com

Bernard Studio and Gallery features art that covers the walls and it has a unique line of T-shirts, fine art prints and other items that make great gifts. Tu-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Best Stop Supermarket 615 Hwy. 93 N., Scott (337) 233-5805 BestStopInScott.com

Cajun meat market specializing in Cajun specialty meats and boudin. Voted: "Best Boudin & Cracklin'" 16 years running. M-Sa 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Billeaud’s Meat & Grocery 111 E. Main St., Broussard (337) 837-6825 Billeauds.com

Locally owned and operated since 1889. Homemade boudin, cracklin, chili dogs, and specialty meats. M-Sa 6:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Su 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Cane River Pecan Company 254 W. Main St., New Iberia 1-800-293-8710 CaneRiverPecan.com

Specializing in premium pecan gifts for the holiday season. We also feature a wholesale/ grocery sales division and fundraising sales division.

Express Frames Quality Picture Framing

4510 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste. L, Lafayette (337) 989-1911 Custom picture framing, mirrors, original, posters, prints, LSU and UL Lafayette prints. Large selection of festival posters. M-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Genterie Supply Company 408 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 401-3833 Genterie.com

We are a retail store specializing in clothing and exceptional objects. Our customers appreciate a good story and good taste. Su-Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market 3011 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 236-3532 LafayetteJockeyLot.com

Large open air flea market with indoor and outdoors sales. Area merchandise from all categories, old and new crafts and collectibles. Breakfast and lunch served. Cajun food as well as fast food with fun flea market desserts. Sa-Su 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lafayette Shooters Wilderness & Western Wear

3520 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 988-1193 LafayetteShooters.com A family run business founded by Russell P. Jackson in 1967. The store offers the largest firearm selection in South Louisiana, archery equipment, outdoor apparel, sportswear

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Lagniappe Antiques Etc.

124 W. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge (337) 507-2036 BreauxBridgeAntiques.com Fun shopping and southern hospitality in 17,000 sq. ft. unique market. American, French, & English antiques, primitives & quirky collectibles with fine, primitive and recycled art. Seminars, classes, special events and an Italian restaurant. Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Su Noon-5 p.m.

Louisiana Hot Stuff

4409 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste. 200, Lafayette (337) 981-3132 LouisianaHotStuff.com Celebrating 20 years in business, Louisiana Hot Stuff is a specialty gift store located in the heart of Acadiana. We offer a variety of local favorites including music, art, food products, collegiate apparel, souvenirs & more. Su 12-5 p.m.; M-F 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Louisiana Marketshops at the 115

2942-C Grand Point Rd., Henderson (337) 501-6022 LouisianaMarketshops.wordpress.com Over 300 local artists and Louisiana products. 3,000 sq. ft. of art, fine craft, antiques, collectibles, tee shirts, gifts, music, and souvenirs. I-10 exit #115 - next to Landry's. Pass a good time and "Bayou some Louisiana stuff". Th-M 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Louisiana Tax Free Shopping 900 Airline Dr., 2nd Floor, Kenner (504) 467-0723 LouisianaTaxFree.com

This program provides international visitors a tax refund on shopping done within the state at over 1,500 member stores statewide. Visitors can apply for cash refunds at six locations throughout the state: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport/Bossier and three within the Gret M-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Su Noon-5 p.m.

Marcello's Wine Market

Pieces of Eight

902 Coolidge Blvd., Lafayette (337) 232-8827 PiecesOfEightGifts.com Pieces of Eight is a family owned business that opened in 1971. We offer fine gifts and accessories, tabletop and bridal registry, as well as stationery and fine invitations. M-F 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sa 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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and footwear. Visit our premier hunting and outdoor specialty store and experience a true Sportsman’s Paradise. M-Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Su Noon-6 p.m.

Rodrigue Studio

1434 S. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-3274 GeorgeRodrigue.com Original paintings and prints by artist George Rodrigue, featuring the Cajuns and the Blue Dog. W 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 12:30-5 p.m.

Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery 219 E. Vermilion, Lafayette (337) 266-7999 LouisianaCrafts.org

Fine craft gallery featuring the work of Louisiana Craft Guild members in both traditional and contemporary pottery, blown glass, wood and metal sculptures, baskets, dyed silk, jewelry, recycled art and fine furniture. 2nd Saturday ArtWalk. Tu-F 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

South College Center

Corner of Johnston St. & South College Rd., Lafayette (337) 235-2003 SouthCollegeCenter.com Services include: banking, bowling center, food, furniture, clothing, audio & video, shoe repair, hair salon, jewelry, packing & shipping pet spa & boutique, imprint shop, nail salon, gifts & much more. Daily 9 a.m.-midnight

Wurst Art Market

537 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 501-4147 SouthCollegeCenter.com Artisan Market at the Wurst Biergarten. Bringing you a full art market every Friday and Saturady.

