Community Culinary Culinary & Culture Events & Activities

McAlister’s Officially Opens In Opelousas

Customers began lining up outside shortly before the doors officially opened Thursday morning at the newly-completed McAlister’s Restaurant located at 685 Creswell Lane in Opelousas. Once inside, diners seated themselves and began ordering and were promptly served items from the McAlister’s traditional menu offerings of soup, salad, sandwiches and potatoes.   Assistant manager George Lewis stepped Read More…

Emerging Artists Appear At Opelousas Museum
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Emerging Artists Appear At Opelousas Museum

On Monday, December 5, the Opelousas Museum presents an exhibit by emerging artists Ke’Shawn Collins and Ilea McGee. The reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Opelousas Museum, 315 N Main St, Opelousas.  Come by to enjoy a vast display of paintings by these highly talented, up and coming artists.  Refreshments Read More…

Community Culture Louisiana History

New Book Focuses on Traditional Healing in South Louisiana

The Acadian Museum of Erath is very pleased to announce that the long awaited book Healing Traditions of South Louisiana by Mary B. Perrin and Beverly Fuselier will be released to the public on Wednesday, October 19th at 10 am, at the French Quarter Visitor Center for Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, 419 Decatur St., New Orleans, Louisiana.

Community Culinary Culinary & Culture History Women in History

Remembering Enola Prudhomme Prather

Enola Prudhomme, the daughter of Eli Prudhomme and Hazel Reed Prudhomme, was born in St. Landry Parish on January 1, 1932. The date of her birth was a sign of the things Enola would do during her life. She was a go-getter, and a starter. Just as January 1, 1932 was the beginning of a new year, the birth of Enola Prudhomme on that date was the beginning of a new chapter in the culinary history of Opelousas and St. Landry Parish.