Patrick and Steven O’Bryan – Bon Temps Grill and Whiskey & Vine

Restauranteurs and brothers, Patrick and Steven O’Bryan, owners of Bon Temps Grill and Whiskey & Vine restaurants, join Discover Lafayette to share their love of their industry, the importance of good service focused on their clientele, and their successful partnership in running a family business together since 2011. Patrick and Steven O’Bryan are respectful and […]

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Madonna Broussard – Proprietor of Lauras’ II, 3rd Generation Restauranteur

Third-generation restauranteur Madonna Broussard, proprietor of Laura’s II Café, is our guest. Located at 1904 W. University Avenue, Laura’s II is named after Madonna’s grandmother, Laura Williams Broussard, who originally started a restaurant in her home kitchen on Voorhies Street in 1968. Laura’s II offers the comforting soul foods Madonna was taught to cook by […]

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Richard and Lori Hurst – Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn

Jan Swift with Richard and Lori Hurst of Poor Boy's Riverside Inn at taping of Discover Lafayette

Lori and Richard Hurst, owners of Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn, join Discover Lafayette to discuss their family business celebrating its 90th year in operation. Richard Hurst is a third-generation family member who has worked in the restaurant since he was four years old when he started peeling potatoes and shrimp. Discover Lafayette is grateful for […]

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Ben Berthelot of Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism and Entertainment

Ben Berthelot has served as Executive Director of the Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission since 2012 and in that role, is an enthusiastic and effective spokesperson for the restaurants, hotels, and related industry tourism professionals that support our region’s unique cultural attributes. In this episode of Discover Lafayette, Ben visits with Jan Swift about the […]

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