Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A League of Its Own: Charley G's

Every city rich with culture and history rooted in food has that ONE restaurant known for its prestige in the culinary scene. People make reservations weeks in advance, the service is impeccable and it is the one place to visit for that special occasion.

New York City has Thomas Keller’s per se. This hot spot, located between Central Park and Broadway in famed Hell’s Kitchen, customizes their menu according to the dietary needs of the diner. 

Josiah Citrin runs L.A’s Mélisse. The American-French restaurant has won multiple awards and boasts 2 Michelin Stars. 

New Orleans, home to many outstanding restaurants, is home to Commander’s Palace. James Beard winner, Chef Tory McPhail, runs the show where the dinner service is known worldwide for its pomp and circumstance.

With the countless honors that are rolling into Lafayette, it is only natural that a few restaurants would begin to emerge as beacons of fine dining. One of those restaurants has always been Charley G’s.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Black Cafe at Uptown Lofts

Some things are best left simple. A steak seasoned with just salt and pepper. Two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Pepperoni Pizza. Morning coffee…BLACK.

That’s what attracted Trey and Jodee Ware to the newly constructed Uptown Lofts located at 518 S Pierce St Suite 100. After spending over 6 years at Old Tyme Grocery and 6 more at CC’s Coffeehouse, the dream of owning their own place seemed like a distant thought for the Wares. But as it sometimes does, opportunity reared its head and a spot at the newly developed Lofts was built with a coffee shop in mind. Through a series of serendipitous events, the Wares were contacted and BLACK Cafe became a reality.