Saturday, August 27, 2016

You've stolen a pizza my heart, NOLA. Pizza Domenica

Everyone thinks they're an expert when it comes to pizza, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't know my way around a pie. I've gone to extraordinary lengths in the past to satisfy my cravings for the Italian flatbread that has been baking in ovens since the 10th century. I've ordered it from seedy dive bars and two-bit motels in the middle of no name towns. I've chowed down on its deeper, more sophisticated versions at Lou Malnati's in Chicago. I've roamed the snowy streets of Manhattan looking for the perfect, fold-able slice. I can't forget the authentic handcrafted slices that are baked with love in Lafayette's own Bread & Circus Provisions.

You see; I was born in the 80's. My generation rode the wave of the pizza revolution.

30 Minutes or Less
The advent of the stuffed crust pizza

We gave those to the world.

VIDEO: Pizza Domenica's Rotating Pizza Oven

A quick peek at Pizza Domenica's massive rotating pizza oven.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This drinking water's for you, Acadiana

Schilling Distributing and Anheuser-Busch team up to provide water to local shelters

LAFAYETTE, LA.; August 17, 2016 - Schilling Distributing and Anheuser-Busch are partnering to deliver over 50,000 cans of emergency drinking water to residents and relief workers dealing with flood damage in the Acadiana area. The water is scheduled to arrive at Schilling Distributing Wednesday afternoon, and from there it will be delivered to shelters and pickup locations throughout Acadiana. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

#EatLafayette with Eat This: Hook & Boil

With the #EatLafayette kickoff party only a day away, the crew at Eat This could hardly wait to join other food enthusiasts from Acadiana. So we traveled down 90 to one of our favorite spots, Hook & Boil.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Join the Tribe: The Tribe Collective

Kali-flower Bowl: Emerge
Being a member of a tribe sets you apart. For some, it's your ethnic background; your heritage and makeup. For others, your tribe is a gathering of likeminded individuals who share a common bond and interest. And still, for some, being a member of a tribe means bucking the system and going against the norm.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Blaze Pizza: Home of the Build Your Own 180 Second Pizza

The Green Stripe
"Welcome to Blaze!" is the first thing you hear when you walk in. I don't know which fast casual food joint was first to enlist that welcoming concept but it's surely caught on.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday 5: Ben Powers of Developing Lafayette

It all started with a Sunday family lunch for Ben Powers. The graphic designer's interest was piqued when he noticed new construction. But, unlike most of us, Ben wasn't satisfied with NOT finding out what was being built. 20k+ Facebook likes later and Ben, the creative force behind local Facebook sensation Developing Lafayette, is building a bit of a social network empire. Check out Ben's picks in this week's Friday 5.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday 5: Chef Jason Huguet of Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant

We travel to St. Landry Parish this week and check out the picks of Chef/Owner Jason Huguet from the Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant.  A lot has happened for Chef Huguet since he started at Steamboat as a dishwasher/busboy. He has worked his way up the ladder, officially becoming owner on June 28th 2006. He graduated from The Chef John Folse Culinary Institute in 2000, worked with chefs such as Chef John Folse himself and was an intern under Chef Paul Prudhomme. He has won numerous medals over the years in local cooking competitions and was voted “Best Chef” in ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14 & 2015 in the Daily World’s Best of the Best, and knows a thing or two about good food.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Make Everyday Taco Tuesday

When Ricardo Valerio of Urbano's Taqueria says he puts the whole world inside of a tortilla, he isn't joking. One look at the menu and you'll see culinary inspiration from all corners of the globe. This innovation is something that Ricardo, a native of Hondorus who worked his way up the ladder from dishwasher, is proud of. He is on a mission to push the envelope of people's conception of a humble taco.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday 5: Jenny Eason of Mortar & Pestle

Photo: Sara Yongue

A gluten-free, sugar-free & allergen friendly establishment cranking out tasty meals and treats? That place is Mortar & Pestle and that is where you're going to find the guest of this week's Friday 5, Jenny Eason. With great choices from late night munchies to dining solo, Jenny has all the bases covered.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Say Hello to Lafayette's Official Cocktail

From the slow sipping Manhattan of New York to New Orleans' official libation, the Sazerac, each great culinary city has that one signature cocktail that compliments the perfect meal.With its number of innovative award winning restaurants Lafayette was well overdue for an official cocktail of its own. Well, as of today, Lafayette joins the ranks of other great cities. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Friday 5: Hunter Hebert of Hub City Beerworks

Hunter Hebert is the founder and master brewer behind Acadiana's own Hub City Beerworks. HCB, located right here in Lafayette, is steadily growing and offers brews that reflect the culture of our area. Follow them on Facebook for tastings of Hub City Humidity, Houserocker Saison and Plate Lunch Pale Ale.