ALEXANDRIA – Meredith Melancon couldn’t believe that more people didn’t know about Solomon Northup’s story.
NEW ORLEANS – Vice President Joe Biden toured the Port’s new Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal today before making remarks commemorating the 7th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Port’s Riverfront Plaza.
Julia “Steppa” Thomas cooks the stuffing for stuffed crabs, while a gumbo simmers beside her, in the kitchen at Soileau’s Dinner Club. Thomas has been cooking up lunch and dinner at the restaurant for nearly 30 years and is one of eight staffers with at least 20 years experience. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)
OPELOUSAS – The popularity of Soileau’s Dinner Club has been well known amongst locals and tourists alike for generations, even when the original location itself was engulfed in flames.