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... of the label Acadian. The word "Acadian" has modified in language usage to today’s term Cajun. It seems to be a term the people use proudly. Also, we’ve noticed that the local TV station and newspapers refer to the area as “Acadiana” rather than any other geographic or regional term. It’s used the same way we would use “The Research Triangle” or just “the Triangle”. ...
We went out to dinner at Randol’s. They have Cajun food and live music. Jim had Fried Boudin Balls and an entrée of Crawfish étouffée, Fried Crawfish and Crawfish Au Gratin with rice and French fries. Barbara had Seafood Gumbo and an entrée of Crawfish étouffée, Fried Crawfish with rice and French fries. ...
... poured the gumbo over it, and then put potato salad on our spoon to try them together. It’s real a contrast in flavor and especially in texture—the grains of rice, the chunks of meat and the smoothness of the potato salad. All were good, so when in Louisiana . . . . . . we followed the local customs. A great experience.
5. KK’s Café and Cakery. This café was in ...
... but the people' holy heck we walked around taking in the atmoshere then had supper next to the water, what a nice experience!
We managed to sneak in a golf game (what a surprise) since the park has a scramble once a week we signed up and had a great day. We were put in separate teams giving us a chance to get to know more people. It was fun! Since the groups consisted of both men and women, they have a ...
... you choose which meat/vegetables you want, they plate it up for you and then charge accordingly.
After 3 ½ hours of sampling, we were stuffed. Greg and I had a great time learning about the food aspect of the Cajun culture. I only wish we had done this at the beginning of our stay in Acadiana, rather than on our last day. There are a few foods we didn't sample on this tour but we are on our way tomorrow to New Orleans and I'm hoping to sample them there. ...
Other places to stay in Opelousas
5696 I-49 North Service Road, Opelousas | 3 star hotelfrom $121
5454 I-49 North Service Road, Opelousas | 2 star hotelfrom $102
4165 I-49 S. Service Road, Opelousas | 2 star hotelfrom $94
5761 I-49 Service Rd., Opelousas | 1 star hotelfrom $67
5791 I-49 Service Road South, Opelousas | 1 star hotelfrom $58
2235 Creswell Lane Ext Lot B, Opelousas | 3 star hotelfrom $132