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Jul 3, 2006 01:35 AM

Eat Lafayette campaign

For those of you venturing off the beaten path to other parts of Lousiana, let me call your attention to a summer event in Lafayette for interested diners. Lots of 3-course meals for fixed prices and other specials at locally owned restaurants through July 16. See the attached link for more details. I can wholeheartedly recommend Cafe Vermilionville, but I'd have to get the crab cakes in addition to the corn and crab bisque. And the white chocolate bread pudding is exquisite...

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  1. I'd get indegestion if I ate something as big as Lafayette. How about a 72 oz. T-bone instead?

    1. Thanks Hon....I plan to make good use of this information. There are quite a few places on here I have yet to visit. And I'm still looking for a good restaurant in Lafayette, other than Cafe Vermillionville.

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      1. re: Tchoupitoulas

        Nash's has a wonderful Veal Orleans, but I don't know if it is always on the menu. Same goes for a bananas foster dessert, not the traditional, but served in a cheesecake or bread pudding, or something like that. The trout stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat is excellent, too. The decor is charming, in an old house in Broussard (on the outskirts of Lafayette).

        A very good friend swears that the crab cakes at Bailey's are the absolute best. I want to taste them to compare to Cafe V.

        And I will say that if you like Tex-Mex and know what to get at LaFonda's, it is more than just a watering hole. The cheese quesadillas and carne asada are consistently great. The cheese enchiladas are the best in the world when they're on top of the game, but you never know. That's why I often get the carne asada, 'cause you get one as an appetizer. If they're great, you can always order another one or a plate of three to share.

      2. I have yet to try Nash's. Been meaning to, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Do like the Old Fashions at Don's Downtown, where I can sit and talk to Cliff. Like the gumbo too and I don't order gumbo out much. Have been to LaFaondas but only for cocktails....yet to eat there.

        P.S. Where is Baileys?

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        1. re: Tchoupitoulas

          It's on Johnston, near Ambassador Caffery.

          1. re: cajungirl

            I went to Bailey's today for lunch, and it was good, but definitely not as good as I expected.This was my first visit. The crab cakes were flavorful, but not as much pure unadulterated crab flavor as Cafe Vermilionville. They were pan fried with a creamy interior. The corn and crab bisque was well-seasoned and packed with crab, but unfortunately, the soup was too thin and not thick and creamy like bisque should be. The honey wheat bread was served warm, and it was outstanding.