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April Courville

For virtual Festival International, restaurants say it’s not about the money

From official food vendors sprinkled around the Festival footprint to Downtown bars and restaurants, the people who make up the Festival food economy are figuring out ways to serve the community and keep the spirit alive.

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Lafayette’s food economy turns to hustles old and new to stay afloat during the pandemic

Coronavirus has caused a major gap in the food economy that some local farmers and restaurateurs are hustling to fill.

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Hey Lafayette, you can buy local hand sanitizer and cleaning products

Here’s one way to keep money in the local economy and stay safe: buy local cleaning products.

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Dark Roux chef isn’t making a fuss with new restaurant

Vestal will be a far cry from Ryan Trahan’s previous restaurant, with a more casual atmosphere and approachable menu.

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FIL’s Lisa Stafford, others honored for helping Haitian band facing political crisis

Stafford and the other volunteers who came to RAM’s rescue realized that to keep a foreign group of musicians in the country legally, you had to keep them working, as in performing and gigging.

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Take a wine from the wild side, Lafayette

Wild Child Wines is on the hunt for unique, uncompromising grapes. This isn’t your grocery store’s wine section.

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It’s a Downtown Christmas miracle!

Pamplona Tapas Bar is importing a cocktail popup series — literally called Miracle — to toast the holidays.

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Answering your questions about Lafayette’s first Salvadoran restaurant

Pupusas are often treated as nibbles. Pupuseria Usuluteca #2 isn’t that kind of joint. Come with an appetite.

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Sno-Ball. Sno-Cone. What’s in a name?

The inaugural Downtown Sno-Ball Festival — not, pointedly, sno-cone festival — takes over Parc Sans Souci. Get the details.

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Your guide to the Haze Craze at Gulf Brew 2019

This year it’s all about the haze. Juicy IPAs, sometimes called hazy IPAs, are the obvious trend across Gulf Brew’s offerings. The fruity, bitter, potent brews are great summer options for hops lovers.

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To taste paradise, head to this taco spot

You’re lounging in a hidden, green outdoor oasis with cold tequila cocktails and a breeze in the air. Are you at Guero’s in Austin? No, you’re in Downtown Lafayette!

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Carpe Diem grows up

Wines, digestifs and intimate décor will tempt the after-dinner crowd to the Downtown staple.

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