2800 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 264-9520 We are a full service retail wine and spirits business. "Cool Room" for fine wines. Very large selection of bourbons, scotches and other fine whiskeys. We also have a full selection of homebrew supplies. M-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Pack & Paddle

601 E. Pinhook Rd.,Lafayette (337) 232-5854 PackPaddle.com Pack & Paddle is a resource for the local forests, swamps that make Louisiana a special place for the outdoor enthusiast. We invite you to come by today to experience what will surely be a unique shopping experience. M-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Su Noon-5 p.m.

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Zydeco Extravaganza Comes to Lafayette May 26 If the “Happiest City in America” had a soundtrack, zydeco would dominate the playlist. The down-home, upbeat tempo of the accordion, washboard, guitar, and drums just makes you want to get up and dance your troubles away. Tourists and locals alike flock to local dance halls around Lafayette each week to get their fill of Zydeco music. And setting the gold standard for the past 33 years is Zydeco Extravaganza, the world’s largest one-day zydeco festival. “On May 26, we’re featuring eight to 10 artists over 12 hours—it’s a musical marathon,” says festival organizer Dustin Cravins, whose family started the festival in 1987 to revive the Creole culture in nearby St. Landry Parish and surrounding areas. Both of Cravins’ parents are Creole and spoke French before English. From his parents to his cousins, Cravins’ entire family is passionate about Zydeco music and loves sharing their culture each year at the event. “There are many definitions of what is Creole, but for me, Creoles are French-speaking people of color in Louisiana with five things that tie us together and make us a culture: our language, food, music, the land, and our Catholic faith.” Zydeco music was founded by Louisiana Creole musician Amédé Ardoin in the 1920s, a time in Southwest Louisiana when people could escape their hardships with song and dance. “Before it was Zydeco, it was called la la music,” Cravins explains. “Ardoin lay the foundation, then Clifton Chenier incorporated the popular sounds of his time, which was rhythm and blues. Zydeco has evolved over the years, but the rub board and accordion are still prominent.” This year’s festival will include one of Amédé Ardoin’s relatives, Chris Ardoin, as well as other popular artists such as Keith Frank, J. Paul Jr. and a half-dozen others. Another popular event is the annual amateur accordion competition, giving up-and-coming musicians the chance to perform on stage—some for the first time. “We have many nicknames for the festival, like Creole Coachella, The Granddaddy of Them All, and Where Legends Are Born,” Cravins says. “Some of the best musicians in the Zydeco community come out, and they all try to outdo one another. They lay it all on the line. The audiences really get the benefit of seeing their greatest performances.” Of course, no Zydeco festival could be complete without Creole food, and Cravins assures there will be plenty to go around. Zydeco Extravaganza will feature the Cravins’ family food truck, Cravin’ Boudin, along with other vendors selling everything from red beans and rice and jambalaya to an array of Louisiana specialties. “We want to present a truly Creole product that’s very authentic and represents everything about who we are,” says Cravins. The event will be held indoors at Blackham Coliseum. Presale tickets are $20 and can be purchased at ZydecoExtra.com or by calling (337) 234-9695.

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TRANSPORTATION

How To

Get There TRANSPORTATION: AIR Lafayette Regional Airport 200 Terminal Dr., Lafayette (337) 266-4401 LFTAirport.com

Lafayette Regional Airport provides aviation services to commercial airlines and general aviation customers. Three airlines - American, Delta and United operate at LFT. Landmark Aviation provides general aviation services. 4:30 a.m. until last flight of the day/7 days a week

TRANSPORTATION: AUTO RENTALS Auto Rental, Etc.

TRANSPORTATION: CHARTER VEHICLES Hotard Coaches

958 Bird Song Rd., Lafayette (800) 356-6831 CalcoHotard.com Hotard Coaches, Inc. has evolved from two family owned businesses, Hotard Bus Line and Calco Travel, to the leading transportation company in the Gulf South Region. Hotard provides customers with over 80 years of experience in the hospitality industry, offering local charter services as well as multi-day road trips nationwide. Our fleet consists of late-model luxury motorcoaches, including ADA accessible. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

401 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-1282 AutoRentalLafayette.com

Limousines, Ltd.

