With Mardi Gras only six days away and Carnival getting into full swing this weekend, we've been getting in the mood with some King Cake. Not just any old King Cake, though.
Many of you have probably heard about missing college student Mickey Shunick, who disappeared in Lafayette while riding her bike home early Saturday morning. The house Mickey left from is only about six blocks from our office, so this case is hitting especially close to home.
Last week, I was invited to a special dinner at Jolie's Louisiana Bistro in our hometown of Lafayette. The restaurant's chef, Manny Augello, will be cooking at the prestigious James Beard House in New York later this month and is fine tuning his menu, inspired by summer in Louisiana, with special preview dinners before the big day.
Last night, Lafayette celebrated its Southern Living "Tastiest Town" win with a party at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Highlights included music by the Bayou Boys, cracklin cupcakes from Sophi P. Cakes (pictured below) and Lafayette Mayor Joey Durel making Southern Living Publisher Greg Schumann and Senior Editor Paula Disbrowe honorary Cajuns.