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Family-Friendly Mardi Gras

If you want to celebrate Mardi Gras, but are unsure about all of the craziness that may come with it, consider celebrating in Lafayette, LA! Mardi Gras has gotten a bit of a “risqué” reputation due to the way it is celebrated in some parts of New Orleans, but it isn’t like that everywhere. Don’t get me…

Cajun Bed & Breakfasts

If you are planning a trip to Cajun Country and are looking to get the full experience, don’t settle for just any hotel. Consider making yourself cozy at one of the few bed and breakfasts in the area. What better way to experience genuine Cajun hospitality and delicious breakfast? Louisiana Cajun Mansion – Located in Youngsville,…

Boudin- The Cajun Sausage

Even though Cajuns would NEVER call boudin a “sausage,” Google likes to describe it that way. Boudin is made from a blend of pork cooked down with onions, peppers, seasonings, & cooked rice. This completely cooked mixture is then stuffed into a casing like sausage. To pronounce it correctly, boo – like a ghost says, and then start like…

Cracklin, a Delicious Cajun Treat

So, what is cracklin’? Many people are familiar with eating pork skins as a snack, but few know the scrumptious taste of a cracklin. Cracklin’ are fried pieces of pork fat with layers of meat and skin still attached. Found in many of the meat markets located in Cajun country, cracklin’ is made fresh each day….

Fun Things to do in Lafayette, LA.

Looking for some fun things to do in Cajun Country? Well, there are plenty of ways to experience the “joie de vivre” or “joy of living” that we have to offer! Take a Cajun Food Tour! Enjoyed by thousands of visitors and locals, a Cajun Food Tour is the perfect way to experience everything Lafayette has to offer from its genuine hospitality to its delicious food! Visit Vermillionville! This outdoor living history museum is a wonderful way to learn about the cultures that shaped Lafayette into how it is today. Vermillionville also hosts free Cajun Jam Sessions every Saturday and a “Bal du Dimanche” (live music and dancing) every Sunday. Check out Rhythms on the River! On Thursdays during the fall and spring, River Ranch Town Square hosts a free concert where everyone is invited to dance or just sit back and enjoy. Kick your feet…

Best Places to get Boiled Crawfish

If you find yourself in Lafayette, LA, with an “envie” (really bad craving) for some delicious boiled crawfish, you don’t have to worry. Lucky for you, during crawfish season, there are many places ready and waiting to serve them up hot for you . You even have the choice to sit down in a restaurant…

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