Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Zydeco Breakfast At Cafe Des Amis


It's Saturday morning in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana (pop. 7,902). My bloody mary sports a dilly bean, my eggs share a plate with crawfish étouffée and my flatware is bouncing around like a Mexican jumping bean. This is the zydeco breakfast at Café Des Amis, a 20-table eatery in a former general store that dates to the 1920s and still wears its original moldings, pine floors and stamped-tin ceilings. Those who aren't standing on the sidewalk waiting to get in are dancing to Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers; the floorboards bounce to the beat. This is Cajun country, where traditions trump all—even in the face of natural disaster.

Take a tour of Cafe Des Amis. You will find a link on the left -->
or type www.cafedesamis.com/ in your browser window.

Check out this link from Smithsonian Magazine and join us on Saturday Morning, June 21, 2008!

http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/issues/2007/may/destamer-cajun.php

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