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World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off set for Sunday in Eunice.

CAROLA LILLIE HARTLEYContributing Writer Eunice’s World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off Contest is set for Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 10am to 4pm. One of the most unique and enjoyable events in St. Landry Parish, the cook-off will be held at the Northwest Pavilion at 651 Samuel Drive in Eunice. Each participating team will sell their Read More…

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Profile – James Levier

I had the pleasure of sampling a grilled chicken salad at Wednesday’s Opelousas Kiwanis Club weekly meeting. I arrived at the meeting just minutes before James Levier arrived with the plate lunches with all the trimmings. James is one half of Jimmy’s Party Service a catering business started about ten years ago with his brother, Read More…

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Photos from the Past – Amos Daniels’ Bar-B-Que

The famous Bar-B-Que prepared by Amos Daniels was a real treat in Opelousas for many years. Daniels, pictured in this photograph, had lines of cars waiting on Sunday mornings to pick up a plate of his food. He was known throughout the Opelousas area for his great Bar-b-Que. As his customers said, “it was all about the sauce” that he used to baste his famous cooking.  Besides the Bar-B-Que, people raved about the rice dressing, baked beans and potato salad he prepared as sides on the plate.