Author: Jyl Benson

Roadside Dining: Easy Does It

A gardener, I came a across Southern Gateway garden center a couple of years ago. A sign reading “90,000 square feet of greenhouses” caused me to slam on the brakes and make a sharp turn off of Belle Chase Highway…

Calendar: Festival International de Louisiane

Festival International de Louisiane April 24-28 // Lafayette festivalinternational.org Held in downtown Lafayette, the 5-day, Festival International de Louisiane sees over 300,000 festivalgoers celebrating international music and the connection between Acadiana and its French roots. The festival features performance art,…

Calendar: Carnival Time

GREATER NOLA Sunday, Jan. 6 Krewe of Joan of Arc. 6 p.m. French Quarter. New Orleans. Phunny Phorty Fhellows. 7 p.m. Uptown. New Orleans. Saturday, Feb. 9 Krewe of Chewbacchus. 7 p.m. Marigny. New Orleans. Saturday, Feb. 16 Krewe Bohème.…