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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Wilson Savoy – Grammy-Winning Musician Sharing His Love of Cajun Music

Wilson Savoy, Grammy-winning accordionist, keyboard player, fiddler and singer joins Discover Lafayette to share his life’s musical journey. Wilson hails from the renowned musical family, the Savoy Family Cajun Band.  He plays with The Pine Leaf Boys and performs solo as Sweet Willy Allen.  Wilson co-owns the Hideaway on Lee in downtown Lafayette and Hideaway Hall, […]

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Cajun Food Tours’ Marie Ducote – Ambassador of Acadian Food and Culture

Our guest is Marie Ducote, proprietor of Cajun Food Tours. Marie exemplifies the joie de vivre or joy of life that makes our culture so special. Marie is probably one of our region’s most enthusiastic and compelling ambassadors of Cajun history, culture, and cuisine. Her faith is also a driving force in her life as […]

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Lafayette Parish Celebrates Bicentennial – Sami Parbhoo

Sami Parbhoo and Jan Swift at taping of Discover Lafayette

Lafayette Parish is celebrating its Bicentennial this year with ongoing celebrations commemorating the time the Louisiana State Legislature carved off the western half of St. Martin Parish in 1823 to form a new parish named after the Marquis de Lafayette.      Two years earlier, in 1821, Jean Mouton donated a parcel of land to the community then […]

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