Friday, March 12, 2010

Time for Spring , Downtown Alive, & Bach Lunch !

Spring is finally here and it feels fabulous! And it's time, once again, for Downtown Alive! The 26th annual Downtown Alive Spring concert series will kick off on Friday, March 12, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, at Parc International, in downtown Lafayette. It will run, on Fridays, through June 4th. This is the best T.G.I.F. block party that you will ever attend, with lots of great Cajun music, food, and fun! After the coldest and longest winter on record, this year's, Spring DTA will be especially sweet. Come on out and enjoy the beautiful weather and fantastic sounds of G.G. Shinn, Steve Adams and Smoke, w/ special guest Charlene Howard, playing their special, spicy brand of Swamp Pop and rock n' roll music. Let the good times roll, cher

Les Freres Michot
Also on tap for Friday is the second Bach Lunch of the Spring season. Get out of the office and start your weekend off right and make it down to Parc Sans Souci, for a delicious boxed lunch from three of our wonderful local restaurants, and the traditional Cajun sounds of Les Freres Michot. Lunches will be served from 11:30 am till sold out. Bach Lunch will run on Fridays, from 11:30 am till 1:00pm. through May .

And if you would rather dance now and eat later, you could always dine at one of our great downtown restaurants. My favorite Friday lunch spots are The Filling Station and Agave'. May I suggest the shrimp or crawfish stuffed avocado at The Filling Station or the Fiesta Salad at Agave' Mexican Grill and Cantina. And while you're there, be sure and sample one of their divine frozen Margaritas! Cest bon, cher! Cheers!

Wishing you all a fab weekend, filled with good times and fun! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


John said...

I have started listing out some of your recipes to see if I can do a bit of Cajun this summer. We get tins of Cajun or Creole spice in the supermarket here, but I suspect it is some way from the stuff you guys get, still, give it a try.

Question that relates to language. When you say tablespoon, is that the size you would use to eat soup or cereal. It is over here. Smaller than that is the one to stir coffee that we would call a teaspoon. Hate to get the measure of spice completely wrong. Thanks.

Kat said...

Been wonderin' about you! Spring in Cajun land looks like the place to be to soak up some sun and music! Cher to you!

Nancy said...

I really think you need to be a party planner. You'd be fabulous!

Mehmet Osman Çağlar said...

Really it's a wonderful spring party
with music.I like your light food
and can I ask an orange water near it.But first of all I have to dance before eating.

I wish you a very good weekend.

Shammickite said...

Let the good times roll, indeed! Wish I could join you to celebrate spring!

Rick said...

It hurts to read this from cold, rainy Detroit. After reading your posting I've decided that Louisiana is just a few blocks short of heaven.

Vagabonde said...

It does look like Spring in Cajun country. We are in the South but can’t wear tee shirts yet, we are a couple of weeks from Spring I think. It always puts me in a great mood to read your posts Marguerite because you show how much fun we can get from life.

Maggie May said...

Spring Time Alive sounds a good celebration to go to.
Many thanks for the tips on eating alkaline foods.
Will look into that.

Nuts in May

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Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh, South Louisiana is always up for the next party! whooop whooop *laugh*

It's still a bit chilly here - are the azaleas blooming yet or did the unseasonable cold keep them at bay?

Marguerite said...

John- If it says "certified Cajun", then you know it's the real deal. And you are correct about the spoon measurements. So glad you want to give Cajun cooking a try! You're welcome!

Kat- Spring is my favorite time of year and this year, the sunshine and music are especially welcome. Thanks, cheers to you, too, cher!

Nancy- I used to want to be a party planner, but after my daughter's wedding, I decided it was way too much work! lol But, thanks so much for the lovely compliment, cher!

Jivago- Merci, mon ami, for your sweet comment! The Cajun love of great food and music is second to none. I only wish that you could be here to share it all with me! And how wonderful that you like to dance, too! Cheers, cher!

Shammickite- So good to hear from you! How I wish that you were here, too! Thanks for stopping by!

Patty said...

Sounds like fun, wish I could attend! Maybe next year, great post!

Marguerite said...

Rick- Welcome to Cajun Country! I'm delighted that you stopped by! Thanks for your nice comment, you are right, it is!

Vagabonde- It's is finally warming up, but much later than usual. Merci beaucoup for your lovely compliment, cher, and for coming by! Cheers!

Maggie- Thanks, it is a very nice weekly event that is a lot of fun. You are so welcome, hope it helps you to get your energy back. You might want to add apple juice, lemon water, and green tea to the daily list, too. Hugs!

Kat- You know it, cher! And the next and the next... lol The azaleas have not bloomed, yet, which is really scary, because they are usually finished by now.

Patty- Hi and welcome! Thanks, it is so much fun to live in Cajun Country. These concerts are held every Friday evening,, in Spring and Fall. I wish that you could come, too! Thanks for coming by!


girl, this is just all too much!!! OMG how i miss HOME!!! you are such a sweetheart for opening your louisiana doors for us all!!!

Marguerite said...

Gypsy- Just wait until April, when we have our biggest festival of the year, Festival International! How I wish that you could make that one! Merci, it's my pleasure, cher!

Cindy said...

I love Cajun culture and can't wait til the next festival! Thanks for sharing.