Specializing in truck & van rentals. Also renting high end luxury vehicles.

(337) 896-8966 LimousinesLtd.com

M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Limousines, Ltd. provides safe, reliable, and professional chauffeured transportation to and from anywhere in Acadiana/Louisiana. On call 24/7

2920 N. University Ave., Lafayette

Louisiana Motor Coach, Inc. 3912 4th St., Marrero (504) 343-1400 LouisianaMotorcoach.com

At Louisiana Motor Coach, our philosophy is simple. "Deliver the highest quality customer service, in the safest manner, at the most reasonable price". Delivering that service is how Louisiana Motor Coach is set apart from the others. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa-Su Manager on Duty

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MAY 1, 8 – Mercredi Show. Pelican Park, 110 Softball Dr., Carencro. Facebook.com/ MercrediShow. MAY 2,9 – Rhythms on the River. River Ranch Town Square, 1100 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette. 337-216-6529, RiverRanchDevelopment.com.

MAY 23-26 – Krotz Springs Sportsmen’s Heritage Festival. Nall Park, 562 Front St., Krotz Springs. 337-566-3527, KSSportsmensHeritageFestival.com.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAY 2019

MAY 26 – Zydeco Extravaganza. Blackham Coliseum, 2330 Johnston St., Lafayette. ZydecoExtra.com. MAY 31 – Acadiana Cane Cutter’s

MAY 4-5 – Vermilion Carmel May Festival. VC Mount Carmel School Grounds, 405 Park Ave., Abbeville. 337-893-6636, MCESchool.org. MAY 3-5 – Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Parc Hardy, 1290 Rees St., Breaux Bridge. 337-332-6655, BBCrawfest.com. MAY 5-10 – Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Week. Louisiana Folk Roots, Chicot State Park, 3469 Chicot Park Rd., Ville Platte. 337-234-8360, LAFolkRoots.org.

Baseball, Fabacher Field, 221 La Neuville Rd., Youngsville. 337-451-6582,

CaneCuttersBaseball.com.

JUNE 2019 JUN 1,4,5,10,11,18,19,22,23,26,27,30 – Acadiana Cane Cutter’s Baseball. Fabacher Field, 221 La Neuville Rd., Youngsville. 337-451-6582, CaneCuttersBaseball.com. JUN 1-2 – Church Point Buggy Festival. City Park, 102 Church Blvd., Church Point. 337-684-2739. AcadiaTourism.org.

MAY 4 – Celebration of Herbs & Gardens. Park on Marie St., Sunset.

JUN 1 – Daylily Festival and Garden Show. 2 S Magdalen Sq., Abbeville.

337-662-3542, CajunTravel.com.

337-898-4110, MostCajun.com.

MAY 4-5 – Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show. Lafayette Event

JUN 9 – Creole Culture Day. Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette. 337-233-4077, Vermilionville.org.

Center, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette. 985-624-8577, CAPGunShows.com. MAY 8-11 – Rayne Frog Festival. 206 Frog Festival Dr., Gossen Memorial Park, Rayne. 337-334-2332, RayneFrogFestival.com. May 10, 17 – Downtown Alive! Parc

International or Parc Sans Souci, Downtown, Lafayette. 337-291-5566, DowntownLafayette.org.

JUN 17-SEP 15 – EatLafayette. Locally owned restaurants in Acadiana. 800-346-1958, EatLafayette.com. JUN 22-23 – Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show. Lafayette Event Center, 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette. 985-624-8577, CAPGunShows.com.

MAY 15-18 – Cruisin’ Cajun Country Cruise In. 2915 Hwy. 14, New Iberia. 337-277-7220, IberiaTravel.com.

JUN 29-JUL 1 – Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo. Cypremort Point. Quintana Boat Launch. (337) 207-6206. IberiaRodAndGunClub.com.

MAY 19 – Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade. Vermilionville, 300

JUN 30 – Stars & Stripes: A Musical Celebration. Sugar Cane Festival

Fisher Rd., Lafayette. 337-233-4077, BayouVermilionDistrict.org.

Building, 601 Parkview Dr., New Iberia. 337-364-1603, IberiaTravel.com.

MAY 23-JUN 2 – Cajun Heartland State Fair. Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd.,

JUN 30-JUL 4 – Erath 4th of July Celebration. Downtown, Erath. 337-937-5585, Erath4.com.

Lafayette. 337-265-2100, Cajundome.com.

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