Today the winner for Southern Living’s Tastiest Towns in the South was announced and Lafayette, Louisiana won! Ten cities competed for the title. Lafayette won with 194,502 votes. The runner up was Louisville, Kentucky with 159,006 votes, the third city was New Orleans at 57,842 votes, and Charleston, South Carolina was fourth with 34,283. Woo Hoo!
We invite you to experience the many excellent Lafayette restaurants and explore the famously delicious Cajun Cuisine near our bed and breakfast in Louisiana!
For all Hawk’s Restaurant fans – You will be pleased to discover that it will open for Crawfish season on February 15, 2012.
Hawk’s is world renowned for serving “The best boiled crawfish” and is only open during Crawfish season. They select and grow their own crawfish and purge them, resulting in a rich, savory flavor.
I always tell guests that Hawk’s comes with a warning – Once you have had their famous boiled crawfish, you are sure to plan your next visit to our Louisiana bed and breakfast when these tasty mudbugs will be served again!
Hawk’s Restaurant is located just a short distance from Maison D’Memoire. Treat your taste buds during your next visit to our bed and breakfast in Louisiana !
MARDI GRAS CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2012
FRIDAY NIGHT, PARADE, FEB 10
Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 6:30 pm
SATURDAY, FEB 11
Krewe des Chiens – Parade for Dogs Downtown, Lafayette Parade at 2 pm, Registration opens at noon, $25 registration fee in advance; $35 day of parade.
SUNDAY, FEB 17-19
51ST Courir de Mardi Gras – Downtown Church point, Friday 5-10:30 pm, Saturday 8:30 am-10:30 pm, Sunday 7 am-4 pm.
Saturday – Children’s Run & Children’s Parade.
Sunday – Adult run & Courir de Mardi Gras Parade. Free admission.
FRIDAY, FEB 17
Eunice Street Dance – 8pm until
SATURDAY, FEB 18
Lafayette Mardi Gras, 6:30 pm Lafayette, Downtown to Cajun Field
Children’s Parade – Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 12:30 pm
Eunice Street Dance – 8pm until
SUNDAY, TUESDAY FEB 19-21
Carnival d’ Acadie – Downtown Crowley, Sun 3-10 pm Mon 3-11 pm, Tues 10am-7pm. Carnival celebration with music entertainment, carnival rides, street dancing, festival foods, with traditional parade featuring bands, floats and plenty of beads. Free.
SUNDAY, FEB 19
Eunice Lil Mardi Gras Run.
Children 0-12 years old, run begins at 9 am, parade downtown at 3 pm.
MONDAY, FEB 20
Queen Evangeline’s Parade in Lafayette – Downtown to Cajun Field, 6 pm,
TUESDAY, FEB 21
Eunice, late morning music and dancing Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys.
Le Vieux Mardi Gras De Cajuns, Eunice, run begins 8am-3pm parade.
25thTee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival – Downtown, Iota 9am-5pm.
Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras, street dances begin at 10 am – until riders enter town.
King Gabriel’s Parade – Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 10 am.
Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade – Downtown to Cajun Field Lafayette, 1 pm.
Krewe De Mardi Gras Creole Parade – Rayne, 1 pm.
In addition to the many Louisiana festivals that take place near our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast, there are other fantastic opportunities for experiencing the local culture and flavors of Cajun Country. The Museum at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette is currently displaying beautiful Icons by artists Rev. Rex Broussard & Lynda Mitchell. For more information, contact Jan McNeil at 337-232-1322. Guests who enjoy sports events can watch the Southern Professional Hockey League team, Louisiana IceGators at the Cajundome. Contact Liz Webb at 337-265-2323 for details. These events are both easily reached within a short distance of Maison D’Memoire, our Bed and Breakfast in Louisiana.
Noel Acadien au Village is a wonderful holiday festival happening now, near our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!
Enjoy the splendor of over a half million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides. Held December 1-23 from 5:30-9PM nightly. $7 in advance or $9 at the gate. We hope you have the chance to experience this family friendly event during your stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Louisiana.