Saturday, October 17, 2009

75 Years of Great Cajun Seafood + T.G.I.F !

There is a special anniversary coming up on Sunday. Don's Seafood and Steakhouse, in downtown Lafayette, is celebrating their 75th anniversary! It was a tradition in my family to go out to Sunday dinner, at our favorite restaurant in Lafayette. Every Sunday, after church, we would travel to Lafayette (20 miles) to eat a sinfully delicious dinner at Don's. My dear mother cooked 6 days a week and Sunday was her well deserved day off. We would always sit at the same table and the food was always divine! 

My darling daughter and I had lunch at Don's, only yesterday and this is an actual photo that she took of her Broiled Seafood Salad! "To die for", cher! I just love their stuffed shrimp and crabs , seafood gumbo, and the seafood platter is fabulous! But I ordered the Seafood Stuffed Eggplant and after one bite, I thought I was in heaven! Happy 75th Don's, we love you!


It was a glorious cool day in Cajun Country and the T.G.I.F. block party, at Downtown Alive, was packed to the gills for an excellent and exciting performance by Sonny Landreth and his highly seasoned Southern Rock/Blues band. They were on a very high frequency and really rocked the high spirited crowd into oblivion! Sonny is an old friend of mine from the college days. That is another post entirely! It was a fantastic show and a everyone passed a good time!

After the concert the massive crowd headed over to different downtown restaurants and clubs, for a little refreshment. The Harley gang was parked in front of Stan's Downtown, as usual. There was such an excitement in the air that was so invigorating! It feels as if Fall is finally here and we are getting some nice weather.

Lots of Cajuns having fun and enjoying life! The music, the food, the dancing, everyone just having a blast! The weekend is going to be packed with fun with the 73rd Annual Rice Festival in Crowley,( go here for a complete schedule of events), and don't forget the Boudin Cook Off on Saturday, in downtown Lafayette. Hope you all have a blast over the weekend! Let the good times roll, cher! Cheers ya'll!


Kat said...

Did I say I love seafood? Gosh, that looks so darn good that it made my mouth water! And I just had breakfast! Have a good weekend!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Mon amie, I hope you are doing some extra dancing for me!!! Ahhh, wish I were there!!! Have a wonderful weekend, dear Marguerite!!! I'm feeling a little better today, and so I hope to be back to see you again soon!!! Love, Janine XO

Cloudia said...

MMMMMM Good!!!!

Aloha, Mon ami!

Comfort Spiral

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Looks like a terrific restaurant with great food, no wonder they've been in business all these years! I spotted those hogs and thought, The Husband would fit right in. He's a motorcycle guy.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Well Hello again!!
Great to be back Marguerite and glad you are having such a ball, albeit without your prince charming! LOL
Glad you are able to pop into church because you can have a nice rest during the sermon LOL ready for your dancing again in your little leopard skinned dancing shoes. Until we meet again . . . Eddie

Laura said...

Dear Miss Marguerite-
Your posts make me want to be there!

Like right now-

How much fun to live where you live.


Tax jobs said...

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Joanne said...

I'm feeling your mother's sentiment, cooking 6 days a week, so Sunday was a wonderful dinner-out. But I vote we change it to 5 days cooking, 2 days out :)

lakeviewer said...

You sure know how to party! Delighted.

Marguerite said...

Kat- Thanks, it tasted even better than it looked! Hope you're having a good weekend, too, cher!

Janine- So glad that you're feeling better! I wish that you could be here, too! It's going to be some good dancing, today. Six bands!

Cloudia- Cest bon, cher! Aloha, Gal pal! Have a great day!

Elizabeth- Don's is one of the best! Harley clubs are very big, here. I don't ride, though, because I've seen too many friends get hurt on them.

A Year on the Grill said...

a beautiful plate indeed. You always have so much fun at your festivals. This time tomorrow, tourist in Cajun clothing. Thanks for all the inspiration over the last few months

Cathy said...

Congrats on the award from Dave! Looking forward to learning more about Cajun everything :)

Shammickite said...

OH, that looks delicious, love that cajun food!

Marguerite said...

Eddie- Lot's of dancing this weekend! More than usual, so I'm full of energy! And yes, I was wearing my leopard shoes and my leopard purse! Merci for stopping by, cher!

Laura- Thanks for the sweet compliments, cher! It is such a fun place to live. You'll have to take a little trip soon. Thanks for visiting!

Tax Jobs- Welcome and thanks so much for your nice comment and for dropping by! So glad you like it!

Joanne- I second that vote and dare to even suggest a 4 days cooking/3 nights out schedule! That's been more like it, lately. :) Have a good week, cher!

lakeviewer- Bonjour and welcome to Cajun Country. The delight is all mine, cher! Merci beaucoup for visiting and for adding me to your faves!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

We used to frequent Don't in Metairtie a lot. Their chain went through a lot of ups and downs over the years, but I could really go for a seafood platter right about now!

lakeviewer said...

Hi Marguerite, thanks for following my blog. Now, we'll share each other's views of the many faces of America. I wish I had that seafood around!

John said...

I have to say that that is a plate that even a Brit could eat; no sign of the cold beer though!?

Marguerite said...

A Year on the Grill- I can just see you now, dancing at Cajun Cabin or Mulate's in New Orleans. Lassiez Bon Ton Rouler, cher!!! And have a Sazerac for me! Cheers!

Cathy- Thanks so much for stopping by and telling me about the award. Welcome to Cajun Country, cher!

Shammickite- So good to see you! Nothing like Cajun cuisine. Cest bon, cher!