Food really is reason enough to visit Louisiana. We're excited to have an authentic crawfish boil on Friday. And the food at Festival is always John's favorite part of the weekend. Angela likes the music. We'll have great local food at the house on Saturday, but don't stop there. 

For a two-day eating itinerary in Lafayette, read here

And if you're staying longer, consider a culinary tour




Our local sandwich is called the po-boy. Catfish, fried shrimp, or roast beef with debris are all three sloppy and good.  Our favorite po-boys in Lafayette are at Old Tyme Grocery

Cajun Food

Gumbo, jambalaya, boudin at Hebert's, red beans & rice,  alligator, crawfish étouffée, shrimp and grits, grits & grillades,  squirrel, andouille, tasso, quail, duck, dove, every part of the pig. We'll put together a list of our favorite restaurants and get it to y'all. Here's one to get your mouth watering: The French Press

Learn how to pronounce these foods and some do's & don't's  here


Soul Food

Collard greens and fried chicken. Stuffed pork chops and black-eyed peas. Okra.  Smothered steak, smothered pork chops. Roast beef. Shrimp stew. 

Dwyer's and Antler's are both downtown. Go get yourself a plate lunch and a local beer.  And be sure to look out for the food truck Viva La Waffle serving things like  catfish with pickled okra tartar sauce at Festival.